Documentaries, biopics and cameos part of music star power at film fest
The 47th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which runs from Sept. 8 through 18, features about 200 films — and a small portion of them are music-related: documentaries, biopics, previews of TV series, or perhaps with a musician-actor or actor-musician in the cast.
There are docs on David Bowie, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tupac, Louis Armstrong, Tanya Tagag and Tanya Tucker, while Weird Al is the subject of a biopic. Harry Styles has a major part in My Policeman; Tegan and Sara see their coming-of-age memoir adapted into a series; and Lido Pimienta previews her new variety show.
We’ve combed through the schedule and put together a list of the music or music-related offerings. Tickets are on sale now on TIFF.net or, if sold out, try the same-day box office or rush lines.