Toronto 2012: Roman Polanski, Ken Burns, Ice-T & Rob Zombie Join Fest Slate

If you’re going to Toronto this year, expect to see Roman Polanski, Eminem, Ice-T, Chris Rock, plus some Ken Burns and a look at London. The Toronto International Film Festival today announced its 2012 documentary slate, as well as films in its Midnight Madness, Vanguard, Cinematheque, and City To City lineups. Among the documentaries, TIFF will offer the world premiere of Marina Zenovich’s Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out, the sequel to 2008’s Wanted And Desired that details the Oscar-winning director’s 2009-2010 fight against extradition to the U.S. The festival will also see the world premiere of Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp, looking at the influential Street Lit author through the eyes of the likes of Ice-T, Quincy Jones, and Chris Rock. Julien Temple brings his wide-ranging examination of his hometown to Toronto with London- The Modern Babylon. Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns’ The Central Park Five examines the wrongful conviction and rush to judgment of a group of black and Latino teens for the brutal 1989 rape of a jogger. Matthew Cooke’s How To Make Money Selling Drugs weaves in interviews with Eminem, Woody Harrelson, The Wire producer David Simon and Susan Sarandon in a look at the war on drugs.

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Among the names in the Midnight Madness program are Rob Zombie, Barry Levinson and Nicolas Lopez, whose Aftershock features horror director-producer Eli Roth on screen with Selena Gomez. Additionally, films from Mumbai will make up TIFF’s City To City slate. The festival runs September 6-16.

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