TIFF 2017: TIFF Docsby IMDb-Editors | last updated - 3 weeks ago
78 min | Documentary
Exploring the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and '80s shaped his vision.
Director: Sara Driver
6. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017)
115 min | Documentary
Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous - Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits ... See full summary »
7. Jane (II) (2017)
90 min | Documentary
Using a trove of unseen footage, the film tells the story of Jane's early explorations, focusing on her groundbreaking field work, her relationship with cameraman and husband Hugo van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that she studied.
Director: Brett Morgen
8. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017)
94 min | Documentary
A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon.
10. Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo (2017)
90 min | Documentary
Spanish actor Gustavo Salmerón steps behind the camera to capture the winsome eccentricities of his extraordinary mother Julita, who had three dreams: having lots of kids, owning a monkey, and living in a castle.
15. I've Gotta Be Me: The Many Lives of Sammy Davis JR. (TV Movie)
Biography | Announced
The definitive documentary about crossover performer of music, stage, film, and TV -- the incomparable Sammy Davis Jr.
16. Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017)
98 min | Documentary
A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.
18. The Carter Effect (2017)
60 min | Documentary
In his latest documentary, Sean Menard gives viewers an unprecedented look at Vince Carter: the six-foot-six, eight-time NBA All-Star from Daytona Beach who made waves in the Canadian basketball scene when he joined the Raptors in 1998.
20. The Final Year (2017)
89 min | Documentary
A sweeping, insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team during their final year as they set out to define their legacy, promote diplomacy - and react to the unexpected... See full summary »
23. The Legend of the Ugly King (2017)
122 min | Documentary
THE LEGEND OF THE UGLY KING follows the life of the famous Kurdish director, actor, and revolutionary Yilmaz Güney, who achieved international attention by films like Yol (Palm d'Or, 1982) or Sürü (Golden Leopard, 1978).