image While Stranger Than Fiction hibernates for the summer, our programmer Thom Powers is hard at work curating the documentary section of the Toronto International Film Festival.  The documentary slate was announced earlier this week and according to Thom, “this year’s documentaries have a sense of immediacy like never before. Current events are getting a fresh perspective in films about the post-crash economy, Iran, Berlusconi, surrogate mothers, U.S. Army veterans and more. These films are sure to generate a lot of debate.”  For an in-depth interview about this year’s line-up, visit AJ Schnack’s blog “All These Wonderful Things”.

(Above film still from the documentary INFERNO – in which French film restoration specialist Serge Bromberg brings to light astonishing footage from an unfinished film by Henri-Georges Clouzot, the director of DIABOLIQUE and WAGES OF FEAR.)