TIFF is Coming. Time to Turn to Movies and Docs

The Toronto International Film Festival opens next week which means my friend Andrea and I (along with our tame paparazzo friend Louie) will probably spend several late nights trolling for celebrities for no particular reason.

Hey, don’t laugh.  Our list of gets include Will Farrell, John Ham, Zach Galifanakis, Jeremy Renner and, er, Mickey Rourke.  We might even see a movie or two.

TIFF is a great place for music documentaries to have their premiere.  The biggest one this year is Metallica: Through the Never, which will be screened in 3D IMAX.

Last year, A Band Called Death, was shown.  This tells the story of an all-black early-70s band from Detroit that was punk before there was such a thing.  That’s one of the films included in this list of essential rock docs from The Village Voice

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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