Here’s What Our Members Are Saying About the TIFF Docs

September 17, 2020

Greta Thunberg in TIFF docs I Am Greta
I Am Greta | Courtesy of TIFF

As always, there are some hot docs at the Toronto International Film Festival. The TIFF Docs programme is one of the event’s most reliable guides. This year’s slimmed-down festival is no exception. The past few days debuted a slew of docs on the press and industry side of the event after the star-studded early days of TIFF 2020. TIFF docs like Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer’s meteoric Fireball had our critics looking to the stars. The profile of activist Greta Thunberg, I Am Greta, mostly inspired our members while appearing in the festival’s Special Events section. Sam Pollard’s timely Martin Luther King, Jr. portrait MLK/FBI proved one of the festival’s consensus favourites.


Few members, however, braved the four-and-a-half-hour marathon of Fred Wiseman’s City Hall, which put audiences inside Boston’s municipal services for as much time as it takes to get a driver’s license renewed at Service Ontario. Finally, the coronavirus doc 76 Days proved an unexpected hit at the festival. Few audiences might have the stomach to see a COVID-19 doc, but our members generally praised it as an immediate portrait from the front lines of Wuhan.


Here is what our members are saying about some of the TIFF Docs:


On the new ’zog Fireball:


Inspired by I Am Greta:

Only one TFCA member saw the Wiseman and lived to tell about it:

Kudos for MLK/FBI:

Coughing up praise for 76 Days:

Indulging in The Truffle Hunters:

TIFF runs through Sept. 19. Stay tuned for more reactions and coverage from TFCA members!