Michael Moore Fahrenheit 11 9

Michael Moore's newest doc Fahrenheit 11/9 getting world premiere at TIFF

TIFF news is coming in fast as the festival approaches, and film lovers are eating it up. 

Alongside the announcement of this year's lineup for Midnight Madness, TIFF has also announced the documentary films slated for premiere this year. 

Twenty-seven documentary films are listed for TIFF's non-fiction lineup. One of the most highly-anticipated docs is Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9.

The title is a play on Moore's 2004 doc Farenheit 9/11. This time, he explores the rise of Donald Trump and his presidency. The newly-released trailer for the film shows Moore hosing down Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's lawn with Flint's still-toxic, unclean water. 

Three Canadian filmmakers are also featured in the documentary lineup. Previously announced, Carmine Street Guitars, Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz, and What is Democracy? will all premiere at TIFF.

Other notable films premiering at the festival in the documentary genre include Rashida Jones' feature doc about her father, Quincy Jones, Werner Herzog and Andre Singer's Meeting Gorbachev, and This Changes Everything, a Tom Donahue doc about gender roles in Hollywood, produced by legendary actress and activist Geena Davis. 

One particular standout in contrast to Michael Moore's Trump exposé is Putin's Witnesses, an investigative doc by Vitaly Mansky that explores Russian President Vladimir Putin's rise to and control on power. 

The full lineup, ticket sales, and film descriptions are all available on TIFF's website now. It may be time to start planning out your festival schedule if you plan to get in a few of these flicks. 

Lead photo by

Michael Moore


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Film

Controversial TV series filmed in a cleared Toronto tent encampment debuts

Someone is documenting all the movie scenes you had no idea were shot in Toronto

Simu Liu is being called out by fans for problematic old social media posts

Schitt's Creek reunion goes off the rails at 2021 Emmys and the videos are hilarious

The best movies at the Toronto International Film Festival you might have missed

TIFF announces award winning movies for 2021

5 movies that could win the People's Choice Award at TIFF 2021

Long-overdue 8-part docuseries on Black Canadian history is finally being made