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TIFF reveals Discovery, Midnight Madness lineups, including Al Yankovic biopic – Toronto

TORONTO — The Daniel Radcliffe-starring Bizarre Al Yankovic biopic will debut on the Toronto International Film Festival.

The competition introduced the 54 titles in its Discovery, Midnight Insanity and Wavelengths applications at present.

It says “Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story,” a Roku Channel unique that charts the comedic musician’s rise to fame and “famously wicked life-style,” will function the opening movie to Midnight Insanity.

This system options unconventional style movies, and curator Peter Kuplowsky says the “fantastically deranged” musical biopic matches proper in.

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The ten-film lineup additionally consists of “Pearl,” the prequel to the slasher flick “X” that debuted earlier this yr.

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“The Individuals’s Joker,” a queer coming-of-age movie a few trans lady working in comedy that includes footage from 2019’s “Joker,” can even debut on the competition.

The 24-film Discovery lineup will open with “The Inspection,” a few homosexual, homeless youth who joins the marine corps within the period of “don’t ask, don’t inform.”

The Discovery program additionally options the Canadian films “One thing You Mentioned Final Evening,” about an unemployed trans lady in her mid-twenties on a household trip, “Pussy,” the story of three teenagers and the queer nightlife scene, and “I Like Films,” a few teenage cinephile.

The Wavelengths lineup of “non-commercial and non-conforming work” consists of “Concrete Valley,” from Antoine Bourges.

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