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Radcliffe’s ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ to open TIFF 2022 Midnight Madness programme

Toronto International Film Festival 2022

TIFF has been on a roll with announcements.

Today, 10 films were announced that will make up TIFF’s iconic midnight madness lineup, a staple programme for us at the festival.

“I am thrilled to announce that Midnight Madness has returned to its traditional 10-film configuration and has a new home at the Royal Alexandra Theatre,” said section curator Peter Kuplowsky in a recent press release.

Opening the programme will be Eric Appel’s Weird: The Al Yankovic Story starring frequent TIFF-guest Daniel Radcliffe as music and comedy legend “Weird Al” Yankovic.

“I also couldn’t have hoped for a more appropriate Opening Night film than Weird: The Al Yankovic Story — a beautifully deranged ‘biopic’ made in the great Midnight movie tradition of challenging conventions and forging one’s own path, no matter how weird,” added Kuplowsky.

Midnight Madness has often been the home to many of TIFF’s horror genre films, and often features very unique, creative projects that have their own dedicated and enthusiastic following.

“This year, fans of the weird and the wicked will be spending most of their TIFF living in a Midnight Madness paradise,” concluded Kuplowsky.

Here is the full Midnight Madness lineup:

  • The Blackening | Tim Story | USA | World Premiere
  • Leonor Will Never Die | Martika Ramirez Escobar | Philippines | Canadian Premiere (CLOSING NIGHT FILM)
  • Pearl | Ti West | USA | North American Premiere
  • The People’s Joker | Vera Drew | USA | World Premiere
  • Project Wolf Hunting | Kim Hongsun | South Korea | World Premiere
  • Sick | John Hyams | USA | World Premiere
  • Sisu | Jalmari Helander | Finland | World Premiere
  • Venus | Jaume Balagueró | Spain | World Premiere
  • V/H/S 99 | Flying Lotus, Johannes Roberts, Maggie Levin, Tyler MacIntyre, Vanessa & Joseph Winter | USA | World Premiere
  • Weird: The Al Yankovic Story | Eric Appel | USA | World Premiere (OPENING NIGHT FILM)

Be sure to check back on some other programme announcements that were made as well.

Cover Credit: Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Production