Lady Gaga documentary getting its world premiere at TIFF next month

Aug 24 2017, 9:39 pm

Lady Gaga is taking over the big screen in Toronto next month.

The international superstar’s documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 8.

According to TIFF, Gaga: Five Foot Two is a “rare, revealing snapshot of the music icon that delves into duality of the raucously public Lady Gaga and the offstage woman that is, Stefani Joanne Germanotta.”

Directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Chris Moukarbel (whose works include Banksy Does New York),the film is shot in cinema verité style, giving viewers unfiltered, behind-the-scenes access to Gaga, as she spends time with her family, friends, and while dealing with personal struggles around the time of her 2016 release, Joanne.

“Moukarbel’s documentary offers an unprecedented look at Lady Gaga in full creative mode: the ideas, the emotion, the sheer work it takes to do what she does,” said TIFF Artistic Director Cameron Bailey. “We’re thrilled to be bringing this film to audiences in Toronto, and even more excited that Lady Gaga will follow the screening with a performance. This one is for all her fans, Little Monsters, and movie lovers alike, who want to share in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

The Netflix documentary will be available for streaming worldwide on September 22. In Toronto, Gaga: Five Foot Two will screen at the Princess of Wales Theatre on Friday, September 8.

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