TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® proudly announces the World Premiere of the documentary Gaga: Five Foot. Premiere screening to be followed by an intimate onstage performance.
Two, a rare, revealing snapshot of a music icon that delves into duality of the raucously public Lady Gaga and the offstage woman that is, Stefani Joanne Germanotta.
In the documentary, Lady Gaga offers a vulnerable look at her life during one of the most pivotal periods in her career yet. Directed by Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Chris Moukarbel (Banksy Does New York, Me at the Zoo), the film is shot in the style of cinema verité, giving viewers unfiltered, behind-the-scenes access as Gaga spends time with close friends and family members, records and releases her 2016 album Joanne and, deals with personal struggles.
Moukarbel’s compelling portrait captures Lady Gaga’s life over an eight-month period. On top of professional triumphs, viewers will see her cope with intense emotional and physical pain. Other moments reflect more ordinary aspects of her life, whether it’s attending a family christening, visiting her grandmother or cooking and playing with her dogs at home. The film may help viewers understand how all of these experiences contribute to Gaga’s art – and how, in just a few years, the 5-foot-2 performer has become such a relatable and beloved figure worldwide.
The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7 to 17, 2017. Gaga: Five Foot Two will screen at the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre on Friday, September 8.