Elements of the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival lineup are slowly dribbling out ahead of the full slate's announcement on August 22. Most recently, it was the 22 documentaries that make up the Festival's Real to Reel segment that were announced, a lineup that includes The U.S. vs. John Lennon, Blindsight, about a group of blind teenagers climbing Everest, Jeff Garlin'sThis Filthy World, and Tony Kaye'sLake of Fire, an examination of the abortion debate in the US. In addition, Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing, Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple's film about the band in the wake of their words against President Bush after 9/11, will be the first doc ever to merit a Gala Presentation at the Festival.

(The full Real to Reel lineup probably can be found on the TIFF website, but I'll be damned if I can figure out where it is. Everyone who is smarter than I am and tracks it down, please post a link in the comments, and I'll add it to the post.)

Edit: And the readers come through again -- thanks, robruzic and Madeleine. An external program list can be found here (use the pulldown menu to sort), and the TIFF press releases are collected here.