Published May 18, 2010NXNE has added a pretty killer-looking batch of movies to its film component, roping in flicks on everyone from the Stooges to the Weakerthans to Broken Social Scene.
In addition to the Canadian premier of Search and Destroy: Iggy Pop and the Stooges' Raw Power, a much-touted look at the making of the seminal Stooges album Raw Power, the Toronto festival will also debut the Bruce McDonald-directed This Movie Is Broken, which prominently features Toronto indie rock ensemble Broken Social Scene, and We're the Weakerthans, We're From Winnipeg, which we told you about recently.
The festival, which goes down from June 16 to 20 and recently announced its second wave of musical acts, will screen 40 films during its run. Other movies include Suck, a rock'n'roll vampire spoof featuring Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins and Dave Foley from Kids in the Hall; Year of the Carnivore, a rom-com directed by Sook-Yin Lee; X: The Unheard Music, a documentary about the influential Los Angeles punk band; A Gun to the Head, a drama by Blaine Thurier of the New Pornographers; and The Watchmen: All Uncovered, the story of the popular Canadian rock band who reformed in 2008.
Previously announced films include Johnny Cash's America, Strummerville, Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love and Circa 1977: The Diodes.
Wristbands for all 40 of the NXNE film screenings can be purchased here for only $25, plus service charges.