Published Feb 20, 2012In addition to offering a massive assortment of bands from Canada and around the world, Canadian Music Week will feature a film festival that will bring music-oriented movies to a handful of Toronto theatres between March 21 and 24. The film schedule has now been released, and it's sure to please cinephiles and music obsessives alike.
The fifth annual instalment of CMW Film Fest will get underway on March 21 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox with the Canadian premiere of Under African Skies, the Paul Simon documentary that reunites the songwriter with many of the musicians he recruited for his iconic 1986 album Graceland. That night, Andrew Bird: Fever Year will screen at the same cinema.
On March 22, the TIFF Bell Lightbox will host Sound It Out (about a vinyl record shop in Teesside, UK) and Last Days Here (concerning Pentagram leader Bobby Liebling).
On March 23, NBF Cinema will screen Kevin (about songwriter Kevin Grant) and the Patty Schemel doc Hit So Hard, plus the shorts Last Music Man and Man & Machine: A Naked Robotic Love Story.
The Film Fest will wrap up on March 24 with a busy night of programming. NBF Cinema will host composer Paul Williams, who will give a Q&A after The Muppet Movie, and this will be followed by Parallax Sounds (which examines Chicago's underground music scene) and the feature-length Girl Talk dance video Girl Walk // All Day. The Toronto Underground Cinema will also screen the Exclaim!-presented No Room for Rock Stars: The Vans Warped Tour.
Individual movie tickets can be purchased directly from TIFF or CMW. Canadian Music Fest wristbands also include access to films.