Canadian Music Week Shines a Light on Levon Helm, Big Star, Bad Brains, Bill Callahan in 2013 Film Fest
Published Feb 19, 2013While next month's Canadian Music Week will have a number of notable acts gracing stages around Toronto, some a local movie house will also feature the sound of music via the event's film program.
The sixth annual CMW Film Fest will bring a handful of music docs and music-related films to the TIFF Bell Lightbox between March 21 and 23. The Thursday night opener on March 21 kicks things off with a double bill of Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm, a documentary on the life of the late Band member, and a screening of Harmony Korine's new Skrillex-equipped film Spring Breakers.
The March 22 screenings include the world premiere of Who the [email protected]#$ is Arthur Fogel?, which focuses on the career of CEO of Global Touring and Chairman of Global Music for Live Nation Arthur Fogel. Also being screened is The History of Future Folk, which is described as "a crowd-pleasing sci-fi musical comedy about two alien soldiers sent to Earth to wipe out the human race," though they get sidetracked on the mission when they discover music.
The final night of films on March 23 marks the world premiere of Colin Brunton and Kire Paputts' The Last Pogo Jumps Again, which documents the early Toronto punk scene. The night also features the Bill Callahan tour doc Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film, hardcore flick Bad Brains: A Band in DC and the Big Star celebration Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me.
Each film costs $10 to see, with advance tickets being sold over here.
To learn more about CMW's musical portion, head here.