The third annual Reel Indie Film Festival is set to kick-off on Wednesday
October 14th at 7 PM at The Royal Cinema (608 College St.) in downtown Toronto.
VICTORIA + JEAN
Our opening night is a combination of new and old, and looks at the deep
roots on the Indie music scene in Canada and abroad. The evening will begin with a short music video from Indie Week Europe winners Victoria + Jean. The Brussels based band are becoming well known international for both their music and their ground-breaking videos.
If there is one true pioneer in the Canadian music scene it is Bernie
Finkelstein. We will be screening the short seven-minute documentary
“Bernie Finkelstein – Lucky Breaks” and then the full-length documentary
“Yorkville”. If you want to know one thing about Toronto, let it be what
went on in Yorkville during the 1960s. In Canada’s version of Greenwich
Village and Haight-Ashbury, draft dodgers mixed in with musicians,
political activists, and curious Canadian youths until a presence was born
that shocked and alarmed the Silent Generationas the 1960s counterculture grew.
BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE A MULTIMEDIA LIFE
The last presentation of the evening is “Buffy Sainte-Marie – A
Multimedia Life”, the award winning documentary about one of Canada’s
most renowned singer-songwriters. Although not a brand new film, with
Buffy’s recent inclusion on the Polaris Music Prize shortlist, and, her
roots in the Yorkville scene, it seemed obvious that the Reel Indie Film
Festival would like expose her work to the Indie artists of today.
REEL INDIE FILM FEST
608 College St.