NXNE 2014 diversifies with film line-up

nxne-logo The NXNE festival of Music, Film, Interactive, Comedy, and Art begins its 20th year tomorrow, which includes a diverse film line-up playing at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.  For the first time NXNE will be screening non-music films at the festival, with this year’s film line-up being headlined by the Canadian premiere of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood.  Throughout the course of the weekend, I will be posting reviews of many of the films screening as part of NXNE. Here is the full film schedule: Friday June 13

  • 6:00 p.m. La Voz de los Silenciados (The Voice of the Voiceless) directed by Maximón Monihan (Guatemala / USA) *North American Premiere*
  • 9:30 p.m. Riot on the Dance Floor, directed by Steve Tozzi (USA) *Canadian Premiere*

Saturday June 14

  • 12:30 p.m. Whoops!, directed by Sam Robinson (UK) *North American Premiere*
    • Preceded by the music video “Organs” – The Uncluded directed by Rob Shaw (USA) *Canadian Premiere*
  • 3:00 p.m. Born to Ruin, directed by Brendan McCarney (Canada) *World Premiere*
    • Preceded by the short film On the Corner of Queen & Bathurst, directed by Steve “Heretik” (Canada)
  • 6:00 p.m. Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater (USA) *Canadian Premiere*
  • 10:00 p.m. Luck’s Hard – Ron Hawkins & The Do Good Assassins, directed by Daniel Williams & David Brown (Canada) *World Premiere*

Sunday June 15

  • 12:30 p.m. Vann “Piano Man” Walls – The Spirit of R&B, directed by Steven Morris (Canada) *Canadian Premiere*
    • Preceded by music video “Fear & Delight” – The Correspondents, directed by Naren Wilks (UK)
  • 3:00 p.m. Lies I Told My Little Sister, directed by William J. Stribling (USA) *Canadian Premiere*
    • Preceded by short film Sad Monster, directed by Kurt Dettbarn (Canada) *XXX Premiere*
  • 6:30 p.m. Let’s Ruin It With Babies, directed by Kestrin Pantera (USA) *Canadian Premiere*
    • Preceded by short film C.T.R.L, directed by Mariana Conde (UK) *Canadian Premiere*
  • 9:45 p.m. Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back – The Quiet Riot Movie, directed by Regina Russell (USA) *Canadian Premiere*
    • Preceded by short film Panama, directed by Chris Connelly (Canada) *World Premiere*

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).