The essential NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE) Schedulizer launches today as the festival also announces the Canadian premiere screening of Richard Linklater’s newest film Boyhood for NXNE Film, plus new NXNE Music programming. The NXNE Schedulizer allows fans to create a personalized schedule at nxne.com/schedulizer, with must-see NXNE events that will take over Toronto June 13-22, 2014.
In partnership with Hot Docs, NXNE Film adds eight more exciting films to its already stacked line-up, screening June 13 – 15 at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. New programming includes the Canadian film premiere of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette; the Canadian premiere of Vann ‘Piano Man’ Walls: The Spirit of R&B, a feature about a musical pioneer; the world premiere of Born to Ruin, a candid look at the Toronto-based band, Wildlife, as they record their sophomore album; the world premiere of Panama, in which two back-up dancers from the Van Halen video for Panama reunite and learn how their lives led down two different paths; the Canadian premiere of C.T.R.L., a short about a hacked love story; Sad Monster, a short in which a young girl deals with a monster in her closet; At the Corner of Queen and Bathurst, a much anticipated short about Toronto’s legendary venue The Big Bop; and music videos making theatrical debuts, including Fear and Delight by The Correspondents, and Organs by The Uncluded. Single NXNE Film tickets are now available at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema or online at www.bloorcinema.com.
NXNE Music will feature performances by: Pissed Jeans, who were featured on The Very Best of Sub Pop 2009-2013: Live at the BBC 12” EP for Record Store day 2014; Veronica Vasicka, called “Electronic Music’s Own Archaeologist” by The New York Times; Sylvan Esso, that NME called “heartfelt, human electronica that pulses with a folksy emotion.”; Made in Heights, a pop duo featuring vocalist Kelsey Bulkin and DJ Sabzi of Blue Scholars; Har Mar Superstar, the stunning showman signed to Julian Casablancas’s Cult Records; retro rock trio Shannon and the Clams from Hardly Art Records; Bloodshot Bill, described by CBC Music as “a howling blues-rockabilly-and honky-tonk-flecked maelstrom of pomade, sweat and wild-eyed determination”; Frankie Cosmos, who Pitchfork calls a “prolific young NYC songwriter”; Joywave, who recently released their debut EP How Do You Feel; and The Shoe, an indie-pop duo featuring Lem Jay Ignacio and Jena Malone of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
All NXNE badges and wristbands are now available online at nxne.com/tickets.