By Jill Angelstad
Andre Williams & the Sadies
12 AM The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern 370 Queen Street West
Canada’s finest live band, The Sadies, have reunited with explicit soul singer/cult legend Andre Williams – a true R&B original.
1 AM Lee’s Palace 529 Bloor Street West
The indie world’s foremost philoso-pop preacher man, Maus has a ten year plus career marrying experimental performance art with classic synth-disco, avant-garde meanderings and faux-ironic pop-hits.
NXNE UNDER THE RADAR – THE BEST YOU’VE NEVER HEARD
12 AM Rivoli 334 Queen Street West
Arbutus Records is the centrepoint of much of Montreal’s acclaimed new music scene and – in these Ariel Pink influenced, synth-led soft-rocker – they’ve added another interesting act to their expanding roster.
My Father and the Man in Black (Canadian Premiere)
Director Jonathan Holiff in attendance
7pm, Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina
A wholly unique Johnny Cash story, MY FATHER AND THE MAN IN BLACK is written and directed by Jonathan Holiff, the son of Johnny Cash’s former manager, Saul Holiff, and features huge amounts of unseen material – including audiotapes of phone calls his father made with Cash, hundreds of letters and other personal mementos.
Rising Above the Blues (Canadian Premiere)
Producer, Ralf Kemper, Director Yoon-ha Change, and Co-producer Donna Hall in attendance
4:30pm, National Film Board, 150 John Street
Follow the story of 85-year-old singer Jimmy Scott, an artist who has had a profound influence on the world of jazz and pop – working with international artists like Joe Pesci, Quincy Jones, James Moody – despite never being recognized by a wider audience.
This Dude Abides: A Conversation with Rob Heydon on Ecstasy-Inducing Independent Films
Rob Heydon Interviewed By Alison Gzowski
Regency B, Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street
Join us for frank film talk with one of Toronto’s most internationally-acclaimed filmmakers, Rob Heydon. A proud Torontonian, TIFF and Juno-award-winner and graduate of The Norman Jewison Canadian Film Centre, Heydon will impart lessons from directing and producing over 100 music videos and commercials. In a spirited discussion, you’ll also get the story behind his recent adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s popular novel ‘Ecstasy.’
URBAN OUTFITTERS SHOW 481 Queen Street West
1:00pm – Bowly
2:00pm – DJ Fusion
3:00pm – Vacationer DJs
4:00pm – Beta Frontiers