MUSIC FOR THE SCREEN to March 8 Rating: NNNN
The rocking behemoth that is Canadian Music Week inaugurates a new component this year, screening four movies over four nights.
Craig Zobel’s intriguing record-industry dramedy Great World Of Sound (Rating: NNNN) kicked things off March 5. Tonight (Thursday, March 6, 6:30 pm), there’s a special presentation of the 1920 silent The Golem (Rating: NNN), accompanied by guitarist Gary Lucas’s live performance of the score he and Walter Horn composed for the film in 1989.
Tomorrow (Friday, March 7, 7 pm) brings the world premiere of Songs From The Soul (Rating: NNN), the second instalment of Brett O’Brien’s ongoing Living The Blues documentary series, featuring vocalist Roman Carter. Following the screening, Carter heads down to Blue Jays Way for a post-screening gig at Jeff Healy’s Road House with Tom Rothrock, Steve Strongman and the Son Roberts Band.
The series wraps up Saturday (March 8, 7 pm) with Jeremy Konner’s D Tour: A Tenacious Documentary (NNNN), following self-proclaimed monsters of rock Jack Black and Kyle Gass as they attempt to conquer the world with their tragically underappreciated motion picture event The Pick Of Destiny, only to find the world strangely unmoved by their efforts.
Gass will attend a Q&A and give a post-screening performance at the Reverb with his side project, Trainwreck.
All movies at the Royal (608 College, www.ticketbreak.com/categories/cmw2008).