The Dork Shelf Guide to RIFF 2014

After debuting last fall around this same time, the musically minded Reel Indie Film Festival once again rolls into Toronto’s Royal Cinema. From Tuesday, October 14th through Sunday, October 19th, the festival will showcase various documentaries of personalities, bands, record producers and various facets of the industry while keeping firm footing in the independent musical scene.

Looking at genres from modern indie rock to old school blues, the festival offers plenty of different choices for the musically adventurous. Additionally, all feature films will also be screening with music videos and similarly minded shorts to give a fuller picture of independent musical filmmaking.

Here now are reviews of some of the features playing as a part of this year’s line-up (and a special filmmaker interview), and be sure to check back throughout the week as new reviews are added periodically.

For more information, tickets, and a full list of films, shorts, and videos that are screening, check out the Reel Indie website.


RIFF 2014

Alive Inside (Andrew Parker)

Born to Ruin (Andrew Parker)

A Curious Life (Andrew Parker)


Folk (Dave Voigt)

Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty (Opening Night Film) (Dave Voigt)

A Life in the Death of Joe Meek (Andrew Parker)

The Possibilities are Endless (Kirk Haviland)


Interview: Edward Lovelace and James Hall – Directors of The Possibilities are Endless (Dave Voigt)

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