Paul Nelson, Johnny Winter’s Guitarist/Producer and Best Friend – in Toronto for RiFF

Johnny Winter and Paul Nelson. Paul will be in Toronto to kick off RiFF and honour Johnny Winter as he introduces the film at opening night, and stays to answer questions following the screening on October 14 at The Royal.

2nd Annual

Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty

a film by Greg Olliver


Paul Nelson (Johnny Winter’s guitarist/producer and best friend)
will introduce the film, be on hand for a Q+A post screening
and attend Opening Night Party

7:00 pm
Tuesday October 14, 2014

The Royal

608 College St., Toronto, ON
Admission $10 | Students $5


Crawford Bar

718 College St., Toronto, ON
Admission is $10, or free with any RiFF ticket, wristband or pass.

For more details and full festival line-up:

Tickets available:

Paul Nelson will be in Toronto and available for interviews October 13 and 14
Or in advance by phone, skype or email.

Director Greg Olliver is available for interviews by phone, skype or email.


Join the Reel Indie Film Festival (RiFF) in kicking off its second year with the Canadian premiere of Greg Olliver’s Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty, screening October 14 at Toronto’s historic cinema, The Royal.

Featuring interviews with Joe Perry (Aerosmith) and Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) amongst others, JOHNNY WINTER Down & Dirty is an intimate study of the legendary blues guitarist, from his early beginnings in Texas to his last days on the road. With rare archival photos and footage, this film is a must-see for all music fans.

“Johnny was an influence on so many artists,” says Darryl Hurs, founder of RiFF. “And Down & Dirty is such a wonderful testament to him and his talent – we are proud to be able to pay tribute to him on our opening night.”

Close friend and manager of Johnny Winter, guitarist Paul Nelson, will be in attendance for the screening with a special Q & A to follow.

RiFF’s opening party will be held after the screening at Crawford Bar (718 College St.). Admission is $10, or free with any RiFF ticket, wristband or pass. For more details and the full festival line-up, please see RiFF’s website.

Reel Indie Film Festival (RiFF) is an independent film festival with a focus on music-related content. Launched in 2013 as part of the 10th anniversary of Indie Week. RiFF seeks to cover the gamut of musical inspiration, and to support filmmakers’ music-oriented stories, using music as a platform for one’s thoughts and beliefs. Films that capture the essence of a band or song.

About our sponsors
RiFF could not have happened without the passion and support of our terrific sponsors: Presenting sponsors – Jack Daniel’s and Mill Street Brewery, Conference Sponsor – William F. White, Best Feature Sponsor – Redlab, Short Film Sponsor – Harold Greenburg Fund, Ticketing Sponsor – Ticketfly, and Bronze Sponsor – Red Square Motion.

About Indie Week Indie Week is an independent music festival founded in Toronto in 2003. Since its inception, Indie Week has grown to support 200+ bands from all over the world. The festival expanded to international waters with Indie Week Ireland in 2007.