Walter Forsberg, Matthew Rankin, Mike Maryniuk Death By Popcorn: The Tragedy of the Winnipeg Jets


Type: Historical

Date: January 2006

Length: 1 hour, 5 minutes, 0 seconds

Process: Colour, B&W

Languages: English

Shooting format: DV, Found Footage

Sound format: Dialogue, Voice-Over


Peppered with action-packed cameos by Winnipeg All-Stars Dale Hawerchuk, Burton Cummings, Teemu Selanne, Billy Van and a recent interview with the man who sent the Jets straight into the jaws of death by throwing a cataclysmic box of popcorn onto the ice in Game 6 of the 1990 playoff series, Death by Popcorn follows the ill-fated Jets through their many travails with arch-enemies Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers, soul-crushing NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and many other agents of Winnipeg annihilation. Sadness on ice.


Screening Formats

Screen Format Aspect Ratio Sound Format Subtitles
Beta SP


Date Event
January 30, 2014 New Music Festival Cinematheque Screenings
May 1, 2008 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia 2008
April 1, 2008 Art Engine - Winters of Discontent 2008
April 1, 2007 Cinema Project 2007
April 1, 2007 Canada and the League of Hockey Nations Conference 2007
April 1, 2007 PDX Film Festival 2007
February 1, 2007 SAW Video 2007
November 1, 2006 Hartford International Film Festival 2006
October 1, 2006 Regina Public Library Theatre 2006
September 1, 2006 Copy Camp Conference 2006
April 1, 2006 Exclaim Hockey Cup Gala 2006
January 1, 2006 Broadway Theatre 2006


hockey, Jets, Winnipeg

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