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CINEMATHEQUE AT HOME

Safe at Home: Between/Us: Meditations on Distortion, Desire and Distance

Free to view: February 1 - 14
Curated by Stephanie Poruchnyk-Butler

Hello! I am thrilled to share Between/Us: Meditations on Distortion, Desire and Distance with you. This program of experimental short works from the Winnipeg Film Group catalogue explores isolation, glitches and communication as central themes, responding to a time where many of us are struggling to connect in a newly socially distanced world. My hope is this program provides you with comfort, pleasure and solace during these strange times. Happy viewing!  – Stephanie Poruchnyk-Butler, curator


Caribou in the Archive
Directed by Jennifer Dysart
2019, Canada, 8 min

In Caribou in the Archive, rustic VHS home video of a Cree woman hunting caribou in the 1990s is combined with NFB archival film footage of northern Manitoba from the 1950s. In this experimental film, the difference between homemade video and official historical record is considered. Northern Indigenous women hunting is at the heart of this personal found footage film in which the filmmaker describes the enigmatic events that led to saving an important piece of family history from being lost forever.

Murmur
Directed by Caroline Blais
2017, Canada, 3 min

In the evening, the murmur of appliances and the buzz of a fly are the sounds filling the room.

Diaspora Ethiopia
Directed by Hagere Selam (shimby) Zegeye-Gebrehiwot
2012, Canada, 10 min

The filmmaker envisions what life would have been like if her parents never left their country of origin. The haunting imagery and disjointed narration (in Amharic, left un-translated) create a portrait of the place her mother and father called home.

as close as possible/as far as possible
Directed by Charlotte Clermont
2017, Canada, 7 min

With tones of nostalgia and magic, a universe is revealed, where personal and imaginary memories seem to become indissociable. VHS glitches distort misty and bright images, leading to a sentimental and mysterious narrative.

The Peak Experience
Directed by Leslie Supnet
2018, Canada, 8 min

A meditation experience to unlock and reconcile with one’s past in an effort to imagine a future actualized self.

Made possible with the support of PIX Film, LIFT and The Petman Foundation’s Studio Immersion Program.future


This free program is presented with the support of the Province of Manitoba’s Safe at Home program. Visit safeathomemb.ca for a list of other programs available for free.

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