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DANCING COPS & RED GIRLS: NEW WORKS FROM ABORIGINAL FILMMAKERS

FRI, APR 19 / 7 pm
Curated by Michelle Latimer

Contemporary and imaginative, this collection of films illuminates issues prevalent in not only First Nation’s communities, but within Canadian society as a whole. While themes such as justice and advocacy run deep throughout the work, an inherent playfulness is also present as traditional genre styles are subverted and reclaimed in a contemporary realization of authentic, Indigenous storytelling. This collection provides a rare glimpse into the early creations emerging from a rising wave of contemporary Indigenous filmmakers who are working towards realizing their first feature films. The films included here refuse categorization and exemplify a youthful energy that blazes with vision and courage. – Michelle Latimer

The Dancing Cop, dir. Kelvin Redvers, 2012, Canada, 7 min 
Two worlds collide in an unnerving musical number exploring the dark side of justice and the power of authority.

Where We Were Not, Part 1: Feeling Reserved, Alexus’ Story, dir. Alexus Young, 2011, Canada, 6 min 
Animation and personal testimony weave together to craft an intimate and profound portrait of one person’s experience of police brutality.

Liar, dir. Adam Garnet Jones, 2012, Canada, 8 min 
A young man’s secret fuels a twisted vendetta for revenge in this powerful examination of intolerance.
 
Wapawekka, dir. Danis Goulet, 2010, Canada, 16 min (Cree and English w/ English subtitles)
A powerful story of intergenerational conflict, hip-hop loving Josh is dragged to their family’s remote cabin for one last visit by his traditional Cree dad.

Choke, dir. Michelle Latimer, 2011, Canada, 5 min 
Upon leaving his First Nations reserve, Jimmy encounters the lost souls of the city and is reminded that no matter how far you travel, you cannot escape who you are.

Riley, dir. Amanda Strong, 2010, Canada, 10 min 
When Riley’s day unravels to the point of despair, he finds himself pulled into a mysterious and peculiar world, where everything is uncertain.

File Under Miscellaneous, dir. Jeff Barnaby, 2010, Canada, 7 min (English and Mi’gMaq w/ English subtitles) 
In a dystopian near-future, a destitute Mi’gMaq man submits himself to a gruesome metamorphosis in order to join the supremacy of the ruling race. 
 
The Dimming
, dir. Ippiksaut Friesen, 2011, Canada, 5 min 
The Sun and the Moon are born as a woman searches to reveal the identity of her mystery lover in this strikingly animated Inuit creation tale.

Snare, dir. Lisa Jackson, 2012, Canada, 1.5 min 
Spare and visually arresting, Snare is a performance piece that captures the brutality of violence against Aboriginal women, as well as the possibility of healing and grace.

A Red Girl’s Reasoning, dir. Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, 2012, Canada, 10 min (Cree and English) 
A no-holds-barred, neo-noir action/thriller wherein an ass-kicking female vigilante seeks revenge in this social commentary on violence against Indigenous women.

A Co-presentation with Cinematheque, Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art and the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

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Optical Printer One on One Workshop Sessions

Appointment Based One on One Session
Wed 12

I Am Cuba (Restoration)

Thu, Dec 6 / 7 pm
Sat & Sun, Dec 8 & 9 / 3 pm & 7 pm
Wed - Fri, Dec 12 - 14 / 7 pm
Sat, Dec 15 / 3 pm
Thu 13

The Changeling (Restoration)

Sun, Dec 2 / 7 pm
Thu, Dec 6 / 9:30 pm
Sat, Dec 8 / 9:30 pm
Thu, Dec 13 / 9:30 pm
Fri 14

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

Fri & Sat, Dec 14 & 15 / 9:30 pm
Sun, Dec 16 / 7 pm
Thu & Fri, Dec 20 & 21 / 9 pm
Sat, Dec 22 / 5 pm & 9 pm
Sun, Dec 23 / 5 pm
Sat 15

The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution

Sat, Dec 15 / 7 pm
Sun, Dec 16 / 3 pm & 5 pm
Wed - Fri, Dec 19 - 21 / 7 pm
Sat, Dec 22 / 3 pm & 7 pm
Sun, Dec 23 / 3 pm

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