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El Toro

Sat & Sun, Feb 9 & 10 / 7 pm
Wed & Thu, Feb 13 & 14 / 9 pm
Sat, Feb 16 / 3 pm
Directed by Danielle Sturk
2018, Canada, 43 min

Introduction by director Danielle Sturk on February 9th, 10th, 13th & 14th.

Following two sold out screenings at the Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival, El Toro returns for five screenings. Working with some outstanding Winnipeg artists including Freya Olafson, Brian Rougeau, Diana Thorneycroft, Peter Graham, Rhayne Vermette, Gabriel Levesque, Stephanein Boulet, and Dany Joyal: Daneille Sturk has crafted a wonderful documentary history of a family-run St. Boniface truck stop diner called El Toro located between Canada Packers and the Union Stockyards in the 1960s and 70s. The film El Toro rebuilds the walls, stools, and atmosphere of the restaurant, recreating a surreal, rich, and imaginative world, evoking a lost time and place through the lens of memory, nostalgia and love.

Plays with: The Price of Daily Bread / Directed by John Paskievich & Mike Mirus, 1985, Canada, 16 min / Anthony Nahuliak, his wife and daughter, must sell their farm equipment, house, and land to pay the bank.

Reviews

Sturk has crafted a truly wondrous and whimsical mixed-media collage film tribute to her family’s dearly departed diner in the bowels of old industrial Saint-Boniface. ...a sure delight to any fans of not only documentary film, but art in general.
— David Knipe, Gimme Some Truth Festival 2018
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