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Gimme Some Truth: Shorts Program #2: A Set of Frozen Moments

Sun, Dec 5 / 7:30pm
Introduced by the filmmakers.

This collection of films examines moments of grief, joy, art, loss and resistance. Lorraine Price’s The Hairdresser introduces us to Kathleen and the thoughtful work she does with palliative care patients in their final moments. Chanelle Lajoie’s Grand Mother Tongue pairs poetry, breath and intimate moments to explore queer desire, medicine and language. Colby Richardson’s HEAD examines an often overlooked piece of public art. Milos ​​Mitrovic’s Greetings, from Nowhere tells the story of displacement and reconnection through documented family videos. Adam Brooks’ Cliff: A Portrait of An Artist is an effort to understand an artist’s ego, mortality and the Abyss.


Hairdresser
Dir. Lorraine Price
2020, Canada, 14 mins
Kathleen is a hairdresser. Always has been. Always will be. Even at 83, she’s still doing hair. But not in the way you would expect—Kathleen’s work is special. In this short documentary, as we bear witness to her unusual work, Kathleen reflects on her experience, and confides in us about the people that touched her most and the unforgettable moments she has been a part of.

Grand Mother Tongue
Dir. Chanelle Lajoie
2021, Canada, 4 mins
Grand Mother Tongue pairs poetry, spoken in Plains Cree, and breath with the intimate imagery of strawberries being consumed bite-by-bite, and finger lick for finger lick. Together, these stories work to build a foundation of queer desire, heart medicine, and language revitalization for those who are also seeking to connect with these intersections of self and community.

HEAD
Dir. Colby Richardson
2019, Canada, 4 mins
Filmed on super 8 in an underground concourse located directly beneath Winnipeg’s famous Portage and Main intersection. HEAD takes a structuralist examination of the often overlooked 360 degree concrete relief mural that spans the entirety of the underground passageway.

Greetings, from Nowhere
Dir. Milos ​​Mitrovic
Canada, 15 mins
A family displaced by the former Yugoslav war is reconnected through an intimate portrait of documented videos from their past and present.

Cliff: A portrait of an Artist
Dir. Adam Brooks
2021, Canada, 49 mins
Celebrated Canadian visual artist Cliff Eyland looks back on his life after a successful double lung transplant.

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