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Gimme Some Truth: Tales from the Winnipeg Film Group

Wed, Nov 1 / 7 pm
Fri, Nov 3 / 5 pm
Directed by Kevin Nikkel & Dave Barber
2017, Canada, 86 min
World Premiere

Introduction and Q&A with Kevin Nikkel & Dave Barber.

The explosive story of how a stubborn band of independent filmmakers started a film co-operative that became the most highly respected and mythologized film centre in Canada. Tales outlines the tremendous importance and impact of Winnipeg on the national filmmaking scene. Packed with rare archival footage, dynamic film excerpts, and hilarious interviews, this documentary traces the history of the legendary Winnipeg Film Group. We hear candid behind the scenes stories that illuminate the storied rise of acclaimed filmmakers like John Paizs (Crime Wave), Guy Maddin (Tales From The Gimli Hospital, My Winnipeg) Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan (We’re Talking Vulva, Good Citizen, Betty Baker) and Caroline Monnet (Ikwe). Often mired in controversy, the Film Group has been acclaimed at film festivals around the world – attested to by several Toronto film luminaries in the film – for subversive, original filmmaking. This documentary continues that tradition of bold, exuberant work.

Plays with (on November 1) The Poster Guy / Dir. Cecilia Araneda, 2017, Canada, 23 min / Antero Lindblad has been an invisible fixture in the Winnipeg arts scene for more than 25 years, turning a love of the arts into an unorthodox career putting up posters. The quiet guy on the street, everyone knows him and yet nobody seems to know him.

Presented by BellMTS Stories From Home.

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ABOUT US

The Winnipeg Film Group is an artist-run education, production, exhibition and distribution centre committed to promoting the art of cinema.
our location

We’re located in the heart of Winnipeg's historic Exchange District in the Artspace building. We are across the street from Old Market Square at the corner of Arthur Street and Bannatyne - one block west of Main.

The Winnipeg Film Group is located on Treaty 1 Territory and on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples and in the homeland of the Métis Nation. We offer our respect and gratitude to the traditional caretakers of this land.

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