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Here For Now: Short Films & Performances by Aaron Zeghers

The Winnipeg Film Group is pleased to announce that Aaron Zeghers is the recipient of the 2019 Manitoba Film Hothouse Award. Aaron Zeghers is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, film festival programmer and expanded cinema artist. Zeghers primarily works as an experimental filmmaker, utilizing analog formats and obsolete technologies, in-camera effects, various types of animation and other experimental techniques to create his films and expanded cinema performances. Zeghers’ films have screened at festivals and venues around the world including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Festival du nouveau cinéma, DOXA Film Festival, and New York’s Mono No Aware. As a film programmer, Zeghers is the founder of the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival and is the current Festival Director for the Gimli Film Festival, Manitoba’s largest film festival.

This survey of his work features a selection of his short analog films and a live performance.

 Holland, Man. (21m / 3x16mm, 1xS8 w/ digital audio, violin + banjo) *live performance*
The Story of Thomas Edison (4.5m / 16mm w/ optical audio)
I See a Light (1.5m / 16mm w/ digital audio)
Living on the Edge (3.5m / S8 w/ digital audio)
11 Parking Lots + One Gradual Sunset (7.5m / 16mm w/ digital audio
Fall 1 & 2 (1min / 16mm, silent)
The Salesman (3.5m / Super8 w/ digital audio)
Memoirs (9.5m / 35mm w/ optical audio)
Everything Turns (12m / 3x16mm w/ optical audio) *live performance*

Reviews

Aaron Zeghers has become a real force in the Winnipeg underground film scene, co-running screenings and festivals and making great movies.  He’s also a terrific, prolific filmmaker.
-Mike Everleth, Underground Film Journal
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WRITING A DOCUMENTARY TREATMENT WITH JIM AGAPITO

Wednesday, June 29 & Thursday, June 30 - 7:30pm - 10pm
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Pleasure

Thu, June 23 / 7pm
Wed, June 29 / 9:30pm
Thu, June 30 / 7pm
Fri, July 1 / 10:30pm
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Memoria

Fri, June 17 / 10pm
Sat, June 18 / 2pm & 5pm
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