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NOAM GONICK: WILDFLOWER OF MANITOBA

FRI, JUN 22 / 7pm

Noam Gonick: Wildflower of Manitoba is a retrospective look at Winnipeg filmmaker Noam Gonick’s career in conjunction with his recent award, the Manitoba Film Hothouse Award for Creative Development.This award, designed to provide recognition to the depth of local directing talent Manitoba right here at home, is generously funded by the Province of Manitoba.

Noam Gonick is a filmmaker, artist, writer, and curator exploring iconoclastic issues and positions in his work, from Utopian hippie cults and queer sexuality to Aboriginal street gangs and historic labour uprisings.Gonick has screened at the Venice, Toronto and Sundance film festivals, lectured at the Serpentine Gallery and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York),The Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery (UBC) and the National Gallery of Canada.He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and the Director’s Guild of Canada.

Shorts Program:

1919, 1998, 8:17 min
Winnipeg’s 1919 General Strike seen through the window of Sammy Wong’s steam bath & barbershop.

Tinkertown, 1999, 3:22 min
Lexi Sanfino (AKA Tronik), in an early performance as a Carney Boy backed up by a three-piece band.

Wildflowers of Manitoba, 2007, 5:00 min
A performance/film installation exploring pastoral visions, idyllic fantasies, and queer transgression housed in a geodesic dome wherein a flower child slumbers as the screens swell with visions of a boy-folk tribe in the splendour of the Beaconia Research Station.

Commerce Court, 2008, 3:18 min
Projected into a six-story window at CIBC Headquarters during Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, October 4th, 2008, the culmination of the week-long stock market meltdown wherein major US financial institutions failed.

Precious Blood, 2008, 6:30 min
Gonick and his crew stalked the street outside the Winnipeg Remand Centre, speaking to visitors and documenting their communications with the silhouetted prisoners inside.

Retail, 2009, 3:00 min 
A comedy pilot for Showcase Television about the life of a makeup counter retail queen.

No Safe Words, 2009, 4:23 min
Shot at UBC Thunderbird Stadium and broadcast on JumboTron screens during Toronto’s Pride March, the work employs sports broadcast scorecards/stats as a meditation on the homoerotics of abuse and the desire/repulsion that informs torture and degradation.

Hirsch, 2010, 10:43 min 
Objects found by children in an attic tell the story of the father of Canadian theatre, John Hirsch.

What If?,  2011, 5:16 min
Noam helmed his own children’s theatre company between the ages of 9 and 14 and drew upon this early experience in making a documentary about Leslee Silverman for the Governor General’s Awards.

The Island of Hermaphrodites, 2011, 3:32 min 
The social ecology of Highway 59 (the road to the Beaconia Research Station) as a One-Take Super 8.

A Place For Us , 2012, 2 min
A Super8 mash-up in collaboration with Aaron Zeghers and Robert Pasternak.

Pussyfingers Goes to Paris , 2012,  4 min clip 
A sneak peak at an upcoming documentary about the exhibit of Winnipeg artists a la maison rouge.  

Noam Gonick: Wildflower of Manitoba has been generously funded by the Province of Manitoba.

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