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Of Truth and Magic: The Cinema of Curtis L. Wiebe

WED & THU, JUN 25 & 26 / 7 pm
Featuring an introduction by Curtis L. Wiebe.

Curtis and his music group, the Whizbang Shufflers along with a string quartet will perform a live score to accompany the film Bone Gnomeski followed by two live numbers. Curtis L. Wiebe is a filmmaker, illustrator, animator, musician and sculptor often collaborating with his creative partner and brother, Marlon. Identifiable by flights of the fantastic in settings of winter forests and prairie landscapes, Wiebe’s art is full of imaginative characters brought to life as puppets, drawings and elaborate costumes. This special program features the magical creations of his best work featuring stop motion animation, amazing puppetry and handmade props, and features the world premiere of his latest work Of Truth and Magic.

Curtis L. Wiebe, Filmmaker / Marlon Wiebe, 2012, Canada, 2 min / A charming portrait of Winnipeg filmmaker Curtis Wiebe who creates puppets and props for all of his films.

Garbage Knight / Curtis L. Wiebe, 2008, Canada, 11:42 min / Having lost his job, a school-teacher rekindles the powers of his boyhood imagination and becomes the Garbage Knight. Once transformed he sets out to challenge a childhood nemesis.

The Devil Wears a Paper Hat / Curtis L. Wiebe, 2009, Canada, 16:22 min / An imaginative young girl is pursued by a paper-clad gunslinger through a wintery world inhabited by living paper-birds and a moving, mysterious tree-man. “It contains echoes of everything from The Wizard of Oz to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” — WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Score for a Duel / Curtis L. Wiebe and Marlon Wiebe, 2009, Canada, 1:30 min / Two phonograph-clad duelists meet to musically defend their honor. Swing, you coward! Winner of the Winnipeg Film Group’s 90 Second Quickie short film contest 2009.

Bone Gnomeski / Curtis L. Wiebe and Marlon Wiebe, 2012, Canada, 2:43 min / A cautionary tale about a little tree who goes on a bender in the big city. Featuring a live score by the Whizbang Shufflers along with a string quartet.

Of Truth and Magic / Curtis L. Wiebe and Marlon Wiebe, 2014, Canada, 19 min / When the secret Department of Unusual Occurrences (DUO) discovers the case files of a missing agent, it is up to the chief of the department and Agent W to discover the truth about Agent Y’s disappearance.

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Optical Printer One on One Workshop Sessions

Appointment Based One on One Session
Wed 12

I Am Cuba (Restoration)

Thu, Dec 6 / 7 pm
Sat & Sun, Dec 8 & 9 / 3 pm & 7 pm
Wed - Fri, Dec 12 - 14 / 7 pm
Sat, Dec 15 / 3 pm
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The Changeling (Restoration)

Sun, Dec 2 / 7 pm
Thu, Dec 6 / 9:30 pm
Sat, Dec 8 / 9:30 pm
Thu, Dec 13 / 9:30 pm
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Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

Fri & Sat, Dec 14 & 15 / 9:30 pm
Sun, Dec 16 / 7 pm
Thu & Fri, Dec 20 & 21 / 9 pm
Sat, Dec 22 / 5 pm & 9 pm
Sun, Dec 23 / 5 pm
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The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution

Sat, Dec 15 / 7 pm
Sun, Dec 16 / 3 pm & 5 pm
Wed - Fri, Dec 19 - 21 / 7 pm
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