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SIFTING HISTORY: THE WORK OF PAULA KELLY

FRI, JUN 11 / 7 pm
SAT, JUN 12 / 7 pm
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Introduced by the director Paula Kelly

Shadows and light, the arrangement of objects in space, relationships between people and their worlds are the stuff of filmmaking. Paula Kelly’s strength as a filmmaker lies in her ability to imagine, and define and reshape, compelling stories. Central to her filmic storytelling is a dedication to, and love for, comprehensive research. Resisting limits to both her inspiration and her form of expression,she works in the experimental, documentary and dramatic genres… Paula’s varied background as a history student, reporter and writer, and her sensitivity to the visual aesthetic, surface in the subjects she explores and how she brings the stories to the screen. Her films have screened around the world and a number of awards and honours have been bestowed upon the filmmaker and her projects.(Tricia Wasney, excerpted from her essay With Abundant Curiosity: The Film Work of Paula Kelly)

SIFTING HISTORY: THE WORK OF PAULA KELLY is a retrospective look at Winnipeg filmmaker Paula Kelly’s career in conjunction with her recent award, the Manitoba Film Hothouse Award for Creative Development. This award,designed to provide recognition to the depth of local directing talent Manitoba has right here at home, is funded with the generous support of the Province of Manitoba.

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 Fri, Jun 11 / 7 pm

THE NOTORIOUS MRS. ARMSTRONG
DIR. PAULA KELLY | 2001 | CANADA | 44 MIN.

The Notorious Mrs. Armstrong follows the political career of a lesser known yet extremely important figure in Winnipeg and Canadian history, Helen Armstrong. Armstrong, a working class mother, was well known in Winnipeg in the early 1900s where she was described as a radical agitator and often ended up in jail for her endeavours. “Outraged and outrageous” was one way to describe the woman who was notorious for her fight for equality for women in the work place. Her indestructible optimism carried her through very difficult times. She was one of the organizers of the historic 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, which saw 35,000 workers on the picket line for six weeks, until it ended in a volatile confrontation known as Bloody Saturday. Armstrong’s continued actions as a union organizer helped persuade the government of Manitoba to institute the Minimum Wage Act and give liveable wages to women.


 Sat, Jun 12 / 7 pm

APPASSIONATA: THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE & MUSIC OF SONIA ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ
DIR. PAULA KELLY | 2006 | CANADA | 95 MIN.

In this documentary portrait, we explore the passionate spirit of Sophie-Carmen (Sonia) Eckhardt-Gramatté who defied all barriers to become one of the most intriguing and contemporary composers of the 20th century. In an unusual twist of fate, Sonia’s epic artistic odyssey would eventually take her from the great European capitals of Paris, Berlin and Vienna all the way to Winnipeg, a raw new cultural outpost of western Canada in 1953. With dramatic sequences, interviews, and performances of Sonia’s works complementing the impressive archival components, documentary maker Paula Kelly has created a sympathetic and revealing portrait of a unique love triangle.

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The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution

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