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Stories from the Neighbourhood

Wed, Oct 29 / 7 pm
Introduced by the filmmakers

Over the last several years MTS Stories from Home has sparked the creation of hundreds of hours of new intensely local TV content in Manitoba. Literally dozens of documentary films by Winnipeg filmmakers – emerging and senior – have been prominent among this new programming. This body of work, unique in vision and vast in scope, has supported local filmmakers as they tell stories that may not have been otherwise produced. This is the third of four quarterly screenings of new recent documentaries.

Some Lots / Directed by Lorne Bailey, 2014, Canada, 23 min / Through clever overlapping of archival photos of downtown Winnipeg buildings with surface parking lots Lorne Bailey offers a deadpan commentary on how we have lost many historic landmarks. These buildings include the Grace Church, Empire Hotel and the McIntyre Block on Main Street.

Kelekis, 81 Years In The Chips / Directed by Barry Lank, 2013, Canada, 23 min / Kelekis, the historic hot dog and chips restraint on Main Street closed its doors for good in January of 2013 when owner Mary Kelekis, then 88, decided to retire. Winnipeg filmmaker Barry Lank captures all the frenzy of the closing day chaos.

Buzz /Directed by Angela Heck, 2014, Canada, 22 min / Winnipeg is known as the “Mosquito capital of Canada.” It’s a place where “bug zapper” is common parlance, mosquitoes are trapped and counted and the former city entomologist was often known on a first name basis as Taz. Buzz features footage and interviews with researchers and reveals unusual facts about the dreaded mosquito as we find out that what doesn’t kill us really does make us stronger.

 This screening is generously sponsored by MTS Stories From Home.

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Sisters with Transistors

Available to rent for $9.99
January 14 - February 28
Mon 17

Greener Grass

Available to rent for $4.99
January 14 - Feb 28
Wed 19

Best of GFF: One of Ours

Sat, Jan 8 / 7:15pm
Sun, Jan 9 / 3:30pm
Wed, Jan 12 / 7pm
Sat, Jan 15 / 4:30pm
Tue, Jan 18 / 7pm
Wed 19

The Films of Roy Andersson: Giliap

Tue, Jan 18 / 9:10pm
Thu, Jan 20 / 9pm
Thu 20

Bootlegger

Fri, Jan 7 / 7pm
Sat, Jan 8 / 2:30pm & 5:15pm
Sun, Jan 9 / 5:40pm
Tue, Jan 11 / 9:30pm
Thu, Jan 13 / 9:30pm
Sat, Jan 15 / 9pm
Sun, Jan 16 / 5:30pm
Wed, Jan 19 / 7pm
Thu, Jan 20 / 7pm

ABOUT US

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