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MTS Tales from the Neighbourhood: Adventures with the Movie Club

Thu, Jan 29 / 7 pm
Directed by Kevin Nikkel
2014, Canada, 44 min

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.

Introduced by Kevin Nikkel and preceded by three short films from the Winnipeg Amateur Moviemakers Collection – These shorts will be accompanied by a live music score by Winnipeg musician Keith Price.

Surprise “Mystery Guest” with Keith Price – Hint: He plays keys for None The Wiser and Sweet Alibi and has scored films for Madison Thomas and others!

TV or Not TV /  1950s  / 5 min 22 sec. / Reluctant to give up his beloved radio, a man visits the studios of the Winnipeg CBC TV to see if making the switch from radio to television is worth it.

How to Make Good Movies / 1954 / 7 min 25 sec./ A novice tries 8mm filmmaking for the first time.

Winnipeg Floods / 1950 / 13 min / Dramatic footage of the Winnipeg floods of 1950.

From the early days, amateur moviemakers thrived on a DIY spirit, capturing memorable moments of both personal and civic interest. These images have become cinematic time capsules, treasured by families, and at one time, celebrated in film clubs across the country. Founded in 1935, the Winnipeg Amateur Moviemakers Club peaked in the 1950s with over a hundred members. Today a handful of retirees make it out to meetings and worry about keeping the club alive if they can’t recruit new members with the passion of making movies.

Background on Keith Price:

First influenced by pop, punk and heavy metal, Keith Price discovered jazz through the intensity and spirituality of John Coltrane. At age 19, Price began his formal studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Upon his return to Winnipeg, Price turned down a scholarship at  The New School University in New York City and opted instead to stay in Steve Kirby’s newly established jazz program at the University of  Manitoba and study with Larry Roy.

Tales from the Neighbourhood is generously sponsored by MTS Stories from Home

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Wed 19

Optical Printer One on One Workshop Sessions

Appointment Based One on One Session
Wed 19

Kevin McDonald Presents: Make a Sketch Comedy Show!***STARTING MAY 8th

WFG Black Lodge | May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5, 12 | 7pm - 10pm
Wed 19

Shoot Some 16mm Film

Camera Orientation Day: Sat. June 1, 2019 – 10 AM – 2 PM (WFG Black Lodge Studio)

Shooting Days: June 3 – July 13, 2019

Processing Day: Sat. July 13 & Sun. July 14 – 10 AM – 2 PM (WFG Media Lab and Platform Dark Room)

Optical Printer Class: Sat. July 20 | 10am - 2pm

Editing: July – August

Screening Date: TBD
Wed 19

Animation School: A 5 week intensive crash course on Animation!***SOLD OUT!

WFG Black Lodge & WFG Media Lab| June 8, 15, 22, 29 & July 6
Wed 19

Jazz Film Fest: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Wed & Thu, June 19 & 20 / 7 pm
Sat & Sun, June 22 & 23 / 3 pm

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