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The Goose

Sat, Nov 24 / 7 pm (Sold out) & 9 pm
Sun Nov 25 / 7 pm
Wed, Nov 28 / 7 pm
Thu & Fri, Nov 29 & 30 / 9 pm
Sat, Dec 1 / 7 pm
Sun, Dec 2 / 5 pm
Directed by Mike Maryniuk
2018, Canada, 75 min

Opening night screening introduced by Mike Maryniuk, with a special live performance by Rob Crooks.

With an all star cast of Winnipeggers including Rob Crooks, Bea Solsberg, Al Simmons,Washboard Hank Fisher, Mike Olito, James “Pinhead” Miller, Winnipeg mayoral candidate Ed Ackerman,  and Maryniuk veterans Rob Vilar and Tim Roth, The Goose is a marvel of inventive storytelling and imagination. Filmmaker magician Mike Maryniuk has conjured up weird visions like you’ve never seen before. The Goose (Rob Crooks) is a mute young man who attempts to regain his voice and escape his oppressive surroundings with the help of the inventive, but behind the times, Travel Agent. The Goose must traverse a gauntlet of miscommunication, small town bravado and his Snowbird weirdos to achieve this goal. He meets a woman known as the Escape Artist (Bea Solsberg) in the hospital and they hatch a  loose plot to migrate to Arizona, where The Goose can receive new-age voice therapy and the Escape Artist can escape winter’s clutches.

Reviews

(The Goose) finds his liberation in ventriloquism, time travel by fax, trippy conversations, stop-motion animation, vintage computers and arcade games. Maryniuk manipulates imagery like a maestro, layering on techniques in a delirious jumble. Pure punk.
- Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2018
Five stars. A beautifully crafted, cult colored love letter to Maryniuk's Manitoba....a masterwork.
- Sarah Jo Kirsch, The Uniter  
Wildly imaginative and funny kaleidoscope of madness charting the “Pilgrim’s Progress” of a young man in small-town Manitoba who wanders through the prairie landscape  mutely as he encounters a bevy of delightful nutbars. Blending gorgeously composed images, animation, eye-popping design and some of the most eccentric performances  committed to film.
- Greg Klymkiw
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Tue 18

Optical Printer One on One Workshop Sessions

Appointment Based One on One Session
Tue 18

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
Tue 18

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
Tue 18

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
Tue 18

Restoration Tuesdays: Amazing Grace

Tue, June 4 / 7 pm
Tue, June 11 / 9 pm
Tue, June 18 / 7 pm
Tue, June 25 / 9 pm

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