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Unsafe Expectations

THU, OCT 3 / 7 pm
Introduced by the filmmakers

These three new films by Winnipeg filmmakers wrestle with issues of conflict. In Paula Kelly’s documentary about the history of the Winnipeg Tribune, the newspaper faces a crisis in its daily battle with the Winnipeg Free Press when the corporations who own both papers strike an irrevocable deal. Poet Michelle Elrick struggles with love and approaching home in expect something and nothing at once. She whispers, “two days without sleeping, three hours spent hiding…17 years of limiting love”. And in John Kozak’s short drama Target Practice a moral conflict develops for a group of kids on a lazy summer afternoon when one of them brings along a rifle. As events unfold, tensions arise.
– Dave Barber

expect something and nothing at once
dir. Michelle Elrick, 2013, Canada, 3 min
Poet Elrick approaches “home” through blanket forts, poetry and collected sounds in this stark and beautiful film from the Canadian prairie. The film follows the poet from the stillness of a room to the windswept, late autumn field where she struggles to recreate the essence of home.

The Trib: Story of an Underdog Newspaper
dir. Paula Kelly, 2012, Canada, 24 min
This film has the inside scoop on the story of the Winnipeg Tribune, a scrappy, underdog player in the city’s fiercely competitive newspaper culture. Featuring interviews with key editors and reporters The Trib is a tribute to the newspaper, which used to battle it out with the Winnipeg Free Press for first place.

Target Practice
dir. John Kozak, 2011, Canada, 27 min
Shot near Warren, MB, Target Practice is the story of five kids who come into the possession of a rifle on a hot summer afternoon and are soon engaged in a moral dilemma. They suddenly find themselves in a position where they have to choose between right and wrong in the most critical and profound way.

 

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