Nov 25, 2022
Here we are in 2022 for our lucky 13th edition of Gimme Some Truth! Join us on our opening night for our new annual documentary challenge Gimme 10 in 30!, featuring 10 new short docs from local filmmakers made in the 30 days prior to the festival. DOC Manitoba will be presenting a cash prize of $500 for the audience favourite and the night will be followed by an opening reception across the hall at Platform Gallery.
We’re incredibly excited to welcome Alexandre O. Philippe, whose past films 78/52 and Memory: The Origins of Alien have played to great interest in Cinematheque audiences. Alexandre will be delivering a workshop on Scripting the Unscripted and will screen his two newest films The Taking and Lynch/Oz.
We’ll also be joined virtually by Rob Freeman for his new film on the Toronto record store Play De Record, Drop the Needle; and Elizabeth Purchell will introduce her kaleidoscopic snapshot of urban gay life with Any Any Buddy, as well as a late night screening of the crucial piece of queer horror history, Sex Demon; and finally Chase Joynt will join us virtually with his new doc on the media’s fascination with trans people, Framing Agnes.
Local filmmaker Kevin Nikkel has assembled an incredible program of early and newly completed Winnipeg docs from founding members of the Winnipeg Film Group in the 1970s in the program Not Forgotten Docs. This program includes a new restoration of Leonard Yakir’s Main Street Soldier, newly completed Yardmen from Leon Johnson, scenes from other unfinished films from the era, as well as Joanne Johnson Jackson’s The West Quarter and Elise Swerhone’s Havakeen Lunch.
Lastly, we’ve rounded out the festival with a slate of some of the most thought-provoking, engaging and challenging documentaries such as Ever Deadly, a portrait of the innovative musician Tanya Tagaq, which features some of the most incredible sound design that must be experienced in a theatre; Black Ice is an incisive and urgent film that examines the history of anti-Black racism in hockey; Academy Award winning Laura Poitras’ epic and emotional All the Beauty and the Bloodshed; the captivating story of the Congolese Rumba in The Rumba Kings; the remarkable love story of Magnus Gertten’s Nelly & Nadine. We’ve also put together a stellar array of new local and Canadian short narrative and experimental docs that explore compelling themes such as the influence of media on young minds, reflections on loss, the decline of human-built environments, traditional connections to the land, extinction, resistance, and mental illness.
We can’t wait to welcome you all back to the newly christened Dave Barber Cinematheque this December 7th to 11th for our 13th Annual Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival.
Hope to see you all there!
– Gimme Some Truth Programming Team (Olivia Norquay, Jaimz Asmundson, and Mahlet Cuff)
Wednesday, December 7
7pm – Gimme 10 in 30! Documentary Filmmaking Challenge Screening
8:30pm – Opening Reception
9pm – Ever Deadly
Thursday, December 8
5:30pm – Scripting the Unscripted with Alexandre O. Philippe
7pm – Drop the Needle
9:30pm – The Taking
Friday, December 9
7pm – Lynch/Oz
9:30pm – Shakedown
Saturday, December 10
1pm – Not Forgotten Docs: Winnipeg documentaries from the 1970s
4pm – Black Ice
7pm – All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
9:15pm – Ask Any Buddy
11pm – Sex Demon
Sunday, December 11
12pm – Stories of Decolonization: (De)Colonial Relations
1:15pm – The Rumba Kings
3:15pm – Nelly & Nadine
5:30pm – Framing Agnes
7:30pm – New Short Docs
All screenings at Winnipeg Cinematheque, main floor, 100 Arthur Street unless otherwise noted.
Advance tickets are available here, and festival passes are available here.
- General Admission: $10 / $8 students & seniors / $6 Members
- Festival Pass: $65 / $45 members ($10 discount until December 2!)
The festival pass includes admission to all screenings and events. Tickets, passes and class registrations are available online or at box office.
Gimme Some Truth is presented with the support of our funders: The Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, The Winnipeg Foundation, and our sponsors William F. White International, IATSE 856 Manitoba, DOC Manitoba, Groundswell, Jazz Winnipeg, UMFM, CKUW and Old Gold Vintage Vinyl.