Oct 17, 2017
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The opening night of the Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival is very special this year, with the premiere of Tales from the Winnipeg Film Group offering a ton of insight and back story on the WFG. This will be followed by the festival’s opening reception. Other highlights for me include I Am Another You with Rhayne Vermette’s Domus and There is a House Here by Alan Zweig who directed the stunning Hurt from 2015. Finally, I should mention I worked on both Bargaining with the Future and Highway 45 so I am very excited to see both of them at the festival.
— Dylan Baillie, Cinematheque Projectionist
If Halloween this year wasn’t enough to satisfy your appetite for the supernatural, the Cinematheque’s November/December program might just be the antidote. You can’t go wrong with classics like Psycho or Suspiria (now remastered in 4K), or soon-to-be classics like this year’s A Ghost Story, a bizarre but affecting meditation on loss. Other highlights include Aki Kaurismäki’s newest film, The Other Side of Hope, and The Little Hours, which promises to be a rollicking heretical romp.
— Allegra Chiarella, Cinematheque Box Office & Projection
At the start of November we will be screening a new 4k restoration of Dario Argento’s Suspiria. Argento’s hypnotic visuals of beauty and horror that you won’t want to take your eyes off of and a score by the band Goblin, make seeing this film in the theater the perfect way to experience this surrealistic nightmare.
— Eric Peterson, Cinematheque Projectionist
I managed to watch Suspiria for the first time this summer in Montreal with a large crowd of cult-followers, and the result was one of the most colorful, over-the-top, and impressively frightening horror features I’ve seen from an international director. Funnily enough, I happened to watch A Ghost Story at one of Montreal’s local theatres as well, and it is worth the viewing for it’s sheer ambition alone. Some others I’ll be checking out include this month’s pick from Iranian cinema, Malaria. And don’t miss Agnes Varda’s Faces Places (Visages, Villages). Her work trumps them all.
— Omid Moterassed, Cinematheque Box Office
You’ll be feeling eerie while questioning time and space (more than any other average day) after watching A Ghost Story. Looks to be a cosmic, beautifully photographed journey that can’t be missed. I can’t wait to become fully immersed in the haunting world David Lowery creates. You’ll also want to catch Alan Zweig’s There is a House Here. Director of docs like Hurt and Vinyl, Zweig is known for adding a self deprecating style to his work while still getting a thorough look at important stories like the one There is a House Here tells.
— Sam Sarty, Cinematheque Box Office & Projection
Kicking off the month of November is the 9th annual Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival, which I programmed, and featuring some groundbreaking new works by master documentarians (Faces Places, Ex Libris), poignant and timely films from two of the most important and influential Canadian documentary filmmakers (Our People Will Be Healed, There is a House Here), exciting new Winnipeg docs (No Honour In Truth, Highway 45), and a great selection of local shorts. The new 4K restoration of Suspiria, the neon-gothic Euro-horror classic from one of my favourite genre filmmakers Dario Argento, will be a nice birthday treat for me. Lastly, I can’t wait to see dead-pan Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki’s latest social realist fable The Other Side of Hope in December.
— David Knipe, Cinematheque Operations Manager
If I had to single out two must see films I would choose David Lowery’s beautiful, haunting film A Ghost Story. And Alan Zweig’s There is a House Here. Impossible to describe, A Ghost Story is soulful, romantic, melancholy and unforgettable. Not like anything else I have seen for a long time it combines the best qualities of Terence Malick and David Lynch and its mysterious tone will leave you spellbound. And Alan Zweig’s incredible new documentary There is A House Here is a beautifully photographed portrait of the Inuit filmed over three trips to Nunavut—both heartbreaking and full of humanity.
— Dave Barber, Cinematheque Programming Coordinator
When Kevin McDonald told us his selection for November’s McDonald at the Movies, I nearly fainted. A never-before-seen uncut version of Brain Candy featuring an entirely different third act, omitted characters and additional scenes? Yes please! Also, David did a fantastic job of programming our 9th annual Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival which features new films from visiting filmmakers Alanis Obomsawin, Alan Zweig, Carlo Guillermo Proto and the world premieres of many local films including Tales from the Winnipeg Film Group, about the formation and history of our organization, co-directed by our own Dave Barber!
— Jaimz Asmundson, Cinematheque Programming Director