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Restless River


Due to unforeseen circumstances the screening of Restless River is unavailable for Thursday, Oct 10 / 9:30 pm

Sat, Oct 12 / 7 pm
Sun, Oct 13 / 2 pm
Thu, Oct 17 / 9 pm
Fri, Oct 18 / 7 pm
Sat, Oct 19 / 9:30 pm

Directed by Marie-Helene Cousineau & Madeline Ivalu
2019, Canada, 98 min

Based on Gabrielle Roy’s 1970 short novel Windflower, (La Riviere Sans Repos) this beautiful poignant story follows a young Inuk woman who comes to terms with motherhood after being assaulted by an American soldier. Kuujjuaq, 1940s. Surprised at the loss her innocence, a young Inuk Elsa draws courage from her rugged land to become a woman as strong and independent as the restless river that cuts across it. Featuring a wonderful performance by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman as the young mother of a child whose remarkable life breaks with the millennial traditions of her ancestors.


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Sat, Oct 12 / 7 pm, Sun, Oct 13 / 2 pm, Thu, Oct 17 / 9 pm, Fri, Oct 18 / 7 pm, Sat, Oct 19 / 9:30 pm


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We’re located in the heart of Winnipeg's historic Exchange District in the Artspace building. We are across the street from Old Market Square at the corner of Arthur Street and Bannatyne - one block west of Main.

The Winnipeg Film Group is located on Treaty 1 Territory and on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples and in the homeland of the Métis Nation. We offer our respect and gratitude to the traditional caretakers of this land.