Feb 5, 2019
Tom McSorley reviews Tales from the Winnipeg Film Group in POV Magazine and says that it is, “a valuable chronological record of a prolific and internationally influential Canadian production centre.”
Kevin Nikkel and Dave Barber’s feature documentary about the 40+ year history of the WFG is packed with rare archival footage, dynamic film excerpts, and hilarious interviews traces the history of the legendary Winnipeg Film Group.
“With Tales From The Winnipeg Film Group, Kevin Nikkel and Dave Barber have produced a valuable chronological record of a prolific and internationally influential Canadian production centre that redefined the very meaning of ‘centre,’ at least as it is understood in Canadian moving image sphere. Far from Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, the Winnipeg Film Group spoke in its own inventive, eccentric, subversive film language. Beyond the example of this remarkable co-op, Nikkel and Barber’s film also registers the extraordinary contributions of such organizations to the development of Canadian cinema generally.”
Read the article in full here.
Tales from the Winnipeg Film Group screens in Toronto at TIFF Lightbox on Wed, Feb. 27 and in Ottawa at the Canadian Film Institute on Fri, May 31.
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