Oct 6, 2015
The Winnipeg Film Group will host a party in conjunction with the screening of two programs of shorts at the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montréal in October 2015 to celebrate our 40th anniversary!
The Festival du nouveau cinéma is a showcase for cinema of all types, from offbeat, one-of-a-kind niche works to crowd-pleasers to daringly innovative big events. The festival runs October 7-18.
Screening 1 – Tues Oct 13, 7:30pm Cinéma du Parc 2
Portrait of a Non-Place; Postmodern Fictions & Solitary Drifts
- Precious Blood By Noam Gonick | 6:35 | 2007
- Tudor Village: a one shot deal By Rhayne Vermette | 5:15 | 2012
- I Dream of Driftwood By Matthew Rankin | 3:00 | 2006
- Springtime In Greenland By John Paizs | 24:30 | 1981
- Semi-auto Colours By Isiah Medina | 6:10 | 2011
- Argentina by Doug Davidson & Tom Morris | 4:00 | 1980
- Apraxia By Janet Bright | 4:30 | 2003
- Magdelene By Cathy Hall | 5:00 | 1985
- What Comes Between By Cecilia Araneda | 5:30 | 2009
- The Yodeling Farmer By John Scoles & Mike Maryniuk | 6:10 | 2011
- We’re Talking Vulva By Lorri Millan, Shawna Dempsey & Tracy Traeger | 5:00 | 1990
Screening 2- Weds Oct 14, 5pm at Cinéma du Parc 2
High Contrast Dreamscapes and Celluloid Abstractions
- 38 Jansky Units By Jon Krocker | 3:00 | 1982
- Routines By MB Duggan | 2:00 | 1985
- Okeedoke By Leon Johnson | 3:00 | 1973
- 5¢ a Copy By Ed Ackerman & Gregory Zbitnew | 5:00 | 1980
- The Pieced Quilt By Scott Fitzpatrick | 4:00 | 2013
- Ask Me By Carol Beecher | 2:00 | 1995
- Isolating Landscapes By Heidi Phillips | 5:00 | 2007
- Time Away By Carole O’Brien | 7:00 | 2007
- Echoes By Jaimz Asmundson | 6:00 | 2015
- Indian By Darryl Nepinak | 1:40 | 2008
- Hospital Fragment By Guy Maddin | 4:00 | 1999
- KNOUT By Deco Dawson | 10:00 | 1999
- IKWÉ By Caroline Monnet | 4:35 | 2009
- gains + losses By Leslie Supnet | 3:25 | 2011
- Loving the Bomb By Alison Davis | 4:00 | 2009
- Music By Greg Hanec | 6:00 | 1983
- A Bit Transcendental By Patrick Lowe | 5:00 | 2000
“Winnipeg Social” Themed Party – Weds Oct 14, 7pm at Agora Hydro-Québec du Coeur des sciences
Celebrated internationally, the Winnipeg Film Group produces some of Canada’s most original cinema. When traveling the festival circuit with their work, artists from Winnipeg are bombarded with puzzled looks and “what is in the water?” type questions. Many have attempted to trace and codify the Winnipeg Aesthetic, struggling to discover a reason for the stream of talent and weirdness that is created from this isolated city.
This year the Winnipeg Film Group celebrates its 40th anniversary. To commemorate this, Solomon Nagler was commissioned to assemble a two program anthology of work produced over four decades. These screenings are not exhaustive surveys, rather, are curated under two thematic threads; experimental portraits with self mythologizing, postmodern stylings often attributed as unique to Winnipeg cinema; and abstract experimental work, emanating from a new wave of Prairie filmmakers.
Many of these artists have been featured at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in the past. With this in mind, special attention has been placed on rarely screened work, and archival discoveries that have recently surfaced after the spring thaw of a brutal winter from a frozen city that dreams a remarkable cinema. (curator, Solomon Nagler)
RSVP on the Facebook event!