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CANADA | 80 minutes | 2017

Since 1974, the eccentric filmmakers of the Winnipeg Film Group have been calling the shots in the middle of the Prairies. Their strange art has critics shaking their heads. Is there something in the water? Why Winnipeg? From old-school directors John Paizs (Crime Wave) and Guy Maddin (Tales from the Gimli Hospital) to up-and-comers like Mike Maryniuk (The Goose, also playing at this year’s festival), the filmmakers step out from behind the camera in this fascinating, highly informative documentary featuring film clips, personal accounts and priceless anecdotes. A short history of the avant-garde, Canadian style, overflowing with cheekiness, idealism and high spirits.

Q&A with the directors on October 9th

Programs

Tuesday October 9, 2018

Program #150
19:00
Cinémathèque - Salle Fernand-Seguin

Thursday October 11, 2018

Program #196
21:15
Cinémathèque - Salle Fernand-Seguin

Dave Barber

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Kevin Nikkel

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Kevin Nikkel, Dave Barber
  • Cast Sol Nagler, Patrick Lowe, Scott Fitzpatrick
  • Narration Kevin Nikkel

contact

  • Winnipeg Film Group

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