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Cranks

Wed, Jan 15 / 9 pm
Fri, Jan 17 / 7 pm
Sat, Jan 18 / 5 pm
Sun, Jan 19 / 5 pm
Wed, Jan 22 / 9:15 pm
Directed by Ryan McKenna
2019, Canada, 94 min

Skype Q&A with Ryan McKenna on Friday, January 17th.

An incredible new work from the director of The First Winter and The Heart of Madame Sabali. A city symphony focused on several different characters living in the sleepy, isolated town of Winnipeg. The film emulates the aesthetic of a photo album – each new scene a black & white tableau vivant of a new character and setting. Connecting the various characters are the letters they wrote, very odd ones, to Peter Warren, legendary host of the infamous Action Line, a radio program broadcast throughout Canada from 1971-1998. Cranks explores how journalists like Peter Warren, who pioneered an accusatory and belligerent style of reporting, and his angry way of tackling issues has trickled down in our culture, affecting and emboldening real lives.

Reviews

Like fellow Winnipeg filmmakers Guy Maddin and Matthew Rankin, McKenna continues to make distinctly unique films.
- Andrew Duchesne, La Presse 
A testament to Winnipeg's deep seated wierdness.
- Curtis Woloschuk, Vancouver International Film Festival  
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