WFG Cinematheque | Monday, April 15 | 7pm – 10:30pm
This will be the first of a series of Winnipeg Film Group (WFG) workshops in the field of Creative Producing offered by WFG Executive Director Greg Klymkiw. Klymkiw is a producer, screenwriter, film critic and teacher. His credits include producing Guy Maddin’s Tales from the Gimli Hospital, Archangel and Careful, Bruno Lazaro Pacheco’s City of Dark, Alan Zweig’s Vinyl and many others. Based on workshops designed and delivered by Klymkiw as the Senior Creative Consultant and Producer-in-Residence at Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre in Toronto – these workshops will be aimed at a variety of disciplines – not just producers. These workshops are designed to offer insight for producers, production managers, production co-ordinators, assistant directors and line producers into what it takes to be a Creative Producer, but also, and importantly, it is designed to allow directors, writers, editors, actors and other key creatives insight into how to work effectively with a Creative Producer.
Creative Producing I – from Script to Screen and Beyond is a screening-and-lecture-based Master Class. It will be comprised of an introduction by Klymkiw, a screening of THE LAST SUPPER and followed by a detailed analysis of what it took to target a creative property, develop the property, package the property creatively, prep and shoot the property, creatively oversee the post-production and market/distribute the property. Total length of screening/workshop: 3 Hours.
THE LAST SUPPER (1995, 96 mins, Canada) is an independent work Directed/co-written by Cynthia Roberts and Produced/Co-written by Greg Klymkiw. It has not screened theatrically in Winnipeg for over 20 years and this will be a rare opportunity to see and gain insight into what has become one of the most acclaimed Canadian feature films ever made. It was the Winner of the coveted Best Feature Film Teddy Bear Award at the Berlinale (the Berlin International Film Festival), a Critics Week Selection at the Locarno International Film Festival, invited to over 200 international film festivals, theatrically released in UK, France, Germany and the USA to substantial boxoffice and enthusiastic critical acclaim and repeatedly broadcast on venues such as TVO, ZDF and Arte.
“The Last Supper, a deeply affecting movie about a dancer dying of AIDS, makes [Jonathan Demme’s] Philadelphia look like a walk in the park … its depiction of illness and death, devastating but somehow serene, grows in your mind long after you’ve walked away. **** (4 Stars) ” – Alison Gillmor, Winnipeg Free Press
“An unflinching portrait of a man’s final hours… a simple but devastating study of the human condition in extremis: grit your teeth and go see.” – Time Out London
“A powerful addition to the growing body of art devoted to AIDS… transgresses the terrain between documentary and drama… tremendously moving.” – Marc Glassman, Take One
Synopsis of THE LAST SUPPER: A dancer (Ken McDougall) dying of AIDS is tended to by his longtime companion (J.D. Nicholsen). He choreographs the last ninety minutes of his life before choosing to have euthanasia performed by a compassionate doctor (Daniel MacIvor) to end his suffering. Director Cynthia Roberts and producer/co-screenwriter Greg Klymkiw shot this harrowing drama at the Casey House AIDS Hospice in Toronto. The drama is presented in real time. Veteran actor McDougall spent his last days acting in the film, recreating the role he presented on Toronto stages in the play by Hillar Liitoja.
When: Monday, April 15 at 7:00pm
Where: WFG Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
All seats for screening and master class workshop are: $10.00
This workshop/master class/screening is bound to fill up quickly, so please register NOW.