Oct 19, 2018
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I have never anticipated a film more than Mike Maryniuk’s The Goose. When I was first indoctrinated into the world of Manitoban cinema, Mike’s short films completely changed my life. Never had I seen filmmaking so refreshingly filled with inventive animation! Do not miss your chance to see this world-class filmmaker’s debut feature on its soon to be historic hometown run at Cinematheque. The Goose should have any self-loving Winnipegger clambering with civic fervour. I also urge you to check out the Scott Fitzpatrick short film program To Brush Against the Palm of Your Eye.
— Ryan Steel, Cinematheque Box Office
There are a lot of inspiring films playing at the Cinematheque this November and December! Mike Maryniuk’s The Goose and Scott Fitzpatrick’s To Brush Against the Palm of Your Eye are great local programs that are sure to make Winnipeggers proud of the filmmaking talent this city has. Other films I am looking forward to include: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Mandy and Bad Santa.
— Milos Mitrovic, Cinematheque Technical Liaison
As the season edges towards winter here are 6 reasons to visit the cozy Cinematheque. David Knipe has assembled a superb collection of new docs for Gimme Some Truth including great work from Allison Stevens, Scott Fitzpatrick and Ryan Steel. Winnipeg filmmaker Mike Maryniuk has created a fantastic new feature The Goose — that has to be seen to be believed with handmade props, stop motion animation featuring his bone dry sense of humour. Filmworker is a brilliant portrait of the obsession of a man named Leon Vitali who became Stanley Kubrick’s personal assistant. Recently restored, I Am Cuba resembles a socialist music video about Cuba with jaw dropping, spectacular cinematography. Saskatchewan filmmaker Brian Stockton has pulled together some of his best shorts. And lastly, Maya Gallus, one of Canada’s best documentary filmmakers will introduce her new doc about women chefs fighting for their place in the kitchen in The Heat: A Kitchen R(e)volution.
— Dave Barber, Senior Cinematheque Programmer
Get your tickets early for Black Space’s presentation of Sorry to Bother You. This timely and boldly surreal piece is entertaining and absolutely unforgettable. Lakeith Stanfield adds another incredible role to his ever-growing resume. Viewers should also note the stellar costume design in this film. A revolution can begin at the kitchen table. In The Heat: A Kitchen R(e)volution, top female chefs discuss the barriers and opportunities they face in their respective kitchens. If you love watching Chef’s Table, you’ll love this. Be sure to attend December 15th to meet the director.
— Jessica Seburn, Cinematheque Box Office
Mandy is a surreal and visceral film which assaults all the senses. Made by the director of the extremely visual Beyond the Black Rainbow, this film takes that love of aesthetic and kicks it up several notches. Local film is well represented this program, with Mike Maryniuk’s first feature The Goose making its long awaited debut on the Cinematheque screen. If that wasn’t enough, we are also bringing restorations of 2001: A Space Odyssey and I Am Cuba, both of which are heavily enhanced through viewing on the big screen. Also look out for more local talent in From Seed to Seed and the selection of shorts by Scott Fitzpatrick.
— Dylan Baillie, Production Technical Coordinator
I have to first and foremost insist you come to the 10th edition of our Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival, which I programmed. This year’s lineup will take you around the world, providing you a window in to disparate and sometimes difficult perspectives. Several of the docs directly challenge the illusory boundary between reality and fiction, questioning the notion of documentary itself. Of special note is guest Rodney Ascher (The Nightmare, Room 237), who will be the subject of an illuminating masterclass. Additionally, I can’t wait to see Madeline’s Madeline and I Am Cuba, and revisit The Changeling and one of my alltimes, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
— David Knipe, Cinematheque Operations Manager
Short films by great Canadian independent prairie artists are absolute must-see events this fall. The retrospective To Brush Against the Palm of Your Eye provides proof positive as to why Scott Fitzpatrick is one of Winnipeg’s most brilliant and visionary filmmakers and Brian Stockton’s The Epic Story of My Life in Ten Short Films (2002-2018) alternately serves up the incisive deadpan wit and deep humanity of this legendary Saskatchewan director.
— Greg Klymkiw, Executive Director
I can’t possibly over-recommend the wholly mesmerizing Mandy, from director Panos Cosmatos (director of one of my all-time faves Beyond the Black Rainbow), which is like a slow drip of pure, unadulterated mayhem. It’s a film that skillfully distills the best and most preposterous tropes from 80s action b-movies but is also somehow hypnotically soothing in its dreamlike ambience and heartbreaking ambient doom metal score by Jóhann Jóhannsson. I also cannot wait to pick the brain of visionary documentary filmmaker Rodney Ascher (in town for our Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival) who so brilliantly and seamlessly has managed to find the perfect blend between horror and documentary.
— Jaimz Asmundson, Cinematheque Programming Director