We will be phasing out support for your browser.

Please upgrade to one of these more modern browsers.

Close

Show Times

Thursday 1, December

EO

EO

NR

Thursday 1, December

Triangle of Sadness

Triangle of Sadness

Rfor language and some sexual content.

Thursday 1, December

Friday 2, December

Architecture+Film: Soviet Bus Stops

Architecture+Film: Soviet Bus Stops

Friday 2, December

EO

EO

NR

Friday 2, December

Saturday 3, December

Triangle of Sadness

Triangle of Sadness

Rfor language and some sexual content.

Saturday 3, December

Bikini Drive-In: Bram Stoker's Dracula

Bikini Drive-In: Bram Stoker's Dracula

Rfor sexuality and horror violence

Saturday 3, December

Sunday 4, December

EO

EO

NR

Sunday 4, December

Triangle of Sadness

Triangle of Sadness

Rfor language and some sexual content.

Sunday 4, December

Monday 5, December

Screen Dance Mentorship Residency Screening

Screen Dance Mentorship Residency Screening

Monday 5, December

Tuesday 6, December

Trash Cult Tuesdays: American Movie

Trash Cult Tuesdays: American Movie

Rfor language and some drug content

Tuesday 6, December

Trash Cult Tuesdays: The Beaver Trilogy

Trash Cult Tuesdays: The Beaver Trilogy

Tuesday 6, December

Wednesday 7, December

Gimme Some Truth: Gimme 10 in 30! Doc Challenge

Gimme Some Truth: Gimme 10 in 30! Doc Challenge

Wednesday 7, December

Gimme Some Truth: Ever Deadly

Gimme Some Truth: Ever Deadly

Wednesday 7, December

Thursday 8, December

Gimme Some Truth: Drop the Needle

Gimme Some Truth: Drop the Needle

Thursday 8, December

Gimme Some Truth: The Taking

Gimme Some Truth: The Taking

Thursday 8, December

Friday 9, December

Gimme Some Truth: Lynch/Oz

Gimme Some Truth: Lynch/Oz

Friday 9, December

Gimme Some Truth: Shakedown

Gimme Some Truth: Shakedown

Friday 9, December

Saturday 10, December

Gimme Some Truth: Not Forgotten Docs

Gimme Some Truth: Not Forgotten Docs

Saturday 10, December

Gimme Some Truth: Black Ice

Gimme Some Truth: Black Ice

Saturday 10, December

Gimme Some Truth: All The Beauty and The Bloodshed

Gimme Some Truth: All The Beauty and The Bloodshed

TBC

Saturday 10, December

Gimme Some Truth: Ask Any Buddy

Gimme Some Truth: Ask Any Buddy

Saturday 10, December

Sex Demon

Sex Demon

Saturday 10, December

Sunday 11, December

Gimme Some Truth: Stories of Decolonization

Gimme Some Truth: Stories of Decolonization

Sunday 11, December

Gimme Some Truth: The Rumba Kings

Gimme Some Truth: The Rumba Kings

Sunday 11, December

Gimme Some Truth: Nelly & Nadine

Gimme Some Truth: Nelly & Nadine

Sunday 11, December

Gimme Some Truth: Framing Agnes

Gimme Some Truth: Framing Agnes

Sunday 11, December

Gimme Some Truth: New Short Docs

Gimme Some Truth: New Short Docs

Sunday 11, December

Tuesday 13, December

Trash Cult Tuesdays: The Beaver Trilogy

Trash Cult Tuesdays: The Beaver Trilogy

Tuesday 13, December

Trash Cult Tuesdays: American Movie

Trash Cult Tuesdays: American Movie

Rfor language and some drug content

Tuesday 13, December

Wednesday 14, December

Diaspora

Diaspora

Wednesday 14, December

Thursday 15, December

Adventures in Success

Adventures in Success

NR

Thursday 15, December

Triangle of Sadness

Triangle of Sadness

Rfor language and some sexual content.

Thursday 15, December

Friday 16, December

Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance

Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance

Friday 16, December

Secret Cinema with Scott Fitzpatrick

Secret Cinema with Scott Fitzpatrick

Friday 16, December

Adventures in Success

Adventures in Success

NR

Friday 16, December

Saturday 17, December

Saturday Morning Cartoon Party: Xmas Edition!

Saturday Morning Cartoon Party: Xmas Edition!

Saturday 17, December

Diaspora

Diaspora

Saturday 17, December

Adventures in Success

Adventures in Success

NR

Saturday 17, December

Sunday 18, December

Diaspora

Diaspora

Sunday 18, December

Adventures in Success

Adventures in Success

NR

Sunday 18, December

Tuesday 20, December

Trash Cult Tuesdays: American Movie

Trash Cult Tuesdays: American Movie

Rfor language and some drug content

Tuesday 20, December

Trash Cult Tuesdays: The Beaver Trilogy

Trash Cult Tuesdays: The Beaver Trilogy

Tuesday 20, December

Wednesday 21, December

Astral Projection: American Psycho

Astral Projection: American Psycho

Rstrong violence, sexuality, drug use and language.

Wednesday 21, December

Adventures in Success

Adventures in Success

NR

Wednesday 21, December

Thursday 22, December

McDonald at the Movies: Christmas Vacation

McDonald at the Movies: Christmas Vacation

for crude and sexual humor including brief partial nudity, and for language

Thursday 22, December

Diaspora

Diaspora

Thursday 22, December

Friday 23, December

Crime Wave: The Original Cut

Crime Wave: The Original Cut

Friday 23, December

The Eternal Daughter

The Eternal Daughter

14Afor some drug material.

Friday 23, December

Saturday 24, December

The Eternal Daughter

The Eternal Daughter

14Afor some drug material.

Saturday 24, December

Crime Wave: The Original Cut

Crime Wave: The Original Cut

Saturday 24, December

Monday 26, December

The Eternal Daughter

The Eternal Daughter

14Afor some drug material.

Monday 26, December

CatVideoFest 2022

CatVideoFest 2022

Monday 26, December

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

Monday 26, December

Tuesday 27, December

CatVideoFest 2022

CatVideoFest 2022

Tuesday 27, December

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

Tuesday 27, December

Trash Cult Tuesdays: The Beaver Trilogy

Trash Cult Tuesdays: The Beaver Trilogy

Tuesday 27, December

Trash Cult Tuesdays: American Movie

Trash Cult Tuesdays: American Movie

Rfor language and some drug content

Tuesday 27, December

Wednesday 28, December

CatVideoFest 2022

CatVideoFest 2022

Wednesday 28, December

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

Wednesday 28, December

Crime Wave: The Original Cut

Crime Wave: The Original Cut

Wednesday 28, December

The Eternal Daughter

The Eternal Daughter

14Afor some drug material.

Wednesday 28, December

Thursday 29, December

CatVideoFest 2022

CatVideoFest 2022

Thursday 29, December

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

Thursday 29, December

The Eternal Daughter

The Eternal Daughter

14Afor some drug material.

Thursday 29, December

Friday 30, December

The Eternal Daughter

The Eternal Daughter

14Afor some drug material.

Friday 30, December

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

Friday 30, December

A Social

A Social

Friday 30, December

Crime Wave: The Original Cut

Crime Wave: The Original Cut

Friday 30, December

Friday 13, January

Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & the Legendary Tapes

Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & the Legendary Tapes

Friday 13, January

Saturday 14, January

Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & the Legendary Tapes

Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & the Legendary Tapes

Saturday 14, January

Sunday 15, January

Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & the Legendary Tapes

Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & the Legendary Tapes

Sunday 15, January

Wednesday 18, January

Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & the Legendary Tapes

Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & the Legendary Tapes

Wednesday 18, January

A Social

A Social

Ross' mum and her boyfriend Gregor are having The Manitoba Wedding Social To End All Manitoba Wedding Socials, and everyone is invited. Even if you're from out of town, and have no idea what a Social is. You will find out. PLAYS WITH Horse Brothers, Dir. Fabian Velasco & Milos Mitrovic, 2022, Canada, 8 min / Two paranoid brothers are consumed with murderous fantasies after a horse convinces them that they are each others’ enemies. Starring Guy Maddin and Milos Mitrovic.

Friday 30, December

Adventures in Success

Adventures in Success

NR

A sex-cult settles in the Catskills to build community and spread knowledge, led by their mystical female founder. Their mission is to prioritize pleasure through a ritual called Jilling Off, which they believe will heal Mother Earth.

Thursday 15, December

Friday 16, December

Saturday 17, December

Sunday 18, December

Wednesday 21, December

Show Future Dates
All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis.

Monday 26, December

Tuesday 27, December

Wednesday 28, December

Thursday 29, December

Friday 30, December

Show Future Dates
Architecture+Film: Soviet Bus Stops

Architecture+Film: Soviet Bus Stops

Canadian photographer Christopher Herwig travels former Soviet Republics from Ukraine to Uzbekistan, Armenia to Far Eastern Siberia, and all points in between, in a decades-long bus stop treasure hunt across more than 50,000 kilometres. Uncovering the stories of the designers who built fascinating architectural marvels during the Soviet regime, Soviet Bus Stops is an ode to the power of individual creativity that would not be suppressed. Presented in partnership with the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation and sponsored by the Manitoba Association of Architects.

Friday 2, December

Astral Projection: American Psycho

Astral Projection: American Psycho

Rstrong violence, sexuality, drug use and language.

Astral Projection is a monthly screening series exploring astrology through film. Join us in celebrating the beginning of each zodiac season with a screening embodying the qualities of the sign, directed by a filmmaker of the sign. For stargazers and skeptics alike and anyone interested in the intersection of astrology, pop culture, and identity. A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

Wednesday 21, December

Bikini Drive-In: Bram Stoker's Dracula

Bikini Drive-In: Bram Stoker's Dracula

Rfor sexuality and horror violence

When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker, the reincarnation of Dracula’s long-dead wife Elisabeta, obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness. Join us for a post-screening discussion with Olivia Norquay and Jill Groening of Bikini Drive-in, a semi-monthly podcast and screening series discussing horror films through an intersectional feminist lens.

Saturday 3, December

CatVideoFest 2022

CatVideoFest 2022

CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area

Monday 26, December

Tuesday 27, December

Wednesday 28, December

Thursday 29, December

Show Future Dates
Crime Wave: The Original Cut

Crime Wave: The Original Cut

* Join us on Friday, December 23rd for an introduction and Q&A with John Paizs. John Paizs’ Crime Wave is one of the greatest films ever made, and still criminally underseen. What’s even more underseen, though, is Paizs’ original, darker cut, before he rewrote, reshot and recut the entire last reel – 20 minutes that radically alter the ending. This version of the film is the same one that led critic Jay Scott to proclaim, “If the great Canadian comedy ever gets made, John Paizs might be the one to make it,” when it premiered at Toronto’s Festival of Festivals (precursor to TIFF), in 1985. Matchbox Cine (in collaboration with the Winnipeg Film Group) created a new restoration from Paizs’ own 16mm print. Crime Wave centers around an awkward loner, Steven Penny, who turns out bizarre scenarios for colour crime movies. Steven wants to turn on the best colour movie ever, but he has a problem, he can only write beginnings and ends to his scripts. No middles! Living above a family garage in suburbia and befriended by the landlord’s ten-year-old daughter (Eva Kovacs), we see excerpts from a number of Steven’s scripts, zany ideas based on get-rich-quick schemes. Finally frustrated by his creative block, he sets out for Kansas to meet Dr. Jolly, the script doctor.

Friday 23, December

Saturday 24, December

Wednesday 28, December

Friday 30, December

Show Future Dates
Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & the Legendary Tapes

Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & the Legendary Tapes

A portrait of the character and legacy of electronic sound pioneer Delia Derbyshire, who realized the Doctor Who theme tune in 1963 and explores the idea that this extraordinary composer lived outside of time and space as other people experience it. Presented in partnership with Groundswell.

Friday 13, January

Saturday 14, January

Sunday 15, January

Wednesday 18, January

Show Future Dates
Diaspora

Diaspora

Eva has left her homeland of Ukraine with nothing more than a few belongings, coming to Canada in search of a new life. Upon arriving, she finds a cold and hard city filled with immigrants from all other corners of the world and spirals into self-sabotage while trying to keep it all together. Written and directed in 25 different languages and cast with all new immigrants; unconventional and quirky, Diaspora is an emotional and psychological portrait of the loneliness and despair Eva faces in her new homeland while poignantly exploring the importance of language and culture in finding oneself.

Wednesday 14, December

Saturday 17, December

Sunday 18, December

Thursday 22, December

Show Future Dates
EO

EO

NR

The world is a mysterious place when seen through the eyes of an animal. EO, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes, meets good and bad people on his life’s path, experiences joy and pain, endures the wheel of fortune randomly turn his luck into disaster and his despair into unexpected bliss. But not even for a moment does he lose his innocence.

Thursday 1, December

Friday 2, December

Sunday 4, December

Show Future Dates
Gimme Some Truth: All The Beauty and The Bloodshed

Gimme Some Truth: All The Beauty and The Bloodshed

TBC

Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis. Plays with Hello, Whale / Dir. Laura Ohio, 2022, Canada, 13 min / A diaristic short film that follows a sex worker and her encounters with three distinct versions of a whale that transform her definitions of love, death, and survival. She documents her personal and work life, observing the entanglement of her body within the systemic pressures of late capitalism.

Saturday 10, December

Gimme Some Truth: Ask Any Buddy

Gimme Some Truth: Ask Any Buddy

Virtual post-screening Q&A with director Elizabeth Purchell. A video mashup that uses fragments from over 125 gay adult films to create a kaleidoscopic snapshot of urban gay life in the years following the Stonewall Riots - or at least how it looked in the movies.

Saturday 10, December

Gimme Some Truth: Black Ice

Gimme Some Truth: Black Ice

This incisive, urgent documentary examines the history of anti-Black racism in hockey, from the segregated leagues of the 19th century to professional leagues today, where Black athletes continue to struggle against bigotry.

Saturday 10, December

Gimme Some Truth: Drop the Needle

Gimme Some Truth: Drop the Needle

In August 1990, Eugene Tam opened a small family-run record store on Yonge Street. Through word of mouth, Play De Record quickly became a magnet for college radio and club DJs who spun new sounds far from the mainstream. Through Tam’s contagious work ethic and steady guidance, the store became more than the sum of its parts: an essential hub for up-and-coming dance, hip-hop and electronic artists and a vital part of Toronto’s underground music ecosystem. Today its impact on the music scene in Toronto—and, by extension, Canada—is without question. This is the story of Play De Record.

Thursday 8, December

Gimme Some Truth: Ever Deadly

Gimme Some Truth: Ever Deadly

Ever Deadly weaves concert footage with stunning sequences filmed on location in Nunavut, seamlessly bridging landscapes, stories and songs with pain, anger and triumph—all through the expressions of Tanya Tagaq, one of the most innovative musical performers of our time. Plays with Feeling the Apocalypse / Dir. Chen Sing Yap, 2021, Canada 7 min / A psychotherapist struggling with climate anxiety explores what it means to live in a dying world.

Wednesday 7, December

Gimme Some Truth: Framing Agnes

Gimme Some Truth: Framing Agnes

Virtual post-screening Q&A with director Chase Joynt. Framing Agnes turns the talk show format inside out in response to media's ongoing fascination with trans people. The film breathes life into six previously unknown stories from the archives of the UCLA Gender Clinic in the 1950s.

Sunday 11, December

Gimme Some Truth: Gimme 10 in 30! Doc Challenge

Gimme Some Truth: Gimme 10 in 30! Doc Challenge

Join us for the world premiere of 10 new short documentaries created by local filmmakers. Gimme 10 in 30! is a new documentary incubator challenge wherein 10 participants chosen via random lottery draw were tasked with completing a new documentary film in 30 days. There were no restrictions or parameters to the films created, except they couldn’t be longer than 7 minutes long. The resulting films are presented here for your enjoyment and demonstrate the creative spirit and originality coming out of our local documentary scene. Each film is eligible for a $500 cash prize for the Audience Choice Award furnished by DOC Manitoba, which will be voted on live by the audience after the screening. Presented in partnership with DOC Manitoba.

Wednesday 7, December

Gimme Some Truth: Lynch/Oz

Gimme Some Truth: Lynch/Oz

Introduction and Q&A with director Alexandre O. Philippe. “There is not a day that goes by when I don’t think of The Wizard of Oz”, said David Lynch. Red shoes, hollow winds and young women lost between realms are some of the elements present in Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks. As Lynch doesn’t analyze his own work, director Alexandre O. Philippe invites critics and filmmakers including John Waters, Gimme Some Truth alum Rodney Ascher, and Karyn Kusama to explore one of the most fascinating puzzles in the history of motion pictures: the enduring symbiosis between America’s primordial fairy tale, The Wizard of Oz, and Lynch’s singular brand of popular surrealism.

Friday 9, December

Gimme Some Truth: Nelly & Nadine

Gimme Some Truth: Nelly & Nadine

Nelly & Nadine is the unlikely love story between two women falling in love on Christmas Eve 1944, in the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Despite being separated in the last months of the war, Nelly and Nadine manage to later reunite and spend the rest of their lives together. For many years their love story was kept a secret, even to some of their closest family. Now Nelly’s granddaughter, Sylvie, has decided to open Nelly and Nadine’s unseen personal archives and uncover their remarkable story. Plays with Unarchive / Dir. Cecilia Araneda, 2022, Canada, 13 min / Unarchive juxtaposes the filmmaker’s father’s life with the political history of Chile – his birthplace – over the past century. It reflects on how we remember and how we forget, and the role of the camera in transcending the complex space in between.

Sunday 11, December

Gimme Some Truth: New Short Docs

Gimme Some Truth: New Short Docs

This collection of films combines Canadian narrative and experimental short documentaries. pluetoe’s I Am a Program examines the influence of television programming on the young mind and adults alike. Colleen Simard’s Windigokan Niimi (Windigokan Dances) pairs experimental imagery and dance to reflect on loss. Joel Friesen’ s 200 Princess St. explores Winnipeg’s lesser known architectural histories. Sylvia Matas’ There Was a City is an exploration of the ambiguity of construction and decline and the temporary nature of human-built environments. Minerva Navasca’s Guardians walks the viewer through the psychological reality of gendered violence. Jaime Black’s waawiyebii’ige: She Draws a Circle examines the ways community and connections to the land can interrupt cycles of violence. Dianne Ouellette’s lii bufloo aen loo kishkishiw is an experimental reflection on extinction and resistance. Adam Mbowe’s Halves & Doubles explores complicated family dynamics, connection and mental illness. François Harvey’s Meeting with Robert Dole tells the story of queerness, schizophrenia and faith. Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau and Yannick Nolin’s Belle River paints a portrait of community and resilience in the face of environmental catastrophe.

Sunday 11, December

Gimme Some Truth: Not Forgotten Docs

Gimme Some Truth: Not Forgotten Docs

Post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers, moderated by Kevin Nikkel. The Winnipeg Film Group established its reputation on the offbeat films of the 1980s, with the very first project by the artist-run-centre being the collaborative short Rabbit Pie in 1976. Yet it is worth taking a closer look at the early efforts of the founding members of the Winnipeg Film Group to see the roots of documentary in the first years of the young organization—projects we shouldn’t forget as they’re branches of our cinematic family tree. Leonard Yakir’s gritty doc Main Street Soldier of 1972 fit the social realist approach of the times—a style getting considerable attention with initiatives like the NFB’s Challenge for Change and cinéma verité movement. Yakir’s documentary came out prior to the 1974 Canadian Film Symposium at University of Manitoba, which provided the impetus for the founding of the WFG. Yakir was a founding member of the WFG. In these early years, WFG members were hungry to make films, and many had their sites on the documentary genre. Several projects were started but left unfinished during the first few years of the WFG. A documentary about a downtown preschool centre, Winnipeg Children’s House was begun in 1975—the Super 8 film reels of the project are all that survive. Also, in 1975 on Super 8 was a WFG collaborative documentary on the Winnipeg Folk Festival—the project that floundered primarily due to technical issues. Leon Johnson’s 1977 documentary Yardmen was also unfinished due to lack of funding at the time—his attention turning to other short films, and to a career as a sound recordist. The documentary most recently celebrated from this era was Havakeen Lunch (1979) by Elise Swerhone. The documentary embodied the independent spirit of filmmaking in Winnipeg in the 1970s, and was a film that was actually finished. A few years after these projects the NFB expanded with a Winnipeg office that began attracting many of this first wave of WFG filmmakers away to work on projects with actual budgets. Main Street Soldier (1972) Leonard Yakir, 35min. World War II veteran Ray LeClair relives his marches through a haze of alcoholism on Winnipeg's Historic Main Street. The film draws from Ray’s two battlefields, war and the street. Yardmen (1977/2022) Leon Johnson, 14 min. A portrait of the CP Rail yard workers of central Winnipeg. A documentary that filmmaker Leon Johnson and members of the Winnipeg Film Group shot in the 1970s but never finished, until now. Scenes from the Winnipeg Children’s House (1975) Collaborative, 10 min. An unfinished film about an inner-city Winnipeg daycare centre. The project was lead by Nancy Edell on camera, with Joanne Jackson and Val Klassen helping. Scenes from the Winnipeg Folk Festival (1975) Winnipeg Film Group, 15min. An unfinished documentary portrait of the 2nd Winnipeg Folk Festival at Bird’s Hill Park. The project was another attempt at a Winnipeg Film Group collaboration. Contemporary software has solved previous issues around creeping sync on many of the audio reels, a major factor of the initial project’s demise. The West Quarter (1974) Joanne Johnson Jackson, 4 min. A visual delight, this film by one of Winnipeg's most talented photographers explores a field of sunflowers, examining details of the large beaming heads, waving leaves, and bowing stalks, all to the music of Bill Hinkley. Havakeen Lunch (1979) Elise Swerhone, 28min. After eighteen years of operating the favourite lunch counter in Manitoba's Interlake region, Ellen and Martin Kihn have retired. A poignant look at the last day, The Kihns, their friends and their customers, demanding rural life and the place the disappearing institution of the country café plays in these people's lives. A tribute to the cafes found in small towns.

Saturday 10, December

Gimme Some Truth: Shakedown

Gimme Some Truth: Shakedown

Charting the eight-year run of Shakedown, a peripatetic black lesbian strip club in Los Angeles, director Leilah Weinraub attempts “to portray the before and after of a utopic moment.” Weinraub presents a world unto itself, shaped by the desires and pleasures of its community. Shot with the tenderness of a home movie, Shakedown captures the propulsive, dreamlike atmosphere of the club and achieves a stunning intimacy with its subjects.

Friday 9, December

Gimme Some Truth: Stories of Decolonization

Gimme Some Truth: Stories of Decolonization

In Stories of Decolonization: (De)Colonial Relations, personal stories are woven into key insights about ongoing colonialism in Canada. The film looks into the relationships and social locations carried by diverse peoples living on lands occupied by the Canadian state. With sensitivity to the oppressions experienced by diverse groups and the challenges these bring, this documentary illuminates pathways forward toward solidarity, deeper relations, and decolonization.

Sunday 11, December

Gimme Some Truth: The Rumba Kings

Gimme Some Truth: The Rumba Kings

The Rumba Kings celebrates the epic quest of Congolese Rumba. The music that helped the Congo fight colonial oppression and find freedom. The rhythm that gave birth to Africa's independence anthem and captivated the continent for decades. Presented in partnership with Groundswell. Plays with Ori Mi Agbe / Dir. Iyunade Judah, 2022, Canada, 4 min / An experimental film on hallucination, prayers about destiny and its connection to blackness.

Sunday 11, December

Gimme Some Truth: The Taking

Gimme Some Truth: The Taking

Introduction and Q&A with director Alexandre O. Philippe. A radical examination of Monument Valley's representation in cinema and advertising, The Taking scrutinizes how a site located on sovereign Navajo land came to embody the fantasy of the "Old West." Plays with Portage Place Mall (with love) / Dir. Ryan Steel, 2021, Canada, 2.5 min / In 1986, three city blocks in downtown Winnipeg were demolished to make way for a shopping centre/utopian community space called Portage Place.

Thursday 8, December

McDonald at the Movies: Christmas Vacation

McDonald at the Movies: Christmas Vacation

for crude and sexual humor including brief partial nudity, and for language

Join us for McDonald at The Movies, where comedian, star and co-founder of Kids in the Hall, comic Kevin McDonald will present a film handpicked from the archives of comic history. Clark Griswald, the dedicated family man is determined to stay at home and create the most fun filled, old-fashioned Christmas ever. But life has a particular way of throwing wet logs on Clark's fire.

Thursday 22, December

Saturday Morning Cartoon Party: Xmas Edition!

Saturday Morning Cartoon Party: Xmas Edition!

3 Hours of CHRISTMAS + WINTER HOLIDAY-THEMED Retro Cartoons, Commercials and PSAs – and all the cereal you can eat! Ho ho ho! Santa wants to know if you’ve been watching enough classic cartoons lately? No?? Well, time to fix that with this all-new seasonally X-mas themed collection of vintage cartoons, commercials and TV ephemera! Kids today may not realize the significance of the Saturday morning ritual, but once upon a time, we had to wait a whole week to get our cartoon fix, and when we got it, we tended to binge. Well – welcome to the Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party - that special time when kids and kids-at-heart get to relive the exciting Saturday Morning ritual of non-stop retro cartoons, and binge on the multi-colored sugary cereals that used to be a part of every “balanced” breakfast! The cartoon lineup is always a mystery, but expect to see monsters, sci-fi, sleuths, superheroes and all kinds of 2D silliness, both faves and obscurities spanning the '40s through the '90s, all punctuated with vintage commercials, PSAs and station IDs for a 3-hour trip down memory lane! So get ready for a sugar rush and an explosion of nostalgia all wrapped up in one candy cane-coated package.

Saturday 17, December

Screen Dance Mentorship Residency Screening

Screen Dance Mentorship Residency Screening

Join us for a screening of the final presentations from the Screen Dance Mentorship Residency! Young Lungs Dance Exchange is excited to present the final screening of works created by the six residency participants/artists in residence over the course of the residency program. The screening will be followed by an artist talk & refreshments. ABOUT THE SCREEN DANCE MENTORSHIP RESIDENCY The Screen Dance Mentorship Residency is a new YLDE program designed to support the choreographic inquiries of artists through the lens of filmmaking by providing mentorship and resources such as artists fees, studio space, public presentation and discussion opportunities. The purpose of the residency is to allow for in-depth skill building in developing, creating, editing, and sharing video works.

Monday 5, December

Secret Cinema with Scott Fitzpatrick

Secret Cinema with Scott Fitzpatrick

In Secret Cinema, our all-celluloid film series, films from our own archive of 16mm film prints are selected by guest curators. The film titles are kept secret until the night of the screening. Scott Fitzpatrick is a media artist (Libra) from Winnipeg whose film and video work has screened at underground festivals and marginalized venues worldwide. He's received prizes from the WNDX Festival of Moving Image, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinema, FLEX Florida Experimental Film and Video Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, and was the recipient of the 2018 Winnipeg Film Group Manitoba Film Hothouse Award. In addition to producing his own work, SF has presented the work of others as director of the WNDX Festival of Moving Image, and as co-founder of Winnipeg Underground Film Festival. Admission is by donation and the event will take place at the Winnipeg Film Group’s Black Lodge Studio (3rd floor of 100 Arthur St).

Friday 16, December

Sex Demon

Sex Demon

All hell breaks loose when Jim is possessed by the Devil after unknowingly being gifted a cursed medallion by his older lover, John. Join us on December 10 for an introduction by queer film historian and programmer Elizabeth Purchell. She is the creator of Ask Any Buddy, a multimedia project that explores the history of the gay adult film industry and its role in the development of queer cinema and the spread of gay male visual culture.

Saturday 10, December

The Eternal Daughter

The Eternal Daughter

14Afor some drug material.

An artist and her elderly mother confront long-buried secrets when they return to a former family home, now a hotel haunted by its mysterious past. Featuring a towering, deeply moving performance by Tilda Swinton, acclaimed filmmaker Joanna Hogg's beguiling latest film is a brilliant and captivating exploration of parental relationships and the things we leave behind.

Friday 23, December

Saturday 24, December

Monday 26, December

Wednesday 28, December

Thursday 29, December

Friday 30, December

Show Future Dates
Trash Cult Tuesdays: American Movie

Trash Cult Tuesdays: American Movie

Rfor language and some drug content

American Movie is the story of filmmaker Mark Borchardt, his mission, and his dream. Spanning over two years of intense struggle with his film, his family, financial decline, and spiritual crisis, American Movie is a portrayal of ambition, obsession, excess, and one man’s quest for the American Dream.

Tuesday 6, December

Tuesday 13, December

Tuesday 20, December

Tuesday 27, December

Show Future Dates
Trash Cult Tuesdays: The Beaver Trilogy

Trash Cult Tuesdays: The Beaver Trilogy

Beaver Trilogy is a series of three pieces about the same subject, a young man from the small town of Beaver, Utah who is ob­sessed with Olivia Newton John. The first piece,"The Beaver Kid" is a doc­u­men­tary about Dick Grif­fiths (Groovin' Gary) and his Olivia fas­ci­na­tion. The second piece, "Bea­ver Kid 2" is a drama based on the doc­u­men­tary with Sean Penn playing the part of Dick Grif­fiths. The third piece, "The Orkly Kid " is yet another dramatic work based on the doc­u­men­tary, this time with Crispin Glov­er in the lead. Plays with: Heavy Metal Parking Lot, Dir. John Heyn & Jeff Krulik, 1986, USA, 16 min A look at the wild scene outside a Judas Priest concert.

Tuesday 6, December

Tuesday 13, December

Tuesday 20, December

Tuesday 27, December

Show Future Dates
Triangle of Sadness

Triangle of Sadness

Rfor language and some sexual content.

In Ruben Östlund’s wickedly funny Palme d’Or winner, social hierarchy is turned upside down, revealing the tawdry relationship between power and beauty. Celebrity model couple, Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean), are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by an unhinged boat captain (Woody Harrelson). What first appeared instagrammable ends catastrophically, leaving the survivors stranded on a desert island and fighting for survival.

Thursday 1, December

Saturday 3, December

Sunday 4, December

Thursday 15, December

Show Future Dates
Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance

Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance

Uprooted is a feature-length documentary celebrating the history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance. Exploring and commenting on political and social influences, the film is an honest conversation about jazz dance addressing topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism, and sexism. With special appearances by Debbie Allen, George Faison, Chita Rivera, Camille, A. Brown and Thomas F. DeFrantz. Uprooted also showcases the works of the Nicholas Brothers, Pepsi Bethel, Jack Cole, Katherine Dunham Bob Fosse and Gene Kelly shining a light on what all people have in common, rhythm and a basic human need to get down. Presented in partnership with the Manitoba Association of Dance Educators.

Friday 16, December