October 12, 2012

Greg Hanec's Downtime DVD Release

Cinematheque, at 100 Arthur Street, will be showing one of the two 
remaining 16mm prints of Downtime (1985) to celebrate the release of the DVD. 
Post film Q&A with Director Greg Hanec and lead actress Maureen Gerbrandt. 
Moderated by U of W Film Prof John Kozak

"Winnipeg has never looked darker, grimier, or more mysterious, than it does here" Winnipeg Free Press (1985)

As a surprise Canadian entry at the 1986 Berlin International Film Festival, Downtime has established a reputation as "one of the best feature films made in Manitoba" Take One.

This DVD presents Downtime in a suitably pristine format, restored from the original negative, and contains several special features, including an interview with the director and two of Hanec's early shorts, Music and Slow, Fast, Single.

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