No Man Can Define Me: The Films of Winston Washington Moxam
Curated & Introduced by Scott Birdwise
Winnipeg Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street
February 1, 7:00 pm
A retrospective of the films of Winston Washington Moxam (1963-2011).
Moxam's work spans two decades and includes short fiction, documentary, and two features. These works address issues of race, racism and social justice, and reflect the experience of living in Manitoba.
The screening includes his shorter works and his first feature length film Barbara James (2001), a single black woman who, facing an unplanned pregnancy, must come to grips with her life. Barbara James is a strong example of Moxam’s oeuvre - a concern with race and social justice, an emphasis on narrative, and a realist style with surreal flourishes.
There will also be the launch of a catalogue published by the Winnipeg Film Group, containing essays by Scott Birdwise, Daniel Eskin and Mathew Rankin, with a filmography and photographs of Moxam and stills from his films.