Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street
January 11, 12, 13, 16 at 7:00 pm
Finally, The First Winter gets screened in it's hometown!
Director RYAN MCKENNA | 2012 | CANADA | 72 MIN
Starring Rob Vilar, Eve Majzels and Alek Rzeszowski
Ryan McKenna and all lead actors will be present on opening night!!
Premiering at Montreal's prestigious Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, director Ryan McKenna has created a dryly-funny gem about unrequited love. Rob Vilar gives a beautiful deadpan performance as a DJ living in Portugal who learns that an affair with a woman named Sophie has led to her pregnancy. He flies back to Winnipeg to be by her side only to encounter an icy reception and a forbidding city. McKenna has captured Winnipeg in all its mid winter darkness with beautiful cinematography and a bleak sense of humour reminiscent of Finnish master Aki Kaurismaki and Jim Jarmusch. Created under the rules of the seven point “Brutalism in Cinema Manifesto” whereby the new cinema of Winnipeg is stark, austere, brutal and cold...but told with jokes. -Dave Barber
Don’t miss Freeze Frame's hands-on animation workshops for kids of all ages.
With a different theme each week, FF will teach you the basics of animation and give you the chance to make your own animated short film!
January 13 to March 3 at 2:00 pm
Cinematheque returns with our 8th Annual series of free films for children every Sunday afternoon.
YELLOW SUBMARINE l 1968 | UK | 90 MIN
SUN JAN 13 - 2:00 PM
The Yodeling Farmer, 2011, Canada, 6 min
by Winnipeg filmmakers Mike Maryniuk & John Scoles
The life and music of Manitoba cowboy yodeling legend Stew Clayton.
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA l 1954 | USA | 127 MIN
SUN JAN 20 - 2:00 PM
THE IRON GIANT l 1999 | US | 80 MIN
SUN JAN 27 - 2:00 PM
Robot Adventures in Outer Space, 2012, 2 min
by Winnipeg filmmaker Marlon Wiebe
Tin-can robot LIF-TOR searches for his lost friend Space Robot in the far reaches of deep space in this slick science fiction comedy.
THE NEVERENDING STORY l 1984 | GERMANY | 92 MIN
SUN FEB 3 - 2:00 PM
ART CITY l 2012 | CANADA | 45 MIN
SUN FEB 10 - 2:00 PM
A Chairy Tale, 1957, Canada, 10 min
In this Oscar nominated short film, a chair refuses to be sat upon, forcing a young man to perform a sort of dance with the chair. The musical accompaniment is by Ravi Shankar and Chatur Lal.
The Sacred Seven, 2010, Canada, 9 min by Winnipeg filmmaker Jordan Molaro
An inspiring story about Mellissa, a seven year old foster child who grounds herself with the Seven Sacred teachings taught by the late elder Dorris Campbell.
MONKEY BUSINESS l 1931 | USA | 77 MIN
SUN FEB 17 - 2:00 PM
IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS l 1962 | USA | 98 MIN
SUN FEB 24 - 2:00 PM
A CAT IN PARIS l 2010 | FRANCE | 70 MIN
(French w/ English subtitles)
SUN MAR 3 - 2:00 PM
+++ Please note this film is not suitable for younger children. +++
The Winnipeg Film Group acknowledge the generous support of the Assiniboine Credit Union for our Cabin Fever series.