March 8, 2013


Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street

GIMME SOME TRUTH, produced by the Winnipeg Film Group, is a unique, four day documentary forum that includes panel discussions, master lectures, workshops and special screenings to provide filmmakers and audiences the opportunity to discuss creative, ethical and technical issues related to the documentary form.

March 14, 7:00 pm 
OPENING NIGHT SCREENING: Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey 
Directed by Sam Dunn & Scot McFadyen

Sam Dunn is a 30-year old anthropologist who has decided to study the plight of the culture of heavy metal. Shot on location in the UK, Germany, Norway, Canada and the US, this documentary is both a defense of an art form and a window for the outsider into the spectacle that is heavy metal.

March 16

10 AM to 1 PM - Master Class on Music Documentary
Scot McFadyen & Sam Dunn (co-directors of Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey and Global Metal) on their approach to filmmaking, how it was informed by their backgrounds in music supervision and anthropology, and how it led to making films with some of the biggest names in rock music such as Iron Maiden, Rush and Alice Cooper.

2 PM to 3:30 PM - Case Study: New Frontiers in Interactive Documentary Filmmaking
National Film Board Producers Brendon Sawatzky and Alicia Smith will be joined by filmmakers Kevin Lee Burton (God’s Lake Narrows, De Nort) and Darryl Nepinak (At Home) to discuss their approaches, give a behind-the-scenes on how they were created and give a short presentation on the works.

4 PM - ALORS, T’AS SOIF DE QUOI?, introduced by Stéphane Oystryk
Alors, t’as soif de quoi? documents Mahogany Frog on stage as well as off as they try to reconcile lofty dreams of rock stardom with an uncompromising need to create music that is decidedly not radio friendly or mainstream. 

7 PM - WALK AWAY RENÉE, introduced by Jonathan Caouette

Jonathan Caouette embarks on a road trip to move his mentally ill mother Renée across the country. Through musical montage, psychedelic sequences and real and imagined circumstance, it raises questions about love, sacrifice, and the reality in which we live.

9 PM - GLOBAL METAL, introduced by Sam Dunn & Scot McFadyen
Directors McFadyen and Dunn set out to discover how heavy metal has impacted Asia, South America and the Middle East; from Indonesian death metal to Chinese black metal to Iranian thrash metal. A worldwide community of metalheads who are transforming it – creating a new form of cultural expression in societies dominated by conflict, corruption and mass-consumerism.

                             introduced by Adi Sideman & Kier-La Janisse
This is a candid look inside NAMBLA – The North American Man-Boy Love Association – a support group for pedophiles. Adi Sideman’s NYU sophomore project premiered at the NYUFF in 1994 and made national headlines. Outcast by the gay community, and the subject of pretty much universal moral derision, NAMBLA members rarely get to speak for themselves openly.
March 17, 10:00 am until 10:00 pm 

10 AM to 1 PM - Master Class on Documentary
Local filmmaker Noam Gonick will lead a conversation with Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Walk Away Renee) about his specific approach to personal documentary filmmaking.

2 PM - We’re Not Kidding (Docs for Kids) - FREE ADMISSION FOR KIDS

From a 12-year-old boy in Minnesota who has a passion for collecting vacuums to a girl in Belize who lives amongst cacao trees – kids’ stories are the focus of short documentaries, perfect for inquisitive minds.

4 PM - Stories from New Canadians

Unique stories from Bosnia, Bhutan, Cambodia and Zimbabwe; range from the experiences of new refugees in Canada, those who have made a life here and why their experience back home had driven them away.
Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening led by Carlos Vialard of the Manitoba Immigrant & Refugee Settlement Sector Association.

7 PM - Dollar Store Dreams: The Films of Mike Maryniuk
                        introduced by Dave Barber & Mike Maryniuk

A magician with found footage and scratch animation and an uproarious storyteller, Mike Maryniuk is the most recent addition in a city blessed with amazing filmmakers.

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