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February 26, 2014

OUR NIXON l The Purple Room Anniversary l Freeze Frame Festival: Horizon Beautiful l Resonating Reconciliation l Pancake Tuesday & Ash Wednesday

March 4  DOORS @ 7:00 l SHOW @ 7:30 pm
Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 1/2 Ross

Open City Cinema is excited to present Penny Lane and Brian L. Frye's new feature length documentary OUR NIXON,  an all-archival documentary. 

Throughout Richard Nixon's presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they'd all be in prison.

This unique and personal visual record, created by H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, was seized by the FBI during the Watergate investigation, then filed away at the National Archives, and forgotten for almost 40 years.

Preceded by two found-footage short films, by Laura Mackin and Brian L. Frye 

March 9, 5:30 pm until 11:30 pm  Show starts at 7 pm.
The Purple Room at FRAME, 318 Ross Ave.

You're going to see IMPROV, MUSIC, STAND-UP COMEDY, and SPOKEN WORD from some of Winnipeg's best, all of whom have been a big part of this wonderful journey since last March. 

Enjoy some reasonably-priced beverages, snacks, and great company before the show. 

featuring the talents of
BUCKO | improv duo |
BUNNY | 90s r&b ukulele duo |
DAVID SWEATMAN | multi-instrumentalist |
J.D. RENAUD | alt comedy |
MATT MOSKAL | folk-pop |
MELANIE DAHLING | stand-up |
OUTSIDE JOKE (4/6 of them) | improv dynamos |
PAUL FRIESEN | spoken word |
THE PRAIRIE PLAYERS | improv collective |
STEVE LOCKE | spoken word |

with appearances by
BEN WALKER | stand-up |
DAN ROBERTSON | stand-up |

and a piece in absentia by
STEVE CURRIE | a bit of everything |

"The Purple Room Showcase Series" is a weekly arts showcase featuring a regular rotation of music, stand-up comedy, improv comedy, sketch comedy, film, and spoken word. 

March 9, 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 boulevard Provencher
Tickets are $3 per person, available at the door. 

Our 18th Annual International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages.
Freeze Frame Festival Opening Night feature film will be Horizon Beautiful (2013). 

This Suisse-Ethiopian film tells the story of a young orphan in Addis Ababa who dreams of becoming an international soccer star. The film is in German with English subtitles, and is suitable for ages 14+.

Resonating Reconciliation 
CKUW 95.9 FM airs the radio series Mondays from 5:30-6pm after Inner City Voices.

CKUW participated in a project through the NCRA (National Campus Community Radio Association) that enabled us to contract one of our volunteers to produce a 30 minute documentary for a series called Resonating Reconciliation.  

The project was funded by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the documentaries highlight the experiences of First Nations' and the legacy of Indian Residential Schools.  

Robin Eriksson, Program Director, 204-786-9782

St. Philip Anglican Church, 240 Tache Avenue

March 4
SHROVETIDE TUESDAY - "Pancake Tuesday"  - 5:00 - 7:00 pm - for pancakes and sausages - gluten-free pancakes available.  $6.00 per person - $15.00 per family.

March 5
ASH WEDNESDAY - the beginning of Lent - 7:00 pm - prayer, imposition of ashes, and Holy Eucharist.  We begin our journey to Easter with the sign of ashes, an ancient sign, speaking of the frailty and uncertainty of human life, and marking the penitence of the community as a whole. 

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