This Weekend: WNDX!

WNDX Festival of Film & Video Art
Thursday, Sept. 29th – Sunday, Oct. 2
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WNDX 2011 Festival Poster

Winnipeg’s experimental and avant garde film and video festival has released it’s 2011 lineup that will run from September 30th to October 2nd.

Keystones in this year’s WNDX Festival of Film and Video Art will be a two-part Joyce Wieland retrospective, and an installation of Guy Maddin’s Hauntings short films. As always there will be a healthy mix of local and Canadian short experiments at this year’s festival, and a sampling of international shorts.

A retrospective of the films of the late Joyce Wieland will be featured on October 1st and 2nd at the Winnipeg Cinematheque. Wieland (June 30, 1931 – June 27, 1998) was an experimental filmmaker as well as a mixed media visual artist, and was the first female living artist to have a solo show at the National Gallery of Canada and at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She has been described as “a pioneer of feminist avant-garde cinema” and “a major figure in the avant-grade film scene of the 1960s”.

Guy Maddin will also exhibit an installation of his latest short films The Hauntings at the Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Art from Sept. 2nd to Oct. 1. The Hauntings shorts to be shown are the first batch of Maddin’s series of reincarnated short films based on original films that were lost or never completed. Also included will be an artist talk with Maddin on Oct. 1st.

Making use of that giant TV on the corner of Portage and Main will be Winnipeg’s own Andrew Milne and Wafaa Bilal, an Iraqi-American artist based in New York. Their Cyborg Cinema program on Winnipeg’s streets will centre around humanity’s increasing connection and intimate reliance on technology.

Also included in this year’s festival is the world premiere of George Kuchar’s The Nutrient Express and the dual-screen 28.IV.81 by Christopher Harris (USA), which won the WNDX’s Special Jury Prize for Best International Work.

Other international films will play from France, Germany, Lithuania, USA, and Japan. Many local favourites will screen in the 2-part New Prairie & Canadian Cinema program, including Deco Dawson, Mike Maryniuk, Darryl Nepinak, Leslie Supnet, Clint Enns, Heidi Phillips, Aaron Zeghers and Nicole Shimonek. In a separate screening, Caroline Monnet, Sébastien Aubin and Kevin Lee Burton will exhibit their work as the ITWÉ Collective.

Capping off this extended weekend of festivities will be the perennial favourite One Take Super 8 Event at Winnipeg’s Gas Station Theatre, at 7PM on Sunday, Oct. 2nd.

Sept. 29

7:00 p.m.: “New Prairie & Canadian Cinema 1: People This 2012 Shit Is Hype”
The Nutrient Express, dir. George Kuchar
when_i_was_young, dir. Ian Campbell
Coyote, dir. Nicole Shimonek
Basin, dir. David Geiss
Spongebob Squarepants, dir. Christina Lathan
Breathing Apparatus, dir. Sarah Oneschuk
Discovering Inner Beauty, dir. Clint Enns
It’s the Norval Morrisseau, Jackson Beardy, Carl Ray, Eddie Cobiness, Daphne Odjig, Joe Sanchez and Alex Janvier Show, dir. Darryl Nepinak
25/27, dir. Lief Hall
WNDX Jury 2011, Special Jury Prize: Best Canadian Work
The Whale and the Dog, dir. Garner Beckett
The Life of Death, dir. Tasman Richardson
People This 2012 Shit Is Hype, dir. Mel Hogan

9:00 p.m.: “Opening Reception”

Sept. 30

7:00 p.m.: “ITWÉ Collective”
Oú tu vas toi?, dir. ITWÉ
S.E.C.K., dir. Kevin Lee Burton
IKWÉ, dir. Caroline Monnet
Nikamowin, dir. Kevin Lee Burton
Tashina, dir. Monnet & Burton
Kwoni, dir. Monnet & Burton
Warchild, dir. Monnet & Burton

9:00 p.m.: “New Prairie & Canadian Cinema 2: Controlled Breach”
Love Winnipeg, dir. Barbara Sternberg
Balloon, dir. Paul Atkins & Ian Campbell
Hydro: Tergu/Viscus, dir. Deco Dawson
The Story of Thomas Edison, dir. Aaron Zeghers
The Last Harvest, dir. Heidi Phillips
Gains & Losses, dir. Leslie Supnet
The Yodeling Farmer, dir. Mike Maryniuk and John Scoles
Spirit of the Bluebird, dir. Xstine Cook & Jesse Gouchey
WNDX Jury 2011, Special Jury Prize: Best Prairie Work
M, dir. Félix Dufour-Laperrière
Brouillard – 32 Passages, dir. Alexandre Larose
Black Moon, dir. Brandon Blommaert
SEE/SAW, dir. Charlie Egleston
Chute, dir. Sara MacLean

Oct. 1

3:00 p.m.: “Guy Maddin Artist Talk”

5:00 p.m.: “Joyce Wieland Retrospective 1″
Cat Food (1967, 13:30 min)
Barbara’s Blindness (1965 16mm, 16:15 min)
Birds at Sunrise (1986, 10:15 min)
Water Sark (1965 13:30 min)
handtinting (1967-1968, 6 min)
Rat Life and Diet in North America (1968, 16 min)
A & B in Ontario (1984, 16:05 min)

7:00 p.m.: “International Experimental: Winning the Human Race”
28.IV.81 (Descending Figures), dir. Christopher Harris
WNDX Jury 2011, Special Jury Prize: Best International Work
HBS-TV NEWS NOW, dir. Madam X
All That Sheltering Emptiness, dir. Gina Carducci & Mattilda Bernstein-Sycamore
Après Le Feu, dir. Jaques Perconte
Africa I, dir. Shinkan Tamaki
Super M adventures, dir. Arunas Eimulis
Who Are We?, dir. Aaron Valdez
Lighthouse Polka, dir. Neil Ira Needleman
The Voice of God, dir. Bernd Luetzeler
A Time Shared Unlimited, dir. Zachary Epcar
Wrestling With my Father, dir. Charles Fairbanks

9:00 p.m.: “Cyborg Cinema: Wafaa Bilal and Andrew Milne” (Curated by Cecilia Araneda and Jaimz Asmundson)
Two live performance pieces: The 3rdi by Wafaa Bilal and by Andrew Milne.

11:00 p.m.: “Guy Maddin‘s Hauntings Closing Party”

Oct. 2

12:00 p.m.: Wafaa Bilal & Andrew Milne Artist Talk”

3:00 p.m.: “Joyce Wieland Retrospective 2″
Patriotism (1964, 4 min)
Patriotism Part II (1965, 3:45 min)
Reason Over Passion (1969 83:40 min)

7:00 p.m.: “One Take Super 8 Event”

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~ by cineflyer on August 24, 2011.

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