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Pacific Cinematheque: Death By VHS

By Mike Everleth ⋅ August 25, 2010

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Aug. 30
7:30 p.m.
Pacific Cinémathèque
1131 Howe St.
Vancouver, BC

Hosted by: DIM Cinema

What’s Winnipeg, Manitoba most famous for? K-Tel? Hunky Bill’s Perogie Maker? The Green Garbage Bag? Well, yes, it’s the birthplace of all those things, but Winnipeg also has an incredibly rich and diverse filmmaking community. Curators Clint Enns and Leslie Supnet — who are also Winnipeg filmmakers themselves — have gathered an impressive collection of the best that their hometown has to offer.

What unites these films is that their place of origin has definitely influenced their content. Not that these films are about the city specifically, bu they do exhibit the same scrappy lo-fi inventiveness that makes Winnipeg the unique place in the world that it is. It’s the spirit of the “strange humour, hand-crafted experimentation and lo-fi/high-tec conundrums” of the town that will shine through on the screen.

For more info on this particular screening and on the Winnipeg film scene in general, please visit the amazing Cineflyer website. Here’s the lineup of films:

Cattle Call, dir. Mike Maryniuk & Matthew Rankin
Thunder at the Track, dir. Walter Forsberg
Zwei Indianer Aus Winnipeg, dir. Darryl Nepinak
How to Care for Introverts, dir. Leslie Supnet
I’m BoHUNKy-Dory With It (My Nose), dir. Sandee Moore
Drawing Genesis, dir. Jaimz Asmundson (Watch online)
Pants, dir. Divya Mehra
Discovering Compositions in Art, dir. Heidi Phillips
The Death of Natural Language, dir. Clint Enns
Traffiiiik, dir. Robert Pasternak
Brodeo in Leather, dir. Gwen Trutnau
Cold Satie, dir. Simon Hughes
Mechanical Film Studies, dir. Andrew Milne
In the Drugs, dir. Hope Peterson
Death by VHS, dir. Damien Ferland