WINNIPEG − Looking for good movies? Check out what is playing at Cinematheque this weekend.
A self-sufficient but isolated Christian community (six married couples, seven unmarried adults and 38 grandchildren) in northern Alberta has been fighting the oil and gas industry for a long time. And its leader, Wiebo Ludwig, is the chief suspect in a series of pipeline bombings which echo a campaign of sabotage that he waged against the gas industry in the 1990s. A campaign that culminated in the unsolved death of a 16-year-old girl on his family’s farm.
When: October 26, 2011 (7 p.m.)
“Nostalgia for the Light”
Astronomers from around the world visit the Atacama Desert, in Chile, to observe the stars and find answers to their questions about life and its origins. However, they are not the only visitors. A group of women is also looking for the remains of their loved ones, political prisoners who “disappeared” after the military coup of September 1973.
When: October 27, 28, 30, 2011 (7 p.m.) and October 27, 28, 29, 2011 (9 p.m.)
The Cinematheque will present the English part of this year’s programming. Everything is free.
- New Releases Program (October 29, 2011, at 7 p.m.) – “Big Drive” (Anita Lebeau), “Pumpkins and Old Lace” (Juliette Loubières), “I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors” (Ann Marie Fleming), “CMYK” (Marv Newland), “Muybridge’s Strings” (Koji Yamamura), “Wild Life” (Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby), “Sunday” (Patrick Doyon).
- Kids’ iPad Animation Workshop with Freeze Frame (October 30, 2011, at 2 p.m.) – Using plasticine and paper cut outs, children and parents will learn how to create their own mini-animation project where simple characters come to life.
- Family Program (October 30, 2011, at 3 p.m.) – “Big Drive” (Anita Lebeau), “55 Socks” (Co Hoedeman), “Waseteg” (Phyllis Grant), “Private Eyes” (Nicola Lemay), “The Girl Who Hated Books” (Jo Meuris)
For more information on Get Animated, click here.
Admission to regular screenings: $6 (Cinematheque and Winnipeg Film Group members), $7 (students and seniors), $8 (non-members). The box office will open 30 minutes before showtime.
Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque is located at 304 -100 Arthur Street, in Winnipeg.
Cendrine Marrouat may be contacted for potential interviews, reviews and general enquiries at [email protected] Website: www.cendrinemarrouat.com.