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Jul 20, 2016

 

Opening Night Reception

July 20, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm
Johnson Hall
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Superpass holders, sponsors and VIPs are invited to join us as we celebrate 16 sun-sational years of GFF. Get the inside info on the films creating a buzz and meet our sponsors and guests. Cash Bar.

Rams (Hrútar)

July 20, 2016 at 7pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Join us for this very special kick-off of our 2016 Gimli Film Festival!  The festival starts with the Oscar-nominated and Cannes Film Festival award-winning Icelandic film RAMS!

Rams (Hrútar) | drama | 93min | Iceland | 2015 | MB Premiere
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.

 
 

Borealis

July 20, 2016 from 10pm to 12am
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Sponsored by RBC!! <3

Borealis | drama | 95min | Manitoba | 2016
An unemployed gambler takes his estranged teenaged daughter on a dangerous road trip to Churchill, MB to show her the magnificent Northern Lights - before her vision disorder renders her completely blind. With a volatile bookie in hot pursuit, Jonah and Aurora are forced to finally confront each other, their tragic pasts, and their respective love of poker and weed.

Jul 21, 2016

NUTS!

July 21, 2016 at 10am
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Sponsored by the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival as part of our New Wave Docs Series!! <3

NUTS! | doc | 79min | 2016 | 2016 | Western Cdn. Premiere
NUTS! is the mostly-true story of John Romulus Brinkley, a Kansas doctor who in 1917 discovers that he can cure impotence by transplanting goat testicles into men. The film traces Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth and influence. Along the way, he transplants thousands of goat testicles; amasses an enormous fortune; is (sort of) elected Governor of Kansas; builds the world’s most powerful radio station; and generally annoys the heck out of the establishment.
**Winner, Sundance U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing

Ice and the Sky

July 21, 2016 at 10am
Gimli Theatre
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Ice and the Sky | doc | 89min | France | 2015 | MB Premiere
Ice and the Sky is a French documentary film directed by Luc Jacquet about the work of Claude Lorius, who began studying Antarctic ice in 1957, and, in 1965, was the first scientist to be concerned about global warming.

After the Last River

July 21, 2016 at 10am
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Sponsored by the Mauro Family Foundation as part of our Social Justice Doc Series!! <3

After the Last River | doc | 90min | Canada | 2015 | MB Premiere
Filmed over five years, After the Last River is a social justice documentary that connects personal stories from Attawapiskat to entwined mining industry agendas and government policies, painting a complex portrait of a territory that is a homeland to some and a profitable new frontier for others.

MTS Stories from Home 1: First Nations First

July 21, 2016 at 12:30pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Sponsored by MTS Stories from Home, "First Nations First" is a collection of made-in-Manitoba films that explore aboriginal issues right here in our home province.

•  SWEAT by Kristin Snowbird | doc | Manitoba | 2016 | 5min | World Premiere  
"A re-creation of my journey to the sweat lodge ceremony through sound, image, and narration."

•  Nowhere Land, dir. Rosie Bonnie Ammaaq | doc | Canada | 2015 | 14min | MB Premiere      
This short documentary is a quiet elegy for the ancestral Inuit way of life, which exists now only in the memories of those who experienced it.  Courtesy of the NFB.

•  A Right to Eat, dirs. Janelle Wookey & Jérémie Wookey  | doc | Manitoba | 2015 | 49min 
A Right to Eat follows regular families, living in Northern Manitoba, in their fight to put healthy food on the table. An intimate look at the frightening realities of food insecurity as faced by two of Canada’s most isolated northern First Nation communities.



 

Films

  • SWEAT
  • Nowhere Land
  • A Right to Eat

Anomalisa

July 21, 2016 at 12:30pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Anomalisa | animated/drama | 90min | USA | 2015
Charlie Kaufmann's latest film follows Michael Stone, an author that specializes in customer service and a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. His low sensitivity to excitement, and his lack of interest made him a man with a repetitive life. On a business trip, he meets a stranger - an extraordinary stranger - which slowly becomes a cure for his mundane life.  This stop-motion film for adults is a continuation of Kaufmann's introspective and existential filmmaking.
**rated 18A for Sexual Content and Coarse Language

Virgin Mountain (Fúsi)

July 21, 2016 at 12:30pm
Gimli Theatre
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Virgin Mountain (Fúsi) | drama | 94min | Iceland | 2015 | MB premiere
Fusi, a 43 years old man still lives with his mother. His daily life is characterized by one of the monotonous routine. The appearance of vibrant Alma and young Hera will upset his old bachelor habits.

He Hated Pigeons

July 21, 2016 at 12:30pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Sponsored by Reel Pride Film Fest as part of our Reel Pride Film Series!! <3

•  Queer Hutterite | doc | 15min | Canada | 2016 | MB premiere
Kelly Hofer knew he wasn't a fit from the start. His secret drove him from his Hutterite colony, the only home he had ever known. When he was 19 he drove to Calgary and came out on Facebook. This is his story.

•  He Hated Pigeons | drama | 80min | Canada | 2015 | MB premiere
Love is everything when a young man journey's from the north to the south of Chile to fulfill a promise. Shot in Chile from the Atacama desert to Patagonia, HE HATED PIGEONS is a slow-burning odyssey about love and loss. Directed by Ingrid Veninger, starring newcomer Pedro Fontaine. Premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Winner "Best Cinematography" Whistler Film Festival.

Films

  • Queer Hutterite
  • He Hated Pigeons

A Space Program

July 21, 2016 at 3pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Sponsored by the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival as part of the New Wave Docs series!! <3

A Space Program | doc | 72min | USA | 2016 | Canadian premiere
In A Space Program, internationally acclaimed artist Tom Sachs takes us on an intricately handmade journey to the Mars in search of the answer to humankind’s ultimate question… are we alone?

To Russia with Love

July 21, 2016 at 3pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Sponsored by Reel Pride Film Fest!! <3

**Noam Gonick - director of To Russia with Love - will be in attendance to introduce his film and do an audience Q&A after the screening!

To Russia with Love | doc | 80min | Manitoba | 2015
Leading up to the Olympics in Sochi, a law banning 'propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors' was passed in Russia. Gay Olympians were confronted with a tough decision: whether to protest in defense of their Russian comrades or compete in silence. Featuring world medalist Johnny Weir, Billie Jean King, Greg Louganis, Martina Navratilova, Simona Meiler and others.

 

Films

  • FAG
  • To Russia with Love

A Man Called Ove

July 21, 2016 at 3pm
Gimli Theatre
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Sponsored by the Gimli Pharmasave as part of the Circumpolar Film Series!! <3

A Man Called Ove | drama/comedy | 117min | Sweden | 2015 | Canadian premiere
59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association.A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools.
 

Into the Forest

July 21, 2016 at 5:30pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Into the Forest | drama | 101min | Canada | 2015 
A worldwide power outage sends the globe toward the brink of apocalypse, forcing two sisters living in their isolated house in the Canadian woods to adapt to their new reality and fight for survival in this stirring end-of-the-world thriller. Starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood.
**rated 14A for Violence, Nudity and Language May Offend
 

Rams (Hrútar)

July 21, 2016 at 5:30pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Rams (Hrútar) | drama | 93min | Iceland | 2015 | MB Premiere
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.

Closet Monster

July 21, 2016 at 5:30pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Sponsored by Reel Pride Film Fest as part of the Reel Pride Film Series!! <3

Closet Monster | drama | 90min | Canada | 2015
An East Coast teenager and aspiring special-effects makeup artist (Connor Jessup, Blackbird) struggles with both his sexuality and his fear of his macho father, in this imaginative twist on the coming-of-age tale from first-time feature director Stephen Dunn.
 
 

GFF Movie Trivia Night

July 21, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm
Ship & Plough Gastropub
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Come on down the the local watering hole the Ship & Plough, grab a table and test your film knowledge at our Gimli Film Fest Trivia night!

Embrace of the Serpent

July 21, 2016 at 8pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Embrace of the Serpent | drama | 125min | Columbia | 2015
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
 

Sparrows

July 21, 2016 at 8pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Sparrows | drama | 99min | Iceland | 2015 | MB premiere
A coming-of-age story about the 16-year old boy Ari, who has been living with his mother in Reykjavik and is suddenly sent back to the remote Westfjords to live with his father Gunnar. There, he has to navigate a difficult relationship with his father, and he finds his childhood friends changed. In these hopeless and declining surroundings, Ari has to step up and find his way.
**rated R for Explicit Sexual Content, Nudity and Substance Abuse. 18+ only admitted.
 

Boris sans Béatrice

July 21, 2016 at 8pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Boris sans Béatrice | drama | 93min | Canada | 2016 | MB premiere
Somewhere in Quebec today, Boris Malinovsky has achieved all of his goals. Strong and proud, he doesn't lack a certain arrogance in relation to his successes. His wife Beatrice - a Canadian Member of Parliament - is bedridden, a victim of a mysterious depression. The sudden appearance of a mysterious man forces Boris to confront the world and himself and will have him questioning the relationships he keeps.

Brothers

July 21, 2016 at 10pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Sponsored by the Gimli Pharmasave as part of the Circumpolar Film Series!! <3

Brothers | doc | 100min | Norway | 2016 | MB premiere
Aslaug Holm follows closely her two young sons Markus and Lukas in their everyday life, while being sons, close brothers, as well as being kids having pleasures and disappointments.
*Winner - HotDocs' Best International Feature Documentary Award
 
 

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

July 21, 2016 at 10pm
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Sponsored by RBC as part of our famous Beach Screenings!! <3

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind | drama | 108 | USA | 2001
The second feature from director Michel Gondry (Microbe & Gasoil) finds the filmmaker reteaming with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Anomalisa) for this off-the-wall romantic comedy. Jim Carrey stars as Joel Barish, a man who is informed that his ex-girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had her memories of their relationship erased from her brain via an experimental procedure. Not to be outdone, Joel decides to have the same procedure done to himself. The doctor's bumbling underlings Stan (Mark Ruffalo) and Patrick (Elijah Wood) perform the operation on Joel over the course of an evening.  Joel struggles in his own mind to save the memories of Clementine from being deleted. Kirsten Dunst, David Cross, and Jane Adams also star.

Jul 22, 2016

Migrant Dreams

July 22, 2016 at 10am
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Sponsored by the Mauro Family Foundation as part of our annual Social Justice Docs series!! <3

Migrant Dreams | doc | 80min | Canada | 2016 | MB premiere
This powerful feature documentary tells the undertold story of migrant agricultural workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that treats foreign workers as modern-day indentured labourers.

Ice and the Sky

July 22, 2016 at 10am
Gimli Theatre
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Ice and the Sky | doc | 89min | France | 2015 | MB Premiere
Ice and the Sky is a French documentary film directed by Luc Jacquet about the work of Claude Lorius, who began studying Antarctic ice in 1957, and, in 1965, was the first scientist to be concerned about global warming.

Almost Holy

July 22, 2016 at 12:30pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Sponsored by the Mauro Family Foundation as part of our annual Social Justice Docs series!! <3

Almost Holy | doc | 100min | Ukraine | 2015 | Western Cdn. Premiere
Gennadiy calls himself "Pastor Crocodile." He's known throughout Ukraine for his years working to rehabilitate drug-addicted kids. But he's also a vigilante who uses any force necessary to carry out his moral vision. Directed by Steve Hoover and executive-produced by Terrence Malick, Almost Holy is an engrossing personal chronicle.
 

Films

  • Priest
  • Almost Holy

Forbidden Room, The

July 22, 2016 at 12:30pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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The Forbidden Room, dirs. Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson | experimental/drama | 130min | Manitoba | 2015
A never-before-seen woodsman mysteriously appears aboard a submarine that's been trapped deep under water for months with an unstable cargo. As the terrified crew make their way through the corridors of the doomed vessel, they find themselves on a voyage into the origins of their darkest fears.  The latest film by Manitoba filmmakers Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson.
**Winner - Toronto Film Critics' ?Best Canadian Feature Award
 

ACTRA Film & TV Acting Workshop w/ Jonas Chernick

July 22, 2016 from 1pm to 5pm
Lakeview Resort (Hannah's Hall)
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REGISTER TODAY!

Up to 20 participants will have the chance to spend a unique and intimate afternoon focused on Film & TV acting with Canadian actor Jonas Chernick (Canadian Screen Award winner, Gemini winner, two time Toronto ACTRA Award nominee)!  In advance, participants will be sent a short scene from a film screenplay, and assigned a role. During the four-hour class, participants will be paired up with a partner and will run their scene for the group, followed by notes and discussion, with a focus on film acting as an expression of honesty and truth; how to access YOURSELF in your acting work, and deliver the most compelling performance possible. Sponsored by ACTRA Manitoba!

Jonas Chernick is a Canadian actor and screenwriter. His credits as an actor include the films Borealis, How To Plan An Orgy in a Small Town, My Awkward Sexual Adventure, Blood Pressure, Lucid, Seven Times Lucky and Inertia and the television series Fargo, The Best Laid Plans, The Border, Covert Affairs, At the Hotel, Living in Your Car, Degrassi, and The Eleventh Hour. He wrote the screenplays for Lucid, My Awkward Sexual Adventure, and Borealis, which is the Opening Night Film of this year’s Gimli Film Festival. Originally from Winnipeg, Jonas is currently based in Toronto, where he runs his production company, Banana-Moon Sky Films.

Secure your spot today!  REGISTER HERE
 

Hevn (Revenge)

July 22, 2016 at 3pm
Gimli Theatre
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Sponsored by the Gimli Pharmasave as part of the Circumpolar Film Series!! <3
**Paul Barkin - producer of HEVN - will be in attendace to introduce this screening and do an audience Q&A afterwards.

Hevn (Revenge) | mystery/thriller | 104min | Norway/Canada | 2015 | MB premiere
Following a botched job interview, Lulu decides not to return home, leaving her husband and their three children in the lurch. Three decisive encounters will help Lulu rediscover an old acquaintance she's not seen for years: herself.
 

MTS Stories from Home 2: Winnipeg Love / Hate

July 22, 2016 at 3pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Sponsored by MTS Stories from Home, "Winnipeg Love / Hate" is a collection of made-in-Manitoba films that explore Winnipeg's reputation as a proud but also self-loathing small prairie city.  In this celebration of Winnipeg's greatest worst hits, we look at our love/hate of mosquitos, surface level parking lots and the bitterly cold winters.

•    Some Lots, dir. Lorne Bailey | doc | Manitoba | 2014 | 21min 
A historical tour of a few of downtown Winnipeg's many surface parking lots.

•    Buzz..., dir. Angela Heck | doc | Manitoba | 2014 | 24 min  
Buzz… examines the culture that surrounds the not-so-humble mosquito and asks: What would our lives would be like without it?    

•    Colder Than Mars, dir. Jeff Newman | doc | Manitoba | 2015 | 28 min    
Colder Than Mars is a window into an average day in the lives of a range of Winnipeggers contending with winter's icy grip. Some choose to embrace the season and find the joy of sport and play, turn a profit, or even uncover art in the surrounding ice and snow.

•    Love & Hate in Winnipeg, dir. Gary Yates | doc | Canada | 2015 | 14min
Photographer Bryan Scott and journalist Bartley Kives explore the only city they have ever truly loved and hated. Directed by Gary Yates.

Films

  • Some Lots
  • Buzz...
  • Colder Than Mars
  • Love & Hate in Winnipeg

Ukraine Stories: Resisting and Rebuilding

July 22, 2016 at 3pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Sponsored by the Mauro Family Foundation as part of our annual Social Justice Docs series!! <3

**Wayne Sharpe - Ukraine Director at Internews - will be in attendace to introduce this series of Ukrainian produced short social justice documentaries and speak about his work with the non-profit organization Internews!

From the Internews website: "Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard."
 

Films

  • The Choreographer
  • Crimean Tatars
  • Volunteer
  • The Fighter

Sleeping Giant

July 22, 2016 at 5:30pm
Gimli Theatre
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Sleeping Giant | drama | 89min | Canada | 2015
The first feature from Canadian writer-director Andrew Cividino is set in an isolated Ontario cottage community during a bleak midsummer, where the volatile dynamics between three teenage friends-by-chance are gradually pushed towards a potentially dangerous imbalance. With its creeping atmosphere of both ennui and danger, SLEEPING GIANT provides a whip-smart look at the emotional extremes of adolescence and their tragic potential, and is one of the most finely observed debuts to come from Canada in recent memory.
**Winner, Toronto Intl. Film Fest's Best Canadian First Feature
**Winner, Vancouver Intl. Film Fest's Best Canadian Film

Borealis

July 22, 2016 at 5:30pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Sponsored by the Gimli Pharmasave as part of the annual Circumpolar Film Series!! <3

**Jonas Chernick - writer / producer / lead actor of Borealis - will be in attendace to introduce this screening and do an audience Q&A afterwards.

Borealis | drama | 95min | Manitoba | 2016
An unemployed gambler takes his estranged teenaged daughter on a dangerous road trip to Churchill, MB to show her the magnificent Northern Lights - before her vision disorder renders her completely blind. With a volatile bookie in hot pursuit, Jonah and Aurora are forced to finally confront each other, their tragic pasts, and their respective love of poker and weed.

Under the Sun

July 22, 2016 at 5:30pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Under the Sun | doc | 106min | Russia | 2015 | MB premiere
Over the course of one year, this film follows the life of an ordinary North Korean family whose daughter was chosen to take part in one of the famous Korean "Spartakiads". The ritualized explosions of color and joy contrast sharply with pale everyday reality, which is not particularly terrible, but rather quite surreal.  Directed by Ukrainian-born, Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky.
**part of our Ukrainian Film Series

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

July 22, 2016 at 5:30pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made | doc | 93min | USA | 2015 | MB premiere
In 1982, three 11-year-old boys in Mississippi decided to film a shot-for-shot remake of their favourite blockbuster, Raiders of the Lost Ark. Over the course of seven summers, these mini-Spielbergs finished all but one scene. They disbanded and their friendships were irreversibly altered. College, romances and careers continued to pull them apart in drastically different directions. But 25 years and one jaw-dropping twist of fate later, these blood brothers reunite to shoot that scene they could never nail: the airplane sequence. Uproariously funny and just as achingly sweet, watch as three grown men risk so much more than groundings to grab their childhood dream.

Industry Panel: A Conversation on the Canadian Film Landscape

July 22, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
Lakeview Resort (Banquet Hall C)
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A special panel and meet & greet with the out-of-town filmmakers and guests.  Open to all local filmmakers, Super Pass holders, volunteers, sponsors and VIPs!  Cash Bar.

Microbe et Gasoil

July 22, 2016 from 8pm to 9:45pm
Gimli Theatre
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The Canadian festival premiere of Michael Gondry's latest feature film, Microbe et Gasoil!  A huge thanks to our sponsors, Alliance Française du Manitoba et Cinémental !! <3

Microbe et Gasoil | drama | 105min | France | 2016 | Canadian Festival Premiere
Microbe, a shy, aspiring artist, has trouble making friends at school until he meets Gasoline, a likeminded outcast. Together they hatch a plan to build a car to tour across France. This charming adventure from Michel Gondry has been called his "most satisfying movie since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind". Also starring Audrey Tautou.
 

The Heart of Madame Sabali (Le coeur de madame Sabali)

July 22, 2016 at 8pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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**Filmmaker Ryan McKenna will be in attendance to introduce this film and do an audience Q&A afterwards.

The Heart of Madame Sabalie (Le coeur de madame Sabali) | drama/comedy | 79min | Canada | 2015
Jeannette has a severe heart condition that keeps her trapped in a suburb of Montreal. After receiving her new heart, Jeannette begins to have strange visions of her donor's former life. Soon after, she is befriended by her donor's son, a Malian teenager, who believes she is his mother reincarnated.

 

Into the Forest

July 22, 2016 at 8pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Into the Forest | drama | 101min | Canada | 2015 
A worldwide power outage sends the globe toward the brink of apocalypse, forcing two sisters living in their isolated house in the Canadian woods to adapt to their new reality and fight for survival in this stirring end-of-the-world thriller. Starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood.
**rated 14A for Violence, Nudity and Language May Offend

Boris sans Béatrice

July 22, 2016 at 8pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Boris sans Béatrice | drama | 93min | Canada | 2016 | MB premiere
Somewhere in Quebec today, Boris Malinovsky has achieved all of his goals. Strong and proud, he doesn't lack a certain arrogance in relation to his successes. His wife Beatrice - a Canadian Member of Parliament - is bedridden, a victim of a mysterious depression. The sudden appearance of a mysterious man forces Boris to confront the world and himself and will have him questioning the relationships he keeps.
 

GFF After Hours

July 22, 2016 from 8pm to 3am
Ship & Plough Gastropub
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Head on down to the local watering hole the Ship & Plough and take in some of Manitoba's finest musical acts, not to mention some great food and drink! Complete with an outdoor beer tent and bands! Hosted by our new venue partner, the Ship & Plough Gastropub. $10 cover.
 

Raiders of the Lost Ark

July 22, 2016 from 10pm to 12am
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Sponsored by RBC as part of our famous Beach Screenings!! <3

Raiders of the Lost Ark | action/adventure | 115min | USA | 1981
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to still hold the ten commandments. Unfortunately, the reknowned archaeologist must fight Hitler's Nazis, who are also after the Ark. Indy, and his ex-flame Marion, narrowly escape from various close scrapes in a quest that takes them from Nepal to Cairo.
 

NUTS!

July 22, 2016 at 10pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Sponsored by the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival as part of our New Wave Docs Series!! <3

NUTS! | doc | 79min | 2016 | 2016 | Western Cdn. Premiere
NUTS! is the mostly-true story of John Romulus Brinkley, a Kansas doctor who in 1917 discovers that he can cure impotence by transplanting goat testicles into men. The film traces Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth and influence. Along the way, he transplants thousands of goat testicles; amasses an enormous fortune; is (sort of) elected Governor of Kansas; builds the world’s most powerful radio station; and generally annoys the heck out of the establishment.
**Winner, Sundance U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing

Songs My Brother Taught Me

July 22, 2016 at 10pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Songs My Brother Taught Me | drama | 98min | USA | 2015 | MB premiere
With an older brother in jail and living with their single mother on Pine Ridge Reservation, Johnny and his sister Jashuan's lives develop new challenges when their absentee cowboy father suddenly dies. The loss prompts Johnny to strike out for Los Angeles, but would mean leaving behind his beloved sister.
 
 

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

July 22, 2016 from 11:55pm to 2am
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Sponsored by RBC as part of our famous Beach Screenings!! <3

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made | doc | 93min | USA | 2015 | MB premiere
In 1982, three 11-year-old boys in Mississippi decided to film a shot-for-shot remake of their favourite blockbuster, Raiders of the Lost Ark. Over the course of seven summers, these mini-Spielbergs finished all but one scene. They disbanded and their friendships were irreversibly altered. College, romances and careers continued to pull them apart in drastically different directions. But 25 years and one jaw-dropping twist of fate later, these blood brothers reunite to shoot that scene they could never nail: the airplane sequence. Uproariously funny and just as achingly sweet, watch as three grown men risk so much more than groundings to grab their childhood dream.

Sparrows

July 22, 2016 at midnight
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Sparrows | drama | 99min | Iceland | 2015 | MB premiere
A coming-of-age story about the 16-year old boy Ari, who has been living with his mother in Reykjavik and is suddenly sent back to the remote Westfjords to live with his father Gunnar. There, he has to navigate a difficult relationship with his father, and he finds his childhood friends changed. In these hopeless and declining surroundings, Ari has to step up and find his way.
**rated R for Explicit Sexual Content, Nudity and Substance Abuse. 18+ only admitted.

Jul 23, 2016

Saturday Morning Cartoons

July 23, 2016 at 8am
Lakeview Resort (Lakeview North Room)
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**FREE EVENT!!

Bring the kids down for this classic collection of cartoons every weekend morning at the Gimli Film Festival!  Join us at the Lakefront Resort Theatre for these memorable animations and a pancake breakfast as served up by the local Kiwanis Club of Gimli.

Into the Forest

July 23, 2016 at 10am
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Year: 2015
Duration: 101 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A worldwide power outage sends the globe toward the brink of apocalypse, forcing two sisters living in their isolated house in the Canadian woods to adapt to their new reality and fight for survival in this stirring end-of-the-world thriller. Starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood.
 

RBC $10000 Emerging Filmmaker Competition

July 23, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
Gimli Theatre
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**FREE EVENT!!

Please join us to watch as five finalists of this year's RBC $10,000 Pitch Competition compete for their chance to get ten grand to make their next film.  Sponsored by RBC and presented in part by On Screen Manitoba.

On Screen Manitoba and the Gimli Film Festival are pleased to announce the finalists for this year's RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Competition: Solmund McPherson - The Debut; Ian Bawa - The Amazing Alan Cassettes; Rowan Gray - Anna and Ida; Fabian Velasco - The Touchdown; Nicholas Christie - Short Term Parking.

The filmmakers will have three minutes to pitch their short film ideas to a panel of industry professionals in front of a live audience at the Gimli Theatre (74 2nd Ave, Gimli) on Saturday, July 23. The pitch competition is free and open to the public and will run from 10:00 am to noon. The winning filmmaker will receive $10,000 to make their film courtesy of the RBC Emerging Artists Project, a mentorship with industry professionals from the National Screen Institute, a $1,000 gift certificate courtesy of William F. White and a premiere screening of their film at next year's Gimli Film Festival.
 

Borealis

July 23, 2016 at 10am
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Sponsored by the Gimli Pharmasave as part of the annual Circumpolar Film Series!! <3

**Jonas Chernick - writer / producer / lead actor of Borealis - will be in attendace to introduce this screening and do an audience Q&A afterwards.

Borealis | drama | 95min | Manitoba | 2016
An unemployed gambler takes his estranged teenaged daughter on a dangerous road trip to Churchill, MB to show her the magnificent Northern Lights - before her vision disorder renders her completely blind. With a volatile bookie in hot pursuit, Jonah and Aurora are forced to finally confront each other, their tragic pasts, and their respective love of poker and weed.

Spaceship Earth

July 23, 2016 at 10am
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Spaceship Earth | doc | 122min | Canada | 2016 | MB premiere
For 50 years scientists have been working to understand humanity’s daily influence on our planet’s life forces. SPACESHIP EARTH is a poetic feature film exploring what they have learned, and what that tells us about our responsibility for steering the only ship in the universe known to carry life.

MTS Stories from Home 3: GFF Home Grown

July 23, 2016 at 12:30pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Sponsored by MTS Stories from Home, "GFF Home Grown" is a collection of award-winning local docs produced and directed by the GFF's own board members, staff, and through our past funding programs!  This varied collection includes the 2014 MTS TV Stories From Home $20,000 pitch winner, "That Mennonite Joke" by Jorge Requena Ramos and Orlando Braun.

•    Nose and Tina, dir. Norma Bailey | doc | Manitoba | 1980 | 27min   
This short documentary tells the unusual story of Nose and Tina, 2 people in love. He works as a brakeman, she as a prostitute. The film captures the domestic details of their life together and documents their hassles with work, money and the law.

•    Holland, Man., dir. Aaron Zeghers | doc | Manitoba | 2015 | 21 min 
As two growing years pass, Don Zeghers - farmer from Holland, Manitoba - phases out his multi-generational family farm.  Nature is contrasted with industrial might in this sentimental and existential portrait of one's own family.

•    The End Of Our Memories, dirs. Andy Blicq & Huw Eirug | doc | Manitoba | 2016 | 25 min   
The proud history and the memory of the settlement and development of the Canadian prairies are kept in small rural museums. The End of our Memories examines the challenges many of these small museums face, in the wake of changing times.

•    That Mennonite Joke, dirs. Jorge Requena Ramos & Orlando Braun | doc | Manitoba | 2016 | 19 min  
A hilarious, unexpected and insightful documentary exploring humour in Mennonite culture! Comedian Matt Falk digs down into his Mennonite past to discover if his heritage is funny enough to include more into his act.

Films

  • Nose and Tina
  • Holland, Man.
  • End Of Our Memories, The
  • That Mennonite Joke

Prison in Twelve Landscapes, The

July 23, 2016 at 12:30pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Sponsored by the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival as part of our New Wave Docs series!! <3

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes | doc | 90min | Canada | 2016 | MB premiere
More people are imprisoned in the United States at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight. THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES is a film about the prison in which we never see a penitentiary. Instead, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives, from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs.  

Brothers

July 23, 2016 at 12:30pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Sponsored by the Gimli Pharmasave as part of the Circumpolar Film Series!! <3

Brothers | doc | 100min | Norway | 2016 | MB premiere
Aslaug Holm follows closely her two young sons Markus and Lukas in their everyday life, while being sons, close brothers, as well as being kids having pleasures and disappointments.
*Winner - HotDocs' Best International Feature Documentary Award

48 Hour Film Competition

July 23, 2016 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Gimli Theatre
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Join us for the World Premiere of 25 new films all created in just 48 hours, for this very unique GFF event!  Sponsored by the Winnipeg Film Group, participants are tasked to write, shoot and edit their films in just two days.  The films premiere in front of a live audience and jury.  Prizes will be awarded to the best films! 

Presented by the Winnipeg Film Group at the Gimli Film Festival!
 

NFB Hot House Animated Shorts w/ The Boy and the World

July 23, 2016 at 3pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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With the great support of the National Film Board, we are excited to present six brand new films created for the NFB's Hot House 11 animation internship program!  The six shorts will be followed by a screening of the animated feature film The Boy and the World!

Boy and the World | animated | 80min | Brazil | 2014
Cuca is a boy who lives in a small village in the interior of his mythical country. One day, he sees his father leaving in search of work, embarking on a train towards to an unknown capital. One night, a breath of wind breaks into the bedroom window and takes the boy to a distant and magical place.
 

Films

  • Fyoog
  • Little Big Bang
  • U.F.O.
  • Him
  • Mindfork
  • Pumpers
  • Boy and the World, The

MTS Stories from Home 4: How to Save the World

July 23, 2016 at 3pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Sponsored by MTS Stories from Home, "How to Save the World" is a collection of made-in-Manitoba films about ecology, climate change and how to save the world!

**Filmmakers Bruce Little and Noah Erenberg will be on hand to introduce their film 'Drive for Free 2' and will have three alternative fuel vehicles (electricty, propane and vegetable oil) on public display after the screening!

•    Oceans North Canada: Protecting Manitoba's Beluga Estuaries, dir. Christopher Paetkau | Manitoba | 2014 | 5min  
Each summer, as the sea ice recedes, more than 57,000 beluga whales return to the estuaries along stunning western Hudson Bay in Manitoba, but the whales need protection from potential risks like the impact of oil spills or traffic-related noise that threaten to move in through the Port of Churchill.

•    Drive For Free 2: The Revolution Continues, dirs. Bruce Little & Noah Erenberg | Manitoba | 2015 | 50min  
“Drive For Free 2 – The Revolution Continues” is the latest from filmmakers Bruce Little and Noah Erenberg in their ongoing quest to drive for free.

Films

  • Oceans North Canada: Protecting Manitoba's Beluga Estuaries
  • Drive For Free 2 - The Revolution Continues

A Man Called Ove

July 23, 2016 at 3pm
Gimli Theatre
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Sponsored by the Gimli Pharmasave as part of the Circumpolar Film Series!! <3

A Man Called Ove | drama/comedy | 117min | Sweden | 2015 | Canadian premiere
59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association.A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools.

Manitoba Short Film Showcase

July 23, 2016 at 3pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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With the great support of On Screen Manitoba, GFF is proud to present NINE of the best new short films from emerging filmmakers right here in Manitoba!  Selected by a jury of industry professionals, this program provides a wide swath of local stories, from documentary to drama to comedy.

•    Boy Toys, dir. Trevor Kristjanson | Manitoba | 2015 | 6min   
Two beautiful but vane men must survive and escape their cheerful hell as they are tormented by their ever-present overlord.

•    Beauty in Focus, dir. Rachel Carlson | Manitoba | 2016 | 14min   
A breast cancer survivor, Kristina Hunter, and a local Winnipeg artist, ML Kenneth, team up to create beautiful photos of women post-breast cancer surgery for an art exhibit. Little did they know, their images would be published into a book.

•    In Transition, dir. Chloe Ross-Rogerson | Manitoba | 2016 | 14min    
Cat and Dash are two young adults from Winnipeg who have never felt at home in their bodies. They share their experiences and the obstacles they have faced growing up transgender in Manitoba

•    Hold On, dir. Austin MacKay  | Manitoba | 2016 | 22min    
The film revolves around a day lived by the two lead characters, Alex and Michael. Both are living in a seemingly fractured world in a varying state of depression, that devolves into a downward regression into darkness

•    The League, dir. Jenna Neepin | Manitoba | 2015 | 10min 
The Aboriginal Mixed Curling League and Bonspiel have been around for over 20 years. Norman Meade, the league founder and organizer, shares his story of when he started curling and how the league began.

•    Oceans North Canada: Protecting Manitoba's Beluga Estuaries, dir. Christopher Paetkau | Manitoba | 2014 | 5min
Each summer, as the sea ice recedes, more than 57,000 beluga whales return to the estuaries along stunning western Hudson Bay in Manitoba, but the whales need protection from potential risks like the impact of oil spills or traffic-related noise that threaten to move in through the Port of Churchill.

•    Olivia, dir. Christine Mazur  | Manitoba | 2016 | 5min
Olivia is about love and loss and growing stronger for it.    

•    Letter To A Terrorist, dir. Nilufer Rahman | Manitoba | 2015 | 3 min | French      
Heartfelt reflections of young Western Muslims who are disturbed and affected by the global acts of terror committed by Muslim extremists.

•    The Champ, dir. Fabian Velasco | Manitoba | 2015 | 9min    
A former boxing champion sits on death row. He has accepted the inevitable, but is nonetheless determined to ensure that no one will ever lay claim to his championship belt. An exceedingly odd and idiosyncratic parable of ego and futility.

Films

  • Boy Toys
  • Beauty in Focus
  • In Transition
  • Hold On
  • League, The
  • Oceans North Canada: Protecting Manitoba's Beluga Estuaries
  • Olivia
  • Letter To A Terrorist
  • Champ, The

How to Build a Time Machine

July 23, 2016 at 5:30pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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**Jay Cheel - director of How to Build a Time Machine - will be in attendance to introduce the film and do an audience Q&A after.

How to Build a Time Machine | doc | 82min | Canada | 2016 | MB Premiere
Jay Cheel’s remarkable new film explores what is perhaps the ultimate boundary, the 4th dimension, time itself. Since humans first walked the planet, they’ve been searching for a way to conquer time. Thus far, the only means of doing this existed in the realm of science fiction novels, comic books and, of course, movies. But as Cheel discovers, scientists are drawing ever closer to this fabled quest. The film focuses on two different men, each uniquely obsessed with time travel.
 

Under the Sun

July 23, 2016 at 5:30pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Under the Sun | doc | 106min | Russia | 2015 | MB premiere
Over the course of one year, this film follows the life of an ordinary North Korean family whose daughter was chosen to take part in one of the famous Korean "Spartakiads". The ritualized explosions of color and joy contrast sharply with pale everyday reality, which is not particularly terrible, but rather quite surreal.  Directed by Ukrainian-born, Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky.
**part of our Ukrainian Film Series

Ixcanul

July 23, 2016 at 5:30pm
Gimli Theatre
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Ixcanul | drama | 93min | Guatemala/France | 2015 | MB premiere
On a Guatemalan coffee plantation on the side of a volcano, a sharp young Mayan woman, Maria, is unsure if she wants to continue with her family’s traditions or take a step into the wider world.
 

MTS Stories from Home 5: Outside the Perimeter

July 23, 2016 at 5:30pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Sponsored by MTS Stories from Home, "Outside the Perimeter" is a collection of made-in-Manitoba documentaries that highlight two different artists that produced much of their work in rural Manitoba, and certainly outside that traditional arts industry.

•    No Cultural Value Canada, dir. Mike Marynuk | Manitoba | 2016 | 19 min | Western Cdn. Premiere
Manitoba folk painter and sculptor tried unsuccessfully for nearly 10 years to will his land, sculptures and 500 paintings to the province of Manitoba.  Folk and outsider art is universally celebrated …..except in Manitoba, where it is considered disposable, or in the case of Interlake artist Armand Lemiez and the assessment by the provincial Minister of Culture ""to have no cultural value"

•    The Private Lives of Wild Creatures, dir. Michael Sanders | Manitoba | 2016 | 50 min
The Private Lives of Wild Creatures is about polar bears, great gray owls and how Robert Taylor followed his passion for the outdoors. A pioneer of eco-tourism, Robert Taylor explored and guided for over sixty years taking photographs that have helped define our nation, shape public opinion, and capture imaginations.

Films

  • No Cultural Value
  • Private Lives of Wild Creatures, The
 

GFF Closing Reception

July 23, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm
Lakeview Resort (Banquet Hall C)
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Join us for special presentations and draw for the 2015 GFF Raffle winners at 8 pm. Super Pass holders, sponsors and industry guests are invited as we bid farewell to the 2015 Festival. Open to all!

A Space Program

July 23, 2016 at 8pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Sponsored by the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival as part of the New Wave Docs series!! <3

A Space Program | doc | 72min | USA | 2016 | Canadian premiere
In A Space Program, internationally acclaimed artist Tom Sachs takes us on an intricately handmade journey to the Mars in search of the answer to humankind’s ultimate question… are we alone?

The Heart of Madame Sabali (Le coeur de madame Sabali)

July 23, 2016 at 8pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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**Filmmaker Ryan McKenna will be in attendance to introduce this film and do an audience Q&A afterwards.

The Heart of Madame Sabalie (Le coeur de madame Sabali) | drama/comedy | 79min | Canada | 2015
Jeannette has a severe heart condition that keeps her trapped in a suburb of Montreal. After receiving her new heart, Jeannette begins to have strange visions of her donor's former life. Soon after, she is befriended by her donor's son, a Malian teenager, who believes she is his mother reincarnated.

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

July 23, 2016 at 8pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made | doc | 93min | USA | 2015 | MB premiere
In 1982, three 11-year-old boys in Mississippi decided to film a shot-for-shot remake of their favourite blockbuster, Raiders of the Lost Ark. Over the course of seven summers, these mini-Spielbergs finished all but one scene. They disbanded and their friendships were irreversibly altered. College, romances and careers continued to pull them apart in drastically different directions. But 25 years and one jaw-dropping twist of fate later, these blood brothers reunite to shoot that scene they could never nail: the airplane sequence. Uproariously funny and just as achingly sweet, watch as three grown men risk so much more than groundings to grab their childhood dream.

Sleeping Giant

July 23, 2016 at 8pm
Gimli Theatre
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Sleeping Giant | drama | 89min | Canada | 2015
The first feature from Canadian writer-director Andrew Cividino is set in an isolated Ontario cottage community during a bleak midsummer, where the volatile dynamics between three teenage friends-by-chance are gradually pushed towards a potentially dangerous imbalance. With its creeping atmosphere of both ennui and danger, SLEEPING GIANT provides a whip-smart look at the emotional extremes of adolescence and their tragic potential, and is one of the most finely observed debuts to come from Canada in recent memory.
**Winner, Toronto Intl. Film Fest's Best Canadian First Feature
**Winner, Vancouver Intl. Film Fest's Best Canadian Film

F-Wordz Live Performances w/ 'Al Purdy was Here'

July 23, 2016 at 8pm
Kris' Fish & Chips Patio
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Join us on the open air back patio for this unique poetry-meets-film event.  Three pairs of poets and filmmakers will present their creative collaborations of poetic prose and short films.  These performances will be followed by as screening of 'Al Purdy was Here', a documentary about the late, great Canadian poet Al Purdy.

F-Wordz live poetry / film performances by:

•    Walrus Sausage by Bruce Maka, Kayla Jeanson, Jocelyne Le Léannec and Rylaan Gimby.
It's not easy to make sausage from a walrus...

•    Olivia by Squigs & Christine Mazur
Olivia is about love and loss, and growing stronger for it. Ronel  Amata's poetry is very personal and from the gut, leaving the audience emotionally raw.

•    I Believe in You by Larysa Musick & Nicola Baldwin
Inspired and influenced by spoken word; a time piece of a girl and her family growing up, and what it means to truly be human.

Followed by:

Al Purdy was Here | doc | 92min | Canada | 2015 | MB premiere
The story of Canada's leading poet and the A-Frame cabin he built. Now Canada's leading musicians and artists come together to tell the tale of Al Purdy.
 

GFF After Hours

July 23, 2016 from 8pm to 3am
Ship & Plough Gastropub
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Head on down to the local watering hole the Ship & Plough and take in some of Manitoba's finest musical acts, not to mention some great food and drink! Complete with an outdoor beer tent and bands! Hosted by our new venue partner, the Ship & Plough Gastropub. $10 cover!
 

David Bowie / Prince Sing-a-long !

July 23, 2016 from 10pm to 11:30pm
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Sponsored by RBC as part of our famous Beach Screenings!! <3

Gimli Film Fest is proud to present an audience sing-a-long tribute to the late, great pop stars David Bowie and Prince!  Bring your beach towel and your singing voice to this unique event where the audience is invited to sing-a-long with their favourite David Bowie and Prince songs!
 

Anomalisa

July 23, 2016 at 10pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Anomalisa | animated/drama | 90min | USA | 2015
Charlie Kaufmann's latest film follows Michael Stone, an author that specializes in customer service and a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. His low sensitivity to excitement, and his lack of interest made him a man with a repetitive life. On a business trip, he meets a stranger - an extraordinary stranger - which slowly becomes a cure for his mundane life.  This stop-motion film for adults is a continuation of Kaufmann's introspective and existential filmmaking.
**rated 18A for Sexual Content and Coarse Language

Swiss Army Man

July 23, 2016 at 10pm
Gimli Theatre
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Swiss Army Man | comedy | 96min | USA | 2016
Being stranded on a deserted island leaves young Hank (Paul Dano) bored, lonely and without hope. As a rope hangs around his neck, Hank prepares to end it all, until he suddenly spots a man (Daniel Radcliffe) laying by the shore. Unfortunately, he is dead and quite flatulent. Using the gassy body to his advantage, Hank miraculously makes it back to the mainland. However, he now finds himself lost in the wilderness, and dragging the talking corpse named Manny along for the adventure.
 

NUTS!

July 23, 2016 from 11:30pm to 1am
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Sponsored by the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival as part of our New Wave Docs Series!! <3

NUTS! | doc | 79min | 2016 | 2016 | Western Cdn. Premiere
NUTS! is the mostly-true story of John Romulus Brinkley, a Kansas doctor who in 1917 discovers that he can cure impotence by transplanting goat testicles into men. The film traces Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth and influence. Along the way, he transplants thousands of goat testicles; amasses an enormous fortune; is (sort of) elected Governor of Kansas; builds the world’s most powerful radio station; and generally annoys the heck out of the establishment.
**Winner, Sundance U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing

Jul 24, 2016

Sunday Morning Cartoons

July 24, 2016 from 8am to 12pm
Lakeview Resort (Lakeview North Room)
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**FREE EVENT!!

Bring the kids down for this classic collection of cartoons every weekend morning at the Gimli Film Festival!  Join us at the Lakefront Resort Theatre for these memorable animations and a pancake breakfast as served up by the local Kiwanis Club of Gimli.

 

Long Way North (Tout en haut de monde)

July 24, 2016 at 10am
Gimli Theatre
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Sponsored by Freeze Frame Film Fest for Kids as part of our Kids Cuts Film Series!! <3

Long Way North | adventure | 82min | France/Denmark | 2015
In 1882, a young Russian aristocrat goes on an epic adventure to find out what happened to her grandfather and save her family's reputation. 

Almost Holy

July 24, 2016 at 10am
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Sponsored by the Mauro Family Foundation as part of our annual Social Justice Docs series!! <3

Almost Holy | doc | 100min | Ukraine | 2015 | Western Cdn. Premiere
Gennadiy calls himself "Pastor Crocodile." He's known throughout Ukraine for his years working to rehabilitate drug-addicted kids. But he's also a vigilante who uses any force necessary to carry out his moral vision. Directed by Steve Hoover and executive-produced by Terrence Malick, Almost Holy is an engrossing personal chronicle.

Films

  • Priest
  • Almost Holy

World To Come

July 24, 2016 at 10am
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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World to Come | drama | 103min | Manitoba | 2015
An unsettling premonition prompts the sudden return of an orthodox man named Doveed back to his hometown where he confronts the neglect of its troubled past and his own spiritual crisis. Within a religious community trapped in time he finds Howard, a lawyer and lost soul who may have bent the rules of justice which Doveed believes are still sacred.
 

How to Build a Time Machine

July 24, 2016 at 12:30pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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**Jay Cheel - director of How to Build a Time Machine - will be in attendance to introduce the film and do an audience Q&A after.

How to Build a Time Machine | doc | 82min | Canada | 2016 | MB Premiere
Jay Cheel’s remarkable new film explores what is perhaps the ultimate boundary, the 4th dimension, time itself. Since humans first walked the planet, they’ve been searching for a way to conquer time. Thus far, the only means of doing this existed in the realm of science fiction novels, comic books and, of course, movies. But as Cheel discovers, scientists are drawing ever closer to this fabled quest. The film focuses on two different men, each uniquely obsessed with time travel.

MTYP Kid's Camp Screening

July 24, 2016 from 12:30pm to 2pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Hosted by CBC's Terry Macleod, join the MTYP Kids Camp for a premiere screening of films by these young directors-in-the-making!

Microbe & Gasoil

July 24, 2016 at 12:30pm
Gimli Theatre
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The Canadian festival premiere of Michael Gondry's latest feature film, Microbe et Gasoil!  A huge thanks to our sponsors, Alliance Française du Manitoba et Cinémental !! <3

Microbe et Gasoil | drama | 105min | France | 2016 | Canadian Festival Premiere
Microbe, a shy, aspiring artist, has trouble making friends at school until he meets Gasoline, a likeminded outcast. Together they hatch a plan to build a car to tour across France. This charming adventure from Michel Gondry has been called his "most satisfying movie since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind". Also starring Audrey Tautou.

88:88

July 24, 2016 at 3pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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88:88 | doc | 65min | Manitoba | 2015
Val loses control of her life until she decides to stand alone and find a way to fight back.
 

Journey Home, The

July 24, 2016 at 3pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Sponsored by the Gimli Pharmasave as part of the Circumpolar Film Series!! <3

The Journey Home | family | 96min | USA/Canada | 2014
A young boy attempts to reunite an abandoned polar bear cub with its mother in northern Canada.
 

Ixcanul

July 24, 2016 at 3pm
Gimli Theatre
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Ixcanul | drama | 93min | Guatemala/France | 2015 | MB premiere
On a Guatemalan coffee plantation on the side of a volcano, a sharp young Mayan woman, Maria, is unsure if she wants to continue with her family’s traditions or take a step into the wider world.
 

Best of Fest

July 24, 2016 at 5:30pm
Gimli Theatre
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A section reserved for the most popular film at Gimli Film Festival 2016!  To be announced early Sunday morning of the festival!

Canadian Short Film Showcase

July 24, 2016 at 5:30pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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A collection of some of the finest Canadian short films to be released in the past year.  From Winnipeg ex-pat Matt Rankin's breathtaking portrayal of a local WWII hero, to the supernatural animated film about a young indigenous street performer named Mia'... these films are sure to blow you away!

•    Debris, dir.  John Bolton  | Canada | 2015 | 14 min
A portrait of Tofino intertidal artist Pete Clarkson as he crafts his most ambitious and personal project to date: a memorial to the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami.  Courtesy of the NFB.

•    Crazy House, dir. Aaron Mirkin | Canada | 2015 | 18 mins  
After the suicide of his best friend, a teenage boy is forced to deal with his guilt and sexuality, in this surrealist psychodrama.

•    La dernière minute, dir. Anaë Bilodeau & Louis-Pierre Cossette | Canada | 2015 | 1 min 
A young non-conformist reveals the art of being at the last minute.

•    Mia', dirs. Bracken Hanuse Corlett & Amanda Strong | Canada | 2015 | 8 min     
A young Indigenous female street artist named Mia’ walks through the city streets painting scenes rooted in the supernatural history of her people.

•    Mynarski Death Plummet, dir. Matthew Rankin | Canada | 2014 | 8 min
The story of Winnipeg WWII hero Andrew Mynarski is told stunningly in this explosive, expressionistic and psychedelic envisioning of his final moments, paying homage to our collective past while transforming fact into brilliant celluloid fantasia.

?•    Rock the Box, dir. Katherine Monk | Canada | 2015 | 10 min
For Rhiannon Rozier, a twenty-nine-year-old university grad with a degree in political science and Latin American history, the quest to enter the man-fortress of the DJ booth will force her to confront an old feminist dilemma: use your sexuality and get noticed, or linger in the shadows. Courtesy of the NFB.

?•    La Voce, dir. David Uloth | Canada | 2015 | 22 min     
Edgar works in a pig slaughterhouse. He loves opera and he loves Ginette, the stripper of his dreams. Edgar is about to ask her to marry him when he surprises her bedding her boss. In shock, he loses his voice and unfortunately finds himself with the voice of a pig.

Films

  • Debris
  • Crazy House
  • La dernière minute
  • Mia'
  • Mynarski Death Plummet
  • Rock the Box
  • La Voce

Virgin Mountain (Fúsi)

July 24, 2016 at 5:30pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Virgin Mountain (Fúsi) | drama | 94min | Iceland | 2015 | MB premiere
Fusi, a 43 years old man still lives with his mother. His daily life is characterized by one of the monotonous routine. The appearance of vibrant Alma and young Hera will upset his old bachelor habits.

Spaceship Earth

July 24, 2016 at 8pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Spaceship Earth | doc | 122min | Canada | 2016 | MB premiere
For 50 years scientists have been working to understand humanity’s daily influence on our planet’s life forces. SPACESHIP EARTH is a poetic feature film exploring what they have learned, and what that tells us about our responsibility for steering the only ship in the universe known to carry life.

Boy and the World, The

July 24, 2016 at 8pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Boy and the World | animated | 80min | Brazil | 2014 | MB premiere
Cuca is a boy who lives in a small village in the interior of his mythical country. One day, he sees his father leaving in search of work, embarking on a train towards to an unknown capital. One night, a breath of wind breaks into the bedroom window and takes the boy to a distant and magical place. Nominated for a 2015 Oscar for Best Animated Film.
 

Goonies, The

July 24, 2016 from 10pm to 12am
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Sponsored by RBC as part of our famous Beach Screenings!! <3

The Goonies | family/adventure | 114min | USA | 1985
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure.
 
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