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88:88

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July 24, 2016 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Isiah Medina

Year: 2015
Duration: 65 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
when you are unable to pay your electricity, water, heat, etc. these can get cut from your home. Once your able to pay again, after living in darkness, your digital clocks in your home flash  88:88, --:--, -. This demonstrates that those who live in poverty live in suspended time.

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A Man Called Ove

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July 21, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Hannes Holm

Year: 2015
Duration: 117 min
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish
59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools.
 

A Right to Eat

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July 21, 2016 at 12:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Janelle Wookey, Jérémie Wookey

Year: 2015
Duration: 49 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Subtitles: English
"A Right to Eat" follows regular families, living in Northern Manitoba, in their fight to put healthy food on the table. A deeply intimate look at the frightening realities of food insecurity as faced by two of Canada’s most isolated northern First Nation communities and their courageous battle against hunger, disease and dependency.
 

A Space Program

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July 21, 2016 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets
July 23, 2016 at 8pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Tom Sachs

Year: 2016
Duration: 72 min
Country: United States
Language: English
In A Space Program, internationally acclaimed artist Tom Sachs takes us on an intricately handmade journey to the red planet, providing audiences with an intimate, first person look into his studio and methods. The film is both a piece of art in its own right and a recording of Sachs’ historic piece, Space Program 2.0: MARS, which opened at New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2012.

For Space Program 2.0: MARS, Tom and his team built an entire space program from scratch. They were guided by the philosophy of bricolage: creating and constructing from available yet limited resources. They ultimately sent two female astronauts to Mars in search of the answer to humankind’s ultimate question… are we alone?

Directed by Van Neistat, A Space Program is a captivating introduction to Sachs’ work for the uninitiated, and required viewing for his longtime fans. 

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After Circus

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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Year: 2016
Duration: 78 min
Country: United States
Language: English
After Circus explores the vibrant community of retired circus performers living in Florida. A cast of endearing characters share their former exploits and current challenges with humour and warmth. Featuring breathtaking performances by renowned circus stars like the inspiring Dolly Jacobs, an aerialist who at 55 defies age and gravity.
 

After the Last River

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July 21, 2016 at 10am – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Victoria Lean

Year: 2015
Duration: 90 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Filmed over five years, After the Last River 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.
 

Al Purdy was Here

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July 23, 2016 at 8pm – Kris' Fish & Chips Patio Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Year: 2015
Duration: 92 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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.
 

Almost Holy

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July 22, 2016 at 12:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets
July 24, 2016 at 10am – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Year: 2015
Duration: 100 min
Country: Ukraine
Language: Ukrainian
Subtitles: English
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.
 

Anomalisa

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July 23, 2016 at 10pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets
July 21, 2016 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Animation

Directed by Charlie Kaufmann

Year: 2015
Duration: 90 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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.

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Beauty in Focus

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July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Rachel Carlson

Year: 2016
Duration: 14 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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.
 

Borealis

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July 20, 2016 at 10pm – Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
July 22, 2016 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets
July 23, 2016 at 10am – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Sean Garrity

Year: 2016
Duration: 95 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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.
 

Boris sans Béatrice

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July 21, 2016 at 8pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets
July 22, 2016 at 8pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Year: 2016
Duration: 93 min
Country: Canada
Language: French
Subtitles: English
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.
 

Boy and the World, The

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July 24, 2016 at 8pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets
July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Animation

Year: 2015
Duration: 80 min
Country: Brazil
Language: - Without dialogue
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.
 

Boy Toys

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July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Drama

Directed by Trevor Kristjanson

Year: 2015
Duration: 6 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Two beautiful but vane men must survive and escape their cheerful hell as they are tormented by their ever-present overlord.
 

Brothers

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July 21, 2016 at 10pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets
July 23, 2016 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Aslaug Holm

Year: 2015
Duration: 100 min
Country: Norway
Language: Norwegian
Subtitles: English
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.
 

Buzz...

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July 22, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Angela Heck

Year: 2014
Duration: 24 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Buzz… examines the culture that surrounds the not-so-humble mosquito and asks: What would our lives would be like without it?

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Champ, The

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July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Drama

Directed by Fabian Velasco

Year: 2015
Duration: 9 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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.
 

The Choreographer

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July 22, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Year: 2016
Duration: 15 min
Country: Ukraine
Language: Ukrainian
Subtitles: English
It is a story of Liudmyla, a folk dance teacher from Luhansk, who left for a dance festival in Bulgaria with her students and was not able to return home due to the war. She now lives in Mykolaiv, where she launched a folk choreography department in the Mykolaiv Art Academy.
 

Closet Monster

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July 21, 2016 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Year: 2015
Duration: 90 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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.
 

Colder Than Mars

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July 22, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Jeff Newman

Year: 2015
Duration: 28 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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. Others simply confront the cold as a fact of life and do their part to move past it.
 

Crazy House

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July 24, 2016 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Drama

Directed by Aaron Mirkin

Year: 2015
Duration: 18 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
After the suicide of his best friend, a teenage boy is forced to deal with his guilt and sexuality, in this surrealist psychodrama.
 

Crimean Tatars

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July 22, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Year: 2016
Duration: 15 min
Country: Ukraine
Language: Ukrainian
Subtitles: English
It is a story of Crimean Tatar family, who were forced to flee their home during the Russian military invasion of the Crimean peninsula and were welcomed by the people of Cherkasy in mainland Ukraine. Despite religious tensions, the family adjusts to their new life with help from the community.
 

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David Bowie / Prince Sing-a-long !

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July 23, 2016 at 10pm – Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings

Feature film (75 mins +)

Duration: 75 min
Country: United States
Language: English
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!
 

Debris

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July 24, 2016 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by John Bolton

Year: 2015
Duration: 14 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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. In Clarkson’s caring hands, the remnants from the Tohoku region take on a life of their own as he shapes them into a unique public sculpture.
*film courtesy of the National Film Board
 

Drive For Free 2 - The Revolution Continues

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July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Bruce Little And Noah Erenberg

Year: 2015
Duration: 50 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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.

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Embrace of the Serpent

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July 21, 2016 at 8pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Year: 2015
Duration: 125 min
Country: Colombia
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.
 

End Of Our Memories, The

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July 23, 2016 at 12:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Andy Blicq

Year: 2016
Duration: 25 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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.
 

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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July 21, 2016 at 10pm – Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Michel Gondry

Year: 2004
Duration: 108 min
Country: United States
Language: English
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.

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FAG

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July 21, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Scott Fitzpatrick

Year: 2014
Duration: 5 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
 

The Fighter

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July 22, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Year: 2016
Duration: 15 min
Country: Ukraine
Language: Ukrainian
Subtitles: English
It is a story of a Kyokushin Karate champion, Oleksiy from Avdiivka, Donetsk region. Now Oleksiy lives in Zolotonosha, a small town in government-controlled Ukraine, where he managed to repair an abandoned gym in his new small town to run athletics programs for youth in the community.
 

Forbidden Room, The

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July 22, 2016 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Experimental

Year: 2015
Duration: 130 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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.
 

Fyoog

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July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Curtis Horsburgh

Year: 2016
Duration: 1 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Please stand clear of the doors... This very short surreal hybrid of stop-motion and 2D animation is a story about a dream about a train, inspired by found sound of a Toronto subway car. 

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Goonies, The

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July 24, 2016 at 10pm – Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Year: 1985
Duration: 114 min
Country: United States
Language: English
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure.
 

Grandma

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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Year: 2015
Duration: 79 min
Country: United States
Language: English
A teenager facing an unplanned pregnancy seeks help from her acerbic grandmother, a woman who is long estranged from her daughter.

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He Hated Pigeons

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July 21, 2016 at 12:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Ingrid Veninger

Year: 2015
Duration: 80 min
Country: Canada, Chile
Language: English
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.
 

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

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July 22, 2016 at 8pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets
July 23, 2016 at 8pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Ryan McKenna

Year: 2015
Duration: 79 min
Country: Canada
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Sabali is a dramatic film with touches of absurdist comedy, and features surrealist dream sequences and a colourful art design. The story is centered on Jeannette, who 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. The story itself is based on the scientific concept of cellular memory, the idea that cells contain memories, and that organ recipients sometimes take on the personality traits of their donors.
 

Hevn (Revenge)

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July 22, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Year: 2015
Duration: 104 min
Country: Norway, Canada
Language: Norwegian
Subtitles: English
Seeking revenge on the man responsible for destroying her sister’s life, Rebekka (Siren Jørgensen, Netflix’s Lillehammer) returns to the small Norwegian vacation town she and her family visited in her youth.
 

Him

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July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Lorna Kirk

Year: 2016
Duration: 2 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Hand-drawn charcoal drawings movingly depict the loneliness and bewilderment of a child seeking safety in a war zone, in this timely very short animation that uses found sound to explore the powerlessness of the refugee experience. 
 

Hold On

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July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Drama

Directed by Austin MacKay

Year: 2016
Duration: 22 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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
 

Holland, Man.

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July 23, 2016 at 12:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Aaron Zeghers

Year: 2015
Duration: 21 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
As two growing years pass, Don Zeghers - farmer from Holland, Manitoba - phases out his multi-generational family farm. With experimental photography on Super 8, 16mm and digital mediums, his son Aaron Zeghers follows this life change. Nature is contrasted with industrial might in this sentimental and existential portrait of one's own family.
 

How to Build a Time Machine

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July 23, 2016 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets
July 24, 2016 at 12:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Year: 2016
Duration: 82 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
How to Build a Time Machine is the story of two men, both inspired by H.G. Wells' 'The Time Machine', who have set out on a quest to build their own time machines.
When Rob Niosi decided to build a full scale replica of the time machine prop from George Pal's adaptation of H.G. Wells' novella 'The Time Machine', he had no idea what he was getting himself into. The three month project is now in its eleventh year, and he's not sure it will ever end. His perfectionist attitude and obsessive nature -- cultivated by years of detail oriented, time consuming work as a stop-motion animator -- has elevated his machine from prop replica to a true work of art. His goal? To capture the impression he had as a kid when he first laid eyes on the beautiful machine.
When Ronald Mallett was a young boy, his Father died unexpectedly of a heart attack. This event turned his world upside down. He became ostracized from his friends and family and found solace in science fiction. It was H.G. W ells' The Time Machine that inspired Ron to pursue a career in physics. His goal? To build a time machine so he could go back and save his Father.

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Ice and the Sky

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July 21, 2016 at 10am – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
July 22, 2016 at 10am – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Year: 2015
Duration: 89 min
Country: France
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.
 

In Transition

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July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Chloe Ross-Rogerson

Year: 2016
Duration: 14 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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
 

Into the Forest

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July 21, 2016 at 5:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets
July 22, 2016 at 8pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets
July 23, 2016 at 10am – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

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.
 

Ixcanul

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July 23, 2016 at 5:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
July 24, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Year: 2015
Duration: 93 min
Country: France, Guatemala
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
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.

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Journey Home, The

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July 24, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Mockumentary

Year: 2014
Duration: 96 min
Country: Canada, Italy
Language: English
A young boy attempts to reunite an abandoned polar bear cub with its mother in northern Canada.

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Krisha

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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Year: 2015
Duration: 83 min
Country: United States
Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.

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La dernière minute

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July 24, 2016 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Louis-Pierre Cossette, Anaë Bilodeau

Year: 2015
Duration: 1 min
Country: Canada
Language: French
Subtitles: English
A young nonconformist reveals the art of being at the last minute.
 

La Voce

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July 24, 2016 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Drama

Directed by David Uloth

Year: 2015
Duration: 22 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Subtitles: English
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.
 

League, The

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July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Jenna Neepin

Year: 2015
Duration: 10 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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.
 

Letter To A Terrorist

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July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Drama

Directed by Nilufer Rahman

Year: 2015
Duration: 3 min
Country: Canada
Language: English, French
Subtitles: French
Heartfelt reflections of young Western Muslims who are disturbed and affected by the global acts of terror committed by Muslim extremists.
 

Little Big Bang

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July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Duncan Major

Year: 2016
Duration: 2 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Printed manually on a vintage tabletop press using hand-carved linoleum blocks, this very short animation is about a new parent who learns about free expression and the power of letting go. Inspired by the filmmaker’s new baby boy and found sound. 
 

Long Way North

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July 24, 2016 at 10am – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Animation

Year: 2015
Duration: 82 min
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. 

Presented by Freeze Frame Manitoba!
 

Love & Hate in Winnipeg

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July 22, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Gary Yates

Year: 2015
Duration: 14 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Photographer Bryan Scott and journalist Bartley Kives explore the only city they have ever truly loved and hated. Directed by Gary Yates.
 

Lulu in the Nude

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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Year: 2013
Duration: 84 min
Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English
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.

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Masseuse

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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Serhiy Bibyk, Stanislav Tsekhmistrenko

Year: 2016
Duration: 20 min
Country: Ukraine
Language: Ukrainian
Subtitles: English
Ukrainian soldier Maksym Ilchenko of Kramatorsk in Donetsk region loses most of his sight in battle. The film tells the story of his psychological condition (from euphoria for being alive to depression caused by his disability), and the help he receives from volunteers and family.
 

Mia'

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July 24, 2016 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Amanda Strong, Bracken Hanuse Corlett

Year: 2015
Duration: 8 min
Country: Canada
Language: - Without dialogue
A young Indigenous female street artist named Mia’ walks through the city streets painting scenes rooted in the supernatural history of her people.
 

Microbe & Gasoil

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July 22, 2016 at 8pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
July 24, 2016 at 12:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Michel Gondry

Year: 2016
Duration: 105 min
Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English
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.

Presented with Alliance Fracaise Manitoba & Cinémental.
 

Migrant Dreams

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July 22, 2016 at 10am – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Min Sook Lee

Year: 2016
Duration: 80 min
Country: Canada
Language: English, Indonesian
Subtitles: English
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.
 

Mindfork

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July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Catherine Dubeau

Year: 2016
Duration: 2 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Incorporating found sound of an English language lesson, this very short animation depicts a visual descent into madness triggered by the effort to keep it all together—even when it seems damn near impossible. 
 

Mynarski Death Plummet

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July 24, 2016 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Drama

Year: 2014
Duration: 8 min
Country: Canada
Language: - Without dialogue
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.

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No Cultural Value

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July 23, 2016 at 5:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Mike Maryniuk

Year: 2016
Duration: 19 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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".
 

Nose and Tina

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July 23, 2016 at 12:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Year: 1980
Duration: 27 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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.
 

Nowhere Land

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July 21, 2016 at 12:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Rosie Bonnie Ammaaq

Year: 2015
Duration: 14 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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. Bonnie Ammaaq and her family remember it vividly. For them, the wild open tundra wasn’t just somewhere to live, it wassomewhere -- whereas the settlement of Igloolik is unquestionably nowhere.
*film courtesy of the National Film Board
 

NUTS!

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July 23, 2016 at 11:30pm – Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
July 21, 2016 at 10am – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets
July 22, 2016 at 10pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Penny Lane

Year: 2015
Duration: 79 min
Country: United States
Language: English
"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. From there, the story only gets weirder.

Using hand-drawn animated reenactments, interviews, archival footage, and a seriously unreliable narrator, "NUTS!" 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. Doc Brinkley led an audacious life in which he conned everybody and made a disgraceful amount of money. How he did it, and what happened when it all came crashing down, is the story of NUTS!

Once all the twists and turns of Brinkley’s story are revealed "NUTS!" definitely earns its title. But it’s more than just a colorful biopic with a great story. "NUTS!" reminds us that, more than any other human quality, it is our love of and need for compelling narratives that makes us so endlessly susceptible to being conned. We believe the stories we want (or need) to believe, and we believe anyone who tells them to us. Con men know this. So do politicians, pitch men, propagandists, cult leaders, pick up artists and manipulators of all kinds – including documentary filmmakers.

"NUTS!" is a provocation to the status-quo of documentary storytelling. It uses an outlandish story as an opportunity to question how “truths” can be invented by crafty storytellers, and what responsibility nonfiction filmmakers have to reveal the tricks of their craft.

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Oceans North Canada: Protecting Manitoba's Beluga Estuaries

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July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets
July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Christopher Paetkau

Year: 2014
Duration: 5 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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

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July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Christine Mazur

Year: 2016
Duration: 5 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Olivia is about love and loss and growing stronger for it. 

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Priest

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July 22, 2016 at 12:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets
July 24, 2016 at 10am – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Year: 2016
Duration: 15 min
Country: Ukraine
Language: Ukrainian
Subtitles: English
It is a story of a Greek-Catholic priest from Donetsk now living in Lviv. He was kidnapped and imprisoned in Donetsk by pro-Russian fighters. After being released, he spent several months in a hospital recovering after torture.
 

Prison in Twelve Landscapes, The

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July 23, 2016 at 12:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Brett Story

Year: 2016
Duration: 90 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A film about the prison and its life in the American landscape.

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.  
 

Private Lives of Wild Creatures, The

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July 23, 2016 at 5:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Michael Sanders

Year: 2016
Duration: 50 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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.
 

Pumpers

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July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Pascaline Lefebvre

Year: 2016
Duration: 2 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Inspired by found sound of baby noises, this very short animation takes a good hard look at the bizarre behaviour of people working out in a gym. 

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Queen of Montreuil

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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Sólveig Anspach

Year: 2012
Duration: 87 min
Country: France
Language: French, Icelandic
Subtitles: English
It's early summer and Agathe is back in France, at home in Montreuil. She has to get over her husband's death and return to her work as a film director.
 

Queer Hutterite

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July 21, 2016 at 12:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Laura O'Grady

Year: 2016
Duration: 15 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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. The reaction was extreme.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

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July 22, 2016 at 10pm – Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Year: 1981
Duration: 115 min
Country: United States
Language: English
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.
 

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

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July 22, 2016 at 11:55pm – Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
July 22, 2016 at 5:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets
July 23, 2016 at 8pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Year: 2015
Duration: 93 min
Country: United States
Language: English
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. Borrowing a camera, building their own sets and enlisting an army of neighborhood kids as extras and leads, these mini-Spielbergs set about their passion project. Over the course of seven summers, they finished all but one scene. Having spent their childhoods bonded over one goal, they emerged as teenagers with the moodiness, hormones and social angst only adolescence can inflict. 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.
 

Rams (Hrútar)

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July 21, 2016 at 5:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets
July 20, 2016 at 7pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Grímur Hákonarson

Year: 2015
Duration: 93 min
Country: Iceland
Language: English
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.
 

Rock the Box

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July 24, 2016 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Katherine Monk

Year: 2015
Duration: 10 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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.
*film courtesy of the National Film Board

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Saturday / Sunday Morning Cartoons

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July 23, 2016 at 8am – Lakeview Resort (Lakeview North Room) Buy Tickets
July 24, 2016 at 8am – Lakeview Resort (Lakeview North Room) Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Animation

Duration: 120 min
Bring the kids down for this classic collection of cartoons every weekend morning at the Gimli Film Festival!
 

Sleeping Giant

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July 23, 2016 at 8pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
July 22, 2016 at 5:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Andrew Cividino

Year: 2015
Duration: 89 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
While spending the summer in cottage country on the shores of Lake Superior, three teens cope with boredom by testing the limits of their experience.
 

Some Lots

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July 22, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Lorne Bailey

Year: 2014
Duration: 21 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
An historical tour of a few of downtown Winnipeg's many surface parking lots.
 

Songs My Brother Taught Me

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July 22, 2016 at 10pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Year: 2015
Duration: 98 min
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.
 

Spaceship Earth

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July 23, 2016 at 10am – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets
July 24, 2016 at 8pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Year: 2016
Duration: 122 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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.
 

Sparrows

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July 21, 2016 at 8pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets
July 22, 2016 at 11:59pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson

Year: 2015
Duration: 99 min
Country: Iceland
Language: English
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.
 

SWEAT

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July 21, 2016 at 12:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Kristin Snowbird

Year: 2016
Duration: 5 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
"A re-creation of my journey to the sweat lodge ceremony through sound, image, and narration." KS
 

Swiss Army Man

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July 23, 2016 at 10pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Year: 2016
Duration: 96 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A hopeless man stranded in the wilderness befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.

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That Mennonite Joke

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July 23, 2016 at 12:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Orlando Braun

Year: 2016
Duration: 19 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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.
 

To Russia with Love

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July 21, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Year: 2015
Duration: 80 min
Country: Canada
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
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.

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U.F.O.

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July 23, 2016 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Rhayne Vermette

Year: 2016
Duration: 2 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
In this very short animation, an apparition reveals itself. Have the onlookers interpreted its signs correctly or was the message misunderstood? Inspired by found sound of two people’s discovery of a mysterious event in the sky. 
 

Under the Sun

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July 22, 2016 at 5:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets
July 23, 2016 at 5:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Vitaly Mansky

Year: 2015
Duration: 106 min
Country: Russia
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English
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.

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Virgin Mountain (Fúsi)

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July 21, 2016 at 12:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
July 24, 2016 at 5:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Dagur Kári

Year: 2015
Duration: 94 min
Country: Iceland
Language: English
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.
 

Volunteer

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July 22, 2016 at 3pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Year: 2016
Duration: 20 min
Country: Ukraine
Language: Ukrainian
Subtitles: English
The main character is Oksana Nezhalska, a woman in Luhansk who loses her legs in a landmine explosion while delivering supplies to people cut off from services during the fighting in the East. With help from the international community, rehabilitation organizations, and her new community in Western Ukraine, Oksana learns to walk and drive despite the loss of her legs.

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World To Come

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July 24, 2016 at 10am – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Daniel Eskin, Trevor Mowchun

Year: 2015
Duration: 103 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
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.
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