Manitoba Movie Night #2 – A GOOD MADNESS: THE DANCE OF RACHEL BROWNE
GFF is launching a new monthly movie series Manitoba Movie Night, which will be available online for free every month! This series of classic Manitoba-made movies will screen on GFF’s website on the 20th of each month, in celebration of GFF’s 20th anniversary, and Manitoba’s 150th anniversary in 2020.
Generously sponsored by Donald K. Johnson.
Thanks for tuning in! The show starts at 7PM CDT!
Q&A with Filmmaker Danielle Sturk to follow at 8:20PM CDT.
A Good Madness: The Dance of Rachel Browne
7pm CDT | Sat, June 20, 2020
7 PM CDT” – A Good Madness: The Dance of Rachel Browne
Followed by a Q & A with director Danielle Sturk and dancer/production assistant Kristin Haight.
A Good Madness: The Dance of Rachel Brown by Danielle Sturk
Release date: 2014
Running time: 77min
This feature documentary on Rachel Browne (1934–2012), founder of Canada’s oldest professional modern dance company, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, captures the essence of the woman and power of the dance she created, exposing her unwavering desire to create dance to the exclusion of all else.
Danielle Sturk is an independent filmmaker, creating in documentary and experimental forms. Since 2004, her combined short films have been screened at over thirty film festivals and broadcast on CBC, Radio Canada, APTN, MTS TV, ONF, TV5, TVA and TFO.
A multi-disciplinary artist, Danielle began her career as a dance artist and choreographer, performing nationally and internationally from 1986–1997 with companies such as Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, The Anna Wyman Dance Theatre, Fondation Margie Gillis, William Douglas Danse, Jane Mappin Danse, and Graffiti Tango, which she co-founded and co-directed in Montreal from 1990–1996. Danielle also danced for choreographers Rachel Browne, Ruth Cansfield, Stephanie Ballard, Gaile Petursson-Hiley, Sharon B. Moore, Bengt Jörgen, Reid Anderson, and Jean-Pierre Perreault.
A graduate of the University of Winnipeg’s Theatre/Film department, and a recipient of multiple arts awards from the Canada Council For the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Arts Council, Conseil des arts et des letters du Québec, Manitoba Film & Music, Winnipeg Film Group, and others, Danielle is based in her home town of Winnipeg with her partner and their four daughters, where she continues to mine inspiration from her immediate surroundings with their support.
Danielle’s keen passion for the moving image, gesture, intention, the presence of soul and sound draws her to projects where she can inhabit the heart of an idea, place or person, and emerge transformed alongside the project’s artistic collaborators, participants and audience.
In 2020 Danielle is the recipient of the 2020 Manitoba Film Hothouse Award.
**Upcoming Screening Schedule**
July 20 | 7pm
Kubasa in a Glass by Matthew Rankin & Walter Forsberg
August 20 – TBA!
September 20 – TBA!
October 20 – TBA!