Manitoba Movie Night – a new monthly series

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. Donald K. Johnson O.C. LL.D Logo






The series will kick off on Wednesday, May 20th with an epic Manitoba-made double bill:  The Last Winter (Kim Johnston, 1989), followed by The First Winter (Ryan McKenna, 2012).

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Thanks for tuning in!  Please tune in to our next screening on June 20th!  


**Upcoming Screening Schedule**

June 20 | 7pm
A Good Madness: The Dance of Rachel Browne by Danielle Sturk

July 20 | 7pm
Kubasa in a Glass by Matthew Rankin & Walter Forsberg

August 20 – TBA!

September 20 – TBA!

October 20 – TBA!


May 20 | DOUBLE FEATURE: The Last Winter & The First Winter

7 PM CDT” – The Last Winter

The Last Winter by Aaron Kim Johnston

Release date: 1989

Running time: 98min

Tells the story of a young man’s struggle to keep his world from changing. Placed in the rural setting of the mid-1950s, it revolves around William Jamison and his colorful old Grampa Jack. Since Will was born, they have shared the same bed and often the same dreams. William is a boy of great imagination who stumbles between fantasy and reality and who, with the gentle guidance of Grampa Jack, discovers they can be one and the same. The family farm, on a rolling piece of spacious countryside, is William’s favorite spot on the face of the earth. He is devastated to learn of the family’s decision to move to the city, far away from his friends and the love of his life, his cousin Kate. He revolts at the threat of being uprooted and desperately fights to hold on to the only life he has known. – childhood. (IMDB)


9 PM CDT” – The First Winter.

The First Winter by Ryan McKenna

Release date: 2012

Running time: 73min

A young man in Portugal impregnates a vacationing Canadian and must face the inhospitable prairie landscape and its hopeless denizens when he emigrates to join her. (Winnipeg Film Group)