Writer-director Jordan Peele’s 2017 debut feature Get Out was a cultural bombshell on many levels. Previously known for television sketch comedy, Peele’s move to horror auteur probably wasn’t a bet many people were placing.
The first feature film by 30-year-old documentarian Bing Liu, Minding the Gap has seen its reputation grow from its debut at 2018’s Sundance Film Festival throughout its long trek across the global festival and arthouse circuits.
“Every time I see a Whose House and it’s somebody I know, I’m like, ‘Damn! Why don’t they do one on me?!’” Cinematheque’s operations manager David Knipe is finally getting his turn.
Major film releases featuring Black characters and stories are few and far between. When these films do make it to theatres – such as 2018 films Sorry to Bother You and BlacKkKlansman – they often are only in select cinemas for short runs.
Winnipeg Cinematheque is hosting a retrospective of the films of Jean-Pierre Melville in celebration of the director’s 100th birthday.
Fundamentally, art is the reflection of human experience focused through creative expression.
Some weeks ago, in a moment of spontaneity sponsored by happenstance and financial permission, I treated myself to the recently-released Suspiria remake.
In January 2018, Winnipeg-based filmmaker Mike Maryniuk’s first-ever feature-length film premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. It had its North American premiere last month at the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal.
According to Polaris Prize-winning musicologist Jeremy Dutcher, the Canadian arts scene is in the midst of an “Indigenous Renaissance.”
United Skates is a documentary exploring the subculture of roller skating rinks.
Over the last few years, the Winnipeg Film Group (WFG) has been hosting a 16-millimetre film screening event called Secret Cinema.
Studio 54 is the confession of a man trying to find closure, trying to explain himself to his family, to the world at large – though on his own terms. Ian Schrager is setting the record as straight as he feels is responsible in a (mostly) flattering light.
Aida’s Secrets is another entry in the genre of “long-lost family” documentaries that have seen a recent explosion in popularity.
As the old song says, “Everything old is new again.” But when the old things are nuclear tensions, anxieties about espionage and global power struggles, is it anything to sing about?
The recently released movie Black Panther attempts to demonstrate what it means to be African.
Laine Groeneweg’s Sea Levels is a collection of works derived from aquatic dreams. Utilizing traditional printmaking techniques dating back centuries, Groeneweg’s work examines oceanic imagery with a storybook cadence and a fairytale sense of darkness.
Human Flow, the new film from Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, is more than just a powerful activist documentary.
Walt Disney World is located between the cities of Orlando and Kissimmee, Fla., places where America’s wealth disparity is egregious.
The very first Afro Prairie Film Festival, a weekend devoted to the screening of films featuring and created by Black individuals, takes place from Feb. 23 to 25 in Winnipeg.
As a teenager in 1970s Ohio, future cartoonist John Backderf struck up a friendship with future serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.