Writing the city
Winnipeg’s premier writing festival has reawakened for another year. The annual THIN AIR festival commenced on Sept. 20 and will host writing events, workshops and more until Oct. 18. A swath of virtual and in-person programming is planned, including a writing walk with Tanis MacDonald on Oct. 10 and a wrap-up party at Kilter Brewing Co. (450 Rue Deschambault) on Oct. 18. Visit thinairfestival.ca for more details.
As part of Winnipeg’s Culture Days programming, Jazz Winnipeg is expanding their 2021 pilot of PROJECT JAZZ on Oct. 7 and 8 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. in Old Market Square. The multimedia art project features local filmmakers’ visual projections accompanied by local musicians’ audio work. The installation is free to view.
Celebrating moving image
The annual WNDX Festival of Moving Image is set to return this year from Oct. 5 to 9. The festival promises a melange of classics like the One-Take Super 8 screening and special programming like Queer City Cinema shorts. In-person admission is pay-what-you-can, and everything takes place at the Artspace building (100 Arthur St.) and the Manitoba Museum Auditorium (190 Rupert Ave.).
The Handmaid’s Tale at RWB
The ballet adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s critically acclaimed dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale will take the stage at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet from Oct. 12 to 16. Reserve seats at the Centennial Concert Hall (555 Main St.) at bit.ly/3Cz7aEW.
Call for Indigenous filmmakers
Budding Indigenous filmmakers are encouraged to apply for the RBC Emerging Indigenous Filmmaker Award by Oct. 14 to be eligible for $7,500 worth of professional-development funding. The grant can be used to fund a project, participate in training or further a career in film. Eligible Indigenous filmmakers can fill out the application at bit.ly/3e91uIq.
Network at Royal MTC
The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s forthcoming production, Network, is a satirical commentary on the news biz in the 1970s. It all starts when news anchor Howard Beale defiantly decides to go off script. The show plays from Oct. 19 to Nov. 12. Tickets can be purchased via bit.ly/3RDyK8r.
Published in Volume 77, Number 05 of The Uniter (October 6, 2022)