Tuesday July 17th: Opening Reception
Time: 8 PM – 10 PM
Venue: Visitor’s Centre Cinema
Join us as we kick off the 2018 festival with our opening reception party where we watch an incredible made in Manitoba story and enjoy the music of local musician Carly Dow.
Movie: Indictment – 44 Minutes
Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier is the story of a reclusive young woman from a small Manitoba First Nation who made international headlines.
Now referred to as the ‘Ghost of Easterville,’ Chartier catfished NBA player Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen and an Instagram star in scheme that nearly ruined Andersen’s career.
This is the true crime story of why, and how, Chartier ran this elaborate scheme from her computer in remote Manitoba.
Musician: Carly Dow
Weaving image-rich lyrics with strong songwriting on clawhammer banjo or guitar, Dow creates music that is magnetic and multi-layered, evoking comparisons to the likes of Gillian Welch, Amelia Curran and Abigail Washburn.
Carly will play after the screening in the Visitor’s Centre.
She will also play an after party at the WigWam Lounge more details to be announced.
Watch Carly’s Music Video
Wednesday July 18th: Sunrise Credit Union Kid’s Movie
Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
Venue: Park Theatre
Join us at the Historic Park Theatre for the Sunrise Credit Union Kid’s Movie where admission is only $2.
Movie: A Dolphin’s Tale
Park Theatre: 7 PM – Admission only $2
While swimming free in the ocean, a young dolphin gets caught in a trap and severely damages her tail.
Though she is rescued and transported to Clearwater Marine Hospital, her tail cannot be saved, and the prognosis is dire.
What the dolphin, now named Winter, needs is a miracle.
She gets that miracle in the form of a marine biologist (Harry Connick Jr.), a prosthetics designer (Morgan Freeman), and a devoted boy (Nathan Gamble), who find a way to help Winter swim again.
Thursday July 19th: Visitor’s Centre Cinema – 730 PM
Mocassin Stories – 22 Minutes
Director: Charlene Moore
Moccasins are more than footwear. They have the power to show us who we are.
This Manitoba documentary follows the stories and lives of Indigenous Women and demonstrates the important role Moccasins have played in their lives.
Highway 45 – 60 Minutes
Director: Ervin Chartrand
At a crossroads before Christmas, a turn of events leaves two police officers in a fight for their lives.
Dennis Strongquill and Brian Auger are two Aboriginal RCMP officers. On this night they are ambushed by Robert Sand and Danny Sand, two young brothers who had nothing to lose.
Along for the ride was Laurie Bell, looking for a way out of her boring life. Together, the trio embarked on a cross-country crime spree leaving behind a trail of victims.
Thursday July 19th: 900 PM – Visitor’s Centre Cinema
Journey to York Factory – 44 Minutes
Director Kevin Nikkel
The names of those working for the HBC for over 270 years still haunt the walls.
When the HBC abandoned the depot in 1957, First Nation’s communities were relocated inland, but they still call it home.
York Factory continues to draw people year after year for gatherings and pilgrimages to this unique and fragile Canadian treasure.
Tick Tick Tock – Lyme Disease in Manitoba – 44 Minutes
This documentary explores the debilitating Lyme Disease in through a made in Manitoba lens that will help you learn more about this often misunderstood disease.
Friday July 20th: 730 PM – Visitor’s Centre Cinema
Joel and Josh are two brothers from Manitoba that make really cool, one of a kind items, that people will enjoy for decades to come.
You’ll have a chance to meet the McPhail Brothers and learn about the passion behind their craft.
Join us at the world premiere of this six episode series that will premier on Bell MTS in September of 2018.
Check out some of the McPhail Bros. work on Instagram.
Get ready for a question and answer with The Bros. and Director Steve Langston.
Friday July 20th: 9 PM – Visitor’s Centre Cinema
Wheat City Hardcore – 60 Minutes
Director Chris Mitchell & Ryan Mitchell
Brandon, Manitoba may not stand out on the nations musical map, but for independent musicians touring Canada in the 1990’s, the Wheat City was a punk rock hotbed.
With the twentieth anniversary of their bands inception approaching, four friends decide to pay tribute to the scene they helped create and reunite for one last show.
Friday July 20th: 10:30 PM – WigWam Restaurant and Lounge Front of House.
Join us for a special, one of a kind late night premiere of McPhail Bros. Workshop in the historic WigWam Restaurant and Lounge.
We’ll screen the movie in the restaurant and there will be a private bar and live music to follow.
Meet the McPhail Brothers and have a chance to do question and answer with The Bros. and Director Steve Langston.
Saturday July 21: A Taste For Film: 6:30 PM – Visitor’s Centre Cinema
Movie: A Food Evolution – 52 Minutes
Amongst all this conflict and confusion around food, how do we make the best decisions about how we feed ourselves?
Amid a brutally polarized debate marked by passion, suspicion, and confusion, FOOD EVOLUTION explores the controversy surrounding GMOs and food.
Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda, to the cornfields of Iowa, FOOD EVOLUTION wrestles with the emotions and the science driving both sides of one of the most heated arguments of our time.
We will start the evening by watching A Food Evolution at the Parks Canada Vistor’s Centre Cinema.
After the movie is completed we will head into the Museum at the Visitor’s Centre Cinema and enjoy a chef prepared meal by Tim Taylor and Chris Bevan where they will share their insight, as chefs, on the GMO movement and prepare dishes that wouldn’t be possible without GMO food.
Menu: We will showcase the best of GM food!
Grapefruit Raddler Float for dessert
Sunday July 22nd: Visitor’s Centre Cinema – 730 PM
The Eileen Fraser Story – 10 Minutes
Director: Colin Corneau
After surviving a life-threatening infection that left her completely blind, Eileen Frazer worked hard to regain her mobility and reclaim her purpose by qualifying for a seeing eye dog.
Now the pair are inseparable – giving both partners a unique new place together and bringing light into darkness.
Learn about the history of one of Dauphin, Manitoba’s most historic gathering place.
Having played many roles in the community this building is now known as the Watson Art Centre.
This short documentary explores the history of the building through the eyes of the people that enjoy the Watson Art Centre on a regular basis in Dauphin, Manitoba.
The Apprenticeship of Rafael Coco – 10 Minutes
Director: Erin Cumnings
Master Tailor Pat Cocco worked long and hard to earn his reputation as one of the best in the business, so it’s not hard to imagine he expects the same precision from his protégé, Raffael… who also happens to be his son.
The Ghosts of Whitewater Lake – 32 Minutes
Director: Ed Stozek
From 1943-45 the Whitewater Lake Prisoner of War camp was home to 440 German prisoners.
In a forest prison with no walls where could they go?
Sunday July 22nd: Visitor’s Centre Cinema – 900 PM
Under The Radar – 10 Minutes
Director: Erin Cummings
In the frontier days of the digital revolution, a team of Canadian engineers raced against NASA to be the first to design a computer processor that could transform satellite radar data into images of the earth’s surface.
Hockey Town – 70 Minutes
Director – Dustin Cohen
Flin Flon, Manitoba is located nearly 1000 kilometers north of the US border in Central Canada. The small mining community is also the only city in the world to be named after a science fiction character: Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin from ‘The Sunless City.’
‘Flin Flon: A Hockey Town’ explores the town’s eccentric obsession with its legendary junior hockey team, The Flin Flon Bombers and how the team and the community thrive off one another. The Bombers organization dates back to 1927 and many legendary NHL players were born and played in Flin Flon including