Controversies

Saturday, February 28th

ticket6:45 PM
district architecture CENTER
$9 IN ADVANCE HERE OR AT THE DOOR

controversies

Directed by Ryan Mckenna
(Canada/2014/17mins)

In the 1980s, the popular Action Line talk show was a colourful record of Winnipeg caller reactions to hot-button issues of the day. Using archival audio as a formal foundation (with host Peter Warren’s voice removed), McKenna carefully composes monochromatic portraits of Winnipeggers as stark silent listeners, while voices from the past illuminate how much and little has changed in Canada’s gateway to the West.

Screens with the accompanying feature:

david whiting story-mo1The david whiting story

USA / 2014 / 90mins
Directed by Walter Reuben

A surreal black comedy which combines actual documentary interviews; staged scenes in which actors portray Ayn Rand, Mike Wallace, Cesar Romero, Lee J.Cobb. and other historical figures; telephone interviews; and Google searches, all in an effort to solve two lifelong mysteries: who was David Whiting (who died mysteriously in an Arizona motel room during a Hollywood film shoot) and what was the cause of his death?

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