Tuesday, November 3, 2009

LABYRINTH OF THE PLAY begins at Cinematheque tomorrow night

I just wanted to let you know about a collaboration between Winnipeg Cinematheque (www.winnipegcinematheque.com) and the Manitoba Association of Playwrights called LABYRINTH OF THE PLAY which opens tomorrow night at the Cinematheque.

In honour of the Manitoba Association of Playwrights Rory Runnels invited members of MAP to select films that influenced their writing. Between now and December 6th, six films will be screened with short introductions by various Manitoba playwrights citing the influence of the selection on their work.

My selection opens this presentation tomorrow. It is Denys Arcand's first English language feature: LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS based on Brad Fraser's landmark play: UNIDENTIFIED HUMAN REMAINS AND THE TRUE NATURE OF LOVE.

The screening begins at 7:00 pm at ArtSpace, 100 Arthur Street.

On Sunday, November 8th at 1:00 pm at the KING'S HEAD PUB, Winnipeg Film Group presents the firat OPEN SCREEN DOOR a staged public reading of a new, unproduced screenplay by a Manitoba writer. First up is Jonas Chernick's comedy feature, KOSHER SEXY set to go to camera this spring in Winnipeg with Sean Garrity directing. I am one of the organizers of OPEN SCREEN DOOR. These events are popular in Toronto and Vancouver as a way to connect actors, writers, producers, directors and audiences but this is a first for Winnipeg. This city has a great film community and we hope the workshop and the feedback will help us continue to grow our local film industry. Two great film events to check out in Winnipeg this week.

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