The annual fundraiser for Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque features an evening of all new film premieres by five local indie filmmakers presenting their work live to accompany performances by five local indie bands. Each filmmaker works individually with a particular band to create an visual and musical experience for the audience, which will be simultaneously screened behind each band’s performance.
This year's collaborators are a diverse group, both in musical and film styles and genres. Film Studies major Matheu Plouffe has been working with indie rock outfit Les Jupes; emerging Metis filmmaker Madison Thomas worked with "hick hop" country singer/songwriter Ridley Bent; short film and music video director Damien Ferland is working with hip hop act Birdapres and Grey Jay (aka Dana Goulet and Mahogany Frog's Andy Rudolph, respectively); genre-defying new filmmaker Kayla Jeason is working with indie electronic trio Hana Lu Lu; and visual storyteller and music video director Tyler Funk has been working with rock/pop act, Mise en Scene.
Hosted by Stu Reid of CKUW’s roots radio show Twang Trust, the event will also feature a silent auction, including prize packages from some of Winnipeg’s finest arts groups to DVD cult classics and more.
Now in its 40th year, Winnipeg Film Group is a charitable, artist-run organization committed to promoting the art of cinema.
Check out features in the Winnipeg Free Press and The Uniter on Bands Vs. Filmmakers, watch Plouffe and Les Jupes' Michael P Falk n BT Winnipeg (below), and head to the Live Music Calendar for more show details.