Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 02/5/2013 1:07 PM | Comments: 0
Organizers of the Canadian Sport Film Festival figure if Winnipeggers play hockey outdoors in February, they’ll probably watch films about hockey outdoors, too.
The festival makes a two-night stop in Winnipeg this weekend. The puck drops at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at The Forks with five short films on hockey to be viewed on a snowscreen.
Among the short films to be shown are Champion City: The 1896 Winnipeg Victorias, a 25-minute 2012 docudrama that retells the story about how the team defeated the Montreal Victorias for the Stanley Cup, and Night Work: A Sawchuk Poem, about one man’s goal against Hall of Fame goalie Terry Sawchuk.
The festival moves indoors to the Park Theatre Saturday night at 7 p.m., when it will show the Manitoba première of Awaken the Dragon, an American documentary feature that focuses on a group of cancer survivors that form a dragon boat racing team.
At 9 p.m., it will screen Fordson: Faith, Fasting and Football, another American doc, about a predominantly Arab-American high school in Detroit that prepares for a football game during Ramadan against cross-town rivals.
Question and answer sessions with the filmmakers are scheduled after the screenings via Skype, a festival organizer said today.
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Poetry in motion
Actress happy to find herself the mane attraction
RWB on point in remake of Shakespeare comedy: Review
NDP bill would boost protection for outside cultural artifacts while in Manitoba
Cast brings bruising, painful intensity to no-frills Hamlet
In-your-face comedian doesn't shy away from shocking subject matter, even when it gets personal
Graduating U of M students showcase ambitious, promising new work in annual exhibition
To thine own self, local actor stays true
General manager of PTE to retire after 34 years with theatre
Fundraising to begin for $32-M redevelopment including Gas Station Theatre
SNL comedian delivers Strong performance
RWB puts dreamy new spin on Shakespeare comedy
Hamlet an obsession for actor in self-produced show
Graffiti Art Programming to host three events for National Youth Arts Week
Winnipeg Singers get personal
CMHR wins four innovation awards
Glass is always full for Ione Thorkelsson