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'Mark on the water

The breathtaking Canadian documentary Watermark, masterfully shot by Edward Burtynsky, is about the relationship between people and bodies of water, entailing the spiritual, the scientific, the recreational and the abusive. It's a good fit for the Gimli Film Festival on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, which must be why the fest added a third screening of the film to its schedule this weekend. It screens twice tonight -- at the Lady of the Lake Theatre at 8 p.m. and the Aspire Theatre at 9:15 p.m. -- and again Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. at the Gimli Theatre. Is a slot on the beach screen likely for next year?


Go backstage with Modest Mouse

Arguably one of the most anticipated shows of the summer goes down at the end of this month -- and we're not talking about Bey-Jay. Indie rock act Modest Mouse is performing at the Burton Cummings Theatre on July 28 as part of a run of North American dates. The band won't come bearing its anticipated followup to 2009's No One's First and You're Next, but it will be the subject of a new photography book by Pat Graham, due out Sept. 30. Known for his work documenting the nascent riot grrrl movement, Graham spent 12 years touring with Modest Mouse after striking up a friendship with frontman Isaac Brock. The resulting book offers a "blunt and beautiful view of touring life." Tickets are still available for Monday night's show and are $52.25-$58.50 at Ticketmaster.


Fringe favourites

The patron picks have been announced and the top draws in each of the festival's 12 main venues are getting an extra show this weekend to accommodate the heavy demand. The list consists of Accelerate; Caws & Effect; Anatolia Speaks; God: A Comedy in One Act; 2 Ruby Knockers, One Jaded Dick: A Dick Darrow Investigation; Bloodsuckers: The Musical; Sex, Religion & Other Hang-Ups; Roller Derby Saved My Soul; The Surprise; Best Picture; 340 ft. and Fruitcake -- Ten Commandments from the Psych Ward.


Trio of local fiction titles coming this fall

Autumn is always a busy time for new book releases, and this year is certainly no exception. One need look no further than our own backyard for three big fiction releases -- all slated to hit shelves on Sept. 16. New Manitoba novels include Leaving Tomorrow by David Bergen, Margaret Sweatman's Mr. Jones and The Opening Sky by Joan Thomas. Thomas will be at McNally Robinson Booksellers Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. for a launch, while Bergen and Sweatman have yet to make public any local appearances.


Planting Old Seed in Winnipeg

If you missed his recent house concert, there's another opportunity to hear former Winnipegger Craig Bjerring (Boldface Industry/VaGiants/Tangleshack) and his acoustic project, Old Seed, before he heads back to Germany. He'll be performing on July 24 alongside Calgary hardcore act La Luna, Winnipeg post-punks Madeira, '80s electronic pop-influenced group Kezdet, and metal band Head Speaks Truth. This all-ages concert starts at 8 p.m. at Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 Ross Ave. Tickets are $12 at the door. Visit to preview tracks from Bjerring's back catalogue.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 24, 2014 ??65534

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