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Beach screenings return to the Gimli Film Festival this year.

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Richard Linklater’s seven-years-in-the-making coming-of-age tale Boyhood, the groundbreaking psychiatric health documentary Out of Mind, Out of Sight (Best Canadian Feature, Hot Docs 2014) by four-time Emmy winner John Kastner, and Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal’s stunning Watermark are among the films that will be screened at the 2014 Gimli Film Festival, July 23 to 27.

"We are so excited about the lineup that our programmer, Aaron Zeghers, has pulled together," festival director Leona Johnson says in a press release. "Aaron is a filmmaker himself and the diverse and exciting line-up will truly capture the imagination of festival goers of all ages."

More than 30 made-in-Manitoba films will be showcased during the five day festival, including The First Winter by Ryan Mckenna, Kevin Nikkel’s On the Trail of the Far Fur Country and filmmaker/photographer John Paskievich’s new documentary, Special Ed. Dozens of short works by Manitoba filmmakers will also be screened.

The festival will host several Western Canadian premieres, including:

  • the film adaptation of Jonas Jonasson’s best-selling book The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, directed by Felix Herngre;
  • the road movie Land Ho! by Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens, which was lensed in Iceland and premiered at Sundance earlier this year;
  • 112 Weddings by wedding videographer-turned-documentarian Doug Block;
  • the acclaimed Polish drama, Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski;
  • and 2014 Sundance special jury prize winner The Overnighters by Jesse Moss.

Festivalgoers will also be able to catch the Manitoba premieres of Brett Kashmere’s From Deep; Rob Stewart, Liza Vespi and Marc Vespi’s Slaughter Nick for President; and M. Sean Kaminsky’s documentary Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds.

Dark Rainbow by Kyle Sanderson, winner of the RBC Emerging Filmmaker Award, and Artist By Night by Kelly-Anne Reiss, winner of the MTS Stories From Home Pitch Competition, will make their debuts at the festival.

The popular, free beach screenings will return this year, offering festival goers the chance to see Hollywood favourites such as Dirty Dancing and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou on a 35-foot outdoor screen on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.

Regular festival passes are $75 and are available for purchase via phone at 204-642-8846. Individual film tickets are $10. For full lineup details and ticket packages, visit gimlifilm.com

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Updated on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 10:40 PM CDT: Corrected M. Sean Kaminksy's name

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