WUFF Fundraiser 2014 : Greg Hanec’s “Downtime” w/ Barry Gibson’s “This is Living”
OCC presents WUFF 2014 Fundraiser!!
featuring Greg Hanec’s Downtime | HD | 66 min | 1985
and Barry Gibson’s This is Living | 16mm | 18 min | 1987
Tues. April 21 | Doors at 8:30 | Show at 9pm | 83 min
$5 suggested donation
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One of the first feature films ever to have been completed in Manitoba, “Downtime” captures the dark and mysterious world of Winnipeg as grim and grimy where 20-somethings scrape by in dead-end jobs.
Life in Winnipeg is grim, grimy and gruesome. An austere film with touches of offbeat humour. Dark and brooding it paints a dismal picture of life for young people out on their own.
"Downtime" is reflective of director Greg Hanec’s unique “cinema of awkward” style, where his works are - according to critic Caelum Vatnsdal – “less about artistic process than about the speed bumps, hurdles and unbreachable walls that artists encounter along the way.”
This low-budget independent miracle, created for a mere $16,000, was accepted into the prestigious Berlin Film Festival, and would serve as a preview of the capacity of the filmmakers that would come to emerge from Winnipeg against all odds, inspired by the achievement of Hanec and following in his footsteps.
Greg Hanec has been involved with film and video in Winnipeg for more than two decades. In the 1980s, he made three short films and two feature-length films, one of which, Downtime ‘84, was accepted into the Berlin Film Festival. Since then, he has done seven experimental films and is completing his next feature, Think at Night. He collaborated with Campbell Martin on a series of guerilla projections of film loops on trains, billboards, and buildings. His loops and videos have also been a part of numerous raves, and performances of such bands as The Absent Sound, Vav Jungle, National Monument, and his own musical projects, Suture and Philia.
-THIS IS LIVING (short film)-
Also playing will be:
"This is Living" by Barry Gibson
comedy/thriller | Canada 1987 | 18 min | 16mm!!!
A film for anyone who’s ever been out of work! Del is up against it in this comedy of errors—out of work, aimless and about to be thrown out on his keester if he can’t come up with the rent money.
In 1978, Barry Gibson graduated from the University of Manitoba Film Studies program. As a student, he produced many documentaries and narrative films on 8mm. Barry was actively involved in the creation of Greg Hanec’s Downtime in 1984, the same year he became a member of the Winnipeg Film Group. Barry has directed numerous films including; Flipside (1985), Mr. Right (1986), This is Living (1987), Double Fault (1989) Fact of the Matter (1991), Spinning the Red Rose (1992), Colour (1992), and Me, Myself, and I (1994).