RPL Film Theatre
RPL Film Theatre Ep. 17: Dana Inkster

RPL Film Theatre Ep. 17: Dana Inkster

August 26, 2020

In our latest podcast, Tomas Jonsson (Curator of Performance and Moving Image) invited Lethbridge-based filmmaker Dana Inkster to talk about her film “24 Days in Brooks” along with local Cinema Politica organizer Jim Elliot, and our Director/Curator Alyssa Fearon.

 

You can find 24 Days in Brooks on the NFB website at: https://www.nfb.ca/film/24_days_in_brooks/

YQR Reel Talk Ep. 16: Counios & Gane

YQR Reel Talk Ep. 16: Counios & Gane

May 6, 2020

Local award-winning authors Angie Counios & David Gane chat with Sarah Pitman about their process, books, screenplays, and future projects!

David Gane is Regina Public Library's Writer-in-Residence and hosted a weekly screenplay analysis in RPL Film Theatre in February.

For more information on Counios & Gane, as well as their books, check out couniosandgane.com!

YQR Reel Talk Ep. 15: Introducing Cindy Baker & French War Stories on Film

YQR Reel Talk Ep. 15: Introducing Cindy Baker & French War Stories on Film

February 20, 2020

Introducing RPL Film Theatre's new Curator of Moving Image and Performance - Cindy Baker! Jennifer Matotek, Director/Curator of Dunlop Art Gallery, chats with Cindy about her new position, artistic background, and their favourite movies!

As well, this episode features Dr. Ian Germani chatting with Wendy Peart, Curator of Education and Outreach, about the relationship between war and culture in French history. Dr. Germani will be presenting Film School: French War Stories on Film which start in March.

YQR Reel Talk Ep. 14: Lori Felker & Archives Week

YQR Reel Talk Ep. 14: Lori Felker & Archives Week

January 21, 2020

This episode features two interviews! Filmmaker Lori Felker chats with Eric Hill (Coordinator of Collections and Digital Engagement) about the Independent Visions screening of FUTURE LANGUAGE: The Dimensions of VON LMO in the first half. For the second half, Jeremy Mohr of the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists chats with Sarah Pitman (Education Assistant of Dunlop Art Gallery) about the upcoming Saskatchewan on Screen Series showing Tuesday, February 4th at 6:30pm.

FUTURE LANGUAGE: The Dimensions of VON LMO is a distorted portrait of a rock ‘n roll alien by Lori Felker a filmmaker, artist, teacher, programmer and performer. Currently based in Chicago, Felker’s work has been screened at numerous international festivals. This film screened on January 9th.

Saskatchewan on Screen: Archival Film, Video, Preservation is presented in partnership with Archives Week 2020. Learn about Saskatchewan’s vibrant history as told through film and video from collections of the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina Archives and Special Collections. Experts will also talk about the challenges and importance of film preservation.

YQR Reel Talk Ep. 13: Holiday Films

YQR Reel Talk Ep. 13: Holiday Films

December 20, 2019

Sarah Pitman, Education Assistant for Dunlop Art Gallery, chats with Tyler Banadyga, RPL Library Assistn, about the free matinee screenings he programs in the RPL Film Theatre. As well, they cover other films screening in the month of December and talk about their favourite holiday films.

YQR Reel Talk Ep.12: Kyle Whitehead

YQR Reel Talk Ep.12: Kyle Whitehead

December 6, 2019

In this episode, Eric Hill (Coordinator of Collections and Digital Engagement at Dunlop Art Gallery) chats with experimental filmmaker and expanded cinema artist Kyle Whitehead about his work, screening and performance in RPL Film Theatre, and workshop in Central Library's Digital Media Studio.

Kyle Whitehead’s films, moving image installations, and projection performances explore the elasticity of space and light, utilizing analog and digital technologies alike. His work uses mostly 16mm and Super 8 films as well as improvised live-cinema techniques.

In his workshop, participants learned ways to build and customize their own light-controlled synthesizers to be used with projected film images, or any other light source. Kyle Whitehead’s expanded-cinema performance works Draft for a Scenario and Circles of Confusion both use different approaches for creating generative soundscapes from analogue Super 8 film projections.

YQR Reel Talk Ep. 11: Playing for Change Film Festival

YQR Reel Talk Ep. 11: Playing for Change Film Festival

October 18, 2019

Wendy Peart, Curator of Education and Outreach at Dunlop Art Gallery, speaks with Gary Robins about the 4th annual Playing for Change Film Festival November 1-3 at RPL Film Theatre. Gary Robins is a co-coordinator of the Playing for Change Film Festival and a member of Blue Sky Cultural Connections.

Bringing together film, music, and discussion, the Playing for Change Film Festival strives to create opportunities to examine culture and art to create positive social change. Using the theme, Art as Advocacy, organizers hope to blend art forms to engage audiences, ideas, and innovation.

YQR Reel Talk Ep.10: Human. Rights. & Screening Truth and Reconciliation

YQR Reel Talk Ep.10: Human. Rights. & Screening Truth and Reconciliation

September 19, 2019

For the first interview on our podcast, Wendy Peart talks with Romik Danial who appears in the 2016 documentary Listen to Me: Untold Stories Beyond Hatred, directed by Gagik Ghazerah. This particular film is being featured as a part of the Film School series called Human.Rights.

For the second part of our podcast, Blair Fornwald interviews Danielle Goulden of Reconciliation Regina about Screening Truth and Reconciliation, an important series of screenings and talks addressing the history and impact of the Sixties Scoop and the residential school system, as well as economic and justice issues from Indigenous perspectives.

YQR Reel Talk Ep.9: Summer Cinema

YQR Reel Talk Ep.9: Summer Cinema

July 15, 2019

In this month's podcast, Sarah Pitman (Dunlop Education Assistant) talks cinema this summer with Lindsay Des Rochers (Manager of Visitor Services Regina Downtown Business Improvement District) and Christine Negus (Media Artist-in-Residence at Girls Rock Regina).  Lindsay has all the information you need about Cinema Under the Stars on Wednesday nights on the downtown plaza as well as all sorts of downtown events going on. Christine talks about her video art practice as well as her residence with Girls Rock Regina!

For more information on Cinema Under the Stars, check out the RDBID website here: https://reginadowntown.ca/events/cinemaunderthestars/cinema-under-the-stars-2019/

YQR Reel Talk Ep.8: A Conversation with Amy Fung

YQR Reel Talk Ep.8: A Conversation with Amy Fung

June 13, 2019

This month's podcast features a special conversation with film programmer, art critic, and author of the recent book Before I Was a Critic I was a Human Being. The live recording took place at RPL Film Theatre after a reading of her new book. Dunlop Art Gallery's Director/Curator, Jennifer Matotek, leads the conversation. 

Before I Was a Critic I was a Human Being is the debut collection of creative nonfiction essays by Amy Fung. In it, Fung takes a closer examination at Canada’s mythologies of multiculturalism, settler colonialism, and identity through the lens of a national art critic.

Amy Fung is a writer and curator born in Kowloon, Hong Kong, and spent her formative years in and around Edmonton on Treaty 6 Territory. Her multifarious curatorial projects have spanned exhibitions, cinematic and live presentations, as well as discursive events across Canada and abroad. Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being is her first book.

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