May 16, 2019
Eric Hill (Coordinator, Collections and Digital Engagement at Dunlop Art Gallery) chats with filmmaker, professor, and podcast enthusiast Brian Stockton about his upcoming screening The Epic Story of My Life in Ten Short Films (or less) as well as the ongoing Film School series Buster Keaton: 100 Years of Comedy on Film. See below for more details on the upcoming screenings!
Independent Visions Presents
The Epic Story of My Life in Ten Short Films (or less)
Thur, May 30 – 6:30
In 2002, Saskatchewan filmmaker Brian Stockton embarked on a series of (mostly) humourous short films documenting his life by utilizing old home movies, family photographs and dramatic recreations. 16 years later, this epic autobiographical film cycle is now complete. Introduced by Brian Stockton. Q&A to follow.
Film School Presents
Buster Keaton: 100 Years of Comedy on Film
The Cameraman: Thur, Jun 6 – 6:30
Spite Marriage: Thur, July 4 - 6:30
Buster Keaton's first appearance on film was in 1917. A hundred years later he is arguably the greatest comedy filmmaker of all time. After a childhood spent in vaudeville with his parents, Keaton took early cinema by storm and was at one time the most successful director/star in Hollywood. Comedy on film doesn't always age well, but Buster Keaton is still getting laughs a hundred years later with his inventive, highly visual filmmaking.
April 15, 2019
Sarah Pitman, Education Assistant at Dunlop Art Gallery, interviews artist and film enthusiast Jon Vaughn about the upcoming monthly VHS screening nights at RPL Film Theatre - Adjust Tracking.
This new series presents obscure VHS releases rescued from the garbage pile by cult cinema fans. For the inaugural screening, artist/collector Jon Vaughn presents Kamikaze 89, a West German cyberpunk thriller starring Ranier Werner Fassbinder in his final on-screen performance.
Introduced by Jon Vaughn
May 08 – 6:30 | Free
DEU | 1982 | 106min | STC
Sci-Fi/Thriller | Dir. Wolf Gremm
March 20, 2019
Curious about the indie video game scene in Saskatchewan? Eric Hill (Coordinator, Collections and Digital Engagement) interviews Kai Hutchence (CEO of Massive Corporation Game Studios) about the RPL Film Theatre's monthly gaming night (Game & Watch), Studio MDHR's Cuphead, Global Game Jam 2019, and video game in production in Saskatchewan.
Game & Watch is a time to enjoy playing and watching video games on the big theatre screen! Each session will feature a different gaming experience such as tournaments, communal gaming, demonstration sessions using unique game platforms and more.
March's Game & Watch featured Studio MDHR's award winning Cuphead - the all-cartoon Magical Wondergame! A classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try to pay your debt back to the devil!
February 22, 2019
In this episode, Jennifer Matotek, Director/Curator of Dunlop Art Gallery, interviews Beth Wishart MacKenzie and Cree artist Lana Whiskeyjack about pikiskwe-speak: An Invitation to Conversations in Reconciliation. Their conversation explores the wounding of Canada’s Indian Residential School system and the power of art and Indigenous pathways to heal the wounding.
pikiskwe-speak is presented in partnership with Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artists Collective Inc. Annual Storytellers Festival.
Image credit: Alex Chen/Studio Reface Inc
January 16, 2019
Blair Fornwald (Curator, Moving Image and Performance for RPL Film Theatre & Dunlop Art Gallery) interviews Gerald Saul (Department Head, Associate Professor in the Film Department of the Media, Art, and Performance Faculty) about his Film School screening selections. His three films in this series challenge what we think we know about logic, character, setting, and image to present groundbreaking adventures in storytelling.
In the 1920s, the Surrealists rattled minds around the world with their unrelenting fusion of dreams and reality, setting the stage for future filmmakers to carry on some of their core sentiments.
December 5, 2018
In this episode, Blair Fornwald (Curator, Moving Image and Performance) talks with host of Talkies - Jayden Pfeifer! Blair and Jayden discuss everything from the joy of watching bad movies to the inherent risks of improvisation. Check out Talkies on the last Tuesday of every month.
October 31, 2018
On our inaugural episode of YQR Reel Talk, Jennifer Matotek (Curator/Director Dunlop Art Gallery) talks with Gordon Pepper (Executive Director Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative) and Tom Caldwell (Good Evening: An Alfred Hitchcock Podcast) about all things Alfred Hitchcock.