Programmed by Clint Enns & Leslie Supnet. Presented at VideoFag in Toronto, Ontario on January 24, 2013.
The sign on the way into Winnipeg, Manitoba at one time read: “One Great City!” The sign now factually reads: “Heart of the Continent.”
City symphonies are a genre of films that attempt to encapsulate the spirit and uniqueness of a city. Poetic in nature, they attempt to provide a lyrical impression of the city in order to reveal the cities inner reality. City Sympathy is a collection of films from Winnipeg, Manitoba. All of these visions are made out of love on obsolete, cheap, second-hand equipment and are the result of endless days of slacking. Enriched with strange humour, hand-crafted experimentation and lo-fi conundrums, the films and videos in this program are testaments to an aesthetic movement that is wholeheartedly Winnipeg’s own.
These Are Some of My Friends… | Stéphane Oystryk | 2012 | 3 min.
Crazy | Cam Bush | 2005 | 3 min.
Living on the Edge | Aaron Zeghers | 2012 | 3 min.
Threshold Economics | Hope Peterson | 2011 | 6 min.
Tudor Village: A One Shoot Deal | Rhayne Vermette | 2012 | 5 min.
Party Mix for One | Liz Garlicki | 2005 | 3 min.
Between | Heidi Phillips | 2012 | 2 min. | 16mm
Blotto 649 | Mike Maryniuk | 2012 | 2 min.
Lower Astral Entity | Gwen Trutnau | 2012 | 2 min.
Nothing but Trouble | Ryan Simmons | 2012 | 3 min.
I for NDN | Darryl Nepinak & Clint Enns | 2011 | 2 min.
Tontos | Darryl Nepinak | 2012 | 1 min.
This is It | Damien Ferland | 2007 | 3 min.
Gains + Losses | Leslie Supnet | 2011 | 4 min.
Places With Meaning | Scott Fitzpatrick | 2012 | 2 min.
In My Room | Chance Taylor | 2012 | 2 min.
♥++ | Clint Enns | 2012 | 3 min.
Goths On A Bus | Jaimz & Karen Asmundson | 2010 | 4 min.
The Little White Cloud That Cried | Guy Maddin | 2009 | 13 min.
Downtime | Greg Hanec | 1985 | 65 min.