Menorca Winnipeg Premiere
Apr
20
Apr 30

Menorca Winnipeg Premiere

  • Winnipeg Film Group Cinematheque

Thursday, April 20: 7:00pm
Friday, April 21: 7:00pm
Saturday, April 22: 3:00pm
Sunday, April 23: 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 26: 7:00pm
Saturday, April 29: 3:00pm
Sunday, April 30: 7:00pm

A hit at the recent Whistler Film Festival, this Winnipeg feature is the story of Claire, a suburban mother who is restless and wants to escape her home life. She indulges in some good-natured hedonistic debauchery and receives word from her child that he is abandoning her as his mother. To win back his affection, she decides to carry a small rock half way around the world to its place of origin on a Mediterranean island. Along the way, she goes to work in a strange strip club on the edge of civilization where exotic dancers perform in an otherworldly space for abandoned souls just like her. Shot on location in Manitoba and Menorca, Balearic Islands, this beautifully photographed story features a great performance from lead actress Tammy Gillis and a largely Winnipeg cast.

Playing with the award-winning short film, Imitations, by Markus Henkel, Ian Bawa, Fabian Velasco and Milos Mitrovic.

Q & A Thursday with director John Barnard and actress Tammy Gillis

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Menorca Toronto Screenings
Apr
21
Apr 27

Menorca Toronto Screenings

  • Imagine Carlton Cinema

Friday, April 21: 1:45pm, 7:00pm
Saturday, April 22: 1:45pm, 7:00pm
Sunday, April 23: 1:45pm, 7:00pm
Monday, April 24: 1:45pm, 7:00pm
Tuesday, April 25: 1:45pm, 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 26: 1:45pm, 7:00pm
Thursday, April 27: 1:45pm, 7:00pm

Claire, a suburban mother indulging in some good-natured hedonistic debauchery, receives word from her child that he is abandoning her as his mother. To win back his affection, she decides to carry a small rock half way around the world to its place of origin on a Mediterranean island. Along the way, she goes to work in a strange strip club on the edge of civilization where exotic dancers perform in an otherworldly space for abandoned souls just like her.

Q & A Friday with director John Barnard and actresses Tammy Gillis and Sheila E. Campbell

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Menorca Vancouver Screening
Apr
15
Apr 20

Menorca Vancouver Screening

Saturday, April 15: 8:15pm
Thursday, April 20: 6:30pm


Writer-director John Barnard lobs a Molotov cocktail in the general direction of Canadian suburbia in this provocative, funny, and sometimes shocking drama about a rebellious soccer mom, Claire (the extraordinary Tammy Gillis), who won’t settle for domestic banality when casual sex is much more fun. Stealing a neighbour’s minivan for an impromptu road trip, and picking up the nearest available hunky hitchhiker for cheap thrills, the self-declared "worst mom ever" is still shocked when her seven-year-old son announces he’s through with her and she need not come back home.

The end of the road culminates in a gig at Paradise, a seriously weird titty bar, but our heroine means to go further still: back to the island of Menorca to prove something to her boy - and to herself.

Visually compelling and sporting a David Lynch influence for all to see, Menorca is itself a rousing declaration of intent from the director of The Sheepdogs Have At It.

Q & A Saturday with actress Tammy Gillis

"Between the confidently slick weirdness and Gillis’s on-screen chops, Menorca somehow gets under your skin." Adrian Mack, Georgia Straight

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