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Independent Visions: Prairie Tale 16

tale

March 2
Monday, 7-9 pm

Featuring short films and videos by Kyle Thomas, Andrew Ferns, Adolfo Ruiz, Don Best, Joanne Levenick, Ocean Demut, Zaiyah Dennie, Adam Bentley, Carlo Ghioni, Cameron McGowan, Zoe Slusar, Trevor Anderson, circulated by the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society (AMAAS)

Prairie Tales is an annual touring collection of short films and videos made by Albertan artists. For 16 years Prairie Tales has offered a selection of some of the years best short films and videos made by Albertan media artists in a feature-length compilation. This anthology showcases recent work from the shinning lights of the Alberta media arts scene.

A programming partnership between Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, Dunlop, and University of Regina’s Film Department, Independent Visions is a free monthly film and video series of curated shorts programs, full-length films, and in-person retrospectives, hosted by RPL Film Theatre. Independent Visions is devoted to making independent and experimental media accessible to a diverse audience.

The Duke of Burgundy

Duke of Burgundy

March 5-8
Friday/Sunday 9-11 pm
Saturday, 7-9 pm
(UK 2014, 106 min.) STC

Day after day , Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and Evelyn (Chiara D’Anna) act out a simple yet provocative ritual that ends with Evelyn’s punishment and pleasure. As Cynthia yearns for a more conventional relationship, Evelyn’s obsession with erotic spells quickly becomes an addiction that may push the relationship to a breaking point. DRipping with eroticism and dread, The Duke of Burgundy is a dark decadent melodrama from Peter Strickland, the award winning writer and director of Berberian Sound Studio.

From Nothing, Something

from nothing something

March 5-8
Thursday/Saturday, 9-11 pm
Friday/Sunday, 7-9 pm
(USA 2014, 80 min.) STC

Everyone has ideas. But where do they come from? How do you sort the genius ideas from the useless ones? Why invest all this hope and energy into making things in the first place? From Nothing, Something profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines and finds common methods, habits, mindsets and neuroses that help bring breakthrough ideas into being. Tim Cawley’s feature directorial debut is a thoughtful, intimate, often funny look at the creative process – straight from the brains of some of our culture’s most accomplished and inspiring talents.

The Competition

the competition

March 5
Thursday, 7-9 pm
(SPAIN/ANDORRA 2013, 99 min.) STC

“The Competition features the offices of five starchitects-Frank Gehry, Dominique Perrault, Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, and Nouvel-as they fight to win the commission for the National Museum of Art in Andorra, a tiny country of fewer than 100,000 people sandwiched between Spain and France in the Pyrenees. Shot in 2009 by a team of Spainish architects turned novice moviemakers… the film offers a rare and comical look at the inner workings of some of the most prestigious films in the business and sheds light on the ways starchitects carefully curate their public images. Madrid-based architect Angel Cubero, who has spent the last five years working on the film, was slogging through his own competition in 2007 when he decided that his next project would be a commentary on the intense pressure of those events.” Architectural Record

RAD (Regina Advocates for Design) and OPEN are pleased to present the first of a series of design-oriented films in partnership with RPL Film Theatre. As passionate members of Regina’s design community, we hope to challenge perceptions of our built environment, while reinforcing the importance of design and innovation in our city.

Babies

babies

March 4
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
(2010 79 min.) G

Babies is a look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo.