Establishing Shots—Winnipeg Launch

Please join us March 24, 7:00pm at Cinematheque for the launch of Establishing Shots with Winnipeg Film Group’s Kevin Nikkel. This event features a conversation with Andrew Burke.

Establishing Shots captures a diverse group of filmmakers in an immersive oral history of one of the most important and notorious artist-run centres in Canada: the Winnipeg Film Group. Both a deep dive into the life of an internationally renowned institution and an exploration of the growth of an experimental film movement, this richly illustrated collection of interviews produces a vibrant picture of the Winnipeg Film Group’s origins, successes, failures, and ongoing impact.



Kevin Nikkel is an independent filmmaker and educator based in Winnipeg. He is a long-time member of the Winnipeg Film Group. He co-directed the documentary Tales from the Winnipeg Film Group with Dave Barber in 2017.


Andrew Burke is a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg where he primarily teaches courses on film and television. His book, Hinterland Remixed: Media, Memory, and the Canadian 1970s was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2019.

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