The Winnipeg Film Group is pleased to present the first retrospective of the films of Winston Washington Moxam (1963-2011). Moxam is, to date, the most significant black filmmaker to emerge from Manitoba. His independent body of work spans two decades, from 1989 to 2010, and includes short fiction, documentary, and two features. All of these works address issues of race, racism and social justice, and significantly reflect the experience of living in Winnipeg and Manitoba.
In order to present the depth and diversity of Moxam’s films, the retrospective is composed of two sets of screenings – the first highlights his shorter works followed by a feature film.
In addition to the screenings, these events will also feature the launch of an accompanying interpretive catalogue and DVD published by the Winnipeg Film Group. The catalogue contains contextual essays and personal considerations by Scott Birdwise, Daniel Eskin and Matthew Rankin, and includes a filmography and photographs of Moxam at work as well as stills from his films. The DVD features new transfers directly from 16mm film prints of Winston’s short films.
February 1, 2013 – Winnipeg Cinematheque (Winnipeg, MB)
February 6, 2013 – Pacific Cinematheque (Vancouver, BC)
February 8, 2013 – Carbon Arc Cinema, (Halifax, NS)
February 24, 2013 – Metro Cinema (Edmonton, AB)
July 10, 2013 – TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto, ON)