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As part of GFF’s efforts to celebrate Manitoba 150th anniversary, the Festival is excited to announce the lineup of a special MB150 Manitoba Film Retrospective. While there are so many great films made across Manitoba’s history, GFF decided to focus on films and stories made-in-Manitoba that have flown under the radar, despite being incredible filmmaking accomplishments.  The selected films portray a diverse collection of stories and filmmaking voices, across decades!


Thanks to Donald K. Johnson for supporting the Manitoba Film Retrospective in 2021!


Thanks as well to MB150 for sponsoring all of GFF’s MB150 programming this year, including the Manitoba Film Retrospective, Manitoba Home Movie Archive and the creation of 11 new Manitoba-made films! Thanks as well to our other Manitoba Project sponsors, including the Asper Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, Thomas Sill Foundation, Winnipeg Foundation, Manitoba Arts CouncilManitoba Film & Music, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg Film Group, ACTRA Manitoba and IATSE 856.

After the film, don't forget to rank the film using the 5 Stars found below the video container! The top-ranked film as chosen by our audience will win GFF's coveted Best of Fest Audience Choice Award, sponsored by the Winnipeg Free Press!

The main street strip in the 1960’s and early 1970’s fostered a unique social, political and cultural environment that is unique to Winnipeg. With the Urban Aboriginal movement in full swing, Indigenous people were moving fluidly between Winnipeg and the northern and rural communities of the surrounding area. 

Many people were direct survivors of the Residential School system and the urban environment offered an alternative way of life that signaled different experiences and opportunities. The gatherings at the local clubs, hotels, and restaurants facilitated the camaraderie typically experienced through music, dance, and gatherings.

The C-Weed Band and other musicians like Billy Joe Green and the late Percy Tuesday shared these experiences alongside members of the Indigenous community of Winnipeg’s main street. The articulation of resistance through music cultivated a crucial sense of familiarity and Brown Town Muddy Water is a testament to larger trends like resiliency. Join us as local music and memory reverberate throughout the decades!

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    Jesse Green
  • Screenwriter
    Vanda Fleury