Prairie Puppet Underground


March 13 5:30 pm

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A mysterious corpse, a T-Rex romance, a Perpetual Motion machine…. 

Inspired by a screening of Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams at our 2011 festival, multi-disciplinary artist Chrystene Ells embarked on a year-long experiment in puppet filmmaking with established and emerging artists.  Working in Regina’s new Underground Puppet-Film Works at the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative in Regina, filmmakers explored live-action puppet techniques and drew on Saskatchewan history from the Prairie History Room at the Regina Public Library. That labour bears fruit in Ells’ curated collection of strange, dark, comedic and lovely new puppet films, that delve into family secrets, First Nation legends, and the powerful pull of the prairies. Filmmakers Chrystene Ells & Berny Hi in attendance.

*Special pre-show screening of Skeleton Girl,

We Remain Long After We’re Gone (4:00) Tyler Banadyga;
It Was a Circus (3:30) Chrystene Ells;
Musphobia (2:00)  Amber Christensen;
Scotty (4:00) Kelly-Anne Reiss;
Siberian Maneater (5:50) Noelle Duddridge / Sarah Huber;
My Great Grandmother’s Flowers (6:30) Kristen Smith;
Qu’Appelle (2:00) Jessica Generoux;
A Place for You (4:00)  Angela Edmunds;
MacNutt: A Tale of Revenge (5:00)  Eric Kanius;
Love In Any Colour (2:00) Jessica Reiss;
Saskatchewan is Boring (2:35) Sylvia Ziemann;
Mike and the Goose (4:00) Rowan Pantel;
Joshua (2:00) Janine Windolph;
George Bassler’s Perpetual Motion Machine (3:30)  Berny Hi;
A Gentlemen’s Quarrel (4:00) Noelle Duddridge;
Kathleen’s Diary (5:45) Chrystene Ells.

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Artist: Chrystene Ells
Series: Film
Venue: Lantern Church - Lower Hall
Duration: 75 min
Recommended Age: All ages
Price: $15 / $10

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