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Filmmaker Peter Wintonick - 1953-2013

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The Ron Mann, Peter Wintonick Letters (Cinema Canada, 1983)


    CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION

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    ALTMAN

    Ron Mann's new documentary "ALTMAN" is an in-depth look at the life and times of filmmaker Robert Altman (M*A*S*H, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Nashville, The Player, Gosford Park and many more).

    While refusing to bow down to Hollywood's conventions, or its executives, Altman's unique style of filmmaking won him friends and enemies, earned him world-wide praise, and occasionally scathing criticism, and proved that it IS possible to make truly independent films.

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    CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION

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    HADWIN'S JUDGEMENT
    Directed by Sasha Snow
    Produced by Elizabeth Yake
    Executive Produced by Ron Mann

    Executive produced by Ron Mann, Sasha Snow's "Hadwin's Judgement" is an environmental thriller set in the wilderrness of Canada’s Pacific North West. This is the true story of two men who dared to challenge the destruction of the world’s last great temperate rainforest – Grant Hadwin and Herb Hammond. But while one man’s story stands as a beacon of hope for the future, the other’s ended in madness and self-destruction.

    Grant Hadwin was transformed from expert logger to environmental terrorist. Driven by anger and despair, he committed an act of shocking destruction, felling North America’s most sacred tree, the ‘Golden Spruce’, before disappearing in a mysterious kayaking accident.

    Both men played out the conflict between ‘progress’ and environmental ‘protection’ in their own psyches. Their journeys starkly capture the essence of the contradiction facing us all, and their legacies challenge us to wonder what sacrifices we are prepared to make.


    NOW IN THEATRES

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    LUNARCY!

    Executive produced by Ron Mann, Simon Ennis’ "Lunarcy!" follows a disparate group of dreamers and schemers who share one thing in common; they’ve all devoted their lives to the Moon. From the former ventriloquist who’s made millions selling Moon lots to the young man who’s resolved to depart for Luna (permanently), Lunarcy! is a touching and comic portrait of passion, creativity and quixotic dreams.


    Hey Kids! Now available on Blu-Ray. Ron Mann's indispensable...

    COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL - 20th Anniversary Edition
    Includes original film in full 1080i HD and over two hours of bonus footage with never before seen  interviews with comic book legends Carl Barks, Julius Schwartz, Gary Panter, Jules Feiffer and others! 

    Purchase the Blu Ray! Now available on Comic Book Confidential


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    LISTEN TO THE CITY - REMASTERED! - Now On iTunes!

    Ron Mann's feature 1984 rare feature drama featuring rock poet JIM CARROLL with music by THE SPOONS. Revised and re-edited for a special edition DVD release.

    Boasting a large cast of alternative culture icons and local personalities (including the late, sorely missed NDP leader Jack Layton), Listen to the City feels particularly timely (even prescient) in the wake of the Occupy movement.

    Purchase the DVD / Listen to the City


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    IN THE WAKE OF THE FLOOD: NOW ON DVD
    On the eve of her 70th birthday, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood set out on an international tour criss-crossing the British Isles and North America to celebrate the publication of her new dystopian novel, The Year of the Flood. Rather than mount a traditional tour to promote a book’s publication, Atwood conceived and executed something far more ambitious and revelatory—a theatrical version of her novel. More info!
    On DVD! / Now available on In the Wake of the Flood


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    FLAK: NOW ON DVD
    Made by Ron Mann when he was 16, FLAK is a look into an unpolished Toronto of the past, and an insightful window onto current social predicaments. More info!
    On DVD!


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    EXAMINED LIFE: NOW ON DVD
    Ron executive produces Astra Taylor's new film! EXAMINED LIFE aspires to convey the sense of wonderment and curiosity that drives philosophical thought.

    On DVD! / More Info / Trailer / Screenings
    Now available on Examined Life


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    Founded by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ron Mann, Films We Like is a boutique distributor or documentary, independent and international films in Canada.

    The Act of Killing l ChristCORE l Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters l The Ambassador l The Capsule l Mekong Hotel l Lunarcy! Wake in Fright l Miami Connection l Leviathan l Museum Hours l Peaches Does Herself l Hannah Arendt l Berberian Sound Studio l In the Fog l Shepard & Dark l Klown l Wrong l Brick and Mortar and Love l Bestiaire l Time Zero: The Last Year of Polariod Film l Nature Calls l Bullhead l The FP l Wild Style l Downtown 81 l Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present l L!fe Happens l Step Up to the Plate l Chasing Ice l Oslo, August 31st l Tabu l Letters from the Big Man l Doppelgänger Paul l Three l Me @ the Zoo l Grandma Lo-Fi l Woody Allen: A Documentary l Sleeping Sickness l Barbara l Three l Cirkus Columbia l Medeski, Martin and Wood: Fly in a Bottle l Buck l Le Havre l ALPS l Pearl Jam Twenty l A Matter of Taste l Paul Goodman Changed My Life l Dragonslayer l Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop l Blank City l The Last Mountain l The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye l Resurrect Dead The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles l Dogtooth l Cosmonaut l Machete Maidens Unleashed! l Bill Cunningham New York l Littlerock l Attenberg l Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec God? l Get Out of the Car l LennoNYC l Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives l I Wish I Knew l The Light Thief l Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child l In the Wake of the Flood l Beauty Day l Cannibal Girls l White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights l A Town Called Panic l Soundtrack for a Revolution l Inferno l Police, Adjective l The Horse Boy l Neil Young Trunk Show l Mid-August Lunch l Beeswax l Anvil: The Story of Anvil! l Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae l PilgrIMAGE l Jerichow l 24 City l Of Time and the City l Doc l Patti Smith Dream of Life l Know Your Mushrooms l Examined Life l Empties l Painter’s Painting l Died Young Stayed Pretty l Brakhage l In the Moment l Kenny l Abel Raises Cain l Four Eyed Monsters l LOL l Funny Ha Ha l Mutual Appreciation l The Guatemalan Handshake l Quiet City l Dance Party USA l The Death of Indie Rock l My Dinner with Jimi l Brand Upon the Brain! l Imagine the Sound l Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey l Tales of the Rat Fink l Anger Me l Sir! No Sir! l The Sun l Three Times l Townes Van Zandt - Be Here to Love Me l Touch the Sound l The World l Mana - Beyond Belief l DIG! l Incident at Loch Ness l Jandek On Corwood l Superstar in a Housedress l The Weather Underground l Greendale l Los Angeles Plays Itself l Rivers and Tides