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Carmine Street Guitars

Carmine Street Guitars

THEATRICAL STARTS April 5, 2019

SHOWTIMES

4K - 5.1 - COLOUR - 80 MIN - Canada
PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY RON MANN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: CARTER LOGAN, MICHAEL HIRSHWRITER: LEN BLUM

Once the centre of the New York bohemia, Greenwich Village is now home to lux restaurants, and buzzer door clothing stores catering to the nouveau riche. But one shop in the heart of the Village remains resilient to the encroaching gentrification: Carmine Street Guitars.

Mermaids

Mermaids

THEATRICAL STARTS JULY 2, 2017

2017 - 75 MINUTES
A FILM BY BY ALI WEINSTIEN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER RON MANN

A feature documentary about the powerful allure of a universal myth. MERMAIDS immerses audiences in a world where fantasies come to life. Following the stories of five extraordinary tail-donning women who are part of a growing "mermaiding" subculture. Audiences voyage between mermaid theme parks, conventions, tail-making studios, and deep into the ocean where escaping reality and transforming into the empowered icon of the mermaid is possible.

Tales of the Rat Fink

Tales of the Rat Fink

CANADA – 2006 – 78 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

Mann's largely animated documentary features the voice talents of John Goodman, Ann-Margret, Jay Leno, Brian Wilson, Tom Wolfe, Matt Groening, Robert Williams, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Paul LeMat, Billy F Gibbons, Theo Rosnick and The Smothers Brothers.

 

Pure Pwnage

Pure Pwnage

CANADA – 2012
EXECUTIVE PROUCERS: RON MANN, CATHERINE TATE

"Pure Pwnage" is based on the hit web series on www.purepwnage.com which receives over 10,000 unique visitors a day. This site has an incredible fan base who have been following the antics of Jeremy for over 4 years. 

Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion

CANADA – 1982 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

Called the "Woodstock of Poetry" by American Film, and "Dazzling" by the Los Angeles Times, Poetry in Motion is an unprecedented anthology of twenty-four leading North American poets who sing, chant, anything but "read" their work.

PilgrIMAGE

PilgrIMAGE

CANADA – 2009 – 85 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY PETER WINTONICK

A father, Peter Wintonick, and his 19-year-old daughter, Mira, both filmmakers, take a cinematic roadtrip around the world. They trek through the present and future of film and image-making, using significant contemporary and historical cinematic sites and personal encounters as their points of departure.

The New Cinema Tapes

The New Cinema Tapes

CANADA – 2983 – 100 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY PETER WINTONICK

Twenty-five film directors from around the world speak about independent cinema and video.

Lunarcy!

Lunarcy!

CANADA – 2012 – 80 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY SIMON ENNIS

With wry humor and affection, 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.

Know Your Mushrooms

Know Your Mushrooms

CANADA – 47 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

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.

Imagine the Sound

Imagine the Sound

CANADA – 1981 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

IMAGINE THE SOUND brings together interviews and performance, the prime innovators of the once controversial free jazz movement of the 60s.

Go Further

Go Further

CANADA – 2003 – 80 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

GO FURTHER explores the idea that the single individual is the key to large-scale transformational change.

The film follows actor Woody Harrelson as he takes a small group of friends on a bio-fuelled bus-ride down the Pacific Coast Highway. Their goal? To show the people they encounter that there are viable alternatives to our habitual, environmentally-destructive behaviors.

Flak

Flak

CANADA – 1976/2009 – 30 MIN – B&W - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

Made by Ron Mann when he was 16, Flak is a gritty improvised drama screening for the first time in 30 years as part of this retrospective. Influenced by John Cassavetes' Shadows, Michelangelo Antonioni's The Red Desert, and above all, Robert Kramer's classic film Ice, Mann's working title was Viva La Dynamite, a phrase borrowed from Anaïs Nin.

Listen to the City

Listen to the City

CANADA – 1984 – 68 MIN – COLOUR - STEREO - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN
FEATURING: JACK LAYTON, P.J. SOLE, JIM CARROLL, SANDY HORNE AND MICHAEL GLASSBOURG

I see a new world. Do you see it? 

If you listened to the city back in 1984, here's what it told you: there are dark days coming, and the only way to survive them is by being rich. 

Made during the re-election year of Ronald Reagan, the election year of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the very beginnings of the shattering saving and loan scandal that would come to look like candy store shoplifting a generation on, Ron Mann's rare early non-documentary movie is like a downtown artist's poster collage of DIY urgency.

Dream Tower

Dream Tower

CANADA – 1994 – 47 MIN – COLOUR - B&W - STEREO - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

With artists and educators jousting for position with motorcycle gangs and dealers in the same high-rise, Rochdale became a focal point for the best and worst dreams of the Canadian generation of baby boomers.

Comic Book Confidential

Comic Book Confidential

CANADA – 1988 – 90 MIN – COLOUR & B&W - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
FILM BY RON MANN

COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL is a feature-length documentary that profiles twenty-two of the most significant artists and writers working in comic books, graphic novels and strip-art in North America today.

In an entertaining and informative combination of interviews, historical footage and state-of-the-art animation techniques, Comic Book Confidential provides a positive answer to that burning existential question of the late twentieth century first posed by Zippy the Pinhead: "Are we having fun yet?"

Brakhage

Brakhage

CANADA – 1998 – 75 MIN – COLOUR - B&W - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JIM SHEDDEN

A film about the life and work of avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage.

Blue Rodeo: In Stereovision

Blue Rodeo: In Stereovision

CANADA – 2005 – 106 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN
FEATURING: BLUE RODEO

Blue Rodeo releases their first-ever DVD to celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band!

Ron's DVD celebrating 20 years of Blue Rodeo is now available. Featuring a reunion concert with the original 5 members i.e. Jim Cuddy, Greg Keelor, Bazil Donovan, Bob Wiseman and Cleave Anderson!

Directed by renowned Canadian filmmaker, Ron Mann, it features a reunion concert with the original 5 members i.e. Jim Cuddy, Greg Keelor, Bazil Donovan, Bob Wiseman and Cleave Anderson

Mighty Uke

Mighty Uke

CANADA – 2010 – 76 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY TONY COLE

Think of a ukulele and you probably imagine grass skirts, slide guitar and kitchy lyrics, but far from being just a Hawaiian novelty instrument, the uke has a rich history and has profoundly affected music around the world. 

Altman

Altman

CANADA – 2014 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

Maverick. Auteur. Rebel. Innovator. Storyteller. Rambler. Gambler. Mad man. Family man. Director. Artist.

Robert Altmanʼs life and career contained multitudes. This father of American independent cinema left an indelible mark, not merely on the evolution of his art form, but also on the western zeitgeist.ALTMAN, Canadian director Ron Mannʼs new documentary, explores and celebrates the epic fifty-year redemptive journey of one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of the medium.

Twist

Twist

CANADA – 1992 – 80 MIN – COLOUR - B&W - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

Combining rare and often hilarious archival footage with interviews, Twist chronicles the evolution of rock and roll dance.

From the time when moving hips marked you as a social degenerate, to a time when shaking your "thing" became the dance-form that rocked the world.

Featuring: Cholly Atkins, Hank Ballard, American Bandstand Dancers, Chubby Checker, Joey Dee, Gladys Horton, Dee Dee Sharp, Mama Lu Parks, The Parkettes