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That Mennonite Joke to open the 20th Annual MennoFolk Event
That Mennonite Joke will open this year's festivities as Mennofolk Manitoba turns twenty! Stop to ponder the past, present, and future of what it means to be Mennonite and to make art. Taking place at XCues [551 Sargent Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba], March 9, 2018 is a night to pause and reflect on this year's art and enjoy good conversations with new and old friends. The screening begins at 8pm, doors open at 6:30 with cover by donation. The evening will include art, the opportunity to chat with artists, a screening of 'That Mennonite Joke', along with poetry readings, and other surprises!
MennoFolk [mennofolk.ca] is an organization celebrating music and art from people associated with the Mennonite community, either culturally or religiously. For details about the event, see the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2006797772682815/
Stand-Up Comedian Matt Falk takes us on a surprisingly funny and insightful journey through his Mennonite heritage to peek behind the veil and see the humour in That Mennonite Joke. The docu-comedy reflects on the past, our stereotypes and how one comedian uses that to enhance his art of telling jokes on stage.
That Mennonite Joke was produced by Prairie Boy Productions for MTS TV Stories From Home, produced with a grant awarded by BravoFACT [Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent] a division of Bell Media Inc., and with the participation of Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. The film was the winner of the Stories From Home Pitch Competition at Gimli Film Festival 2014, and winner of BravoFACTUAL support.