Producers' Forum: Wintopia

Producers' Forum: Wintopia

Thursday, September 30, 7:00 PM
$7.50 General Admission, $5.00 Students/Seniors, $4.00 Scribe Members

A box of tapes uncovered. A lifelong Utopian obsession. A daughter’s attempt to complete her father’s final film. Wintopia traces the enigmatic footsteps of renowned documentary filmmaker Peter Wintonick through the lens of his daughter, Mira, as she tries to decipher the map he has left behind. Reverberating with emotion and whimsy, the film guides us on a journey through possible worlds in pursuit of reconciliation, both between artist and family and between dreams and reality.

Peter Wintonick was a celebrated filmmaker, editor, writer, and mentor to many. His filmography includes Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media, Seeing Is Believing: Handicams, Human Rights and the News, and Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment. He left a profound legacy felt by the international documentary community. Wintopia is Mira Burt-Wintonick’s carefully-crafted, heartfelt tribute to her father.

Mira Burt-Wintonick is an award-winning radio producer and filmmaker living in Montreal. She is the co-creator and senior editor of CBC’s Love Me, a podcast about the messiness of human connection. She sometimes makes videos that make people laugh and cry (How To Age Gracefully) and absurd comedy podcasts (WireTap, Pen Pals).


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