The Balcony Movie
Monday / February 6, 2023
FRFF Pass or Ticket Required
Directed by Paweł Łoziński. 100 minutes.
Can anyone be a movie hero? Can the world be locked in one film frame? Director Paweł Łoziński is watching people from his balcony as they are passing by: sad, thoughtful, glued to their phones, young and old. Neighbours, random visitors or simply passers-by. The filmmaker accosts them, asks questions, talks about how they deal with life. Standing there with his camera for over 2 years he has created a space for dialogue, a lay confessional of sorts, where everyone can stop by and tell their story. The protagonists carry secrets and mysteries, and are not easy to label. Every story is unique, and life always surpasses imagination.
Directed by Daresha Kyi. 88 minutes.
Did you know there are more than 32,000 mothers in America, many from conservative, Christian backgrounds, who fully accept their LGBTQ+ children? They call themselves "mama bears" because while their love is warm and fuzzy, they fight ferociously to make the world kinder and safer for all LGBTQ+ people.
Mama Has a Mustache
Directed by Sally Rubin. 10 minutes.
Mama Has a Mustache is a short, quirky, fully animated documentary about gender and family, as seen through children’s eyes. Driven completely by audio interviews of kids ages 5-10, the film uses these soundbytes combined with clip-art and mixed media to explore how children are able to experience a world outside of the traditional gender binary.
Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West
Wednesday / February 8, 2023 / FRFF Pass or Ticket Required
Directed by Ashley Avis. 99 minutes.
A sweeping, immersive journey into the world of wild horses that illuminates both the profound beauty and desperate plight they currently face in the Western United States. Filmmaker Ashley Avis and crew go on a multi-year expedition to uncover the truth before wild horses disappear forever.
Winona Arts Center - Annual Membership Meeting
Sunday / February 26 / 4:00-5:00pm
Everything you wanted to know about the Winona Arts Center but were afraid to ask . . .
Come and review the highlights of 2022 at the WAC and find out what to look for in 2023 and beyond.
Members will also vote on new and returning board members and board officers. All WAC members are invited to attend.