Exchanging Words with The Portal Winnipeg

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Exchanging Words is an ongoing series of conversations with the people behind the places in the Exchange District. If you would like to be featured, please email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Exchanging Words” in the subject line. If you came of age in the 1990s, you were no doubt bombarded with the futuristic concept of Virtual Reality (VR). There were a lot of great movies (Existenz, The Matrix, The Lawnmower Man) and a lot of bad movies (Virtuosity, The Thirteenth Floor), most of which were morality tales about the dangers of new technology. For the most part, people have stopped making movies about VR because people are now living VR. You can now experience what it would be like to do unimaginable …


Black Space Winnipeg in partnership with Winnipeg Cinematheque is pleased to present Moonlight, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Black Space Winnipeg celebrates Pride Festival this year with support from Pride Winnipeg and OutWords Inc. (Outwards Magazine). Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins is based off the Tarell Alvin McCraney semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The film charts the life of Chiron across three defining chapters of his life – starting out as a young black man growing up in turbulent Miami, it follows his ongoing struggles with his sexuality and unstable family life. This Academy Award winning film (Best Picture), explores identity, through Black culture in its relation to queer identities. You can catch this double-feature (6pm/9pm) with …

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