Film: A Good Madness

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A Good Madness
A Good Madness, Film by Danielle Sturk

A Good Madness: The Dance of Rachel Browne

Written, Directed and Produced by Danielle Sturk

Documentary | 77 min | English | HD | Stereo Canada | 2014

This feature documentary on Rachel Browne (1934–2012), founder of Canada’s oldest professional modern dance company, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, captures the essence of the woman and power of the dance she created, exposing her unwavering desire to create dance to the exclusion of all else.

Creative Team:
Producer / Writer / Director: Danielle Strurk
Cinematographer / Editor / Original Music: Oscar Fenoglio
Assistant to the Director: Kristin Haight
Dance Consultant: Stephanie Ballard
Choreography: Rachel Browne
Featured Performers: Kristin Haight, Sharon B. Moore, Treasure Waddell
Music: Kurt Weill, Ann Southam, Rogers and Hart, Hoagy Carmichael, Oscar Fenoglio, Simon Jeffes, Bernard Xolotl

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SCREENINGS

CANADIAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE: 509 Parliament Street, Toronto
November 19th, 2016; 7:00pm
http://dcd.ca/emails/rachelbrowne2.html

BETTY OLIPHANT THEATRE: 404 Jarvis Street, Toronto
August 12th, 2015; 7:30pm
https://princessproductions.ca/dance/what-we-do/current-festival/

GIMLI FILM FESTIVAL: Gimli, Manitoba
July 24th, 2015
http://www.gimlifilm.com

CBC SCREENING: CBC Documentary Channel Preview
July 7, 2015; 9pm ET/ 8pm UTC

FIREHALL ARTS CENTRE: 280 East Cordova St, Vancouver
July 4, 2015; 7pm
http://firehallartscentre.ca

CINEMATHEQUE: 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg
April 22-25, 2015

WCD 50th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING: Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg
April 21, 2015

OFFICIAL SELECTION-INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON ART (FIFA):

Place des Arts, Cinquieme Salle,  Montreal
March 26, 2015

UQAM, Salle Jean-Claude Lauzon,  Montreal
March 28, 2015

info & tickets: artfifa.com

PRAIRIE DANCE CIRCUIT-New Dance Horizons, Regina
October 15-16, 2014

PRIVATE LAUNCH: Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
September 30, 2014

This film has generously been supported by the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council, MTS TV Stories From Home, Manitoba Film & Music and the support in equipment and services from the Winnipeg Film Group, William F. White International, Video Pool Arts Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers and the School of Contemporary Dancers. A special thank you to the Rachel Browne Dance Fund.