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Plastic Paper: RICK TREMBLES' MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY: DE-CENSORTIZED!

05/05/2011 (21:00 - 22:30)

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RICK TREMBLES MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY: DE-CENSORTIZED!

Thursday May 5th - 9:00pm
Park Theatre - 698 Osborne
Winnipeg, Canada

Combo tickets available that include Rick Trembles' books Motion Picture Purgatory Vols 1 + 2!

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Using a mix of powerpoint, spoken word and hand-drawn biographical anecdotes, Montreal artist Rick Trembles narrates how he first got into macabre movies and comic books as a youngster influenced by the Canadian WWII comics his father published, and how Trembles merged the two in the early 80s when his movie review/comic strip Motion Picture Purgatory started running in the Montreal Mirror. The presentation details how the strips bumpy early controversial history meshes with Trembles' own personal life and continuing censorship battles, while giving insight into his patented process of condensing pertinent plot points via creepy x-ray vision cross-sections, maniacal maze-like aerial views, and screwy schematics!

Come say hi face-to-face to the cartoonist THE GUARDIAN called “a genius” & ROBERT CRUMB declared “even more twisted & weird” than himself, & he’ll personally sign & doodle for you all over copies of his latest 192-page collection of film reviews from FAB Press; Motion Picture Purgatory Volume Two!

 

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GUEST BIO: RICK TREMBLES

Rick Trembles’ critically acclaimed hybrid comic strip movie criticism column Motion Picture Purgatory has been appearing every week in the Montreal Mirror since 1998 (after originating in the same pages with the paper’s inception in the 80’s). Trembles continues to make animated short films that occasionally tour the globe (some award-winning), & play in his 30-year-old post-punk band The American Devices. His work has been featured in numerous galleries & published internationally. The L.A. Times called him “a famous free thinker.” English Professor at Concordia University, Marcie Frank, featured Trembles in her chapter about comix for the book QUEER DIASPORAS (Duke University Press).

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