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Gimli Film Festival 2014 continues tradition

 Photo courtesy of the Gimli Film Festival  

The first Gimli Film Festival, August 3 to 6, 2001, with a large canvas screen on scaffolding set up offshore in Lake Winnipeg, included films by Icelandic and Icelandic Canadian including Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Baltasar Kormákur, Sturla Gunnarson, Guy Maddin, Caelum Vatnsdal and Jón Einarsson Gústafsson. This year’s festival, slated for July 23 to 27, continues the Gimli beach tradition as well as using three indoor venues, The Gimli Theatre, The Aspire Theatre and the Lady of the Lake Theatre in the Waterfront Centre.


Arborg Kvennahlaup draws 20 people

  Author: Signý McInnis, Arborg, MB

Saturday June 14th. About 20 people showed up for the walk. The rain held off for the walk though it poured later that day.
We walked almost three kilometres in a little under an hour, starting at the Arborg Heritage Village, going to the Police Station on the Icelandic River walking path, and back to the Heritage Village.
We had two sets of three generations. Svava Simundsson, my mom, and her sister Erla Jonasson each brought a daughter and granddaughter.


Björk on rappers’ album

 Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Author: Paul Park, Ottawa, ON

Icelandic music icon Björk has landed on the new double album by American rappers Death Grips and she’s excited about it. The Sacramento-based trio is issuing The Powers That B in two parts; the first release features clips of the Icelander on all eight tracks.
The Americans did not ask permission to use her vocals. They sampled them just as many rap groups borrow music clips. Björk is delighted with the move.
“i am proud to announce my vocals landed on the new death grips album!,” she posted on Facebook while ignoring basic grammar rules. “i adore the death grips and i am thrilled to be their ‘found object’. i have been lucky enough to hang and exchange music loves w/ them and witness them grow!! epic: onwards!!”


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