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Saturday, May 07, 2011
1561 - Fahrenheit 7-Eleven
Full disclosure - I don't know anything about Burtin Cummings or The Guess Who. That being said, this was pretty damn entertaining. It's a short about folk-lore surrounding an incident where hometown boy Burtin Cummings comes back to Winnipeg, is smashed by a beer bottle in a 7-Eleven and then trash talks his hometown. What follows is a short about the complicated nature of hometown pride and the cult of fame as it sorts through various versions of the story and doing re-enactments of them. Rumored to be part of a trilogy. Not sure where you'll be able to check out out following the festivals, but worth taking a look.