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Special Ed – a new film by John Paskievich

An often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking film about the joys and tribulations of Ed Ackerman, a dreamer who never lets a solution get in the way of a good problem.

John Paskievich, one of Winnipeg’s finest photographers (The North End) and documentary filmmakers (The Storytelling Class) has created a poignant and hilarious portrait of Winnipeg animator and troublemaker Ed Ackerman, who tries to resurrect a 25-year-old alphabet animation project and save his three derelict houses in Winnipeg from the wrecking ball. A dreamer and an idealist, Ed battles city hall as he tries to fix up his houses and eventually resorts to running for mayor. The film is a revealing portrait of Ackerman, his neighbours and family amidst the civic politics of downtown Winnipeg. Alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, repeated run-ins with the Winnipeg justice system have only sharpened Ed’s resolve to come out on top.

Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM (Premiere followed by after party)
Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street #304 Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3

More info: specialedmovie.com

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  1. Hi:
    How can I get hold of the full feature film on Ed Ackerman’s film ED?
    Please let me know. I live in Vancouver

  2. I would also like to contact John Paskievich, could you please send me his email.


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