Join us for our Staff Picks series, where our Winnipeg Film Group staff will select and introduce new and old favourites. This month’s selection was chosen by Programming Coordinator Olivia Norquay.
Dir. Jeff Tremaine
2002, USA, 88 min
Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time.
Generously sponsored by IATSE 856 Manitoba.
“Walking a fine line between vulgar and profound, Jackass is a documentation of the confrontations and limitations of the body, of the flesh. The transgressive nature of the stunts in these films explore the horror of not having autonomy over one’s body, as well as what it means to have agency over pain and, in a way, grounds us within our bodies. Like with many body horror films, there is catharsis in these confrontations. ” – Olivia Norquay