For Immediate Release:​That Mennonite Joke makes a Manitoba Premiere with Faspa!

Winner of the Stories from Home Pitch Competition at Gimli Film Festival 2014, and winner of​ ​BravoFACTUAL support 2014, the docu-comedy That Mennonite Joke [www.mennojoke.com] makes its Manitoba​ ​debut – where else but in the city of Steinbach!  The film’s premiere will be held at the Keystone​ ​Cinema on Saturday, February 6 at 4pm followed by a faspa reception and Q&A with the star​ ​Matt Falk and the Filmmakers; director Orlando Braun and producer Jorge Requena Ramos. The​ ​event is free to attend, as is the faspa [light, late-afternoon lunch, Mennonite style].

“Since Steinbach is so closely connected to several of the characters in the film, and likely the​ ​early adopters that’ll [hopefully] embrace the film reside in southern Manitoba, we thought it​ ​would be the best fit to host a premiere there!” Declares Orlando Braun who adds, “the screening​ ​is free and there’s free food, how could you go wrong?”

The newly built [2015] Keystone Cinema is located at 353 Elmdale Street, right next to the new​ ​Curling Rink. The theater seating includes lazyboys, recliners and loveseats.​

​That Mennonite Joke is a hilarious, surprising and insightful documentary-comedy hybrid film​ ​that explores humour in Mennonite culture through the perspective of comedian Matt Falk. As​ ​Matt prepares for his first live TV comedy special, he wonders if his Mennonite culture is funny​ ​enough to include more in his act.  He takes a comedic walkabout through his heritage speaking​ ​with Mennonite humorists, authors, and entertainers such as Miriam Toews, Armin Wiebe, Corny​ ​Rempel, Leland Klassen and many more to gather material for his routine.

Matt Falk is a clean comedian who has performed on the biggest stages including the World​ ​Series of Comedy in Las Vegas [placing 2nd!], Just For Laughs in Montreal, the Winnipeg​ ​Comedy Festival, and more! He is based in Niverville, Manitoba.

"Premiering the movie in Steinbach is not only a brilliant idea, it's the only idea that really makes​ ​sense!” Says Matt, "I'm so excited about this movie, because as far as I know, it's all about​ ​me...and that's my favourite subject!"

That Mennonite Joke was produced by Prairie Boy Productions for MTS TV Stories From​ ​Home, produced with a grant awarded by BravoFACT [Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent] a​ ​division of Bell Media Inc., and with the participation of Manitoba Film and Video Production​ ​Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.  Additional support by​ ​Winnipeg Film Group, and Manitoba Film and Music.

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