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Filming on campus on Aug. 1

July 31, 2019 — 

The Flag Day film and crew will be at the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

The majority of filming will take place around the main Administration Building, but filming will take place in many locations, including Tier, Isbister, and Dafoe library. A U.S. flag will be installed at the Administration Building as part of the set for the duration of the Aug. 1 shoot.

Directed by and starring Sean Penn, Flag Day is a funny and heartbreaking true story about a young woman journalist struggling to overcome the loving and dark legacy of her father, a con man arrested for one of the largest counterfeit money operations in US history.

Based on Jennifer Vogel’s non-fiction book Flim-Flam Man, about her father, the film stars Penn, his children Dylan and Hopper Penn, Josh Brolin and Miles Teller.

The film is a being produced by local independent company Buffalo Gal Pictures, and is scheduled to shoot in Winnipeg and surrounding areas until August.

Filming at various locations on the Fort Garry campus will include minor disruption of pedestrian foot traffic. Production assistants can assist anyone to get around and through the crew and set, says the Flag Day cast and crew.

Cast and crew also thank the U of M community for patience and understanding through the shoot. “The continued support of the Manitoba film industry by the University of Manitoba is greatly appreciated,” they wrote in a letter. Communities such as yours make Winnipeg such a wonderful city to work in.”

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