|Directed by Marjorie Beaucage|
|Canada, 1991 (documentary, 18 minutes, black and white, English)|
"How is it that bingo has such a hold on people? What does it take to be a winner? What does luck have to do with it? Bingo is an exploration of these questions from the inside out. The 'bingo mind' is formed with the belief that there isn't enough to go around and you're lucky if you get some. The social and ritual elements of the game are captured in the textures of the images and sounds created to explore the themes of winning and losing. The stylized dramatizations of childhood memories provide the backdrop for the 'script' of scarcity that is internalized and played out in the game of life."
-- Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (source)