December 12, 2008, 7:00 PM
Directed by Guy Maddin
This sceening of Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg is being held in conjunction with the December 13 roundtable, Autobiography/Biography: Narrating the Self.
Have you ever wanted to relive your childhood and do things differently? Guy Maddin (The Saddest Music in the World) casts B-movie icon Ann Savage as his domineering mother in an attempt to answer that question in My Winnipeg, a hilariously wacky and profoundly touching goodbye letter to his childhood hometown. A documentary (or "docu-fantasia" as Maddin proclaims) that inventively blends local and personal history with surrealist images and metaphorical myths, the film covers everything from the fire at the local park which leads to a frozen lake of distressed horse heads to pivotal and factually heightened scenes from Maddin's own childhood, all laced with a startling emotional honesty. My Winnipeg is Maddin's most personal film and a truly unique cinematic experience, winning the best Canadian film at the Toronto International Film Festival and the opening night selection of the Berlin Film Festival's Forum.
-From the IFC Films website
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