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My Winnipeg


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My Winnipeg
Guy Maddin, 2007
Fri, Aug 15, 2008 7 PM
Sat, Aug 16, 2008 7 PM
"The film my mother doesn't want you to see!"—Guy Maddin

My Winnipeg is Guy Maddin's affectionate, acerbic, and typically baroque "docu-fantasia" (his term) about the hometown to which he is inextricably linked. Maddin mixes awkward vignettes of personal history with real and imagined facts about and events from the city's history. He addresses the city's number of sleepwalkers (more per capita than any other city in the world), the loss of its NHL team (when the Winnipeg Jets moved to Phoenix), and a tragic racetrack accident that left a group of horses frozen in an ice logjam—rendered in one of the most beautiful images Maddin has ever created. Ann Savage, the femme fatale from the noir classic Detour, stars as the director's mother. (80 mins., 35mm)



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