YFS Past Screenings & Events
This screening took place on
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 9:45pm
Yukon Arts Centre
Both personal fantasy and mythic construction of the history of the people and places of Canada’s coldest city, Maddin’s signature visual silent film flair and idiosyncratic narration anchors this surreal and hilarious personal documentary.
Maddin, who once worked in a Winnipeg archive to support his early film endeavours, appears to understand that a history which proclaims itself as anything but part fantasy is absurd. Maddin uses archival footage of Winnipeg, family photographs and staged re-enactments to compose a goodbye letter to the hometown that held him captive and captivated for over fifty years.
“If you love movies in the very sinews of your imagination, you should experience the work of Guy Maddin.” Roger Ebert
Tickets: $11 YFS members&seniors/ $12 non-members/$6 youth/ $26 family of up to 5 for child and youth appropriate films
- Directed by Guy Maddin
- 2008, Manitoba
- 80 minutes