2nd\NE Quadrant The Approval Matrix
Film Description and Director Biography:
With his latest work, My Winnipeg, iconoclastic filmmaker Guy Maddin continues in the freewheeling, genre-bending tradition that has made him one of Canada’s most consistently intriguing and internationally respected artists. But even his devoted fans may be surprised by the nature of his new film: a documentary (or “docu-fantasia,” as he describes it) about his hometown. Equal parts mystical rumination and personal history, city chronicle and deranged post-Freudian proletarian fantasy, My Winnipeg – which is framed as a goodbye letter – blends local myth with childhood trauma. Somehow, it all feels seamlessly assembled, utterly if perversely logical.
Guy Maddin was born in Winnipeg. He directed his debut feature, Tales from the Gimli Hospital, in 1988. His short The Heart of the World, created for the Festival’s Preludes in 2000, won a Genie Award. -- tiff07
Show Times at the 2008 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL:
Wed, Apr 30, 10:30PM AMC 19th St. East 1
Sun, May 04, 1:15PM Village East Cinema 6