Author Spotlight

Guy Maddin

Guy Maddin is a filmmaker who has made ten features, including Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1989), Brand upon the Brain! (2006), and My Winnipeg (2007), as well as many shorts. He holds the position of Distinguished Filmmaker in Residence at the University of Manitoba and is currently working on a “very complicated Internet narrative machine.”

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Ace in the Hole: Chin Up for Mother

Ace in the Hole: Chin Up for Mother

The celebrated divot points manfully toward the crest of the next hill, and the next, and the next, and to the horizon after that. Always forward! Into the sunset! Kirk Douglas is on the move: a wagon train of grimace, howl, and unlaunched sputum. Wh…

By Guy Maddin

On Film / Essays
May 5, 2014
I Married a Witch: It’s Such an Ancient Pitch
I Married a Witch: It’s Such an Ancient Pitch

René Clair, Fredric March, and Veronica Lake cast sensational spells in this screwball supernatural treat.

By Guy Maddin

On Film / Essays
Oct 7, 2013
Mit Out Sound, Mit Out Solution

When John Grierson, the Scotsman whose absolute devotion to realism on film—he coined the word documentary and created the National Film Board of Canada—was asked how he’d enjoyed a screening of a now-lost Josef von Sternberg film called The Se

By Guy Maddin


Aug 13, 2010