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My Winnipeg

Guy Maddin

 
My Winnipeg (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

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  • Canada
  • 2007
  • 80 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #741

The geographical dead center of North America and the beloved birthplace of Guy Maddin, Winnipeg is the frosty and mysterious star of Maddin’s “docu-fantasia.” A work of memory and imagination, the film burrows into what the director calls “the heart of the heart” of the continent, conjuring a city as delightful as it is fearsome, populated by sleepwalkers and hockey aficionados. Take part in Winnipeg’s epic annual scavenger hunt! Pay your respects to the racehorses forever frozen in the river! Help judge the yearly Golden Boy pageant! What is real and what is fantasy is left up to the viewer to sort out in Maddin’s hypnotic, expertly conceived paean to that wonderful and terrifying place known as My Hometown.

Cast

MotherAnn Savage
Mayor CornishLouis Negin
Guy MaddinDarcy Fehr
Janet MaddinAmy Stewart

Credits

DirectorGuy Maddin
Narrated byGuy Maddin
EditorJohn Gurdebeke
Production designRéjean Labrie
Director of photographyJody Shapiro
DialogueGeorge Toles
Executive producerMichael Burns
ProducersJody Shapiro and Phyllis Laing

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:
• New high-definition digital film transfer, supervised by director Guy Maddin and director of photography Jody Shapiro, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• New conversation between Maddin and art critic Robert Enright
“My Winnipeg” Live in Toronto, a 2008 featurette
• Four 2014 cine-essays by filmmaker Evan Johnson and Maddin on various Winnipegiana
• Five Maddin shorts, the first three with new introductions by the director: Spanky: To the Pier and Back (2008), Sinclair (2010), Only Dream Things (2012), The Hall Runner (2014), and Louis Riel for Dinner (2014)
• Trailer
PLUS: An essay by critic Wayne Koestenbaum

New cover by Marcel Dzama

Film Essays

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My Guy’s Winnipeg

By Wayne Koestenbaum January 20, 2015

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Film Essays

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My Guy’s Winnipeg

By Wayne Koestenbaum January 20, 2015

Here he is: the real, unreal Guy Maddin, in his phantasmagorical, polymathic stew of sex, memory, and dreams. Read more »


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