Guy Maddin

My Winnipeg

My Winnipeg

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.

Film Info

  • Guy Maddin
  • Canada
  • 2007
  • 80 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #741

Special 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

Purchase Options

Special 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

My Winnipeg
Cast
Ann Savage
Mother
Louis Negin
Mayor Cornish
Darcy Fehr
Guy Maddin
Amy Stewart
Janet Maddin
Credits
Director
Guy Maddin
Narrated by
Guy Maddin
Editor
John Gurdebeke
Production design
Réjean Labrie
Director of photography
Jody Shapiro
Dialogue
George Toles
Executive producer
Michael Burns
Producers
Jody Shapiro
Producers
Phyllis Laing

From The Current

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Elms: A Cine-Essay

Guy Maddin’s current filmmaking partner, the also Winnipeg-based Evan Johnson (with whom Maddin directed his upcoming feature, The Forbidden Room), created four original short “cine-essays” as supplements for Criterion’s release of Maddin…

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My Guy’s Winnipeg
My Guy’s Winnipeg

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

By Wayne Koestenbaum

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