a man in the room

Last night was the event I was waiting for: Guy Maddin providing live narration of his, I suppose, travelogue to Winnipeg. This was a marvellous experience and Guy brought a strange, dark place to life. A mixture of memories and anecdotes, archival footage interspersed with animation, recreation; Guy’s soothing voice propelling it on, providing a backdrop to understanding his town. Mostly black and white, drawing on his interest in older technqiues. Intriguing, thoughtful, spellbinding.

It’s been a good festival so far, with several good films including:

The SMH has a special section devoted to the fest. Lots of good films but Guy is my favourite.

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