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: