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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s