Guy Maddin. Courtesy the artist.

Guy Maddin. Courtesy the artist.

Guy Maddin

Guy Maddin (b. 1956, Winnipeg, Canada) has built a career in film inspired by the aesthetics and melodramatic flourishes of silent cinema and the desolation of his native Winnipeg. His first feature, Tales from the Gimli Hospital, appeared in 1988, and became a midnight-movie classic. Major feature films include My Winnipeg (2007); Brand upon the Brain! (2006); The Saddest Music in the World (2003); and Archangel (1990). Maddin has produced several short films including Night Mayor (2009), and The Heart of the World (2000). Major awards include the San Francisco International Film Festival, Persistence of Vision Award (2006); Telluride Silver Medal for Life Achievement (1995); and U.S. National Film Critics Award, Best Experimental Film (1990). Maddin is also a writer and teacher, and is a Distinguished Filmmaker in Residence at the University of Manitoba, Canada.

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  • Sat. Nov 19, 3:00 pm
Take a very special artist class with Performa 11 Commission artist and filmmaker Guy Maddin. Seats limited! $10 / 8 Student
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Tales from the Gimli Hospital: Reframed
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