Thursday, June 26, 2008
Seattle Premiere: Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg
SIFF Cinema starts its summer schedule with the Seattle premiere of Guy Maddin's documentary My Winnipeg - which opens June 27 and runs through July 3. You can buy tickets online here.
I'm a fan of Maddin, but to be honest I've only seen The Saddest Music in the World (at SIFF, or course!), and Twilight of the Ice Nymphs on video. I remember being obsessed at one point with tracking down all his stuff, but don't remember WHY I never made it to Scarecrow. All I can think of is that some kind of mental breakdown occured wherein I forgot about film temporarily or something...
But, back to My Winnipeg - SiffBlog's Steven wrote a great review of it here, the trailer made it look completely amazing (a personal portrait of Maddin's home town, with Ann Savage playing his MOM???? Whoa) - and let's just say that I've been waiting with great anticipation for it to open.
Hopefully I'll see some of you there!