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Added screening: Monday, June 9 at 1:00pm at Magno Review 2

MY WINNIPEG

Opens on Friday, June 13
at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the IFC Center

On behalf of IFC Films, you are invited to a screening of MY WINNIPEG, Guy Maddin’s delirious, wildly entertaining exploration of the enduring ties that bind him to the quirky city of his birth. Equal parts mystical rumination and personal history, city chronicle and deranged post-Freudian proletarian fantasy, Maddin, as in his recent fever-dream fictions BRAND UPON THE BRAIN! and COWARDS BEND THE KNEE, blends local myth with childhood trauma to create a wholly unique – and playfully suspect – work of documentary film. Selected for the Toronto (Best Canadian Feature) and Berlin film festivals and featured in the upcoming Tribeca film festival, MY WINNIPEG will open on Friday, June 13 at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the IFC Center, and will also be available simultaneously on demand, with a national roll-out to follow.

Anchored throughout his life to the snowbound, sleepy Canadian city of Winnipeg, Maddin (THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD) travels headlong into his past to forge a new path to freedom. Drawn by the bittersweet pull of family, he returns to his unconventional childhood home – a split-level apartment cum beauty parlor – and moves right back in. Recruiting actors to spar with his “real” mother (played by ‘40s noir legend Ann Savage) atop the actual floorboards of his memory, he re-creates hilariously awkward moments from his adolescence. Spiraling out to the surrounding city and its peculiar locations and history, he re-imagines a notorious semi-nude civic pride event, a jazz-age séance ballet, a macabre frozen horse photo op, and “If Day,” when the whole town pretends that the Nazis have invaded. All the while Maddin travels deep into his own nostalgia, searching for an elusive way out of Winnipeg.

A self-described “docu-fantasia,” MY WINNIPEG is a rollicking, first-person poem of both arcane truth and boundless imagination, brazenly blurring the borders of non-fiction film with deadpan authority. Outlandish, richly layered, and disarmingly funny, MY WINNIPEG is another truly singular work of art by Guy Maddin.

My Winnipeg is the finest, funniest, saddest film I've seen in Toronto or at any festival this year." – Richard Corliss, Time Magazine

Writer/director Guy Maddin will be in New York and available for interviews on Thursday, June 5 and Friday, June 13. Contact: Susan Norget or Eric Hynes, (212) 431-0090 or susan@norget.com / eric@norget.com.
Maddin will also be doing evening Q&A's at the IFC Center on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14.

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Please join us at one of the following screenings:

THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 6:00 pm
Magno Review 1, 729 Seventh Ave. (at 49th), 2nd fl.

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 1:00 pm
Magno Review 2, 729 Seventh Ave. (at 49th), 2nd fl.

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RSVP to Eric Hynes at (212) 431-0090 or eric@norget.com

80 minutes. An IFC Films release. Not rated.


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