Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Tonight I'm going to catch the latest directorial effort from Winnipeg's pride and joy, Guy Maddin. He's not quite Canada's answer to David Lynch, but definitely circles the same bizarre cinematic universe. This film is some kind of gangster / ghost story mash-up, with the eclectic ensemble cast that features Jason Patric (from Speed 2: Cruise Control!? Yes...that Jason Patric), Isabella Rossellini, Udo Kier and Kids in the Hall alum Kevin McDonald. We're hosting the Ottawa premiere of the film at the Mayfair, with two screenings left, June 6th and 7th at 9pm. I don't promise that I will know what the hell is going on in the movie, but I do have a feeling that it will be well worth seeing. Plus any time Guy Maddin does something new it gives poor ole' Winnipeg something to point at and say "Look! We're cool too...we have this guy making weird movies!"

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