My Winnipeg

My Winnipeg

Directed by Guy Maddin • 2007 • Canada

The geographical dead center of North America and the beloved birthplace of Guy Maddin, Winnipeg is the frosty and mysterious star of Maddin’s “docu-fantasia.” A work of memory and imagination, the film burrows into what the director calls “the heart of the heart” of the continent, conjuring a city as delightful as it is fearsome, populated by sleepwalkers and hockey aficionados. Take part in Winnipeg’s epic annual scavenger hunt! Pay your respects to the racehorses forever frozen in the river! Help judge the yearly Golden Boy pageant! What is real and what is fantasy is left up to the viewer to sort out in Maddin’s hypnotic, expertly conceived paean to that wonderful and terrifying place known as My Hometown.

My Winnipeg
  • My Winnipeg

    Directed by Guy Maddin • 2007 • Canada

    The geographical dead center of North America and the beloved birthplace of Guy Maddin, Winnipeg is the frosty and mysterious star of Maddin’s “docu-fantasia.” A work of memory and imagination, the film burrows into what the director calls “the heart of the...

Extras

  • Guy Maddin and Robert Enright on MY WINNIPEG

    This conversation about MY WINNIPEG between director Guy Maddin and art critic Robert Enright was recorded at Maddin’s home in Winnipeg in October 2014.

  • Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin Cine-Essays: Cold

    The following cine-essay on various Winnipegiana was created by filmmaker Evan Johnson and MY WINNIPEG director Guy Maddin in 2014.

  • Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin Cine-Essays: Colours

    The following cine-essay on various Winnipegiana was created by filmmaker Evan Johnson and MY WINNIPEG director Guy Maddin in 2014.

  • Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin Cine-Essays: Elms

    The following cine-essay on various Winnipegiana was created by filmmaker Evan Johnson and MY WINNIPEG director Guy Maddin in 2014.

  • Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin Cine-Essays: Puberty

    The following cine-essay on various Winnipegiana was created by filmmaker Evan Johnson and MY WINNIPEG director Guy Maddin in 2014.

  • Guy Maddin on ONLY DREAM THINGS

    The following is an introduction by Guy Maddin to a short he directed as part of an installation at the Winnipeg Art Gallery for its centennial in 2012.

  • Guy Maddin on SINCLAIR

    The following is an introduction by director Guy Maddin to a four-minute film he created in 2010 for the opening of the Toronto International FIlm Festival’s Bell Lightbox building.

  • Guy Maddin on SPANKY: TO THE PIER AND BACK

    The following is an introduction by director Guy Maddin to a four-minute film from 2008 in which Maddin pays homage to a pug named Spanky.

  • MY WINNIPEG Live in Toronto

    This featurette documents a 2008 screening of MY WINNIPEG at the Royal Cinema in Toronto, for which director Guy Maddin provided live narration.

  • Only Dream Things

    Directed by Guy Maddin • 2012 • Canada

    Made as part of an installation at the Winnipeg Art Gallery for its centennial in 2012, ONLY DREAM THINGS layers home movies from Guy Maddin’s youth into a haunting, deeply personal journey through memory and the unconscious.

  • Sinclair

    Directed by Guy Maddin • 2010 • Canada

    The camera’s roving eye seems to warp and bend a mysterious white room in this unsettling excerpt from a film Guy Maddin created for the opening of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Bell Lightbox building.

  • Spanky: To the Pier and Back

    Directed by Guy Maddin • 2008 • Canada

    Guy Maddin takes a shoreside walk with a pug named Spanky in this kinetic tribute to man’s best friend.

  • Louis Riel for Dinner

    Directed by Guy Maddin • 2012 • Canada

    Guy Maddin narrates a surreal animated ode to the Métis freedom fighter and founder of the province of Manitoba.

  • The Hall Runner

    Directed by Guy Maddin • 2014 • Canada

    Guy Maddin meditates on the mysteries and memories embedded within the folds of a seemingly ordinary hallway carpet.