Classic Thoughts: My Winnipeg

Guy Maddin is one of the more unique filmmakers in Canada and I finally got to see his well acclaimed 2007 film.

My film is a pseudo-documentary about Maddin’s recollections of his hometown of Winnipeg, but the film is obviously from his point of view and the city is put into a much more glamorous light (including the assertion that it was the Winnipeg Jets, and not the Toronto Maple Leafs, that were the center of hockey in Canada).

The film is definitely very unique visually with many scenes seeming not out of place with films from the 1930s.

My Winnipeg was definitely very interesting film and it makes me want to check out Guy Maddin’s other films.


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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).