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Opening night party of the Three Rivers Film Festival!
With director Guy Maddin in attendance! Post-screening reception with food, entertainment, and drink.
The Green Fog, created by filmmaker / cultural iconoclast Guy Maddin with co-directors Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson, featuring an original score by Jacob Garchik performed by Kronos Quartet, pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s spellbinding Vertigo. Inventive and invigorating, this “San Francisco Fantasia” is lauded by the New York Times as “a marvel of film scholarship.” It’s also a lot of fun. Maddin, working with his Forbidden Room collaborators, set himself the challenge to remake Vertigo without using footage from the Hitchcock classic, creating a “parallel-universe version.” Using Bay Area footage from a variety of sources—studio classics, 50s noir, experimental films, and 70s prime-time TV—and employing Maddin’s mastery of assemblage, the results exert the inexorable pull of Hitchcock’s tale of erotic obsession while paying tribute to the city of San Francisco.
Through 12 features and many shorts, adventurous artist Guy Maddin exhibits the rare ability to simultaneously subvert and honor the craft of filmmaking. His credits include the Emmy Award-winning ballet film Dracula: Pages From A Virgin’s Diary (2002); The Saddest Music in the World (2003); My Winnipeg (2007); and US National Society of Film Critics Best Experimental Film Prize-winners Archangel (1990) and The Heart of the World (2000). Maddin was Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, 2015–16, at Harvard University, and is a member of The Order of Canada & The Order of Manitoba.