Our June screening is the gloriously playful and utterly unique MY WINNIPEG (2007),
Monday 11th of June at Coast at 8pm (doors at 7.30pm).
Legendary film critic Roger Ebert named MY WINNIPEG the tenth best film of its decade, so two massive thumbs up.
Director Guy Maddin's "docu-fantasia” is a surrealist mockumentary that melds personal history, civic tragedy, and mystical hypothesising! It exists in a style all of Maddin’s own, a part pastiche, (mainly) black and white film that utilises old fashioned title cards, fast cutting, recycled footage and unusual staging. It's all mixed together to tell fictional histories and autobiographical 'reconstructions', whilst our narrator desperately tries to escape from Winnipeg. It’s often gloriously funny, and is a constant reminder of the magical power of truly original cinematic storytelling. A modern classic.
"If you love movies in the very sinews of your imagination, you should experience the work of Guy Maddin” - Roger Ebert
"My Winnipeg is a joyous, mischievous, hilarious flight of fancy”- Jonathan Romney (The Independent)
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY9BtROpNQ4
The film is free to Worthing Film Club members, please email Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org to join. Membership costs £25 for the year which entitles you to 12 screening in the year, currently we are screening nine films at Coast and three at the Connaught. You also get access to our extensive DVD library, and entry to our fabulous Christmas party. Alternatively tickets are £4 per person, which will be available on the door on the 11th.
Cheers, WFC (Stef, Caroline and Sam) x