A film producer stopped me on the street in 2010 and told me he was interested in making a documentary on the Winnipeg Film Group – he wondered what I thought of the idea. Ambitious, I told him, because for every filmmaker in the city, there is a different Film Group, and each of these versions of reality is true, even if it is in direct opposition to other versions.
Guy Maddin is undoubtedly one of the most original voices in contemporary moving image art, not only in Canada, but also in the world. His body of work resonates in an unexpected way, using the tropes of early cinema as the mechanism behind his art practice.
Place: 13 Essays, 13 Filmmakers, 1 City, edited by Cecilia Araneda, Winnipeg Film Group, 2009
In PLACE: 13 Essays 13 Filmmakers 1 City, thirteen writers have contributed essays on thirteen independent feature filmmakers from Winnipeg.