Guy Maddin continues to follow his own path as a filmmaker. In her review, Monika wrote: "If you're not into experimental and fantastical filmmaking, you might not like My Winnipeg, but it would be a terrible waste. Maddin has done something that is sorely lacking in documentary film -- he's used his humor to create a thoroughly funny and engaging journey that informs through entertainment, rather than verbose exposition."
Maddin's last film, Brand Upon the Brain!, played selected theatrical engagements with an orchestra, live foley artists, a narrator and a singer. This time around, Maddin stood on stage for each TIFF screening of My Winnipeg and provided live narration.Monika's not the only one who enjoyed it -- so did Todd Brown at Twitch, Jason McBride at Toronto Life and Eric at Moviepie Musings, among others. And all of the reviews agree that it's a very funny film. Here's hoping that IFC won't delay too long in making it available to the rest of us -- with or without Guy Maddin in person to narrate. SCREENING ALERT: The film plays once more tonight in Toronto.