Documentary: My Winnipeg
Filmmaker Guy Maddin was born, raised and has always lived in Winnipeg, a city where he says everyone sleepwalks through life. He isn’t even sure what’s kept him there in the first place. Perhaps his parent’s month-long 65th wedding anniversary celebration (despite his father being dead for some years) where he will reenact his childhood in the old family home at 800 Ellis Avenue, which was above the family’s hair salon business, will provide some answers. Or maybe the 1919 general strike, the destruction of the Wolseley Elm in 1957, or the replacement of the iconic Eaton’s building for the new hockey arena. Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in this whimsical portrait of Guy Maddin’s home town. The truth is relative.