New work from Canada’s Guy Maddin has a forthcoming (re)-release. This is lovely news. Hauntings (2010–2011), a series of short films originally commissioned by the 2010 opening of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, will run at the WNDX Festival of Film and Video Art, Winnipeg, the home of Guy Maddin. The installation is September 2011 – October 3, 2011.
Guy Maddin on the Set of Hauntings (2011), from Winnipeg-based filmmaker, Clint Enns, is a pleasant little one-minute film portrait of Guy Maddin on the set thereof.
If you’re not familiar with Guy Maddin, his work is widely distributed on DVD, which is quite surprising for a wild avant-garde filmmaker like Maddin. His films are available via Facets Multimedia (rental), Kino Video, the Criterion Collection, and Netflix (rental). I certainly have his releases sitting on my shelve.
In other news, happy birthday to the Big Daddy (and Leo brother), Barack Obama. CHI represent. Our birthdays are 3 days and some years apart.