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By Guy Maddin

A herd of horses frozen in a river. A discount bridge. Séances. Golden Boy pageants. A demolished hockey enviornment. St. Mary's Academy for women. Spanky the advisor puppy via Time. a deadly disease of sleepwalking.

This is the Winnipeg of man Maddin, the world's most well known cinéaste planant, and it isn't the Winnipeg you will find in vacationer brochures. whilst the iconoclastic auteur of The Saddest tune within the World determined to take on the topic of his native land, it might probably in basic terms became a 'docu-fantasia,' a melange of non-public background, civic tragedy and mystical hypothesizing. the result's wildly delirious, deeply own and deliciously entertaining.

Herewith, enterprise deeper into the brain of Maddin with the textual content of his narration, wantonly annotated with an avalanche of marginal digressions, stills, outtakes, relations photographs, emails, essays, deoculations, animations, computing device pages and collages. there is even an X-ray of Spanky the pug and an in-depth interview with Michael Ondaatje.

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