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The New School is pleased to host Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin as the distinguished director in residence for the 2011 Dorothy H. Hirshon Film Festival. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Maddin’s first feature Tales from the Gimli Hospital appeared in 1988 and has since become a cult classic. His second Archangel (1991) won the National Film Critics Award for Best Experimental Film. He won this prize again in 2001 for his short “Heart of the World.” His other awards including the Telluride Silver Medal in 1995 for Lifetime Achievement (the youngest winner of this award!) and the San Francisco International Film Festival's prestigious Persistence of Vision award in 2006. His substantial body of work – wonderfully strange, funny, poetic, and “experimental” (in the most accessible and entertaining sense of the word) – includes nine features and numerous shorts, including Careful (1992); Dracula, Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (2002); The Saddest Music in the World (2003), Brand Upon the Brain! (2006) and the “docufantasia” My Winnipeg (2007). He has somehow managed to transform his disreputable (and less-thancommercial) obsessions into one of the most unexpected and delightful oeuvres in contemporary cinema. He is currently in postproduction on his tenth feature film, Keyhole. Maddin is also a writer and teacher and occupies the position of Distinguished Filmmaker in Residence at the University of Manitoba. “I do feel like I'm in a good streak right now. But I'm cautious. I don't know how long it'll last. I could just sleep on my arm funny and wake up and not have any more pictures in me. I felt I was going nicely after my first three features – Gimli Hospital, Archangel, and Careful – and then I just stumbled, and it took me the longest time to get enthusiastic about making movies again. But this century, I feel like I've been really enjoying what I've been doing and surprising myself a bit. And learning just enough – learning thankfully nothing about technology, but learning a bit more about how to access things that matter about myself, and learning a bit more about how human beings treat each other, and figuring out new euphemisms. And actually becoming a little bit more of a showman” – Guy Maddin The master class with Guy Maddin will take place on Monday, April 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. It is a RSVP event with limited seating. Request to attend this event should be sent to email@example.com.
Still from Keyhole