My Winnipeg

I love, love, love Guy Madden!!

April 6th, 2011 by Wayward Muse
Rating: Genres: , Actors: Amy Stewart, Ann Savage, Brendan Cade, Darcy Fehr, Fred Dunsmore, Lou Profeta, Louis Negin, Wesley Cade Featured Directors:
My Winnipeg

I think I liked Saddest Music in the World a bit better, but that is due solely to my adulation for Isabella Rossellini. My Winnipeg was apparently funded by some Winnipeg arts & cultural org. as a documentary, & so that, at some level, is what it is. But what a documentary. I actually learned some fascinating things about Winnipeg–the strangest, of course, being the frozen horse-head river make-out spot–but also some cool stuff about the back alleys, and the demolition of the iconic landmarks of Madden’s youth and Winnipeg’s history.

The old hockey rink, home of a champion hockey team, the old department store, and a three story swimming pool all succumb to the wrecking ball. Blend in some surreal, maddenesque, freudian, family-regression, starring Ann Savage as Madden’s own Mommie Dearest, and you get a strange brew indeed! It’s sure not for everyone, but if you liked Saddest Music, you will probably like this.

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