Presented in association with the One Mile Gallery, Upstate Films presents filmmaker/cultural iconoclast/artist Guy Maddin in person, with his homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s spellbinding VERTIGO. Admission $12/$10 seniors/$8 members. Click here to purchase tickets in advance
Inventive and invigorating, this “San Francisco Fantasia” is lauded by the New York Times as “a marvel of film scholarship.” It’s also a lot of fun. Through 12 features and many shorts, adventurous artist Maddin exhibits the rare ability to simultaneously subvert and honor the craft of filmmaking.
Working with his Forbidden Room collaborators, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson, along with composer Jacob Garchik and Kronos Quartet, Maddin set himself the challenge to remake VERTIGO without using footage from the Hitchcock classic, creating a “parallel-universe version.” Using Bay Area footage from a variety of sources —studio classics, ‘50s noir, experimental films, and ‘70s prime-time TV — and employing his mastery of assemblage, the result exerts the pull of Hitchcock’s tale of erotic obsession while paying tribute to the city of San Francisco.
Maddin’s credits include the Emmy Award-winning ballet film Dracula: Pages From A Virgin’s Diary (2002); The Saddest Music in the World (2003); My Winnipeg (2007); and US National Society of Film Critics Best Experimental Film Prize winners Archangel (1990) and The Heart of the World (2000). Maddin was Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, 2015–16, at Harvard University, and is a member of The Order of Canada & The Order of Manitoba.
|Sun, June 2nd at 1:30||In Rhinebeck|
(Canada / 2017 / Directed by Guy Maddin)
UR / 63 mins.