Guy Maddin Keyhole

Film/Video

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Guy Maddin
Keyhole

Visiting Filmmaker: Guy Maddin

Maverick Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin returns to the Wexner Center to introduce his latest film,<i>My Dad Is 100 Years Old</i>, a collaboration with famed actress and model Isabella Rossellini. This two-night series features another Maddin/Rossellini collaboration,<i>The Saddest Music in the World</i>, plus examples of each of the Rossellinis'work. Maddin participated in a retrospective of his work here in 2002 and introduced a screening of his film<i>Cowards Bend the Knee</i>in 2004.

Member-Only Screenings

Regional premieres, visiting filmmaker screenings, sneak-peek previews--members have the opportunity to see the very latest in independent and world cinema at these special events.

Fri, Sep 23, 2011 7 PM

Guy Maddin outdoes himself in Keyhole, his singularly twisted take on The Odyssey through the lens of a classic gangster film. Get a special preview of the film, introduced by the director, at this Member-Only Screening on the heels of the film's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (on September 9).

Starring Isabella Rossellini and Jason Patric, Keyhole follows a gangster named Ulysses who navigates spectral memories in the rooms of his hideout instead of the epic voyage of legend. Described by Maddin as “the autobiography of a house and notable for its Maddinesque elements—lush black & white cinematography, sexual mischief, and offbeat humor—Keyhole represents a wonderful next step in this Canadian filmmaker's artistic trajectory.

Maddin was the 2008–09 Wexner Center Residency Award recipient in Film/Video, and the center provided commissioning funds for Keyhole’s production, as well as editing support from the Film/Video Studio Program. (93 mins., 35mm)

Additional support provided by Limited Brands.

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