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Canadian Masters: Guy Maddin (Screening)

April 1 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm


This event will take place over two evenings, March 30 and April 1. For more information, please visit

Screening Admission, April 1: $15.00
CFI members, students & seniors 65+: $10.00
2 Night Combo Pack (CFI members only): $25.00

On April 1 at 7:30PM at Carleton University’s Richcraft Hall (formerly River Building) Theatre, exceptional Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin will be presenting a selection of his films; two short films and one feature. The short films will be accompanied live by Carleton University Professor of Music, Jesse Stewart.

The full program will consist of:

The Heart of the World (2000, 6 minutes)

Odilon Redon, or The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Towards Infinity (1995, 5 minutes)

Archangel: Director’s Cut (1990, 83 minutes)

“Guy Maddin’s fascinating, impenetrable film “Archangel” is a tongue-in-cheek homage to the sort of drama produced in Hollywood in the twilight zone between silent and talking pictures, when sound tracks were scratchy, the dialogue minimal and titles between scenes offered portentous commentary.

“Set in the city of Archangel in the Russian Arctic at the intersection of World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution, it tells the interlocking stories of Lieut. John Boles (Kyle McCulloch), a one-legged Canadian soldier, and Philbin (Ari Cohen), a Belgian aviator, both of whom suffer memory disorders brought on by mustard gas. Boles is still in love with his wife, Iris, who is dead. When he meets Veronkha (Kathy Marykuca), a Russian nurse who resembles her and who also has amnesiac tendencies, he believes he has found Iris.” – New York Times

On March 30 at 7:30PM in the Arts Court Theatre, Canadian Film Institute Executive Director Tom McSorley will conduct an extensive, career-spanning onstage conversation with Guy Maddin, looking at his film works, his artistic process, and his rise from his first film in 1985 to becoming one of Canada’s most well-known and celebrated filmmakers. This interview will also feature excerpts from many films in Maddin’s remarkable filmography. The presentation will be immediately followed by a reception in the Arts Court Studio.


April 1
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Carleton University – Richcraft Hall
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, K1S5B6


Canadian Film Institute