So Maddin decided to film his farewell letter to Winnipeg. He rented the small apartment where he spent his youth, and set to work on reenacting all his most pertinent childhood memories. Draped in Maddins disturbing, black-and-white film style that lies somewhere between Fritz Lang and David Lynch, his recreated youth, full of creepy, agit-prop imagery, is both a destruction of those memories and his catharsis. The result is My Winnipeg, a funny, scary, and surreal trip into the totally fd up mind of Maddin. This winner of the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival screens Friday through Wednesday at the Lake Worth Playhouse (713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth). Tickets cost $8. Call 561-586-6410, or visit www.lakeworthplayhouse.org.
Mon., Aug. 18, 2008