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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

The Green Fog

2017, Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, and Galen Johnson, USA, 63 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Apr 27th 4:30pm
  • Sat, Apr 28th 3:45pm
  • Tue, May 1st 8:00pm
  • Thu, May 3rd 6:00pm
Related Films: Vertigo
Chicago premiere!

"It could be the most entertaining experimental film ever. Maddin has a jeweler's eye for the screen moment; he extracts only the most potent images and kinetic movements, divorcing them from their original story lines and distilling them into moments of pure pleasure." — J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

"A brilliant exercise in meta-narrative, which raises questions galore about reality and representation, time and space, genre and gender, individual and urban identity, cinematic suture and casting, etc. Mainly, though, it's just very, very funny." - Geoff Andrew, Sight and Sound

"That's the magic of THE GREEN FOG. It envelops you and pulls you into its own world, teaching you to see again…You might come for the clips, but you leave with your brain on fire." - Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

Guy Maddin (MY WINNIPEG) strikes again, using his special brand of voodoo alchemy to transform old movie tropes into something wildly and wittily original. Like THE FORBIDDEN ROOM, Maddin's previous collaboration with Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson, THE GREEN FOG is the mother of all mash-ups, this time focusing obsessively on the cinema's supreme monument to obsession, Alfred Hitchcock's VERTIGO. The premise is simple, the execution dizzyingly intricate: the story of VERTIGO is retold with clips from over a hundred San Francisco-set movies and TV shows that uncannily match (and, at times, imaginatively expand upon) moments from the original, including rooftop chases, restaurant hookups, flower-shop visits, art-gallery gazes, plunges into the Bay, mist-emerging beauties, beckoning towers, vertiginous ascents, and fatal falls. The results are eerie, awesome, and hilarious. You don't have to have seen VERTIGO to enjoy THE GREEN FOG, but, in case you haven't, or are just hankering for a revisit, we are showing it twice during the week. DCP digital. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for either THE GREEN FOG or VERTIGO, and get a ticket for any show of the other film at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount price applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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