The Green Fog
2017, Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, and Galen Johnson, USA, 63 min.
- Sat, Nov 16th 5:30pm
"A brilliant exercise in meta-narrative...Mainly, though, it’s just very, very funny."—Geoff Andrew, Sight and Sound
Guy Maddin (MY WINNIPEG) once again uses his special brand of voodoo alchemy to transform old movie tropes into something wildly and wittily original, 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. The results are eerie, awesome, and hilarious. DCP digital. (MR)
Critic and author Jonathan Rosenbaum, whose new book Cinematic Encounters 2 includes an essay on THE GREEN FOG, is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.