—Shows Screenings Exhibitions Talks Special Events
Thursday, July 4 to
Saturday, 20, 2013
Seances is a film shoot, an experience and an installation, which will subsequently become a film and an interactive work.
ATTEND THE FILMING FOR FREE TUESDAY TO SATURDAY
Tuesday to Friday : 9AM to 6PM
Saturday: 12PM to 5PM
There won't be a film shoot on July 9th, it will instead be moved to July 8th, 9AM - 6PM.
After the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 2012, Guy Maddin is now setting his sights on the Phi Centre to film (and bring to life) his Seances, an entirely novel experience that will culminate in the production of an interactive work (NFB) and a feature film coproduced by Phi Films, Buffalo Gal Pictures and the NFB.
From July 4 to 20, the celebrated Manitoba director will shoot 12 films in 13 days with local actors in front of a live audience. These films will serve as the subject matter for two new productions slated for completion in 2014.
A Buffalo Gal Pictures and Phi Films production in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada. Directed by Guy Maddin, Co-Director: Evan Johnson. Producers: Phoebe Greenberg, Penny Mancuso, Phyllis Laing, David Christensen. Producers, Interactive Content: Alicia Smith and Dana Dansereau. Executive Producer, Interactive: Loc Dao. Executive Producers: David Christensen, Niv Fichman, Jody Shapiro. Produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada and Manitoba Film & Music.
Seances is a film shoot, an experience and an installation, which will subsequently become a film and an interactive work. The basic premise of Seances is that most silent filmmakers lost at least one film to a twist of fate. Ever since, these films have hovered like ghosts in search of their final resting place. And now Guy Maddin has decided to recreate these lost films. Every day, he will call on the spirits to take hold of the actors, plunging them into a deep trance that will enable them to act out the lost film of the day.
The most amazing part: the public is invited to attend these Seances of cinematic spiritualism. Cameras will be set up to transmit—live and in closed circuit—the shoot taking place inside the Phi Centre.
Guy Maddin is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist, screenwriter, filmmaker and producer. He has more than ten features to his credit and numerous short films. A Member of the Order of Canada and of Manitoba (his home province), Guy Maddin has won several awards for his work, including Best Canadian Feature Film at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for My Winnipeg.
Guy Maddin has also collaborated with the NFB on the creation of Night Mayor, an experimental film presented at TIFF in 2009 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the NFB. In his decision to recreate a number of lost films for the sole pleasure of the world’s cinephiles, Séances is without a doubt the most daring project of Maddin’s brilliant career. The project began in 2012 at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris where he shot 18 films. And now it continues at the Phi Centre with the shooting of 12 films in 13 days.
JULY 4th - SAINT, DEVIL AND WOMAN
JULY 5th AND 6th - THE RED WOLVES
Roy Dupuis (5th and 6th july)
Victor Andrés Trelles Turgeon
JULY 8th - TRUMPET ISLAND
JULY 10TH - CONEY ISLAND FLIGHT SCHOOL
JULY 11th - THE FORBIDDEN ROOM
JULY 12th - DALAGANG BUKID
Victor Andrés Trelles Turgeon
JULY 13th - SCOUT DAY
JULY 16th - DRAKULA HALALA
JULY 17th - GABRIELLA, THE LAMPLIGHTER OF THE HARBOUR
JULY 18th - DER JANUSKOPF
JULY 19th - THE SCORCHING FLAME
JULY 20th - WOMEN SKELETONS