Dec.162015

Talk

Past Event

A Killer Night: in conversation with Christine Vachon, an evening hosted by Guy Maddin

Doors: 5 PM
Event: 6 PM
$15 until November 29; $20 as of November 30
Taxes and fees inlcuded

Where: Space A (1st floor)
General Admission

A brilliant American producer with some one hundred films to her credit and a leading light in the independent film industry, Christine Vachon throws out the rule book. Aside from her major accomplishments—including Kids (1995), Boys Don't Cry (1999), Far From Heaven (2002), and Still Alice (2014)—Vachon is known for her desire to explore uncharted territory. With uncompromising authenticity, she calls on undiscovered talents to help her tell stories that are sometimes provocative, sometimes disturbing, but never boring.

This encounter between Christine Vachon and Guy Maddin, the eccentric Canadian director, promises to be both thought-provoking and inspiring. The evening will conclude with the screening of a medium-length film by Vachon, whose title will be revealed at the last minute.

Please note that the conference will be held in English.

This event will be filmed, and webcast on a future date. A photographer will also be onsite.

Vachon has also selected a few of her most outstanding works to be screened at the Phi Centre in the days leading up to December 16:

Christine Vachon

Christine Vachon is an Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award winner who co-founded indie powerhouse Killer Films with partner Pamela Koffler in 1995. Over the past decade and a half, the two have produced some of the most celebrated American indie features including Far From Heaven (nominated for four Academy Awards), Still Alice (Academy Award winner), Boys Don’t Cry (Academy Award winner), One Hour Photo, Kids, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Happiness, Velvet Goldmine, Safe, I Shot Andy Warhol, Camp, Swoon and I’m Not There (Academy Award nominated). In television, Vachon recently executive-produced the Emmy and Golden Globe winning miniseries Mildred Pierce for HBO and an upcoming series on Amazon based on the life of Zelda Fitzgerald. Other recent work includes: Kill Your Darlings, Magic Magic, Carol, directed by Todd Haynes and Wiener-Dog, written and directed by Todd Solondz.

Guy Maddin

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. His latest project, The Forbidden Room, racked up countless accolades, awards and honours during an impressive run on the international festival circuit (Sundance, Berlinale, Locarno, TIFF, etc.). For more information about Guy Maddin please visit his official website.

Photo credit: Killer Films

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