MFA Film invites you to an evening of reverie and conversation with two enigmatic directors: Bill Morrison and Guy Maddin.
At 5:30 pm, Guy Maddin presents a 35mm screening of his 2006 “docu-fantasia” "My Winnipeg." The director combines archival footage and reenactments of events in his childhood to create a highly personal, dreamlike and often hilarious tour of his home city. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Maddin.
At 8 pm, director Bill Morrison presents his captivating new film "Dawson City: Frozen Time," which chronicles the rise of a Yukon mining town that flourished overnight when gold was discovered in its rivers. Decades after the gold rush ended and the town’s population declined, a construction crew uncovered a trove of flammable nitrate films that had been buried under a community skating rink, beautifully preserved by the permafrost. Morrison draws on these rare silent films and newsreels, pairing them with archival footage, interviews, historical photographs and an enigmatic score by Alex Somers, a composer and collaborator with Sigur Rós. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Morrison and Maddin moderated by The Boston Globe's film correspondent Peter Keough.
The two films can be purchased individually for $11 each ($9 for MFA members) or purchased together at a discounted rate of $20 ($16 for MFA members). Note that students at local universities can purchase a $5 ticket to each film with a valid ID.