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Peril Awaits the Uncautious Wayfarer

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LAist discovered the films of Guy Maddin through a friend—a fan—and has since been enthralled by the Canadian filmmaker's aesthetic, inspired by revisiting what Maddin calls the "largely disused film vocabulary" of silent movies, like tinted stocks, deliberately-scratchy soundtracks and title cards. His fims, much like those of Hershell Gordon Lewis, are so bright and colorful, so strange and wonderful, that they become sinister and otherworldly and magical.

Presented in association with MOCA, this in-person retrospective tribute "Like a Waking Dream" includes Guy Maddin’s Twilight of the Ice Nymphs, Tales from the Gimli Hospital, Archangel, Careful, Cowards Bend the Knee, The Heart Of The World, and other features and shorts. In addition Guy Maddin will present a carte blanche—a selection of films that influenced him as a filmmaker.

Friday, January 21 • 7:30 PM

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Cowards Bend the Knee & Tales from the Gimli Hosptial
Discussion following with Guy Maddin.

Friday, January 21 • 10:15 PM

Carte Blanche to Guy Maddin: Naked Jungle
Guy Maddin will introduce the film.

Saturday, January 22 • 5:00 PM

Carte Blanche to Guy Maddin: Forty Guns
Guy Maddin will introduce the film.

Saturday, January 22 • 7:30 PM

Archangel & Careful

Sunday, January 23 • 5:00 PM

Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary

Carte Blanche to Guy Maddin: A Woman's Face
Discussion with Guy Maddin following the film.

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Wednesday, January 26 • 7:30 PM

Twilight of the Ice Nymphs & Waiting for Twilight

Thursday, January 27 • 7:30 PM

Carte Blanche to Guy Maddin: They Won't Believe Me

The Saddest Music in the World