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iW NEWS | IFC Gets Guy Maddin Film in Toronto

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 15, 2007 at 2:38AM

As the Toronto International Film Festival winds down, acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin's "My Winnipeg" has been acquired for U.S. distribution by IFC Entertainment. In the words of a festival description, Maddin's playful, docu-style rumination on his hometown, "continues in the freewheeling, genre-bending tradition that has made him one of Canada's most consistently intriguing and internationally respected artists." The filmmaker performed a live narration for the film at its Toronto festival premiere last week. Canadian rights to "My Winnipeg" are set with Maximum Films, while London-based Soda Pictures has nabbed rights for the film in the UK. Additional festival dates have yet to be announced. [Eugene Hernandez]
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As the Toronto International Film Festival winds down, acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin's "My Winnipeg" has been acquired for U.S. distribution by IFC Entertainment. In the words of a festival description, Maddin's playful, docu-style rumination on his hometown, "continues in the freewheeling, genre-bending tradition that has made him one of Canada's most consistently intriguing and internationally respected artists." The filmmaker performed a live narration for the film at its Toronto festival premiere last week. Canadian rights to "My Winnipeg" are set with Maximum Films, while London-based Soda Pictures has nabbed rights for the film in the UK. Additional festival dates have yet to be announced. [Eugene Hernandez]

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