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Guy Maddin, John Paizs, and all that Winnipeg Stuff
Topic by: RHorsman
Posted: May 5, 2004 - 10:33 AM PDT
Last Reply: May 19, 2004 - 5:58 PM PDT

author topic: Guy Maddin, John Paizs, and all that Winnipeg Stuff
post #1  on May 5, 2004 - 10:33 AM PDT  
I watched Guy Maddin's Careful last night, which was terrific. Also on the disc was the documentary "Waiting for Twilight". This had some clips from works that had been done by friends of Maddin, some of which looked to be right up my alley; specifically John Paizs' The International Style and a wonderful looking cable access show called "Survival Talk". I've heard Paizs' "Crime Wave" is quite good too (GC's own Gradalis touched briefly on it in the first part of his Maddin interview). Anyone know of a source for VHS/DVD of these? I'm googlin' bupkiss.
post #2  on May 12, 2004 - 3:04 PM PDT  
uh... no. apparently.
post #3  on May 13, 2004 - 11:42 AM PDT  
I have to make a roadtrip to Winnipeg and go door to door apparently.
post #4  on May 17, 2004 - 3:26 PM PDT  
I'll go with you. Can we swing by Banff whilst we're there?
post #5  on May 18, 2004 - 11:15 AM PDT  
I'm googlin' bupkiss... / uh... no. apparently.

Unfortunately, you're both right. John Paizs' films (with the sole exception of Invasion) are woefully unrepresented on disc.

Should you find yourself in Los Angeles, CineFile has a copy of The Big Crimewave. Scarecrow, in Seattle, has it as well. If you're in the mood to rent actual film prints and you have a 16mm projector around the house, Zeitgeist has a collection from the Winnipeg Film Group (which includes two of John's films). Not sure why they haven't released them on video...

Jonathan Marlow
post #6  on May 18, 2004 - 1:52 PM PDT  
Well look at that. I saw We're Talking Vulva years ago, oddly enough. Right before a screening of Poison. I don't have access to 16mm equipment at the mo', but maybe Zeitgeist will get around to doing a transfer at some point.

(Rawk star job on the Maddin interview, BTW.)
post #7  on May 19, 2004 - 5:58 PM PDT  
Rawk star job...

Many thanks for the kind words. Believe it or not, the actual interview was even longer.

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