Filmmaker, author and installation artist Guy Maddin will discuss his unique narrative strategies with Robert Enright, Senior Contributing Editor of Border Crossings. Maddin's love of surrealism, decadent literature and early cinema continues to influence his work. Featuring clips from Guy's newest film, Forbidden Room, this event will be an eye-opening experience for literature lovers, film connoisseurs, and storytellers alike.
A 2012 recipient of the Order of Canada, Guy Maddin has won numerous prizes including an International Emmy for best performing arts film (Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary), the City-tv Best Canadian Film at TIFF (My Winnipeg) and the Canada Council for the Arts Bell Award for lifetime achievement.
A member of the Order of Canada since 2005 and recipient of a Gold Medal for his work by the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Robert Enright has been associated with the award-winning arts magazine Border Crossings for more than 35 years. Besides being an expert on the works of Guy Maddin, Mr. Enright has written upon and interviewed such artists as Ed Burtynsky, Robert Frank, Arnaud Maggs, Duane Michals, Helmut Newton, Jeff Wall and Gillian Wearing and Michael Snow. He teaches in the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph where he holds the University Research Chair in Art Theory and Criticism.