• A Festival of Ideas
  • May 2 - 5, 2024
  • Guelph

In 2008 the Eramosa Institute was proud to present Canadian, award-winning filmmaker Guy Maddin. Known for films such as “The Saddest Music in the World” and “My Winnipeg,” Maddin presents a style which is utterly unique, mythological, nostalgic and innovative. Once described as a “hallucinatory autobiography,” this film captures Maddin’s love/hate relationship with the city he grew up in, while exploring the myths and legends that over time have come to shape his own ideas and memories of it. Through the use of humor, psychosexuality, myth and history he creatively weaves stories both of the imagination and of real life. Sometimes called “The Canadian David Lynch,” Maddin is easily one of the country’s most influential and important artists.

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  • Dominion City

    Originally published November, 2008

    by Andrew Hunter

    Dominion City is the elaborate, ever expanding, work-in-progress of the renowned Guelph-based, Canadian cartoonist Seth. An imagined place combining elements…

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