365 Films in 2017 #78 My Winnipeg (2007)
I will mention a few other high points because I cannot capture them all. Here are a few key scenes/events/vignettes that the film covers to wondrously bizarre effect. Maddin rents his old family home at 800 Elice avenue and reenacts moments from his life with actors to come to terms with them, including the perpetual straightening of an area rug. In another memorable moment, a racetrack fire in which horses escaped into the Red River leads to their heads appearing frozen in the river each winter to the admiration of local couples. The film also depicts the destruction of local landmarks, including Eaton's Building and the Winnipeg arena, both which play major roles in the director's life -- the image of a fictional hockey team, "the Black Tuesdays," made up of men at least in their 70s, is as striking as that of the horse's heads.