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6/22

DRACULA: PAGES FROM A VIRGIN'S DIARY (2002)

In celebration of the unearthing of the lost Guy Maddin made for TV movie HANDS OF IDA, screening on Sunday 6/16, we present a more well-known but less screened feature from Maddin - DRACULA: PAGES FROM A VIRGIN'S DIARY.

SYNOPSIS

After garnering widespread acclaim with his mini-masterpiece THE HEART OF THE WORLD, Canadian cult auteur Guy Maddin has concocted his most ravishingly stylized cinematic creation to date. Beautifully transposing the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s interpretation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire yarn from stage to screen, Maddin has forged a sumptuous, erotically charged feast of dance, drama and shadow. The black-and-white, blood-red-punctured DRACULA: PAGES FROM A VIRGIN’S DIARY is a Gothic grand guignol of the notorious Count and his bodice-ripped victims, fringed with the expressionistic strains of Gustav Mahler. Bruce Diones in The New Yorker declared that “Maddin has discovered a new kind of cinema, the welding of silent-film technique, avant-garde imagery, and 21st century technology....Victorian sexuality and melodrama are brought together in a shadowy world of expressionistic images and an athletic, almost rabid, choreography.” - ZEITGEIST Films

dir. Guy Maddin, 2002, Canada, digital projection

75 min

7:30 DOORS

8 PM SCREENING

General Admission
Member Tickets