Sunday, April 24, 2005

Chicagoans, meet Guy Maddin for free

Chicagoans - want to meet Guy Maddin for free? You know, the celebrated experimental filmmakers whose last movie was the critically-acclaimed The Saddest Music in the World? The University of Chicago will be showing this movie for free this Wednesday, in fact, with a Q&A session with the director afterwards. The next evening, then, Mr. Maddin is delivering a free lecture at 5 pm as well, entitled "Goat Glands, Carpet Underlay, and Cinema Sat Backwards." All events are at the Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall; needless to say, seating is limited, and I imagine there's going to be quite a fight just to get the few that actually exist at that little campus movie theatre. (Thanks to for pointing this out.)