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We saw the trailer for “Man on a Ledge” a few days ago, and my husband reminded me of its possible precursor: “LedgeMan”, the show within a show, from Guy Maddin’s bizarre, surreal, funny, and poignant film “My Winnipeg”.

“My Winnipeg” is one of those movies that makes you feel an elusive, underlying sense of sadness and poignancy, even as you laugh at the humour and absurdity of the imagery. It’s not a particularly coherent narrative, but is also quite wonderful in the imagined history and fantastical mythologies it builds around Winnipeg. If you’re an art film type, it’s definitely worth checking out.

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