MFA Film invites you to an evening of phantasmagoric reverie and conversation with renowned filmmakers Bill Morrison and Guy Maddin.

At 5:30 pm, Guy Maddin (The Forbidden Room) presents a 35mm screening of his 2006 “docu-fantasia” My Winnipeg. The director combines archival footage and reenactments of events in his childhood to create a highly personal, dreamlike, and often hilarious tour of his home city. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Maddin.

At 8 pm, director Bill Morrison (Decasia) presents his captivating new film Dawson City: Frozen Time, which chronicles the fascinating history of 533 long-lost nitrate film prints discovered buried in a Canadian Gold Rush town. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Morrison and Maddin moderated by Boston Globe film correspondent Peter Keough. Dawson City: Frozen Time plays at the MFA throughout the month of November. See showtimes

Morrison and Maddin are bound together by common interests in early cinema and its preservation, the complexities of human memory, and the wintery wilds of Canada. To understand how they have influenced each other, we asked them each to write a few words about the other’s work. READ THEIR WORDS

Ticket Packages

The two films can be purchased individually for $11 each ($9 for MFA members) or purchased together at a discounted rate of $20 ($16 for MFA members). Note that students at local universities can purchase a $5 ticket to each film with a valid ID.



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Nonmembers $20.00

In This Series


My Winnipeg with Guy Maddin in person
November 9, 2017
5:30 pm7:30 pm

Directed by Guy Maddin (Canada, 2007, 80 min.). 35mm.

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Dawson City: Frozen Time with Bill Morrison in person
November 9, 2017
8:00 pm10:30 pm

Directed by Bill Morrison (USA, 2017, 120 min.). Digital.