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The Green Fog

March 27 & March 28, 2018

The Green Fog

(Dir. Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, 2017)

Los Angeles premiere!
Two screenings!


7:30 PM


8:00 PM


Downtown Independent
251 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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The Green Fog,  created by filmmaker/cultural iconoclast Guy Maddin with co-directors  Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson, with composer Jacob Garchik and Kronos  Quartet, pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s spellbinding Vertigo. Inventive and invigorating, this “San Francisco Fantasia” is lauded by the New York Times as “a marvel of film scholarship.” It’s also a lot of fun. Maddin, working with his Forbidden Room collaborators, set himself the challenge to remake Vertigo without  using footage from the Hitchcock classic, creating a “parallel-universe  version,” in his words. Using Bay Area footage from a variety of  sources—studio classics, ‘50s noir, experimental films, and ‘70s  prime-time TV—and employing Maddin’s mastery of assemblage, the result  exerts the inexorable pull of Hitchcock’s tale of erotic obsession while  paying tribute to the city of San Francisco. (Balcony)

A wonder of excavation and urban history.

- Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

Constructed with an eye for the bizarre and the joyously perverse.

- Jonathan Romney, Film Comment

Fun  is the order of the day: the movie's affect is puckish and surreally  funny, quite different from Hitchcock's bleak romantic tragedy.

- David Cairns, MUBI Notebook

At times, the playfulness reaches moments of sublime, unlikely beauty... That’s the magic of The Green Fog. It envelops you and pulls you into its own world, teaching you to see again.

- Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

A  brilliant exercise in meta-narrative, which raises questions galore  about reality and representation, time and space, genre and gender,  individual and urban identity, cinematic suture and casting, etc.

- Geoff Andrew, Sight & Sound

(Available to download after screening date)

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