My Winnipeg (2007)
If you’ve never watched a Guy Maddin movie before, take it from us: they’re unlike anything you’ve ever seen. In My Winnipeg, the cult filmmaker revisits the city he calls “the heart of the heart” of Canada and tries to make sense of what makes it so special—and so misunderstood. Using a mixture of archival footage and black-and-white re-enactments, Maddin parses his childhood memories, some real (hockey games, sledding, watching roaming bison) and some completely invented (pipe-smoking contests, séances in the legislature, horses frozen in the Red River). My Winnipeg is part documentary, part comedy and completely bonkers.