United States 2017, 63 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
Strange things are happening in San Francisco. In fact, so many strange things have happened in the city over the years and films, that to solve this mystery—the mystery of the ‘green fog’—we’re going to have to bring in Anthony Quinn, Lana Turner, Humphrey Bogart, Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Meg Ryan, Rock Hudson, Chuck Norris and even McMillan & Wife.
Directors Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson created a funny, surprising salute to San Francisco and all the films and television series filmed in it over the years. The pastiche of chases, stakeouts, schemes, and budding and dying romances gives new meaning to the familiar narratives (even if the women are still larger than life and the men are still fearless) and produces a new, sophisticated version of Hitchcock’s Vertigo.
Previous Festivals:Vancouver International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival
- Sat 19.05 20:30 Cinemateque 2
The Green Fog + A short introduction by Ruth DirectorFri 25.05 20:15 Cinemateque 2Why Hitchcock? Hitchcok and the cross between Video-Art-Experimental-Cinema By the curator of "Hollywood and other Myths" at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Production: Evan Johnson, Guy Maddin
Editing: Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson
Soundtrack: Jacob Garchik
Guy Maddin is a Canadian filmmaker with numerous shorts and 11 feature films to his credit, including the Emmy Award-winning ballet film Dracula — Pages From A Virgin’s Diary (2002); The Saddest Music in the World (2003); My Winnipeg (2007); and US National Society of Film Critics Best Experimental Film Prize-winners Archangel (1990) and The Heart of the World (2000). He is also a member of The Order of Canada & The Order of Manitoba
Evan Johnson studied ﬁlm and philosophy at the University of Manitoba and worked at Winnipeg's Rug Doctor chemical bottling plant before being discovered there by Guy Maddin. He co-directed his ﬁrst feature, the Forbidden Room (2015), with Maddin, and has made a handful of his own short ﬁlms.
Galen Johnson worked as Production Designer, Title Designer, and Composer on The Forbidden Room (2015), for which he was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for production design/art direction. He has also co-direct Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton (2015), and the experimental short film website Seances (2016).