Film + TV

IMA Films: Keyhole

When: Thu., May 3, 7 p.m. 2012

Fresh from the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and one month after its public premiere at the IFC Center in New York comes Canadian director Guy Maddin’s latest film, Keyhole (2011, Canada, dir. Guy Maddin, 105 min.). Idiosyncratic, cheeky and uncategorizable, Maddin’s films are testaments to a singular cinematic vision, often filmed in black-and-white. Keyhole is a gangster ghost drama, loosely based on Homer’s “Odyssey,” shot with surrealism. The story: after a long absence, 1930s-era gangster and father Ulysses (Jason Patric) arrives with his gang, at a house haunted with memories, where his wife Hyacinth (Isabella Rossellini) lies in her bedroom upstairs. As obstacles and treachery emerge, it begins to seem possible that the characters in Keyhole may not be alive.

Price: $9 public, $5 IMA members.

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