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Guy Maddin filming 'Night Mayor' for NFB

Short drama commemorates 70th anniversary

On Monday in Winnipeg, director Guy Maddin will begin film "Night Mayor," a short drama that will commemorate the National Film Board of Canada's 70th anniversary.

When Maddin was approached by the NFB to create an original work marking the anniversary, he researched Canada's film heritage inside the NFB's archives and decided to film a cinematic riff on the significance of a public film producer.

"Night Mayor" will be produced by Joe MacDonald out of the NFB Prairie Center in Winnipeg.

Maddin's credits include "Tales from the Gimli Hospital," "Archangel," "Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary," "The Saddest Music in the World " and the recent "My Winnipeg," which won the Toronto Critics Award for Best Canadian Feature in 2008 and also earned Best Canadian Film honors at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.