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The Green Fog
USA – Canada | 2017 | DCP | Color – B&W | 61 min | Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson
Director: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson
Producer: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson
Sound: John Gurdebeke
Music: Jacob Garchik
Edition: Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson
The prologue to The Green Fog shows a dial being turned from “Talk” to “Listen”. In a studio cinema, a man in handcuffs is held at gunpoint as he watches the images on the screen. A map can be seen, with a finger pointing to San Francisco. Reporters stand in front of a building, poised to deliver news by loudspeaker; the public wait in fear. The Golden Gate Bridge appears, bathed in green light; a storm rises, the steep streets of the city are entirely deserted.
Director of twelve feature-length movies, including The Forbidden Room (2015), My Winnipeg (2007), The Saddest Music in the World (2003). He has also mounted around the world over seventy performances of his films featuring live elements – orchestra, sound effects, singing and narration. Since 2011 Maddin has collaborated with Galen Johnson and Evan Johnson under the banner of Development Ltd., their Winnipeg-based filmmaking collective.
Galen Johnson worked for several years in the architecture industry before working 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 since gone on to co-direct Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton (2015), the experimental short film website Seances (2016), and Vertigo remake The Green Fog (2017) all with Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson.
Evan Johnson is a writer and filmmaker living in Winnipeg with his girlfriend and son. He 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.
San Francisco Film Festival
Vancouver international Film Festival
Berlin International Film Festival, BIFF