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VIDEO: Have a seance with the spirits of lost cinema

One time only, and then it's gone!
Guy Maddin has created a movie so ephemeral, you'll be the only one who sees it, and you'll only see it once. 0:59
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Filmmaker and internet artist Guy Maddin has long been fascinated - or tormented - by the huge percentage of films from the early years of cinema that have disappeared. So he's started "re-imagining" them, based on the tidbits of information known about them.
Guy Maddin (NFB)

Now, together with co-director Evan Johnson and the NFB, he's put these dreamlike films online in a project called Seances. But there's a catch. An algorithm determines how the disparate parts of the films will combine to make a whole new film, and the movie that results will never be played in the same way again.

Much like a paranormal seance, these ghostly movies come together for the viewer, and then disappear again!

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