One of most favorite directors is Guy Maddin, who has recently been working on a movie called The Saddest Music in the World. Maddin is a Winnipeg-based filmmaker who produces eclectic tales based on an odd admixture of folk tales, sorry tastes, and sad themes, and he’s one artist that I can truly say is brilliant. I saw him about 6 years ago in Queens, New York, presenting his then latest movie, Twilight of the Ice Nympths. His work, often compared with David Lynch, is gorgeous on the side of outrageous, melancholic on the side of ridiculous, and honest on the side of absurdity. His work deserves to be adored.