Trailer for ‘Phantom of Winnipeg’ Celebrates the Canadian Cult Success of Brian De Palma’s Rock Musical

Although it perhaps didn’t come in a director-approved form, the release of a nonetheless recommended new Brian De Palma film this summer has many looking back on his career. Perhaps one of the most specific examinations will come in the form of a new documentary, Phantom of Winnipeg, which explores the massive cult success of his 1974 rock musical Phantom of the Paradise in Winnipeg.

Malcolm Ingram and Sean Stanley’s film is set to have its world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival this weekend and the U.S. premiere at Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival in Tarrytown, NY, which runs October 10-13. Ahead of the debuts, the first trailer and poster have arrived.

Back in our De Palma symposium in 2016, Jacob Oller wrote about the film, which played in the Manitoba city for 18 consecutive weeks, saying, “Phantom of the Paradise is not just one of the flashiest,
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