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Maddin to marry L.A. film critic

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Winnipeg filmmaker Guy Maddin has always been a movie critics' darling.

Now he is making it official.

Maddin confirmed he will be marrying L.A. film critic Kim Morgan in Winnipeg in the near future, after news of the betrothal was revealed in a tweet by film critic Roger Ebert.

"Ebert got a bit ahead of us," Maddin said. "But we’re engaged and we’re going to get married soon, and the rest, I’ve got to keep some of it a secret. Because that’s the spirit of it. It will be absolutely private."

"It would have been nice if it had been tweeted just after it happened."

Morgan maintains her own blog, Sunset Gun, and contributes to MSN, the Huffington Post and Entertainment Weekly. She was one of the designated replacements for Ebert after he was sidelined from the show At the Movies owing to thyroid cancer.

Maddin and Morgan fell in love when he flew her to Winnipeg this summer to star in his film Keyhole (in which she plays Udo Kier’s gun moll) and in the short films Hauntings.

The 54-year-old director has been married once before, but has been divorced, he says, for 32 years.

Maddin says he actually may owe the relationship to At the Movies, the show Ebert hosted with Gene Siskel and Richard Roeper. He wrote Morgan after being outraged by the "patronizing" manner in which Roeper treated her during a discussion of the Elia Kazan film Baby Doll, a film both Maddin and Morgan revere.

"I should thank Richard Roeper for introducing us, in a way," Maddin said.

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