By Eric Henderson

David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, fresh from its audience favorite award at the Toronto Film Festival, is set to screen during the upcoming Twin Cities Film Fest.

The Twin Cities Film Fest runs Oct. 12-20, and also includes screenings of A Place at the Table, which is the opening night selection, and the Minnesota-shot comedy Lumpy, which stars Justin Long.

Another screening selection with Minnesota interest will be The Sessions, which stars native John Hawkes. His performance as a paralyzed man who hires a sex surrogate to lose his virginity is getting Oscar buzz. As is Silver Linings Playbook, the festival’s centerpiece. Past audience favorites at TIFF include Slumdog Millionaire and The King’s Speech, so you have to presume Playbook is a player in the fall Academy Awards sweepstakes.

And, yes, it is “that” E.T. you see below. It’s screening in conjunction with its new release on Blu-ray.

Here is the full Twin Cities Film Fest screening schedule:

October 12
8:30 p.m.: A Place at the Table, Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush, 86m

October 13
10:30 a.m.: Call Me Kuchu, Katherine Fairfax Wright & Malika Zouhali-Worrall, 87m
1 p.m.: The Sapphires, Wayne Blair, 99m
3 p.m.: The Iran Job, Till Schauder, 93m
5 p.m.: The Eyes of Thailand, Tim Vandersteeg, 65m
7 p.m.: It’s a Disaster, Todd Berger, 88m
9 p.m.: Bro’, Nick Parada, 89m

October 14
11 a.m.: Crazy & Thief, Cory McAbee, 52m
12:15 p.m.: E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Steven Spielberg, 115m
2:45 p.m.: We Are Wisconsin, Annie Eastman, 105m
5:15 p.m.: Quartet, Dustin Hoffman, 97m
7:15 p.m.: Stag, Brett Heard, 83m
9:15 p.m.: Dead Man’s Burden, Jared Moshe, 93m

October 15
7 p.m.: Finding Home, Chars Bonin, 90m
9 p.m.: The “Lighter” Side (MN Shorts), Various MN Directors 100m

October 16
6 p.m.: Best of MN: Festival Winners!, Various MN Directors, 60m
6:30 p.m.: The Sessions, Ben Lewin,95m
8:30 p.m.: The Rhymesayers European Tour, Andrew Melby, 105m

October 17
6:45 p.m.: Dust Up, Ward Roberts, 90m
7 p.m.: Nobody Walks, Ry Russo-Young, 83m
9 p.m.: Opposite Blood, Billy Xiong, 120m

October 18
2:45 p.m.: American Autumn: An Occudoc, Dennis Trainor Jr., 76m
4:45 p.m.: Field Work: A F a.m.ily Farm, John Helde, 97m
6:30 p.m.: Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell, 117m
6:45 p.m.: Pincus, David Fenster, 79m
8:45 p.m.: Carlos Spills the Beans, Brian McGuire, 90m
9 p.m.: The “Darker” Side (MN Shorts), Various MN Directors, 110m

October 19
2:15 p.m.: Reportero, Bernardo Ruiz, 71m
4 p.m.: A Band Called Death, Jeff Howlett & Mark Covino, 98m
6 p.m.: Things I Don’t Understand, David Spaltro, 111m
6:30 p.m.: Not Fade Away, David Chase, 117 min
8:30 p.m.: A Late Quartet, Yaron Zilberman, 105m
9 p.m.: Problem Solving the Republic, Elliot Diviney, 95m

October 20
11 a.m.: Bay of All Saints, Annie Eastman, 75m
11:30 a.m.: Detropia, Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady, 90m
12:45 p.m.: After I Pick the Fruit, Nancy Ghertnet & Cathleen Ashworth, 93m
1:45 p.m.: Lies, Lust, Betrayal – and Cold-Blooded Murder (Indie Shorts), Various Directors, 81m
2:45 p.m.: Take Care, Scott Tanner Jones, 86m
3:45 p.m.: Ready to Fly, Willi a.m. Kerig, 96m
5:30 p.m.: Dead Dad, Ken J. Adachi, 81m
6 p.m.: The Story of Luke, Alonso Mayo, 95m
8 p.m.: Lumpy, Ted Koland, 91m


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