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Get A First Look At The Amy Winehouse Documentary

The first clip of the Amy Winehouse documentary has been revealed and shows the late singer talking about her relationship with music.

04/02/2015

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Local Music Tap: ‘Sherwin Linton — Forever On The Stage’

A retrospective documentary is capturing the life and times of a respected Midwest country musician who plays more than 200 gigs a year — and more amazingly — hasn’t missed one in 59 years.

10/09/2014

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Local Music Tap: The Replacements’ Documentary Screening, Reunion Show

In what’s being called “All Replacements’ Eve,” the special director’s cut of the documentary on the legendary Minneapolis band is set to screen in mid-September – the day before The Replacements return to the Twin […]

08/29/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Rich Hill’ Review

“God has to be busy with everyone else” — Those are the heartbreaking words said by one of the three boys whose lives filmmakers Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo follow in Rich Hill, a sobering yet vividly human documentary about poverty in small-town, Middle America. From the get-go, it’s apparent that at least one of these boys has been called “white trash,” but the film never treats them with scorn. Instead, cinematographer Droz Palermo captures their lives with incredible grace, so much so that it brings to mind the effervescent films of Terrence Malick. But as impressive as the camera work can be, the details in Rich Hill sting.

08/15/2014

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Minnesota Craft Beer Documentary Premieres Saturday

On Thanksgiving Day 2011, Dave Okar decided he needed to start documenting Minnesota’s craft beer movement. “I just went out and started doing it,” Okar said. “After I got some material, it became clear that you should make a film about it.”

07/16/2014

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Local Music Tap: Motion City Soundtrack Movie, Acoustic Performance Of 1st Album

To celebrate the release of their new video documentary, Minneapolis-born Motion City Soundtrack is set to perform the album I Am The Movie acoustic in its entirety Wednesday in St. Paul. Last year, after sorting through video footage and photographs of their experience making I Am The Movie in the early-2000s and liking what they saw, the band asked their friend Melissa Kraemer to lead and edit the project.

05/11/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?’ Review

How does the world seem to you? Do you grow older, finding you have a pretty good understanding of the way things work socially, politically and scientifically? Or do you find yourself often puzzled, caught up in a web-like mess of extremely complex systems you have no clue how to grapple with despite honest attempts to learn a thing or two each day?

12/13/2013

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Blackfish

The movie “Blackfish” will change the way you think of SeaWorld and the treatment of killer whales. See the trailer here.

11/13/2013

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Movie Blog: ‘More Than Honey’ Gives A Hive-View Look Into What’s Killing Bees

And right now I’m even tempted to describe the doc as refreshing and nutritious as honey. And so I will. More Than Honey is just that — it’s smart, multi-layered, glittering with interesting characters, varied scenes, and Planet Earth-pretty images of bees, flying, working, mating, dying, enduring. More Than Honey is easily one of my favorite science docs this year. And while it’s not all doom-saying, don’t thinks movie won’t give you pause. Ands loads to think about.

07/12/2013

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Movie Blog: ‘Deceptive Practice’ Pulls Passion From Magic History

Some people are straight-up intoxicating to listen to when they talk about what they love. Ricky Jay is one of those people. He’s an American actor and sleight-of-hand master whom you might recognized due to a card trick — one in which he goes all Gambit-like, flicking cards with enough force that they slice into the tough rind of a watermelon.

05/31/2013

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John Hines’ Guest Describes Jeffrey Dahmer Documentary Release

Milwaukee Police Detective Patrick Kennedy joined John Hines on the WCCO Morning News to discuss a new documentary
on the bizarre story surrounding the crimes of Jeffrey Dahmer.

02/15/2013

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Opinion: ‘2016: Obama’s America’ Movie Is Disturbingly Necessary

If you know you’re not going to blindly support the “left” in this coming election, see the movie ‘2016: Obama’s America’. But, fair warning, it’s disturbing – and quite frightening – to say the least.

08/17/2012

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Southdale Amongst ‘10 Buildings That Changed America’

It was the first indoor shopping center in Minnesota — and the United States. For that, the Southdale shopping center has been named one of “10 Buildings That Changed America.”

06/25/2012

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A Documentary on Bullying By An Edina High Schooler

Click here to see the Facebook page which includes the trailer for Minnesota Nice?

05/29/2012

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Wis. Man Featured In Bullying Documentary Speaks In Minn.

Bullying is becoming an increasingly bigger problem in schools across Minnesota and the country.

04/28/2012

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5 Documentary Tips From Director Angelo Guglielmo

Angelo Guglielmo, director of the documentary “The Woman Who Wasn’t There,” shares his tips on documentary making.

04/23/2012

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The Bully Project

On Friday we were joined by Lee Hirsch, the director of, “The Bully Project”. You can learn more about the documentary and the controversy over the film’s rating at their website. Also, listen to the […]

03/26/2012

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Movie Blog: Harry Belafonte Will Always Be Fired Up

Among the black entertainers who worked to ensure civil rights throughout the 20th century, Harry Belafonte’s demeanor has proven a remarkable teaching tool.

03/16/2012

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New Documentary Makes Sense

Fools on the Hill is a documentary that’s purpose is to mandate that lawmakers read bills before they vote on them.

12/07/2011

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Hollywood Takes Note Of Inspiring Actors With Disabilities

Some Hollywood heavy-hitters took notice of a group of actors with developmental disabilities and turned them into movie stars.

11/28/2011

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Documentary Film Shows Pop Music’s Greatest Musicians

Film maker Denny Tedesco is in the Twin Cities to debut his music documentary titled “The Wrecking Crew”.

09/22/2011

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin became a household name when Sen. John McCain announced her as his surprise running mate. Palin has five children: Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig, who was born in April 2008 with Down syndrome. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Documentary Seeks To Reintroduce Palin As A Figure Of Triumph

A documentary called “the Undefeated,” which details the political rise of Sarah Palin, will open next month in select theaters, but Friday night a special screening will be held at the Hilton hotel in Minneapolis.

06/17/2011

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Movie Blog: Bieber Cuts His Baby Teeth In 3-D

Why shame on a Bieber? The boy’s just trying to do right by his fans, God and the legacy of pop music. Where does all this hostility come from?

02/11/2011

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Nancy Reagan’s Role In The White House

There’s a new documentary coming out on Nancy Reagan’s role in the White House. We’ve got a link to a preview story.

02/04/2011

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Documentary Recalls Killing Of 38 Dakota Warriors

The largest mass execution in U.S. history occurred 148 years ago, when 38 Dakota warriors were hanged from a single scaffold in Mankato.

12/24/2010

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