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Science Museum Of Minnesota Hosts Omnifest 2015

The Omnifest has returned to the Science Museum of Minnesota! A featured film at the fest, “D-Day: Normandy 1944″ pays tribute to those who fought in the invasion that turned the tide of World War II, and is playing for the first time in Minnesota as part of festival.

01/10/2015

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Movie Blog: The 9th Arab Film Festival

Mizna’s 9th Arab Film Festival hits the Twin Cities this weekend, with dozens of films from several countries. This year’s festival features several exciting selections, like Kaouther Ben Hania’s thrilling “Challat of Tunis.” Filmed in a gripping, faux-documentary style, “Challat” is inspired by a rumor ignored by local authorities over a decade ago about a biker who would slash women while they walk on the streets of Tunis.

11/06/2014

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Movie Blog: Manhattan Short (Global) Film Festival

No plans Tuesday night? Then perhaps you’ll be down to judge some short films in the world’s only global film festival. It’s called Manhattan Short, and it’s happening (locally) at Minneapolis’ St. Anthony Main Theatre.

09/30/2014

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Movie Blog: Highlights Of ‘Images Of Africa’ Film Festival

Despite the snow and the cold, the Twin Cities are a place many Africans call home, and those over at the Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul decided to celebrate that fact with a festival called Images of Africa.

11/15/2013

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Movie Blog: Highlights From 2013 ‘Sound Unseen’

Are you ready to rock, Twin Cities? Hüsker Dü and The National are waiting in the wings to bookend the 2013 Sound Unseen Film/Music/Art festival, which opens today and runs through Sunday, Nov. 17.

11/13/2013

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Best Spring Art Festivals In The Twin Cities

Spring is in the air, and it’s time to explore the arts and culture of the Twin Cities with a plethora of fairs and festivals. From films to dance and even design technology, the season’s […]

03/26/2012

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Minn. Student Film Festival Friday In Minneapolis

A film festival celebrating the work of Minnesota high school students will be held Friday in Minneapolis.

05/12/2011

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Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘Stake Land’

The second to last night of MSPIFF bites … in a post-apocalyptic vampire kinda way.

05/04/2011

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Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘My Joy’

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival is winding down, but some of the biggest titles are still in play, at least so far as exposure on the international festival circuit goes. For instance, “My Joy.”

05/02/2011

Sleepy time in Catherine Breillat's "The Sleeping Beauty." (credit: The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul)

Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘Sleeping Beauty’

To be blunt, I’m not sure Catherine Breillat cares what I think about her movies. In fact, I’m sure she cares about what I don’t think about her movies. Actually, I suspect she thinks I don’t think at all.

05/01/2011

A still from Pip Chodorov's "Free Radicals." (credit: The Film Society Of Minneapolis-St. Paul)

Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘Free Radicals’

Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film plays like a hip-hop collaboration in which a rapper or producer features the rhymes or rhythms of his rapper and producer friends.

04/28/2011

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Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘The Man Who Will Come’

The WWII pictorial drama is probably going to forever be a staple of European cinema. Instead of the Cinema Paradiso school, call it Cinema Inferno.

04/27/2011

The photographer and his subjects in the poster for "Bill Cunningham New York." (credit: Zeitgeist Films)

Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘Bill Cunningham’

According to the MSPIFF website, the top-rated movie (as measured by audience vote) still set to have another screening is “Bill Cunningham New York.”

04/26/2011

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Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘Russian Lessons’

Russian Lessons is a structurally strange and intense documentary on the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia.

04/25/2011

Working to end the cycle of violence in Chicago in "The Interrupters." (credit: Kartemquin Films)

Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlights: 2 Docs, ‘Applause’

No shortage of what the MSPIFF Facebook page just termed “post-Easter brunch options” today. And some of them are, I hate to tell those of you already nursing a chocolate egg hangover, just about essential viewing.

04/24/2011

"Only 130 more to go," during the bloody climax of "13 Assassins." (credit: Magnet Releasing)

Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlights: ‘Mailer,’ ‘Assassins’

Norman Mailer is revealed as a family man, and Japanese punk auteur Takashi Miike settles down and kills 200 men.

04/22/2011

Tibet rock in "Journey of a Dream." (credit: Facebook)

Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlights: ‘Journey,’ ‘Useful Life’

“Journey of a Dream” is a fantastic exploration of the Tibetan diaspora and the movement to free Tibet from Chinese occupation. “A Useful Life” is droning, relentless, somewhat boring.

04/21/2011

All parched out in "Mad Bastards." (credit: IFC Films)

Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘Mad Bastards’

With buttery panoramic imagery and free range cinematography, the Australian drama “Mad Bastards” is a raw but frequently poetic look at the lives, in a matter of speaking, of the Aboriginal actors who portray them.

04/20/2011

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Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘Aftershock’

“Aftershock,” China’s submission for Academy Award consideration in the best foreign film category, could be taken as the “Titanic” of the People’s Republic.

04/19/2011

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Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: Int’l Shorts

International Narrative Shorts serves up four films between ten and thirty minutes in length, with genres ranging from family drama to supernatural horror.

04/18/2011

Peter Stormare holds court in "Small Town Murder Songs." (credit: Visit Films)

Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘Murder Songs’

Part of me wants to sum up “Small Town Murder Songs” as “Fargo” without the funny or the quirky, but that would be harsh.

04/17/2011

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Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘Cracks’

The atmosphere of scandal permeates nearly every frame of the polished but lurid “Cracks.”

04/15/2011

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Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘Page One’

Imagine life at the New York Times media desk during the death throes of the newspaper publishing industry and you’ll only have an idea about Page One – a documentary by Andrew Rossi that kicks off the Minneapolis-St. Paul Film Festival.

04/14/2011

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Film Festival Blog

Chad talked with Colin Covert about the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. For more info on the festival, follow WCCO.com’s blog. We’ve got the link

04/14/2011

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Movie Blog: MSP Int’l Film Fest Bursting At Seams

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and once again, thousands of film fans are preparing to spend more time indoors than out.

04/13/2011

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