Cinema Expanding: MSPIFF 2017 To Hold Virtual Reality ShowcaseVirtual reality is expanding the creative horizons of filmmaking, and that’s being reflected in this year’s Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.
Film Society Gets $30K Grant From National Endowment For The ArtsThe Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul is set to receive a portion of the $30 million in grant money the National Endowment for the Arts is giving to artists and nonprofits next year.
Lineup Revealed For MSPIFF 2016Rejoice, Minnesota cinephiles! This lineup for the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival is out.
Cine Latino Bringing Fresh Spanish Films To St. Anthony Main 'Tis the season to explore via cinema. Sound Unseen was here last week, bringing Twin Cities audiences music-based films, and this week the Film Society of MinneapolisSt. Paul is hosting Cine Latino, an annual showcase of new works in Spanish-language cinema.
Movie Blog: Three Films From 'Cine Latino'This weekend kicks off Cine Latino, a film festival put on by the Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul that seeks to celebrate movies in Spanish and Portuguese. Here are capsule reviews of a few of the films that caught my eye.
Movie Blog: 38 'Cine Latino' Films Coming To Mpls.The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul is presenting what it calls the "region's largest celebration of Spanish and Portuguese language film," and tickets for the general public go on sale Monday.
Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 13: 'The Dog'
Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 11: 'The Last Of The Unjust'
Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 9: 'Heli'Set in rural, modern-day Mexico, Heli is two parts beautiful, one part mundane and eight parts horrific. The film was in the running for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it shocked viewers and critics alike. New York Times critic Manohla Dargis even scoffed at the Steven Spielberg-led jury for giving director Amat Escalante the Best Director prize for what she referred to as his "staged atrocities."
Movie Blog: Full List Of MSPIFF Titles ReleasedThe words that I wrote last year still ring true, and thankfully earlier than usual this year: "There are few things sweeter than the sight of grass peeking through the snow after a long, hard winter season. But the opportunity to see new movies from world-class auteurs and local up-and-comers alike is among those things."
Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 5: 'La Playa DC'Serious and subtle, "La Playa DC" captures the coming of age of a Colombian boy pulled in different directions by everything -- this past, his poverty, his pride, family, friends and dreams.
Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 2: 'Leviathan'If you thought Deadliest Catch was unnerving, imagine experiencing the show aboard the ship, peering through a pinhole, trying to make out what's moving around among the dripping nets, inhaling salty night air, underneath a cloud of scavenging sea birds.