St. Anthony Main Theatre
If this relentless, frigid winter has you cooped up all Bergmanian — contemplating your sanity, the meaning of life — why not venture out this weekend to find solace (or at least some fun) in a celebration of modern Scandinavian cinema?
Listen up, American movie fans. Until the end of this month and into the beginning of March, you can revisit (or acquaint yourself, perhaps) with the super-stylized worlds of America’s most beloved auteur.
It’s the week of Valentine’s, but I’m not sure if love is in this frigid, arctic air. While there’s certainly no lack of romantic films slated to play in the Twin Cities, there’s no real surplus of them either. And that’s cool with me.
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.
This week sees the start of both the latest Sound Unseen, one of the most highly-anticipated annual events of the Twin Cities film and music scenes, as well as the astonishingly comprehensive Images of Africa festival at St. Anthony Main.
The trailer above is for Wampler’s Ascent, a film following Steve Wampler, who has cerebral palsy, as he does some 20,000 pull-ups to conquer the 3,000 foot face of Yosemite’s iconic El Capitan. Part determination doc, part nature flick, the film is just the thing you’d want to kick off the Twin Cities’ inaugural Reel Abilities film festival: five days of inspiring stories and profound insights into realities not often explored in today’s cinema.
As summer starts to enter its final stretch, it’s probably time to consider kissing endless weeks of disposable entertainment adieu in favor of more substantial cinematic offerings.
It’s going to be a good weekend at Landmark Theaters for movie-goers who specifically seek out movies that tie into current events. Here is a list of some of the other limited release screenings you’ll want to check out this week.
Tons of music events are offered every summer in the Twin Cities, so slather on some sunscreen and enjoy a free show in the great outdoors.
Here are my choices for the best Twin Cities screenings for cinephiles this week.
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Forget about the forecast. No, seriously. Pretend you didn’t just hear Mike Augustyniak toss out the possibility that parts of Minnesota could see up to a foot of snow later this week.
Think you’re going to catch a fallow period for moviegoing on the eve of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival next month? Think again.
The Oscars are next Sunday, so if you haven’t caught some of the worthy contenders like Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty or Amour, there’s still a little bit of time. (And if you haven’t seen the also nominated Les Miserables, count yourself lucky.)
You’ve gotta love a week where a double bill of gutsy noir competes for attention with two fests’ worth of Nordic cinema and also screenings of Mike Leigh’s uncharacteristic period piece.