St. Anthony Main Theatre

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Best Free Summer Music Events In Minnesota

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.

05/23/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Here are my choices for the best Twin Cities screenings for cinephiles this week.

05/20/2013

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Star Of Backup Singer Doc To Perform In Mpls.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A longtime backup singer to some famous rock acts is scheduled to perform Friday night in Minneapolis. Merry Clayton, star of the documentary “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” will perform at a screening […]

04/19/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

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.

04/08/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

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.

03/19/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

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.)

02/18/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

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.

02/11/2013

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Movie Blog: Nordic Lights Film Festival (In Brief)

Attention enthusiasts of all things Nordic and those of Scandinavian blood: a blizzard of movies is making its way from Europe to the St. Anthony Main Theatre.

02/08/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

The Super Bowl is on ice, and the Oscars are still awhile away. Short of watching the Grammys next Sunday evening, you should have plenty of time to examine the wealth of movie options out there this week.

02/04/2013

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Movie Blog: ‘Brief Encounters’ Review

“Brief Encounters” is a documentary on the life and work of a contemporary American photographer who constructs images – massive, immaculate, indie-movie-scale images – that balance beauty with sadness through a perspective of resounding stillness.

02/01/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

The B movies are starting to push out some of the underperforming Oscar contenders from area multiplexes. Maybe it’s time to start looking elsewhere for your movie fixes.

01/28/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

First off, I love January, February and March. Every boilerplate-looking B-movie offers the chance to be delightfully surprised. Second, broaden your scope to explore some of this week’s indie and repertory choices.

01/14/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

The weekly “best bets” column took a few weeks off during the thick of the holiday season, but there are still plenty of cinematic presents under the Twin Cities tree.

01/07/2013

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Odds are you may be looking for something different this weekend, as the only big release on the horizon for next weekend is “Playing for Keeps.” Here are some of the best alternative screening options for the next seven days.

12/03/2012

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

If you’d like to catch something a little bit less in high public demand but still more than worth your time and extra effort, here are some of the best screening options for the next seven days.

11/26/2012

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

If you’d like to avoid the crush of families itching to spend some time away from each other at the multiplex, there are a few more offbeat screening options this week you might want to consider. Here are some of the best screening options for the next seven days.

11/19/2012

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Movie Blog: Food & Wine Film Festival

Dinner and a movie? How about the Food & Wine Film Festival (Oct. 25-28).

10/25/2012

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Best Places For Film Geeks And Film Buffs In Minnesota

Film arts are flourishing in the Twin Cities attested to by a vibrant community that has supported its evolution over the years.

07/09/2012

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Movie Blog: July Highlights: Hepburn, Keaton, Grier

The weather’s been beastly hot for the last few days. Whether or not it stays that way through the rest of July, there are plenty of options at the Twin Cities’ rep and art houses to keep you indoors and out of the sun.

07/05/2012

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Movie Blog: Cures For Summertime Movie Blues

That Hollywood’s usual Jujyfruit summer offerings this year have been subpar is no secret. Though the season kicked off with the hit The Avengers, almost every big release since has underperformed or just tanked flat out.

06/19/2012

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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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