MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Rejoice, Minnesota cinephiles! This lineup for this year’s Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival is out.
The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul released Wednesday the list of films that’ll be playing in Twin Cities theaters next month. There are 250 movies total in the program, including 160 features, 90 shorts and one documentary directed by a WCCO photojournalist.
Some notable titles in the line-up include: “The Seventh Fire,” a Terrence Malick-presented documentary chronicling the lives of two Ojibwe men in Minnesota; “Tale of Tales,” a dark fairy tale flick from starring Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly; “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World,” the latest documentary from German auteur Werner Herzog; and “Dheepan,” a refugees-in-Paris drama from “Rust and Bone” creator Jacques Audiard.
Some 71 countries are represented in the festival, which runs from April 7 to April 23.
WCCO’s Aaron Goodyear will have a feature-length documentary premiering in the Minnesota-Made competition. The film is called “Gypsy: Rock & Roll Nomads,” and it uncovers the history of a Minnesota-grown band whose ground-breaking sound somehow never got the attention it deserved.
The festival’s opening night presentation has yet to be announced.
To see the full MSPIFF 2016 lineup, click here.