Local Music Tap: 'Sherwin Linton -- Forever On The Stage' A retrospective documentary is capturing the life and times of a respected Midwest country musician who plays more than 200 gigs a year -- and more amazingly -- hasn't missed one in 59 years.
Local Music Tap: The Replacements' Documentary Screening, Reunion Show
Movie Blog: 'Rich Hill' Review "God has to be busy with everyone else" -- Those are the heartbreaking words said by one of the three boys whose lives filmmakers Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo follow in Rich Hill, a sobering yet vividly human documentary about poverty in small-town, Middle America. From the get-go, it's apparent that at least one of these boys has been called "white trash,” but the film never treats them with scorn. Instead, cinematographer Droz Palermo captures their lives with incredible grace, so much so that it brings to mind the effervescent films of Terrence Malick. But as impressive as the camera work can be, the details in Rich Hill sting.
Minnesota Craft Beer Documentary Premieres Saturday On Thanksgiving Day 2011, Dave Okar decided he needed to start documenting Minnesota's craft beer movement. "I just went out and started doing it," Okar said. "After I got some material, it became clear that you should make a film about it."
Local Music Tap: Motion City Soundtrack Movie, Acoustic Performance Of 1st AlbumTo celebrate the release of their new video documentary, Minneapolis-born Motion City Soundtrack is set to perform the album I Am The Movie acoustic in its entirety Wednesday in St. Paul. Last year, after sorting through video footage and photographs of their experience making I Am The Movie in the early-2000s and liking what they saw, the band asked their friend Melissa Kraemer to lead and edit the project.
Movie Blog: 'Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?' Review How does the world seem to you? Do you grow older, finding you have a pretty good understanding of the way things work socially, politically and scientifically? Or do you find yourself often puzzled, caught up in a web-like mess of extremely complex systems you have no clue how to grapple with despite honest attempts to learn a thing or two each day?
Movie Blog: 'More Than Honey' Gives A Hive-View Look Into What's Killing BeesAnd right now I'm even tempted to describe the doc as refreshing and nutritious as honey. And so I will. More Than Honey is just that -- it's smart, multi-layered, glittering with interesting characters, varied scenes, and Planet Earth-pretty images of bees, flying, working, mating, dying, enduring. More Than Honey is easily one of my favorite science docs this year. And while it's not all doom-saying, don't thinks movie won't give you pause. Ands loads to think about.
Movie Blog: 'Deceptive Practice' Pulls Passion From Magic History Some people are straight-up intoxicating to listen to when they talk about what they love. Ricky Jay is one of those people. He's an American actor and sleight-of-hand master whom you might recognized due to a card trick -- one in which he goes all Gambit-like, flicking cards with enough force that they slice into the tough rind of a watermelon.
Opinion: '2016: Obama's America' Movie Is Disturbingly NecessaryIf you know you’re not going to blindly support the “left” in this coming election, see the movie '2016: Obama's America'. But, fair warning, it’s disturbing – and quite frightening – to say the least.
Southdale Amongst ‘10 Buildings That Changed America’It was the first indoor shopping center in Minnesota -- and the United States. For that, the Southdale shopping center has been named one of "10 Buildings That Changed America."
Wis. Man Featured In Bullying Documentary Speaks In Minn.Bullying is becoming an increasingly bigger problem in schools across Minnesota and the country.