Q&A: 'Carol' Director Todd Haynes & Producer Christine VachonWhen Todd Haynes directed his 2002 film "Far from Heaven," the spirit of Douglas Sirk hung over the proceedings. Incorporating the melodramatic tropes of Sirk was, at the time, taken as one of his trademark exercises in semiotics, but at this point, it now seems more like a turning point in his career.
Movie Blog: Q&A With 'Foxcatcher' Director Bennett MillerThe majority of movies centered around a true-life crime story typically work, in effect, from the event backwards. The story may be told in a linear fashion, but the crucial question usually remains: Why did this horrible act happen?
Curiocity: Q&A With 98 Degrees, Men Of The Strip's Jeff TimmonsThere are a few things that every girl growing up in the 90s loved. Gel pens, Lisa Frank and Tamagotchis, to name a few. But there was nothing they loved more than boy bands. Well, at least there was nothing I loved more. So, when I was asked if I wanted to sit down with Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, I of course said 'I Do!'
Curiocity: 'So You Think You Can Dance' Star On Nat'l TourWhen "So You Think You Can Dance" contestant Rudy Abreu heads to Minneapolis next week with the rest of the Top 10 on tour, he may want to consider packing a parka. Well, first, he'll want to Google what that is.
Curiocity: Q&A With 'The Heidi Chronicles' StarA Pulitzer Prize-winning play, now featured at the Guthrie Theater, tells the story of a determined young woman living through societal change and the evolution of women's rights. The story follows Heidi Holland through her high school days in the 60s to her career-focused life of the 80s -- all the while painting a backdrop of momentous events that shaped the country.
Movie Blog: Q&A With 'Love Is Strange' Director Ira Sachs
Curiocity: Q&A With Helen Anker, Guthrie's 'Eliza Doolittle'Few shows need less introduction than "My Fair Lady." Small wonder few seats are available at the Guthrie Theater, where British actress Helen Anker is charming Higgins and crowds alike as the effervescent Eliza Doolittle. WCCO had the chance to speak with Anker. Here are some excerpts.
Curiocity: Q&A With Star Of 'Ghost: The Musical'When it comes to romantic love stories, few tales can compete with the classic film, <em>Ghost</em>. The story of a lost love from beyond the grave returning as a spiritual presence to comfort and protect the woman he loves gives new meaning to one's eternal adoration.
Curiocity: Q&A With 'Sister Act's' Mother SuperiorIt was 21 years ago when the story of a Reno lounge singer turned convent choir director entered our lives for the better.
Curiocity: Q&A With Star Of 'Crimes Of The Heart'It's a story of three sisters, raised together in a dysfunctional family, who are reunited after their grandfather becomes hospitalized. But once they're back sharing the same roof, they realize, this is just the start of their problems.
Movie Blog: 'Next Look' Q&A With Walker Film CuratorMore often than not, it takes at least six months to a year (if not longer) for festival movies to arrive in the Twin Cities, especially given all the titles distributors hold onto until Oscar season kicks into high gear.
Curiocity: Heyday Opens In MinneapolisWhen two notable culinary forces with a highly talented team come together to open a new restaurant, local food enthusiasts and powerhouse restauranteurs certainly take notice -- even if that's much to the surprise of the owners themselves.
Curiocity: Q&A With Ingrid Michaelson You've most likely heard her songs on hit TV shows like "Grey's Anatomy" or providing the soundtrack to models dancing in Old Navy commercials. But if that's your only exposure to Ingrid Michaelson's music, you're certainly missing out.
Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 17: 'Dom Hemingway' Director Q&ASometimes it takes months and months for movies that play the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival to show up in general release in the Twin Cities. Even more often, films from the festival roster don't show up again at all. And then every once in awhile an MSPIFF selection pops into theaters in a matter of days.
Curiocity: Q&A With Chef Michelle BernsteinShe's been featured as a guest judge on Bravo's "Top Chef," has a James Beard Award under her belt and several restaurants boasting fresh, inventive Latin cuisine. And on Friday, you'll have a chance to see (and smell) her cooking talents in action.