TCFF Indie Film Spotlight: DARCY + Interview with filmmakers Heidi Philipsen-Meissner & Jon Russell Cring

I've mentioned several times that my favorite parts about covering Twin Cities Film Fest is about discovering new films, filmmakers and talents. Well, one of my favorite discoveries in all three fronts comes courtesy of this coming-of-age drama, DARCY. Gus Birney, the young starlet of TV's "The Mist" (based on a story by Stephen King) …

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Twin Cities Film Fest 2017 has wrapped! Check out the list of winners!

It's one for the books! The 8th annual fun-filled cinematic marathon has officially wrapped last night with yet another festive closing night party. Pardon the lack of post yesterday as it was literally an extremely jam-packed day and I've also been hit with a bit of a cold and cough. Every single TCFF staff and …

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TCFF 2017 Reviews: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri + Blue Balloons

It's just two days left in TCFF and I'm playing catch-up with posting reviews! You might've noticed I've got to post a couple of things in a day at times… too many films too little time (both to watch and to review!) Well, below are couple of reviews from Day 6 and 7. Three Billboards …

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TCFF 2017 Interviews: TWIN CITIES’ writer/director David Ash and RUIN ME’s actor Alex Galick

It's already Day 9 of the film fest! Whew, time sure flies when you're having fun! Science, Relationship, Horror … definitely there's something for everyone in today's lineup! We had the privilege of getting the insights from the people involved with two of the feature films playing today, Twin Cities and Ruin Me. So check …

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TCFF Reviews – ‘Legends of the Road’ doc + various short films in Comedy, Thriller, Global Perspective & Documentary short blocks

We have passed the halfway mark! What a hectic, whirlwind week it has been. I spoke to TCFF Managing Director Bill Cooper the other day and he said something about all the staff having 'festival brain' and that's definitely how I feel. I've watched so many films it's kind of a blur! Thankfully I have …

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TCFF Indie Film Spotlight: Laura Gets A Cat + Interview with writer/director/star Michael Ferrell

Thanks to FC blog staff Laura Schaubschlager for conducting the interview with writer/director Michael Ferrell. I figure since her name is Laura and she has a cat, it'd be fun for her to watch the film and ask the interview questions 🙂 Laura Gets A Cat is a fun, relatable movie that makes some creative …

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TCFF 2017 Indie Film Spotlight: BUTTERFLY CAUGHT & interview w/ filmmakers/cast

One of the major perks of attending/covering film festivals is you get to see outstanding indie films long before you can see them on the big screen (that is if they even get distribution). That's why I'm always on the lookout for films such as Butterfly Caught that I sure hope would get some kind …

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TCFF 2017 Day 4 – Two great film panels + Reviews of ‘Beauty Mark’ and MN-made drama ‘Cold November’

Saturday was a jam-packed day for me. I'm bummed that I missed the early Filmmaker Brunch as I wasn't feeling well so I overslept (hey bloggers are humans too!), but my morning started with two great film panels, part of TCFF's free Educational Programs! The first panel was on Making, Distributing, Marketing & Watching: What’s the …

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TCFF 2017 Day 3 – ‘Hearts Want’ first screening in the ‘Ties That Bind Us’ short block and ‘A Gray State’ documentary

Day 3 of the Twin Cities Film Fest is actually quite a momentous one for me… If you know me well or have been following my blog and/or Facebook you might've guessed why. I took the day off Friday because I knew it's be quite an emotional day for me, showing my artistic baby, my …

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TCFF 2017 Interview: VICTOR’S LAST CLASS’ Director/Producer Brendan Brandt

One of the many intriguing documentaries playing at this year's TCFF is Victor's Last Class, documentary about an acting teacher getting ready to end his life, and a student who attempts to change his mind. Our blog staff Laura Schaubschlager talked to producer/filmmaker Brendan Brandt on the journey to making his film, where along the course …

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