TCFF 2019 Spotlight: The Ringmaster documentary + Interview w/ creator/producer Zach Capp

What do world-famous onion rings, legendary band KISS, a beloved chef from Minnesota and a former gambling addict have in common? A loving tribute to a special family in Minnesota. Hi everyone, Ruth here. This is perhaps one of the most unusual documentaries I’ve seen… it's rare that a documentarian ends up being part of …

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TCFF19: DAY 3+4 Reviews: Greywood’s Plot + Documentaries: The Truth About Marriage & Salvage

It's already Day 4 at TCFF! Well, time sure flies when you're having fun! Here's a video recap from Saturday, courtesy of TCFF's awesome media producers Ellie Drews & Kirstie House: https://vimeo.com/367401324 Greywood's Plot Greywood's Plot, directed by MN-based director Josh Stifter (whom Ruth interviewed for his film The Good Exorcist), is a fantastically fun and …

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TCFF 2019 Film Spotlight: ‘International Falls’ – Review + Interview with writer/director Amber McGinnis

INTERNATIONAL FALLS Synopsis: A woman stuck in a small, snowbound border town has dreams of doing comedy when she meets a washed up, burned out comedian with dreams of doing anything else. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O19-0qaqtxc International Falls is hard to fit in a genre. Dee (Rachael Harris) is born, raised, and settled in International Falls. Tim (Rob …

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TCFF19 Review: LAST CALL (2019)

Last Call is a technical feat. It is a continuous shot film made doubly impressive by the fact that it is a split screen for the entire movie. That’s right. Last Call is a continuous shot film twice over. One screen is entirely devoted to single working mother Beth (Sarah Booth). The other features Scott …

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TCFF19: DAY 2 Recap + Reviews: Well-Groomed doc | Black Hat + Misdirection (short)

It's another gorgeous Autumn day for the second day of TCFF! It's an extra special day for me as the short film I helped produced last year, MASTER SERVANT was screened last under under the ALL THE WRONG PLACES short block, which was sold out! In fact, TCFF is adding a second screening of that …

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TCFF19 Review: JOJO RABBIT (2019)

JoJo Rabbit is one of those films that I'd call deceptively-flippant. If you've seen at least one trailer or promo clip, you'd automatically assume this would be a bizarre comedy. Well you wouldn't be wrong either, but there is so much more in this than meets the eye. That's the beauty of Taika Waititi's work, …

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TCFF19: DAY 1 Recap + WORKING MAN (2019) review

So it begins!! Today is the start of Twin Cities Film Fest's 10th Anniversary... the first of eleven-day film festivities descends upon Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON Theatres at The Shops at West End. Thankfully our opening night happens to be on a lovely Autumn evening, the sun hasn't set yet and I had a few minutes …

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2019 TWIN CITIES FILM FEST arrives this week! What to see Wednesday-Sunday

Hello FC readers, it's Ruth here! TWO MORE DAYS until TCFF arrives on Wednesday, and I'm so excited for this 11-day of great films, insightful educational events and awesome after-parties! Not only can film fans watch a variety of films, both studio fares and indies, we also get to learn from filmmakers and network with …

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FlixChatter Review: LUCY IN THE SKY (2019)

You may have heard about a newsworthy story back in 2007, when an a NASA astronaut drove from Houston, Texas to Orlando, Florida (roughly 900 miles) in record time to (and allegedly wearing an adult diaper the whole way) in order to confront and kidnap a fellow female NASA astronaut who was involved in a …

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In-flight Watching Recap: The Wedding Guest + The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

Thank goodness for in-flight entertainment! I was on a trip to Eastern Europe recently, in fact I just got back about a week ago. Sleep are often elusive on long flights, so I used the time to catch up on movies I've been curious to see. I rewatched parts of Aladdin on my way to …

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