TCFF Indie Horror Spotlight: GAGS review + Interview with director Adam Krause

Review + Interview Questions by Laura Schaubschlager I chose to cover Gags out of a feeling of obligation as FlixChatter's resident horror writer, but I didn't have high hopes. Yes, I liked It, but overall, I've never understood why people are scared of clowns, and a movie about a creepy clown terrorizing Wisconsin sounded uninspired. …

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TCFF 2018 Indie Film Spotlight: LEZ BOMB & Interview w/ writer/director Jenna Laurenzo

Year after year, Twin Cities Film Fest supports women filmmakers, as well as LGBTQ-friendly films. Lez Bomb is written and directed by a woman, Jenna Laurenzo, who also stars in the film, talk about a triple threat! It's also one of the few indie films playing at TCFF that gets an encore screening. Oh and …

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TCFF 2018 Film Spotlight: SAVING FLORA & interview with writer/director Mark Taylor

Since we've past the halfway mark of the Twin Cities Film Fest, I think I have seen enough movies to indicate which ones have been my favorites. Well, Saving Flora is definitely one of those that I thoroughly enjoyed and I can see myself watching again! Thank you Mark Taylor (and Synkronized Films) for taking the …

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TCFF 2018 MN Film Spotlight: AMERICAN TENDER & interview w/ filmmaker C.J. Renner + lead actor Frank Foster-Bolton

I'm thrilled that I get to see not one but TWO films by talented filmmaker C.J. Renner this year. Earlier this Summer, TCFF showed the gangster thriller GUNN as part of their Insider Series in June. This time, C.J. and his longtime producing collaborator Sasha Michelle come up with another cool, stylishly-shot film that's also set …

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2018 TCFF Red Carpet Interview + Review of ‘When Jeff Tried to Save the World’

Wow, can't believe we've pretty much the halfway point of TCFF already! But hey, there are still five more days of film festivities… great movies to see, film stuff to learn and more filmmakers to meet! Well, one of the highlights of TCFF coverage happened on Friday night, just before the festive INDUSTRY NIGHT began …

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TCFF 2018 Indie Film Spotlight: RICH KIDS & interview w/ filmmaker Laura Somers

One of the things I love most about blogging for Twin Cities Film Fest is getting the opportunity to see so many indie gems, as well as insights about making them from the filmmakers themselves. Filmmaker Laura Somers has been such a personal inspiration to me as a newbie filmmaker from the moment I reached …

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TCFF Indie Film Spotlight: STRANGE NATURE + Interview with writer/director James Ojala

An eco thriller based on a true story AND it has a Minnesota connection? Well, even in a throng of fantastic indie feature films playing at the TCFF, this one is definitely a must-see! The film is an eco-thriller, the first to cover the deformed frog phenomenon that began in the mid-90's in Minnesota. The …

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TCFF 2018 Documentary Spotlight: INVENTING TOMORROW & interview w/ filmmaker Laura Nix

Every year TCFF has put together an amazing lineup of documentaries and Inventing Tomorrow that tick all the boxes of what makes an inspiring, fascinating AND entertaining film. Considered the Olympics of high school science fairs, ISEF is the largest gathering of high school scientists in the world, attracting approximately 1,800 finalists from over 75 countries, …

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Set Visit to Indie Sci-Fi Thriller DARK CLOUD + Q & A with director Jay Ness & lead actress Alexys Gabrielle

Following a horrific accident, a woman voluntarily becomes a test subject to an artificial intelligence designed to rehabilitate her. In a world dependent on machines, she learns not all technological advancement has humanity's best interests in mind. Starring: Emily Atack, Alexys Gabrielle, Hugo Armstrong Written by: John J. Kaiser Directed by: Jay Ness As a huge …

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TCFF 2018 Interviews: Steve Zahn

Not everyday I got the opportunity one of my favorite actors… so imagine my excitement that I got a one-on-one interview with Steve Zahn! I've mentioned a bit about Mr. Zahn in my TCFF gala recap last week. A Minnesota native who’ve carved out a fantastic career in Hollywood, Steve is as humble and funny …

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