Indie Film Spotlight: ‘Leave No Trace’ review + interview w/ writer/director Debra Granik

It's been a few months since I had the privilege to interview Debra Granik. I'm posting this today to coincide with the Twin Cities release of her latest film, Leave No Trace, tomorrow (July 6). Thank you Minneapolis-St.Paul International Film Festival for the amazing opportunity to chat with the Oscar-nominated writer/director (forWinter’s Bone), at the MSPIFF …

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First half of MSPIFF – Recap + Reviews: ‘Have a Nice Day’ + ‘Anna Karenina: Vronsky’s Story’ + ‘Risking Light’ doc

Wow, time flies when you're having fun! Despite the initial weather snafu in its first few days of MSPIFF37 (freakin' blizzard in April!!), the largest film festival in the Twin Cities keeps going strong. I did miss a few events and films last weekend and some films were postponed to the Best of Fest period …

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TCFF 2014 Documentary Reviews: Stray Dog, Flying Paper, Where The Trail Ends & One Good Year

What I love about Twin Cities lineup year after year is the eclectic variety. Documentary is one of those genres I really need to see more of, so I'm glad there are quite a few of them this year. The past few years, I saw award-worthy docs like A Place at the Table, Bully, Gladiator The Uncertain …

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