The 8 Twin Cities Film Fest tickets to get – recommendations from our Artistic Director Steve Snyder

It's now just a week away until Twin Cities Film Fest starts on Wednesday Oct. 18 - Saturday Oct 28. I've mentioned some of the studio/MN feature films as well as documentaries you shouldn't miss. Now, there are some films you're probably already excited about that you've gotten tickets to. But there are those which …

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Spotlight on 10 great documentaries playing at 2017 TCFF!

It's that time of the year again, folks! Less than two weeks until the 11-day film festivities and cinematic marathon begins. Yep, the 8th annual Twin Cities Film Fest begins starts on Wednesday Oct. 18 - Saturday Oct 28. I've mentioned some of the studio and MN feature films screening at TCFF that I'm excited …

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MSPIFF Double Documentary Reviews: Chavela and Untouchable (2017)

CHAVELA Directed By: Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes Like most 20-something-year-old Midwesterners, I had never heard of Chavela Vargas. I might have heard some of her music in college, but I didn’t know her name-or her incredible history-until I saw Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi’s documentary chronicling her unconventional musical career, …

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Guest Coverage & Reviews of Frozen River Film Festival 2017

The Twin Cities might be more well-known for their arts and culture scene than other parts of Minnesota, but there are plenty of small towns that have so much to offer as well-Winona, for example. Okay, I might be a little biased, as it is home to my beloved alma mater (Winona State University), but …

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TCFF 2016 Documentary Reviews: ‘In Search Of America’ + ‘Beyond The Thrill’ + ‘The Unrelenting Charlie Davies’

There's no shortage of great documentaries at TCFF! Today we've got a trio of reviews, thanks to FC contributor Sarah Johnson, my awesome reviewing partner during the film fest. Check out her bio page here, she's a MN-based freelance writer who also writes for City Pages. 'In Search Of America' Review Haven’t gotten enough of the …

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TCFF 2016 Documentaries Reviews: ‘Denial’ + ‘Prison Dogs’

We're now on its halfway point of the 11-day film festivities! I've been watching plenty of documentaries back to back, and today we've got reviews of two excellent ones we highly recommend. 'Denial' Review Our nation’s electrical grid and having a transgender family member. The two don’t seem to be related, do they? They will after you …

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TCFF Documentary Spotlight: ‘Word Of Honour: Reclaiming Mandela’s Promise’ + Interview with director Kiersten Dunbar Chace

One of my most anticipated TCFF documentaries is playing today and I can't be more thrilled that I got a chance to connect with the filmmaker to talk about her film. I always love films that immerse me into a world that's far away from where I live, and gives me a chance to learn …

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TCFF 2016 Reviews: ‘First Girl I Loved’ + ‘My Scientology Movie’ doc

'First Girl I Loved' Review First Girl I Loved is a coming-of-age story for the social media generation. Mix this with a narrative about teenage sexuality and you have the new feature film written and directed by Kerem Sanga. It stars Dylan Gelula as Anne, the nerdy high school yearbook photographer, Brianna Hildebrand as Sasha, star …

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TCFF 2016 Reviews: ‘Funeral Day’ + ‘In Pursuit of Silence’ doc

I know the next 10 days is going to be a whirlwind! Day 3 of Twin Cities Film Fest has pretty much come and gone. Thanks to Sarah Johnson, my awesome reviewing partner during TCFF, for contributing to the reviews of various indie and short films. Check out her bio page here, she's a MN-based freelance …

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Spotlight on 10 great documentaries – and they’re all playing at 2016 TCFF!

Just a few days aways until the seventh Twin Cities Film Fest begins on October 19! The 11-day cinematic marathon, running October 19 - October 29, will showcase 100+ films. It's definitely great to be a film lover living in Minneapolis! I've blogged about some of the films I'm super excited about, but I wanted to talk about the documentaries specifically, …

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