TCFF 2019 Documentary Spotlight – ‘Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct’ + Interview with director Cady McClain

On its 10th anniversary, more than 60% of Twin Cities Film Fest's 2019 program are driven by female filmmakers. It's something I'm happy about of course, but I wish the general statistics about women in Hollywood is something to cheer about. As of right now, according to Women And Hollywood stats, women only make up …

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Documentary Spotlight – ‘Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché’ + Interview with writer/director Pamela B. Green

One of the perks of covering film festivals is discovering cinematic gems that I otherwise would not have come across. This is one of those sparkling gems I got to see at MSPIFF this year. Not only is this film speaks of a topic that is near and dear to my heart as a female …

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MSPIFF 2019 Spotlight: Stalag Luft III – One Man’s Story & interview w/ filmmaker Louise Woehrle

There are countless of stories of war that have been depicted on screen, whether narratives or documentaries. They are inherently fascinating to me, and I'm especially intrigued by stories of survival, especially when told by the survivors themselves, as in the case of this remarkable WWII documentary with a Minnesota connection. Told by U.S. Eighth …

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2018 TCFF Reviews – ‘Wunderland’ + ‘Witch’ + ‘Nor Any Drop To Drink’ documentary

The 9th annual Twin Cities Film Fest may have come and gone, but hey, we still have some reviews to share with you! MANY THANKS to our blog volunteers Holly, Laura, Vitali and Andy for their great work before and during the film fest! For ALL of the 2018 coverage that include reviews AND interviews, …

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2018 TCFF Reviews – Belong To Us + Through The Windmill documentary

We've actually past the halfway mark for TCFF 2018! Wow, where has the time go? I can't thank my blogging team enough for helping with the reviews and interviews! Special shout out to Holly Peterson for today's pair of reviews! We've got a family film that's in keeping with TCFF's 2018's Social Justice Cause (Changemaker Series), …

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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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FlixChatter Review: Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

Review by Vitali Gueron Fahrenheit 11/9 might be Michael Moore’s best movie since he made and released Fahrenheit 9/11 back in 2004. What Fahrenheit 9/11 did for millions of frustrated liberals living a Bush-era world where their democracy is threatened by a failed and dangerous presidency, this film plays on similar fears and frustrations of …

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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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FlixChatter Review: The Eagle Huntress (2016)

Director: Otto Bell Runtime: 101 min This was one of my most-anticipated documentary of the year, so when it played at TCFF in October I was beyond thrilled. I had never seen eagle hunter doing their thing on screen, let alone an eagle huntress. It's a world rarely explored on films, and for that reason alone I was …

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Traveling Through Cinema – Antarctica: A Year On Ice documentary

I was supposed to see this film a couple of years ago during the Twin Cities Film Festival, but for some reason I couldn't make it to the screening. The film won Best Documentary from TCFF and rightly so. Well, after finally witnessing this spectacular documentary this weekend, I'm even more gutted I missed it on the big …

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