TCFF 2018 Film Spotlight: MUSE & interview with writer/director John Burr

Since Twin Cities Film Fest always happens around Halloween, there's always selections that will please horror fans. MUSE is one that looks intriguing for self-proclaimed NON-horror fan like me (as I simply don't have the nerves for it), as there's something SO intriguing about Celtic folklore. I hadn't heard of the Leannán Sí before, which is …

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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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Indie Film Spotlight: GUNN + Interview with writer/director C.J. Renner & four cast members

It's always fun being able to wear my film journalist hat once in a while. So whenever there's an opportunity to chat with a filmmaker, whether locally or from other parts of the world, I always jump at the chance. This time, we've got something special because I get to do the interview on a …

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Indie Film Spotlight: LET ME GO + Interview with writer/director Polly Steele

When I first heard about Let Me Go about a year ago, I was immediately intrigued. Not just in terms of its story, but I've always been a champion of #womeninfilm and this one has a female writer/director AND a terrific female ensemble cast! I really wanted to see the film at Bentonville Film Festival last …

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Spotlight on BBC One’s miniseries SS-GB + Interview with actor Maximilian Dirr

This past Sunday, BBC One finally aired one of my most anticipated series (well it's a 5-part miniseries) starring my fave Yorkshireman Sam Riley. I've mentioned the project several times, including here and here. Naturally it'll make you think of Amazon’s Man in the High Castle but set in London. Based on the 1978 novel by Len …

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‘Project Eden Vol.1’ Premiere Recap + Interview with filmmakers Ashlee Jensen & Terrance Young

Last week had been quite a whirlwind… but in the most wonderful way. Last Wednesday 2/15, my hubby and I attended the premiere of Project Eden Vol. I, part of Twin Cities Film Fest' Insider Series event, with the cast and crew. It was a fun, festive night. It was lovely to chat a bit with the lovely …

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Indie Film Spotlight: ‘The Babymoon’ + Interview with writer/director Bailey Kobe & lead actress Julie McNiven

The Babymoon was one of the terrific indie films playing at Twin Cities Film Fest last year. I had missed seeing it on the big screen, but the lovely Kate Sloate over at Double Entente Films was kind enough to send me a screener link. Well, the film has just been released on Valentine’s Day, so it's …

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Indie Film Spotlight: ‘Project Eden Vol.1’ + Interview with lead actor Peter Christian Hansen

This is the first time I'm actually doing a three-part interview posts for a single film, but it's the first time I'm featuring an International production starring a pair of Twin Cities actors! This weekend I posted my interview with Emily Fradenburgh, the female lead of Project Eden Vol. I, so today I'm featuring the male …

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Indie Film Spotlight: ‘Project Eden Vol.1’ + Interview with lead actress Emily Fradenburgh

It's always a privilege when I get the chance to chat with indie filmmakers and actors from all over the world. I actually have heard from my dear friend Kirsten Gregerson, who has a small role in this movie, a year ago. Well, imagine my excitement when I heard that Twin Cities Film Fest is sponsoring …

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Indie Film Spotlight: ‘Funeral Day’ + Interview with director/lead actor Jon Weinberg

One of my favorite parts about blogging for TCFF is meeting various indie filmmakers. I'm glad I got to meet Jon Weinberg over coffee one rainy evening, and it's one of the most enjoyable interviews I've done in my seven years covering the film fest! Scott thinks he might be dying. Not at all an …

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