Three days away until #MSPIFF38 – Check out the MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019 lineup!

The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival returns for its 38th year, presenting more than 250+ bold, exciting, and moving works from new and veteran filmmakers from around the globe.ar, presenting more than 250+ bold, exciting, and moving works from new and veteran filmmakers from around the globe. #MSPIFF38 OPENING NIGHT: ICÍAR BOLLAÍN'S YULI Yuli is a …

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MSPIFF37 – Documentary Reviews: ‘Silicone Soul’ + ‘A Work In Progress (Al Milgrom’s Cinema Journey)’

I'm still playing catch-up with MSPFF a month after it's over. Well that's life, always a juggling act between my full time 9-5 job, blogging, writing, and just life's business in general. I still have a few MSPIFF interviews to be transcribed, so stay tuned for those! Today we've got reviews of two more documentaries …

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MSPIFF37 – Quick Recap + Reviews: ‘Montparnasse Bienvenue’ + ‘Les Affames’ + ‘Room 213’

The last two weeks truly have been a whirlwind for me thanks to MSPIFF. Practically every single day there's some kind of film-related activities, whether it's watching/reviewing films, attending panels or interviewing filmmakers. And since this year is also the first time I actually have a short film playing at the festival, that means I'm …

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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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Three weeks away until MSPIFF – The 37th MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL announces its 2018 lineup!

The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) returns April 12-28, bringing 250+ new films, representing 75 countries, to audiences throughout the region. I'm always excited when MSPIFF announced their schedule, but this year I have a big reason to be extra excited… Yep, my short film is an official selection of MSPIFF this year, …

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MSPIFF Review: In Between (2017)

Directed By: Maysaloun Hamoud Written By: Maysaloun Hamoud Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes There aren't many female-led films in Hollywood that aren't cheesy romantic comedies or Lifetime Network-levels of stupid femme fatale stories. Fortunately, there are some that break the mold, including In Between. Writer and director Maysaloun Hamoud has created a film featuring three women …

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MSPIFF Weekend Roundup: Women In Film panels + ‘The Fencer’ mini review

It's truly one of the best weekends weather-wise in the Twin Cities. It's 70+ degrees and sunny for three days in a row which is unusual as we do still get snow in April occasionally. It's also been a fun and insightful weekend for me at MSPIFF! FRIDAY After work I went to see one …

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MSPIFF 2015 is here once again! April 9-25: 17 days, 250+ films!

The Film Society kicked off the 2015 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival last Thursday with the Opening Presentation, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (actor Cory Peterson attending). This hilarious Swedish comedy, the highest grossing film in the country's history, launches 17 days of more than 250 remarkable films, visiting filmmakers, …

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MSPIFF 2014 (April 3-19) The films I’m excited to see!

Another film-filled event is just around the corner! I really feel so privileged to live in a city where we've got not one but TWO film festivals, one in Spring and the other (TCFF) in the Fall. Founded in 1962, The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is Minnesota’s foremost film exhibition organization, and a 501(c)(3) non-profit. …

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Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) – April 11-28

I'm so glad to live in a city where arts & culture thrive and are celebrated year round. Well, the biggest film event of the state, The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival today or MSPIFF for short, opens today! I'll be picking up my Press Pass later this afternoon. Thanks to the Festival Coordinator (Eric) …

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