TCFF 2018 Indie Film Spotlight: LEZ BOMB & Interview w/ writer/director Jenna Laurenzo

Year after year, Twin Cities Film Fest supports women filmmakers, as well as LGBTQ-friendly films. Lez Bomb is written and directed by a woman, Jenna Laurenzo, who also stars in the film, talk about a triple threat! It's also one of the few indie films playing at TCFF that gets an encore screening. Oh and …

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TCFF 2018 Indie Film Spotlight: RICH KIDS & interview w/ filmmaker Laura Somers

One of the things I love most about blogging for Twin Cities Film Fest is getting the opportunity to see so many indie gems, as well as insights about making them from the filmmakers themselves. Filmmaker Laura Somers has been such a personal inspiration to me as a newbie filmmaker from the moment I reached …

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MSPIFF 2018 opens today! Showcasing WOMEN & FILM, MN-MADE FILMS & Tribute to INGMAR BERGMAN

Drumroll please… the 37th Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival opens today! From April 12-28, MSPIFF is showcasing 158 new feature films and 120+ shorts representing 70+ countries to audiences throughout the Upper Midwest. The Film Society is making things easier to watch movies and participate in a plethora of events and parties! You can catch …

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FlixChatter Review – Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

Directed By: Trish Sie Written By: Kay Cannon, Mike White based on the book by Mickey Rapkin Runtime: 1h 33min I've had mixed feelings on the Pitch Perfect movies. As a choir nerd, I appreciate the music. As a film fan, I've been unimpressed with the writing, finding the plots forgettable and the comedy (with …

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TCFF 2017 Reviews: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri + Blue Balloons

It's just two days left in TCFF and I'm playing catch-up with posting reviews! You might've noticed I've got to post a couple of things in a day at times… too many films too little time (both to watch and to review!) Well, below are couple of reviews from Day 6 and 7. Three Billboards …

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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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HEARTS WANT in the press – only hours left on Kickstarter

Ok here's the last Kickstarter post you'll see here… Y'know what, whatever happens I'll be so relieved when it's done. If you think it's tough making a film, well, try launching a Kickstarter campaign 😉 We're in the home stretch! Just 63 hours left to go… we're so close, help us cross the finish line …

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Just days left on HEARTS WANT Kickstarter campaign

Can't believe we're in mid July already! Time sure flies in the Summer time… and time seems to fly even faster when one is running a Kickstarter campaign. Yep, it's just 9 days to go until our campaign ends folks… and we could really use your help in crossing the finish line. We are still …

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Week In Review: A comedic play, Spider-man Homecoming and podcasting

How's your weekend everyone? Well it's been quite a whirlwind week for me, but a fun one nonetheless. I didn't get an extra day off for Fourth of July, but still a four-day work week is better than five 🙂 I did manage to see a fun play on Friday night, a French farce called …

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A film blogger’s journey into indie filmmaking – writing/producing ‘Hearts Want’ short film

It's been forty plus years in the making. No, no, it didn't take me 40 years to write the script, though if I had written something as an infant I might've been a literary genius by now. Some of you know my life's been consumed by my short film project lately. Well, I had just …

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