Greetings local film fans! Tired of watching the Twins stink up the joint(s)? Fed up with wondering why they’re paying Joe Mauer $23 mill a year to do nothing? Here’s some stuff to get your mind off the rich and undeserving prima donas. (Maybe that should be two ‘n’s’ but who wants to offend anyone named Donna?) Please subscribe to this and the Vintage Vinyl page. It’s free to have both emailed directly into your life. Thank you!
CALLS FOR ENTRY:
MNTV SHORT FILM SERIES: DEADLINE-JUNE 16:
Curated by IFP MN and the Walker Art Center: a showcase for short films and videos by MN filmmakers, produced in MN over the past 2 years in a series of one-hour broadcasts on TPT-TV. NO COST to apply! If your film is selected: it will be broadcast on TPT and streamed online; it will be installed in the Best Buy Film/Video Bay at the Walker; it will earn you $500 in licensing fees. The series will be broadcast in Dec. ’11.
There have been some very interesting films featured on these broadcasts. It’s a great op for those who want their work to be noticed.
Please visit www.IFPMN.org/mntv for details and submission forms.
48 HOUR FILM PROJECT: DEADLINE-MAY 16:
This event starts on Fri., June 10: You have 48 hours to write, film, edit and deliver a 4-7 minute film on June 12. Premieres will be held June 14-16 at the RIVERVIEW THEATER, E. 38th St. @ 42nd Av. S., 612.729.7369. A Best of Show Awards ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Mon., June 20. Early bird discount entry fee (till May 17): $140. Among an impressive list of prizes, Best Film gets automatic entry into the South Dakota Film Festival (discussed in Newsboard 1) plus 2 VIP passes & $100.
Filmmakers who competed last year (when things did not go well) are encouraged to contact the people below to get involved this year.
Contact: Ryan Strandjord (www.ryanstrandjord.com); Towle Neu (www.tallgrass-film.com) or email: [email protected]
TULSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: DEADLINE-JULY 18:
Student films in 4 categories: Emerging Filmmaker; Nightmare Division; Women Behind the Camera; Indigenous Cinema. Competition is for $20,000 in cash and prizes. Festival will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sept. 22-25. Local student filmmakers are encouraged to submit their most recent work. The website below has all the info and forms you need to participate and/or network.
Contacts: Website-www.tulsafilmfestival.org/students. Phone: 1.855.475.FILM or 1.918.794.6762. Melanie Sweeney email: [email protected]
HEIGHTS THEATER, 40th & Central Av. NE, 763.788.9079, www.heightstheater.com
NOW PLAYING: “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” (1965)
Those of you born after 1990 may not have had a chance to see this on the big screen. Despite any negative feedback you might have gotten, seeing a musical has no negative sexual implications. Even the most macho jerk has a soft spot for the plight of Julie Andrews and these kids as they flee the German Army, singing and dancing their way to freedom. It’s money well spent to enjoy “The Lonely Goatherd”, “Edelweiss” and the other fine tunes contained in this soundtrack. Showtimes are at 2 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. nightly through this coming Thurs.
SPECIAL NOTE: FANS OF THE FILMS OF LOCAL DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER MIHM: The premiere of “ATTACK OF THE MOON ZOMBIES” is nearly SOLD OUT. The collector’s tickets have been mailed. Time is running out to be part of this event. Members of the cast (including Shannon McDonough and Sid Korpi as well as a Moon Zombie or two) and the director himself will be on hand. Check the archives for this Examiner to read their interviews.
The event is Wed., May 25, 7:30 p.m. Don’t be dull and rely on details from your friends. Advance tickets can still be had at the Height’s website above or www.sainteuphoria.com. Seats are $5 each and other festivities will surround this, Mihm’s 6th film.
RIVERVIEW THEATER, 38th @ 42nd Av. S., 612.729.7369, www.riverviewtheater.com
CLASSIC WESTERNS STARRING JOHN WAYNE OR CLINT EASTWOOD: “TRUE GRIT” (1969)
Stars: John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Robert Duvall, Kim Darby, Dennis Hopper, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey. Thurs., May 12, 7 p.m., $5.
If you just saw the remake by local filmmakers, the Coen Brothers, this is a chance to compare that to the original. Fans of John Wayne hold this in high regard. Fans of Jeff Bridges hold his interpretation of Wayne’s performance in equally high regard, largely because Bridges didn’t try to be John Wayne. Decide for yourself at a very comfortable theater for a very affordable price.
As always, seeya at the movies…