Playing: December 2014-February 2015

Programed and Prepared By Craig Laurence Rice and Jesse Bishop, The Film Society of Mpls/St.Paul

All films are created by Minnesota artists.

BrightestStarImageTHE BRIGHTEST STAR – MEME
Music Video by Danny Burke
4 min.
An expressionist animated music video made for the Minnesota musician MEME, featuring Burke and singer/lyricist Lizzie Brown.

The group has been featured on multiple television shows and movies including Jersey Shore, Gossip Girl, From Prada to Nada, and The Real L Word.

 

 

MovieHadNoScriptImageTHIS MOVIE HAD NO SCRIPT
Documentary by Ben Lifson
16 Min.
An inside look at Minnesota’s tradition of improvisational theater, started by Minnesota actor Dudley Riggs, and the theatrical companies that followed.

Ben Lifson has been Lead Editor on numerous documentaries, narrative films, and ad campaigns as the ballot initiative on gay marriage in Minnesota and anti-bullying in schools campaigns.

 

 

MarcelImage

MARCEL: KING OF THE TERVUREN

Animation by Tom Schroeder
6 Min.
An extremely original visual poem.

Schroeder teaches animation at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He’s directed ads for Kashi Foods, Samsung and Hertz Car Rental.

 

 

GoldenImagGOLDEN

Drama by Kjell Kvanbeck
10 Min.
A dramatic story of an older couple on their fiftieth wedding anniversary with renowned actor Bain Boehlke.

Boehlke is known for his role as Mr. Mohra in the Coen Bros.’ cult classic Fargo.

 

 

 

GoodMorningIMageGOOD MORNING – LIA RENEE DIOR
Music Video by Beth Pacunas
4 Min.
A strong positive female visional interpretation of Minnesota musician Lia Renee Dior’s song.

Beth Pacunas has served as writer, producer and director on several TV shows, including Monsterquest and Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.

 

 

 

WhiteSpaceImageWHITE SPACE
Drama by Maya Washington
Music by Matt Koskenmaki
9 Min.
Dramatic story that follows a deaf performance poet as he makes his debut at an open-mic night for a hearing audience.

Maya Washington stars, along with Minnesota actor Lester Purry. Washington is the daughter of legendary Minnesota Vikings star Gene Washington.

 

 

LeonardImageLEONARD
Animation by Michelle Brost
3 Min.
A fairy-tale look at a lumberjack.

While studying at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Michelle was taught by ‘Marcel’ creator Tom Schroeder.

 

 

 

CamelinaCAMETINA: SEED TO OIL
Documentary by Lucas Bryce
9 Min.
A new and unique approach to the family farm business.

Lucas Bryce also worked on the film Bullet, with legendary actor Danny Trejo.