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Heat of the Week: Old flicks, new Prince and a tasty Korean dish (or two)

Heat of the Week: Old flicks, new Prince and a tasty Korean dish (or two)

Frankie Carlson, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
September 21, 2020
Need some pop culture inspiration for your week? Keep your finger on the pulse of all things A&E with this week’s heat.
Heat of the week: MIA, Travis Scott Meal and more

Heat of the week: MIA, Travis Scott Meal and more

Nina Raemont
September 17, 2020
The Minnesota Daily's "Culture Compass" column has been reinvented. Meet "Heat of the Week."
University of Minnesota Theater Majors Reilly Arena, left, and Sabrina Diehl play two queer characters with anxiety disorders in a story of Zoom romance amid the pandemic.  The short film is available for free viewing on YouTube.

UMN theater students create short film on finding queer love — via Zoom

Meg Bishop
June 4, 2020

Video calls became the new “Want to grab coffee sometime?” to maintain social distancing guidelines and other coronavirus safety precautions that have been in place for the last three months. Amid...

Courtesy of  Elise Radspinner.

Directing duo keeps film Coool

Alex Strangman
May 7, 2020

In a field less than a mile northwest of Scandia, Minnesota, Jess Shoman from the Chicago-based folk project “Tenci” slowly rides a horse toward the camera. She’s under direction from two guys with...

A cyclist rides past a vacant St. Anthony Main Theatre on Monday, April 6.

Filling a void, local film organizations create online streaming platforms

Alex Strangman
April 15, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put normal life on hold, film fans far and wide have had to switch the script. While movie theaters aren’t operating, two local film organizations, Twin Cities Film...

Photo Courtesy of Ted Ektanitphong

Student filmmakers bring apocalyptic vision to life for local festival

Norah Kleven
March 5, 2020

Midterms are nearing, but something far more insidious is coming for the characters in “Final Moments,” a short film produced by a group of University of Minnesota students.  The seven minute...

Culture compass: puppets, Ghostbusters and felines

Culture compass: puppets, Ghostbusters and felines

Mariah Flores
October 24, 2019

Friday: 26th Annual BareBones Puppets Halloween Extravaganza It’s time to get in the spooky spirit this Friday! Join BareBones, a local puppetry company, for a magical night of multimedia storytelling...

Sarah Mai

Twin Cities Film Fest celebrates its 10th and most inclusive season yet

Norah Kleven
October 17, 2019

The Twin Cities Film Fest was born from adversity ten years ago.  Jatin Setia, the founder and executive director of the festival, is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of...

Film maker Samiera Abou-Nasr poses for a portrait at the Cafetto coffee shop on Sunday, Sept. 22.

Q&A: Minneapolis filmmaker Samiera Abou-Nasr on her short film, “Of Our Youth”

Norah Kleven
September 26, 2019

Samiera Abou-Nasr is a Minneapolis filmmaker who has been active since 2015. Her most well-known film to date, the 15-minute short film “Of Our Youth,” is featured in this year’s Twin Cities Arab...

Director Nick Saxton watches a rehearsal scene for his show,

Third time’s the charm: film noir-style play is full of “Hot Air”— but in a good way

Becca Most
July 9, 2019

The cast of “Hot Air” settled into their practice space last Tuesday night, lounging on chairs and snacking on chocolate-covered peanuts. “How is everyone feeling?” asked director Nick Saxton,...