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Walker Art Center to screen film series by American Indian filmmakers

Maddy Folstein

March 7, 2017

The Walker Art Center will screen a film series in March aimed at showcasing the American Indian experience.All directors whose work is showcased at the series — entitled “INDIgenesis: Indigenous Filmmakers, Past and Present” — are American Indian themselves, allowing the series to examin...

Jordan Peele’s horror film ‘Get Out’ is required viewing

DANIEL KALUUYA as Chris Washington in Universal Pictures

Maddy Folstein

March 1, 2017

“Get Out” comedian Jordan Peele’s debut horror film is easily one of the best films I’ve seen. Released last week, it’s already garnered unprecedented critical acclaim for a film of its kind.In “Get Out,” Rose (played by Allison Williams) takes her new boyfriend Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) ...

UMN Media Matters series screens “13th” for Black History Month

Katie Lauer

February 16, 2017

For some University students, Black History Month provided the perfect occasion for a showing of the film “13th” on Wednesday.The screening was part of a new series called “Media Matters” put on by Multicultural Student Engagement.The documentary, named after the amendment that abolished slaver...

A new film explores Minnesota’s little-known bootlegging history

A new film explores Minnesota’s little-known bootlegging history

Katie Lauer

January 31, 2017

While prohibition in the United States is largely associated with stories of Al Capone and underground tunnels, Minnesota has its own bootlegging history.And one such enterprise was led by farmers in Stearns County — only an hour-and-a-half Northwest of the University of Minnesota.The documentary “M...

Local feminist art community makes room at the table for female, non-binary artists

Joe Cristo

January 18, 2017

For many people, finding adequate representation in the arts is difficult, but local visual arts organization Feminist Video Quarterly is tackling that issue head-on. The group’s main goal is to support female and femme-identifying visual artists by showing and funding their work.“I can tell you fro...

Trylon microcinema shows old, rare, independent films

Caitlyn Dibble helps a customer before the start of a film at Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

Joe Cristo

December 13, 2016

It used to be that a group of people could empathize with each other about the roles of certain movies or cultural landmarks in their lives. Nostalgia was not just a currency spent on “new” seasons on Netflix, cheesy genre rehashes and Blade Runner reboots.For the owners and operators of Minneap...

Culture compass: Activism, slacktivism and hacktivism

Joe Cristo

September 29, 2016

Friday: Standing Rock Benefit version 2.0This is another fundraising effort for those who are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Entry is donation-based — anything from $5 to $10 is accepted.YONI YUM — one of the best local music acts — will play at the event.Where: Reverie Cafe ...

Walker to screen “Time for Ilhan” in monthly film series

“Time for Ilhan,” directed by Norah Shapiro, follows the campaign of Ilhan Omar — a Somali-American activist.

Maddy Folstein

September 14, 2016

For some, Saturday Night Live may seem like the ideal place to seek out perspectives on the milieu of this year’s election cycle.But, the Walker Art Center is presenting an alternative: “Cinema of Urgency” — a monthly series that aims to look at the nation’s most pressing issues through f...

Celluloid daydreams

University graduate Tyler Lauer feeds his film reel through a projector at the White Page Gallery for a prescreening on Monday. Lauer is a part of the upcoming Movies at WAM, a showcase of home movies brought by attendees, and work from contemporary film artists, all projected across a spectrum of classic film types.

Joesph Cristo

July 13, 2016

Movies help capture faded memories. Much like celluloid film stock — now considered outdated by many — intimate, impactful film is a rarity. Tonight, the Weisman Art Museum will feature an event entitled, “Movies at WAM.” This event will focus on how film and art interact with time...

Forty-eight hours of summer

Left to right, Chris Bales, Ryan Gilman, Jake Mierva and Sam Walsh pose for a portrait near the University of Minnesota on June 30. The group created a short film for the Minnesota 48 Hour Film Festival, during which they had 48 hours to make and submit a short film that all had to include the same prop, character, and line. Their film, The Summer of '99 won best writing, best musical score, and fan favorite.

Sophia Vilensky

July 6, 2016

To an outsider, the prospect of competing in the 48-Hour Film Project may sound cumbersome — but for some, it’s a task worth taking. Over the course of a weekend, participants write, film and edit an entire short film. As if the completion of such a task wasn’t rewarding enough, the films...