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Tracking the issue of waste through film

Maddy Folstein
November 9, 2017

The iPhone X was released on Friday and thousands of people will upgrade to the latest model, which means thousands of old iPhones will be thrown into recycling bins. This Thursday, as a part of its Sustainability...

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“A Stray” depicts Somali American life in Minneapolis while confronting stereotypes

Gunthar Reising
July 11, 2017

Ever since its recent “Scaffold Scandal,” the Walker Art Center has trod carefully around the topic of identity politics.The release of “A Stray” was a big step in the right direction.The film,...

Audience members seat themselves before the Altered Esthetics Film Festival on Thursday, June 1 at the Southern Theater on West Bank.

The Southern Theater’s fringes of film-making

Gunthar Reising
June 7, 2017

Inside the reception area, three dancers wove through the crowd shouting commands to each other like “Sustain!” while three people worked at separate keyboards. A girl waved her arms in the corner,...

Minnecinema club members Andrew Schmidt, left, Kevin Olson, Sebastian Swanson, Eden Palmer, KC Schomas, right, pose for a portrait together in Northrop Memorial Auditorium on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Minnesota Independent Film Festival debuts UMN students’ film projects

Maddy Folstein
April 27, 2017

Before the dream of a debut at Sundance or Tribeca is realized, many student filmmakers set their sights on local, smaller-scale events like the Minnesota Independent Film Festival.The festival showcased...

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...

DANIEL KALUUYA as Chris Washington in Universal Pictures

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Trylon microcinema shows old, rare, independent films

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...