The Minnesota Daily

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...

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

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

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...

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.

Celluloid daydreams

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 Much like celluloid film stock — now considered outdated by many — intimate, impactful film is a rarity.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...

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.

Forty-eight hours of summer

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...

A time to purge

Joe Cristo
June 29, 2016

To film the latest installment of the “Purge” series, Universal Pictures spent $10 million, and unfortunately, there’s no reason to believe the film is worth the cost.  With $10...

From fake to reel

Danylo Loutchko
March 24, 2016

Missy Whiteman believes film is powerful medium, as it’s able either to perpetuate harmful stereotypes about her fellow Native community or help dismantle them.     The documentary “Reel...

Cine Latino film festival is back

Brenda Tran
November 19, 2015

The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul is bringing Cine Latino back for its second year from Nov.  19 to 25. The film festival, which takes place at St. Anthony Main Theatre, will showcase new and...

Rtusha Kulkarni and Julia Marshall of the student group MinneCinema Studios watch a play back of their submission for the 48 Hour Film Horror Project. Participating groups were given 48 hours to create an original horror movie, which will be shown at the Mall of America on Thursday evening.

Students undertake scary film fest

Chance Wellnitz
October 22, 2015

Aman wakes up sitting at an unfamiliar table, zip-tied to his seat. Classical music fills the room as he pulls against his binding. He looks to see two cameras pointed at him, recording him, one to his...

Breann Thorne and Corey Smith in 'This Loneliness. This Loneliness will be featured in the Twin Cities Film Festival which runs at the Showplace ICON from Oct. 21-31

‘Midwestern miserablism’

Chance Wellnitz
October 22, 2015

Finding success in filmmaking is a near impossible dream. After months or even years of struggling to find a cast, the time and the money, success is never a guarantee.   Minnesota filmmaker C.B....

Moving forward in environmental lit and film

Isabella Romano
October 20, 2015

Massive rallies juxtaposed against smokestacks churning dark pollution into the air is the usual visual formula for a climate change documentary.    However, “This Changes Everything,”...