Summer Film Events

District 202, 1601 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.871.5559

Now in its fifth year, this showcase of film and video from the queer underground has expanded in length and scope to include screenings at three Twin Cities venues over five days. For more information, visit


Soap Factory, 110 5th Ave. SE, Minneapolis; 612.623.9176

The Soap Factory's multimedia celebration of Independence Day and independent cinema stretches this year to an entire weekend (July 2-4) and includes work from the very first Ten Second Film Festival (


Lowell Park, one block east of Historic Main Street, Stillwater; 651.439.4001

Stillwater's Lowell Park plays host to a Tuesday night series of movies and live music in July and August. Films begin at dusk, live music at 7:30 p.m.

July 5 Romancing the Stone with Ticket to Brasil

July 12 Finding Neverland with Legacy

July 19 Out of Africa Sowah Mensah

July 26 The Triplets of Belleville with Cafe Accordion Orchetra

August 2 The Mark of Zorro with Michael Hauser's Cuadro Flamenco

August 9 Mouse Hunt with the Splatter Sisters

August 16 Napoleon Dynamite with Acting Normal


Oak Street Cinema, 309 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis; 612.331.3134

Oak Street Cinema presents seven monster movies, three of them with live musical accompaniment.

July 15 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (7:30 p.m.)

July 16 The Golem (7:30 p.m.)

July 17-19 Frankenstein (7:30 and 9:15 p.m.; also Saturday at 5:45 p.m.)

July 20-21 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (7:15 and 9:40 p.m.)

July 22 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (7:30 p.m.)

July 23-24 Mighty Joe Young (7:30 and 9:20 p.m.; also Saturday at 5:30 p.m.)

July 25-26 The Invisible Man (7:30 and 9:15 p.m.)


Heights Theatre, 3951 Central Ave. NE, Columbia Heights; 763.788.9079

On Saturday, July 16 at 1:00 p.m., the Heights screens Buster Keaton's 1924 classic to live organ accompaniment by David Knudtson.


Loring Park, Willow Street at 14th Street W., Minneapolis; 612.375.7622

Walker Art Center's venerable Monday night series of movies and music in Loring Park pays tribute to director Nicholas Ray. Films begin at dusk, live music and DJs at 7:00 p.m.

July 18 Knock on Any Door with Issa Bagayogo, DJ Paul Harding

July 25 In a Lonely Place with Doomtree, DJ Truth Maze

August 1 Rebel Without a Cause with Melodious Owl, DJ Clint Simonson

August 8 Bigger than Life with Thunder in the Valley, DJ Rob Nelson

August 15 The Lusty Men with the House of Mercy Band, DJ Janis Lane-Ewart

August 22 Johnny Guitar with Arcwelder, DJ Gretchen Williams


Corner of County Road 1 and County Road 4, Wrenshall;

Offering a "farm-fresh alternative to stale cinema," this festival in Wrenshall, Minnesota (approximately 25 miles south of Duluth) screens its films inside a large barn. For more information about the festival, held July 29 and 30, visit

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