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 5Romancing the Stonewith Ticket to Brasil

July 12Finding Neverlandwith Legacy

July 19Out of AfricaSowah Mensah

July 26The Triplets of Bellevillewith Cafe Accordion Orchetra

August 2The Mark of Zorrowith Michael Hauser's Cuadro Flamenco

August 9Mouse Huntwith the Splatter Sisters

August 16Napoleon Dynamitewith 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 15Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (7:30 p.m.)

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

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

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

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

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

July 25-26The 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 18Knock on Any Doorwith Issa Bagayogo, DJ Paul Harding

July 25In a Lonely Placewith Doomtree, DJ Truth Maze

August 1Rebel Without a Causewith Melodious Owl, DJ Clint Simonson

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

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

August 22Johnny Guitarwith 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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