Summer Film Events

June 22 Napoleon Dynamite with Nachito Herrera

June 29 Beetlejuice with Our Lady of Guadalupe Mariachi Band

July 6 A Christmas Story with Maria Elena La Cordobesa Rincon del Flamenco

July 13 Ferris Bueller's Day Off with Gypsy Mania

July 20 Big with the Humbugs

July 27 Ghostbusters with Robert Everest and the Everest Expedition

August 3 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial with Umbrella Bed

August 10 Raiders of the Lost Ark with Charlie Parr

TBA Silent Movie

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

A classic silent feature, to be announced, will be screened to live musical accompaniment by guest organist Dave Knutson. Screening will be held Saturday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m.

The Hip-Hop Association H2O Film Festival

Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.; 612.871.4444.

Short films from the Hip-Hop Association H2O Film Festival are presented in conjunction with Intermedia Arts's "B-Girl Be: A Celebration of Women in Hip Hop" exhibition, running June 29 through August 19.

The Ten-Second Film Festival

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

Films and videos running no more than 10 seconds in length(!) screen in competition for prizes on July 4 at 10:30 p.m. (after the fireworks) at the Soap Factory. For more information, visit

The Bicycle Film Festival

Bell Museum of Natural History Auditorium, University Avenue and 17th Street SE, Mpls.; 612.624.4112.

Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave. S., Mpls.; 612.729.7369.

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

This touring program, a "celebration of bicycles through film, art, and music," stops in Minneapolis for screenings and special events from Thursday, July 6 through Saturday, July 8. For more information, visit

Summer Tuesdays

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 (and food!) in July and August. Films begin at dusk, live music at 7:30 p.m.

July 11 Elvis Has Left the Building with Art Kistler

July 18 Everything Is Illuminated with Gypsy Mania

July 25 Zathura with Kurt Jorgensen Band

August 1 Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit with St. Anthony Brass Quintet

August 8 The Quiet Man with 5 Mile Chase

August 15 Pride and Prejudice with Barbara McAfee

August 22 Edward Scissorhands with High Strung

Screwball Masters: Sturges, Hawks, and Cukor

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

Walker Art Center's venerable Monday night series of movies and music in Loring Park pays tribute to the classic screwball comedies of three great American directors. Films begin at dusk, live music and DJs (TBD) at 7:00 p.m.

July 17 Sullivan's Travels with Daara J

July 24 The Lady Eve with Fat Kid Wednesdays

July 31 His Girl Friday with Haley Bonar

August 7 Bringing Up Baby with STNNNG

August 14 Adam's Rib with Vicious Vicious

August 21 The Philadelphia Story with Low

Shutter: Photographers on the Edge

Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE, Mpls.; 612.824.5500.

The Minnesota Center for Photography screens a series of American feature films about photographers at the newly renovated Ritz Theater(!). Screenings begin at 10:30 p.m.

July 22 One Hour Photo

August 12 The Public Eye

September 16 TBD

October 15 High Art

Dutch Light

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave. S., Mpls.; 612.870.3000.

Director Pieter-Rim de Kroon's documentary investigation of the magical properties of light in Holland and the effects of those properties on art screens at the MIA on three Thursdays—July 27, August 3, and August 10—at 6:30 p.m.

Free Range Film Festival

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 28 and 29, visit

Sound Unseen

Café Barbette, 1600 W. Lake St., Mpls.; 612.827.5710.

Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake St., Mpls.; 612.825.8949.

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

Suburban World Theatre, 3022 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.; 612.822.9000.

Beginning Wednesday, August 16, this weeklong festival of movies featuring and concerning independent and underground music includes a wide variety of films as well as live performances at area clubs. Opening night, featuring live music and the Grainbelt Commercial Contest, will be held outside Cafe Barbette. Visit for titles, showtimes, and more information.

Twin Cities Black Film Festival

Block E 15, 600 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.; 612.338.5900.

Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.; 612.871.4444.

Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls.; 612.630.6000.

The annual festival of films by and about African Americans this year features a visit by Hollywood director Malcolm D. Lee, who'll screen his graduate thesis film along with his 1999 film The Best Man, and will answer questions afterward. The festival, held August 18 through August 20, also features a tribute to the late Gordon Parks, including a screening of Parks's film The Learning Tree. For more information, see

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