By Alan Scherstuhl
By Mark Holcombe
By Scott Foundas
By Nick Pinkerton
By Michael Atkinson
By Scott Foundas
By Keith Phipps
By Alan Scherstuhl
BEEN RICH ALL MY LIFE
Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave. S., Mpls.; 612.729.7369.
Filmmaker Heather MacDonald (Ballot Measure 9), a native of the Twin Cities, appears at the Riverview on September 14 at 7:00 p.m. to introduce the first screening of this, her latest documentary, which continues at the theater for a one-week run. Opens September 14
The U of M's Institute for Advanced Study sponsors a series of documentary films from Asia. A pair of panel discussions will be held on the mornings of November 3 and 4. All screenings are at Nicholson Hall and at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit www.ias.umn.edu.
September 14Senior Year
September 21Four Sisters from Baima/Mei Mei
September 28Tian Feng and His Institute
October 5Continuous Journey
October 29West of the Tracks (1:00 p.m.)
November 2Stone Dream (8:00 p.m. at the Walker)
November 3Tales of the Night Fairies (3:30 p.m.)
November 3The Men in the Tree (7:30 p.m.)
November 4Glacier (1:00 p.m.)
November 4Yunnan Films (2:30 p.m.)
November 4Into the Picture Scroll-The Tale of Yamanaka Tokiwa (7:30 p.m. at Oak Street)
November 9Akiko: Portrait of a Dancer/The Cherry Tree with Gray Blossoms
November 16Viva Tonal: The Dance Age
November 30The Play Goes On
December 7 Doctor Zhang
September 14 Trouble in Paradise: The Disappearing of Tuvalu
September 21 The End of Suburbia
September 28 Kilowatt Ours
October 5NOVA ScienceNow!
October 12The Birds
October 19 Winged Migration
October 26 The Wild Birds of Telegraph Hill
November 2NOVA ScienceNow!
November 9The Future of Food
November 16 The Red Gold
September 14 The Parallax View
September 28Groundhog Day
This benefit for IFP Minnesota, sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, White Castle, and the Heights, includes a screening of found footage from home movies shot on videotape. Burgers and beer ("burgers" and "beer"?) will be served at 6:30 p.m., with the program to follow at 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit ">www.foundfootagefestival.com. September 15
The Resource Center presents political films on Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m., followed by discussion.
September 15 Salt of the Earth
September 22 Without a Trace (Sin Dejar Huella)
October 27Mojados: Through the Night
The Walker screens Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien's latest masterpiece not three times, but four (September 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., and September 16 and 17 at 2:00 p.m.).
This large-format film follows the sagas of Erik the Red and his son Leif Eriksson as they travel to Iceland, Greenland, and, eventually, North America. For more information, including showtimes, visit www.smm.org/vikings/. Opens September 15
Landmark Theatres and Sony Pictures Classics present a retrospective of eight films (all in newly struck 35mm prints) by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. For more information, visit www.sonyclassics.com/vivapedro/.
September 15Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
September 22 All About My Mother/Talk to Her/The Flower of My Secret
September 29 Bad Education/Law of Desire/Live Flesh
The Uptown continues its long-running cult-film series on Saturdays at midnight.
September 16 The Ice Pirates
September 23 Feast (also Friday, September 22 at midnight)
September 30 Serenity
October 7Teen Wolf
Let's do the time warp again (on the first, third, and sometimes fifth Saturdays of the month at midnight). Ongoing
The Minnesota Center for Photography continues its series of American feature films about photographers at the newly renovated Ritz Theater(!). Screenings begin at 9:30 p.m.
September 16 SalvadorOctober 15High Art
The Heights presents three programs of early film "talkies" whose sound was recorded with the Vitaphone process. Showtimes are 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.heightstheatre.com.
Once a month at 2:00 p.m., the Alliance Française screens a French film for children.
September 17 Princes et princesses
October 22Le mouette et le chat
On the third Wednesday of each month (at 7:00 p.m.), including September 20, IFP Minnesota presents a collection of shorts by Minnesota-based film- and video-makers, many of whom are in attendance to introduce the work and answer questions afterward. Ongoing
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