An Endless Summer of Cinema

The season's best film festivals and events

MIDNIGHT MADNESS

The Uptown Theatre continues its long-running series of cult film classics every Saturday at midnight.

June 14 Dazed and Confused

The Manchurian Candidate
The Manchurian Candidate

June 21 American Psycho

June 28 Grease Sing-Along

July 5 Sixteen Candles

July 12 Alien

July 19 Clue

July 26 Eyes Wide Shut

August 2 Almost Famous

August 9 The Warriors

—Uptown Theatre, 2906 Hennepin Ave S, Mpls, 612.825.6006 


MOVIES ON THE ROOFTOP

Recent Hollywood favorites screen on the roof of Solera Restaurant, Mondays and Tuesdays at dusk. Solera also features special drinks, often based on the themes of the films each week.

June 16 The 40-Year-Old Virgin

June 17 Knocked Up

June 23 Mommy Dearest

June 24 Dreamgirls

June 30 Pulp Fiction

July 1 Reservoir Dogs

July 7 Sweeney Todd

July 8 Across the Universe

July 14 Superbad

July 15 Borat

July 21 Michael Clayton

July 22 Erin Brockovich

July 28 Old School

July 29 Wedding Crashers

August 4 Chicago

August 5 Grease

August 11 Juno

August 12 Little Miss Sunshine

August 18 Fight Club

August 19 300

August 25 Bullets Over Broadway

August 26 Manhattan Murder Mystery

September 8 Something About Mary

September 9 Breakfast at Tiffany's

September 15 Scarface

September 16 American Gangster

—Solera, 900 Hennepin Ave, Mpls; 612.338.0062


THE 48-HOUR FILM PROJECT

Minnesota-based filmmakers will have 48 hours to write, shoot, and edit short films in a randomly decided genre and incorporating a specific character, prop, and line of dialogue in their movie. The frenzied filmmaking contest will take place June 13-15. The results will premiere at the Riverview Theater June 17-19 and 23. For more information, visit www.48hourfilm.com/minneapolis.

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


FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES AT CENTRAL LIBRARY

The annual outdoor film series returns to the St. Paul Central Library on Fridays. The free movies are screened at dusk on the lawn of the Kellogg Boulevard Courtyard. All the films are based on books, plays, or comics.

June 20 Spellbound

June 27 Jaws

July 11 Mystery Men

July 28 Twelfth Night

July 25 The Living Daylights

—St. Paul Central Library, Kellogg Boulevard Courtyard, 90 W Fourth St., St. Paul; 651.222.3242; www.thefriends.org


MUSIC & MOVIES IN DISTRICT DEL SOL

The sixth annual event in Castillo Park, on St. Paul's West Side, presents eight weeks of culturally themed music, activities, and movies every Thursday beginning June 19. A different culture is highlighted each week, including India, Hawaii, hip hop, Mexico, and Minnesota. Activities start at 6:30 p.m., with films shown at dusk.

June 19 Mister Magorium's Wonder Emporium

June 26 Whale Rider

July 3 50 First Dates

July 10 Millions

July 17 Freedom Writers

July 24 The Gods Must Be Crazy

July 31 Under the Same Moon

August 7 Sweet Land

—Castillo Park, 149 Concord St, St. Paul; 651.222.6347


QUEER TAKES

The Walker Art Center once again hosts this long-running film series focusing on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender themes.

June 25 Boystown (Chuecatown)

June 26 Freeheld, Pariah, and On the Downlow

June 27 XXY and Vivere

June 28 Wild Combination, Chris & Don: A Love Story, Born in Flames, and The Living End

June 29 Parting Glances

—Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Mpls; 612.375.7600


SUMMER MUSIC & MOVIES: ELECTED

Walker Art Center's venerable Monday-night series of movies and music in Loring Park continues. This year's theme is politics, with showings of free films that range from the Marx Brothers to The Manchurian Candidate. The music begins at 7 p.m., with films screening at dusk.

July 14 Duck Soup

July 21 The Senator Was Indiscreet

July 28 All the King's Men

August 4 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

August 11 State of the Union

August 18 The Manchurian Candidate

—Loring Park, Willow Street at 14th Street W, Mpls; 612.375.7600


CINEMA OF URGENCY

Documentaries focusing on many of the world's most pressing issues will screen at the Walker Art Center in August.

August 1-3 Flow: For Love of Water

August 15-17 Secrecy

August 28 The Listening Project

—Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Mpls; 612.375.7600


SQUARE LAKE FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL

The seventh-annual Stillwater festival celebrates the animation, short film, and music of Minnesota in a beautiful outdoor setting. Minnesota-made films are shown indoors during the day between band sets and outdoors on a movie theater-size screen at night. August 16, from 2 p.m. to midnight. For more information, visit www.squarelakefestival.com.

—Square Lake County Park, 13359 Partridge Rd N; Stillwater; 651.204.0775


TWIN CITIES BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

The annual festival, celebrating African American and other multicultural filmmakers, will be held September 18-20. Events will include a celebrity fashion show, filmmakers' panel discussions, and festival parties. The closing night film will be A Good Man Is Hard to Find. For more information, visit www.tcbff.com.

—Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave S, Mpls; 612.227.6026

 
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