Twin Cites film fests and events

A guide to a picture-perfect summer

Twin Cites film fests and events
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Dean Martin and Dorothy Malone in Artists and Models

THE 48-HOUR FILM PROJECT

Earlier this month, a group of adventurous Minnesota filmmakers was given 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 best work from that frenzied two days of filmmaking will be shown at the Riverview Theater later this month. For more information, visit www.48hourfilm.com/minneapolis.

  • 48-Hour Film Project Premiere Screenings: June 12-14 at 7 and 9 p.m.
  • Best of the Minneapolis 48-Hour Film Project: June 21 at 7 p.m.

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

BRIT'S SUMMER MOVIE SERIES

The pub continues its annual summer series of great British films, shown on the rooftop garden Monday evenings from August 6 through 27. The films are free and screen at 8:30 p.m. The movie lineup is still being determined. For more information visit www.britspub.com.

Brit's Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612.332-3908

CINEMA & CIVICS

The summer movie series in Stevens Square Park offers free films, activities, live music, and presentations by community leaders. Feature films will be screened at dusk after the music on Wednesday evenings through July 11. Music begins at 8 p.m. More information at www.cinemaandcivics.org. This year's lineup (bands in parentheses):

Stevens Square Park, 1801 Stevens Ave. S., Minneapolis

LATE NIGHT AT THE RIVERVIEW

The Riverview Theater in Minneapolis will show late-night movies on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the summer, beginning at 11:30 p.m.

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

MOVIES IN THE PARKS

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board presents more than 60 popular movies at parks throughout the city. The free screenings, running from June 9 through August 25, begin 15 minutes after sunset. They include movies for a wide range of interests, from new releases (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Footloose) to old favorites (Shrek, Avatar) to scary movies (Fright Night, The Ring). Parks include the Lake Harriet Bandshell, Powderhorn Park, Harrison Park, Phelps Park, and many others. Visit MplsMusicandMovies.com for a list of parks and movies.

OUTDOOR SUMMER MOVIES AT ST. PAUL CENTRAL LIBRARY

Free films are shown on the lawn of the library's Kellogg Boulevard Courtyard (bring your own chair or blanket). This year's program is still being determined. Visit www.thefriends.org for more information.

St. Paul Central Library, Kellogg Boulevard Courtyard, 90 W. Fourth St., St. Paul; 651.222.3242

SOLERA MOVIES ON THE ROOFTOP

Hollywood favorites screen on the roof of Solera Restaurant, Sundays and Tuesdays at dusk.

Solera, 900 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612.338.0062

SUMMER MUSIC & MOVIES

The Walker Art Center continues its hugely popular summer entertainment series in Loring Park (July 30 to August 13) and the Walker Open Field (August 20). The Monday evening events are free and will showcase bands from the Twin Cities' diverse music scene, followed by an outdoor movie. This summer's series is titled "In Dreams," with films that correspond thematically with the Walker's Midnight Party exhibition. Music begins at 7 p.m., with films at dusk, except on August 20, when the program begins at 8:45. The movies and musicians (in parentheses):

Loring Park, Willow Street at 14th Street West; Minneapolis

Walker Art Center Open Field, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

THE TRYLON/HEIGHTS THEATER

Take-Up Productions, the nonprofit that operates the 50-seat Trylon, continues to offer retrospectives on iconic filmmakers or themed film series, plus ongoing series like the so-bad-it's-good B-movie programs of Trash Film Debauchery, the Sound Unseen music documentaries, and "The Defenders," in which local artists pick out and justify their own celluloid cult favorites. This summer Take-Up is planning film series (at the Trylon and at the Heights Theatre) on comic-book movies, Deanna Durbin, great comedy teams, and filmmaker Sam Fuller. For a complete list of films, visit take-up.org.

  • June 7: It Started With Eve (Heights)
  • June 8-10: Persepolis
  • June 14: First Love (Heights)
  • June 15-17: Fritz the Cat
  • June 21: Because of Him (Heights)
  • June 22-24: Flash Gordon, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • June 28: Christmas Holiday (Heights)
  • June 29-July 1: Crumb
  • July 5: Can't Help Singing (Heights)
  • July 5, 7, 8: The Godfather
  • July 13-15: The Bride Wore Black, Mississippi Mermaid
  • July 20-22: Sherlock, Jr.; Seven Chances
  • July 27-29: Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown
  • August 2: Way Out West (Heights)
  • August 3-5: Pickup on South Street
  • August 9: A Night at the Opera (Heights)
  • August 10-12: Shock Corridor, The Naked Kiss
  • August 16: Hold That Ghost (Heights)
  • August 17-19: House of Bamboo, Forty Guns
  • August 23: Adam's Rib (Heights)
  • August 24-26: White Dog, The Crimson Kimono
  • August 30: Pillow Talk (Heights)

The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis; 612.424.5468

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

 
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