Summer Film Events

Midnights at the Uptown

Uptown Theatre, 2906 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.; 612.825.6006.

The Uptown continues its long-running cult-film series on Saturdays at midnight.

June 10 The Goonies

June 17 The Shining

June 24 A Fistful of Dollars

July 1 The Neverending Story

July 8 Total Recall

July 15 Clue

July 22 TBD

July 29 Stuart Saves His Family

August 5 Lifeforce

August 12 TBD

August 19 The Big Lebowski

MPAC Presents Films

Hollywood comedies grace Coffman Union (and the West Bank Union Auditorium as noted below), courtesy of the Minnesota Programs & Activities Council. Screenings begin at 9:30 p.m.

June 12-15 Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

June 19-22 Detroit Rock City

June 26-29 Stand by Me

July 10-13 National Lampoon's Vacation (July 11 at West Bank Union)

July 19-20 Broken Lizard's Club Dread

July 26-27 Eurotrip

August 2-3 Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

Cinema Slop!

"Weird and wonderful movies" are screened on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:00 p.m.

June 13 The Power of Nightmares

July 11 Bedazzled/Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

August 8 Poor Cow/Work Is a Four-Letter Word

Dinkytowner Cafe, 412-1/2 14th Ave. SE, Mpls.; 612.362.0437.

The 48 Hour Film Project

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

Short films by Minnesota-based directors who worked from strict instructions on 48-hour deadlines are screened in competition for prizes and acclaim. Screenings are held June 13 (7:00 and 9:30 p.m.), June 14 (7:00 and 9:30 p.m.), and June 15 (9:30 p.m. only) at the Riverview. For more information, visit

Movies in Northeast

The Basin, corner of 22nd Avenue and Quincy Street, Mpls.; 612.781.2299.

The Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association presents another summer series of outdoor screenings in the Basin.

June 13 Dog Day Afternoon

June 20 In Heaven There Is No Beer?

June 27 Billy Jack

Cinema and Civics in Stevens Square Park

Stevens Square Park, corner of 18th Street and 2nd Avenue South, Mpls.; 612.871.7307.

The Stevens Square Community Organization and the Stevens Square Center for the Arts present their latest series of summer movies in Stevens Square Park. Films begin at dusk; food, fun activities, and live music will be on hand at 7:00 p.m.

June 14 Open Reel Screening

June 21 TBD

June 28 Call Me Malcolm

July 5 Tiny Explosions

July 12 A Day Without a Mexican

July 19 When Billy Broke His Head..and Other Tales of Wonder

July 26 TBD

August 2 The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Arise! Summer Series

Arise! Bookstore, 2441 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.; 612.871.7110.

The radical/progressive bookstore's summer series includes film screenings (at 8:00 p.m.) along with live music, public discussions, and other special events.

June 15 The Gleaners and I

June 22 After Innocence

July 13 Sid & Nancy

July 20 Labor's Turning Point

July 27 The American Astronaut

August 3 Style Wars

August 10 Hell House

August 17 Long Gone

August 24 The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover

Late-Night Cinema

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

The Riverview Theater screens cult films on select Fridays and Saturdays at midnight.

June 17 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

July 1 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

July 7-8 Sin City

July 15 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

July 21-22 A Clockwork Orange

July 28-29 Fight Club

August 5 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

August 11-12 The Neverending Story

August 19 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

August 25-26 Office Space

Square Lake Solstice Festival

Square Lake County Park, 13359 Partridge Rd., Stillwater; [email protected]

Now in its fifth year, this daylong outdoor festival of live music also features screenings of local film shorts, including animation. For more info on the festival, held Saturday, June 17, visit

Pine Flat

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

Sharon Lockhart's latest experimental film screens three Sundays—June 18, July 2, and July 16—at 3:00 p.m.

Get Real: City Pages Documentary Film Series

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

In this monthly series at the BLB, City Pages brings back the hits from five years of Get Real documentary festivals, along with other docs, new and old.

June 20 Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!

July 18 TBD

Cinema Lounge

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

On the third Wednesday of each month (at 7:00 p.m.), including June 21, IFP Minnesota presents a collection of shorts by Minnesota-based film- and video-makers, many of whom are in attendance to introduce their work and answer questions afterward.


Queer Takes

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

The Walker presents a series of new films with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgender subjects and themes.

June 21 20 Centimeters (7:00 p.m.)

June 21 A Year Without Love (9:15 p.m.)

June 22 Girls Short Shorts (7:00 p.m.)

June 22 Boys Short Shorts (9:00 p.m.)

June 23 Time to Leave (7:00 p.m.)

June 23 Wild Tigers I Have Known (9:00 p.m.)

June 24 Strange Fruit (7:00 p.m.)

June 24 Broken Sky (9:00 p.m.)

Solstice Film Festival

Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul; 651.290.1496.

This five-day festival of independent film begins Wednesday, June 21 at the Fitzgerald Theater with a screening of Mini's First Time (6:30 p.m.), a dark comedy starring Nikki Reed, Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, and Carrie-Anne Moss. For more information on the festival, which continues with screenings and parties at various locations through Sunday, June 25, visit

Music and Movies in District del Sol

Parque Castillo, one block west of the intersection of State Street and Cesar Chavez Street, St. Paul; 651.222.6347.

Parque Castillo resumes its Thursday night series of movies and live music in District del Sol on the west side of St. Paul. Films begin at dusk, live music at 7:30 p.m.

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; [email protected].

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