A short documentary film that will be featured in a local festival next month combats the stereotyping of North Minneapolis.Josh Chitwood, one of the filmmakers involved, posted the film on Vimeo last week with the hope that "this piece communicates that north mpls is not a 'sketchy hood', but a nei ... More >>
Anyone who is a fan of trilogies will be excited to view the third, and final, installment of Ian Rans's One Men documentary series today. Bittersweet. In each episode, auteur and alcohol connoisseur Rans (of Drinking With Ian fame) interviews a local musician who is happy to perform by themse ... More >>
Last week, Gimme Noise debuted the first installment of Ian Rans's new documentary series, One Men. In sum, Rans decided to find the most interesting stories lurking within the culture of one-man bands in the Twin Cities. To quote ourselves, it's "This American Life for lounge lizards." Hunan Garden ... More >>
We're ecstatic to announce that Gimme Noise is the exclusive launching pad for a brand-new music documentary series. One Men delves into the lives and inspirations behind a grouping of one-man bands performing here in the Twin Cities. It's This American Life for lounge lizards. These compelling sto ... More >>
A filmmaker from Minnesota tells the story behind a lost animated masterpiece, plus hits and misses of the fest by our critics
For a man with such an extensive music career and fan reach, Andrew Bird has done an excellent job of remaining a mysterious enigma to much of the world. He's a fascinating artist, though the man behind the art has, to this point, been somewhat elusive. Enter director Xan Aranda, an independent fi ... More >>
The St. Paul Saints will soon leave Midway Stadium behind for shiny new $27 million digs in Lowertown.SEE ALSO: Mike Veeck championing stadium for St. Paul Saints [FEATURE]Most agree that's good news. But for those who have enjoyed the quirkiness of the Saints' 30-year-old ballpark, there's somethin ... More >>
Down in the Flood, a new documentary chronicling the early collaborative years of Bob Dylan and the Band, debuts on September 25. Making a documentary on these musicians is not a new idea -- we've already seen Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home and The Last Waltz, to name just two -- but given the ... More >>
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Hart: "I got into music for philosophical reasons"
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AnvilStation 4, St. PaulWednesday, February 22, 2012There was a a heavy amount of enthusiasm when legendary Canadian power metal trio, Anvil finally hit the stage last night at Station 4 in Saint Paul. While age would become a consistent theme of the evening, it was the vibrant and youthful spirit o ... More >>
Are they the last great American band?
Reviews from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
Rare indeed is the music documentary which flaunts the fact that not a single note of its subject's work is heard throughout the duration - but considering the subject in question is the infamously fractured 'Mats, maybe not all that surprising either?
Sprawling local nine-piece Me & My Arrow made the trek out to New York City last October for the annual CMJ Festival, and in the process captured enough footage to release a short documentary about their travels. The 40-minute doc, Kickflips and Pogo Sticks, drops today, and features performa ... More >>
The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) has a knack for asking simple but big questions. This year they want to know: What does 1968 mean to you? It's a question MNHS is extending to everyone for their 1968 Film Festival Competition--even to those who weren't yet a twinkle in their mother's ... More >>
Corner Table's idea of diner and a movie means a three-course meal followed by a documentary films about conscientious eating: The restaurant is pairing up with the Cooking MN Meetup Group (local group that meets twice a month for dinner/drinks/education and chats about food and drink) for t ... More >>
Anti-Chavez news coverage in the U.S. is a conspiracy, Ventura saysOliver Stone and Jesse Ventura tag teamed for a smackdown against stunned Florida GOP congressman Connie Mack last night on last Larry King Live. The topic: "South of the Border," Stone's new documentary about Venezuelan leade ... More >>
The fifth annual Cinema and Civics film and music series returns to Stevens Square Park next month, starting off what seems a promising summer with The Neverending Story and MC/VL on June 16th. Trying to find a common thread in the movies this year, the only free-association that came to mind was ... More >>
Festival kicks off its 28th year in the Twin Cities
Via WikipediaJosef Stalin and Svetlana AlliluyevaTurns out Josef Stalin's only daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, is somewhat of a cheesehead. She's been living in the Madison area for about 20 years. And a new documentary about one woman's attempt to track her down and ask her some questions is ... More >>
As a complementary piece to Emily Kaiser's profile of the High School for Performing Arts (aka 'Hip Hop High') in today's paper, City Pages has teamed up with the MPLS.TV film crew to create a compelling short documentary about the school. Watch the video below, and check out Emily's article for mor ... More >>
For those about to rock: Do not watch 'Rock School'