• The Kerri Miller Book Club: 'True Grit'
    The new Coen brothers movie has brought Charles Portis's "True Grit" back into the public conscience. But the reclusive Portis has a rabid fan club that believes the book isn't his most significant contribution to American literature.Midmorning, January 14, 2011
  • British film celebrates women's equal pay rights in Europe
    British director Nigel Cole's latest film tells the story of a 1960s strike which was pivotal in the equal pay movement in Europe.December 28, 2010
  • A grittier 'True Grit'
    St. Louis Park natives Joel and Ethan Coen said they wanted to remake the classic western "True Grit" in part to rectify an injustice to the novel on which it's based. Their film, which opens tomorrow, appears to do just that.December 21, 2010
  • Two films tackling tough subjects
    A rebroadcast of parts of conversations with Davis Guggenheim about his new documentary on public education, "Waiting for Superman," and with author Sebastian Junger about "Restrepo," a documentary he directed on the war in Afghanistan.Midmorning, November 12, 2010
  • Film fest brings a flood of Asian cinema to Mpls.
    For the next week or so, the group Minnesota Film Arts is bringing films from all over Asia to Minneapolis. The "In Search of Asia Festival" will present many kinds of movies from 12 different countries. The festival is aimed at under-served parts of the movie-going public, and it's drawing particular interest from the Hmong community.November 5, 2010
  • Film tells of true-life wrongful conviction drama
    Betty Anne Waters once believed everyone in prison was guilty. Then a Massachusetts court sentenced her brother Kenny to life imprisonment for a brutal murder he claimed he hadn't committed. This set Waters on a remarkable path, which is the subject of a new movie, "Conviction," which opens this weekend.October 22, 2010
  • A 'Howl' for today
    The team behind a new film about Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl", which opens in the Twin Cities this weekend, says it's every bit as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.October 13, 2010
  • Documentary explores another side of Glenn Gould
    It's been more than a quarter century since Canadian pianist Glenn Gould died, yet fascination with him continues. A new documentary "Genius Within: the Inner Life of Glenn Gould" opened this weekend in Minneapolis.October 8, 2010
  • 'Catfish' swims through social media weeds
    This week you can get two different perspectives on social media at the multiplex. The feature film "The Social Network" explores the creation of Facebook. But there's another side shown in a creepier exploration of the on-line phenomenon in the documentary "Catfish."October 1, 2010
  • The strange story of 'The World's Angriest RV Salesman'
    A new movie explores the story of Jack Rebney, the man known on the Internet as the "angriest RV salesman in the world," and reveals his Minnesota roots.September 24, 2010
  • Newsmaker: Spy fiction popular this fall, but is it true to life?
    Espionage has been a staple theme of television and film for decades, and as special effects technology gets more sophisticated, so do the story lines. One former CIA agent says spy-themed TV and film are far more glamorous than the reality -- and that's not necessarily a bad thing.Midmorning, September 22, 2010
  • U of M dean says 'Troubled Waters' film 'vilifies agriculture'
    The film, "Troubled Waters," is about the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, and pollution from Minnesota that's contributing to the problem. Its premiere was abruptly postponed by the university officials.September 17, 2010
  • MPR's Movie Maven live at the State Fair
    Minnesota Public Radio's Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis joins Midday live at the State Fair to talk movies.Midday, September 3, 2010
  • Minnesotans make movie exploring the price of war
    For the past few weeks, a film crew in Minnesota has been shooting "Souvenirs," a movie which includes battle scenes from both World War II and the Iraq War.August 24, 2010
  • Emma Thompson's movie mission
    Emma Thompson is on a mission. The Oscar-winning actor, known for doing everything from Shakespeare to television comedy, wants to make movies that will really appeal to all ages.August 20, 2010

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