• Ever-growing MSP film festival attracts directors and actors from around the world
    The 2010 Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival opens its doors Thursday night. For the next two weeks the St. Anthony Main movieplex will be awash in films, directors, and actors from around the world.April 14, 2010
  • Conversation with film industry insider
    Show business mover Jerry Weintraub talks about how movies are made and deals brokered. He's the producer of iconic films like Nashville, and hits like the Stephen Soderburg's Oceans Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen.Midmorning, April 13, 2010
  • Stalin's daughter lives in Wisconsin, new film says
    An independent film is bringing to light a well-kept secret: Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's only daughter has lived incognito for much of the past two decades in small towns in Wisconsin.April 11, 2010
  • Film director Atom Egoyan examines infidelity
    Canadian film director Atom Egoyan is internationally acclaimed for his edgy movies, which explore the intricacies of human relationships. His new film "Chloe" presents some curious, and at times graphic, twists on marital infidelity.March 24, 2010
  • New movie wraps as lawmakers decide fate of state's Film and TV Board
    A new Minnesota feature film wrapped up shooting over the weekend in the Twin Cities. "The Convincer," starring Greg Kinnear and Alan Arkin, is the latest project by Minneapolis-based Werc Werk Works. Yet even as the cameras rolled, state legislators debate the future of the state's Film and Television Board.March 22, 2010
  • Filmmakers create a genre unknown in France
    Unlike the U.S., France has no tradition of prison movies. So recently when a film opened in French cinemas about a young man trying to survive in a brutal Paris prison it electrified audiences. Now Minnesota audiences can see the movie, called "A Prophet," when it opens this weekend.March 11, 2010
  • Twin Cities Arab Film Festival keeps building
    This week the small but vibrant Arab community in the Twin Cities celebrates Arabic culture through film. Between tomorrow and Sunday 28 movies from around the world will screen at the sixth Twin Cities Arab Film Festival.March 10, 2010
  • Japan defends dolphin hunt in Oscar-winning 'Cove'
    The Japanese fishing village featured in "The Cove," which won an Oscar for best documentary, defended its practice of hunting dolphins Monday as a part of a long tradition.March 8, 2010
  • Bigelow pioneers Oscars with `Hurt Locker' win
    The Iraq War drama "The Hurt Locker" won best picture and five other prizes Sunday at the Academy Awards, its haul including best director for Kathryn Bigelow.March 8, 2010
  • Stars gather in Twin Cities to make feature film
    The stars of "The Convincer," a feature film being shot around the Twin Cities, say they are enjoying working with a complicated script.March 5, 2010
  • The Movie Maven's Oscar preview
    Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins said that winning one of the statuettes doesn't really change your life. As he put it, "you're still mortal." That said, a lot of actors, directors and producers are holding their breath and hoping they hear their name after the phrase: The Oscar goes to...March 5, 2010
  • The art of the visual metaphor
    When it comes to defining Ellen Kuras it's simplest just to call her a filmmaker. But she's known for many things in the industry: she's a sought after director of photography, and has worked on movies by Spike Lee, Michel Gondry, and Harold Ramis. She is also an Oscar nominated documentary director. She is in Minnesota to talk about her work, and her skills at visual story-telling.February 19, 2010
  • Mpls theater honors vets on Iwo Jima anniversary
    Minnesota veterans who fought at Iwo Jima will share their stories at a screening of the Clint Eastwood film "Flag of Our Fathers" at a south Minneapolis theater this weekend.February 19, 2010
  • Director says themes in Noel Coward's 'Brief Encounter' remain timeless
    It's been 70 years since Noel Coward's movie "Brief Encounter" became an international sensation, but the director of an acclaimed new theatrical adaptation says the story has lost none of its emotional punch. The production by the British Kneehigh Theater opens at the Guthrie in Minneapolis this weekend.February 10, 2010
  • 'Avatar,' 'The Hurt Locker' lead Oscar nominations
    The science-fiction sensation "Avatar" and the war-on-terror thriller "The Hurt Locker" lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for James Cameron and ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow.February 2, 2010

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