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  • 'Crazy Heart' director got a start in Minnesota
    This weekend Minnesota audiences will get to see "Crazy Heart" a new movie about an aging country musician teetering on the edge of self-destruction, and director Scott Cooper says part of the success of "Crazy Heart" may lie in the Twin Cities.January 15, 2010
  • Vets mark 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge
    This week marks the 65th anniversary of the start of Battle of the Bulge. It was the huge offensive mounted by the German High Command in the waning days of World War II. Some 19,000 U.S. troops died in the battle which was fought in the depths of one of the worst winters in years in Europe.December 18, 2009
  • Psycho's impact on the movies
    Ask most people, particularly those over 40, about the most frightening movie moment ever and they'll respond with the shower scene from Psycho. When Janet Leigh met her famous screen death nearly 50 years ago, a new age in movie violence began. A new book puts Alfred Hitchcock's iconic film in cultural perspective.Midmorning, December 17, 2009
  • Found Footage guys find more footage
    Former Twin Citians Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett spend their days combing through old VHS tapes found in thrift stores, garage sales, and even dumpsters. They use them to create "The Found Footage Festival."December 10, 2009
  • The pressures of being a Disney animator
    This weekend Walt Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" opens across the country. It's a musical, and it's the first Disney animated feature to have an African-American heroine. Two of the lead animators on the film dropped by the MPR studios recently to talk about the joys and the challenges of their work.December 9, 2009
  • Jason Reitman -- the man who decided not to be a director
    Director Jason Reitman seems to have a thing about writers with Minnesota connections. He had a huge hit with "Juno" written by Diablo Cody. Now he's getting a lot of buzz for "Up in the Air," which is based on Minnesota native Walter Kirn novel.December 4, 2009
  • Holiday film preview
    NPR film critic Kenneth Turan fills us in on the offerings of this holiday movie season, from adaptations of classic children's books to vampire fiction, apocalyptic sci-fi, and a George Clooney box office triple threat.Midmorning, December 3, 2009
  • The tale behind 'The Messenger'
    A new film opening in the Twin Cities this week called "The Messenger" tells the story of two soldiers on casualty notification duty -- telling next of kin about the death of a soldier.November 20, 2009
  • The Boondock Saints return in sequel
    The latest chapter in one of the stranger stories in film history unfolds in the Twin Cities this weekend. It's the opening of the sequel to "Boondock Saints," a cult movie released a decade ago.November 13, 2009
  • Environmental group produces film on sulfide mining
    A Minnesota environmental group plans to release a film next week about a new type of mining that organizers said could threaten the state's lakes and rivers.November 5, 2009
  • All-star movie faces uphill struggle -- because it's about soccer
    A new movie called "The Damned United," opening in the Twin Cities this weekend, has a lot going for it, but the film faces a challenge at the U.S. box office because - it's about soccer.October 23, 2009
  • The mystery surrounding Amelia Earhart
    A new film opens next week about the life and mystery of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to pilot a plane across the Atlantic Ocean. Midmorning discusses the aviatrix's lasting cultural impact, and the latest archaeological information on her disappearance over the Pacific.Midmorning, October 15, 2009
  • Twin Cities attorney is a Coen brothers punch line
    When the new Coen brothers movie "A Serious Man" is shown in the Twin Cities, the line that gets the biggest audience reaction is an inside joke. It comes when a character needs a criminal defense attorney and he is advised to "hire Ron Meshbesher." MPR's Cathy Wurzer talks with the real-life Ron Meshbesher.October 7, 2009
  • Coens' new film 'A Serious Man' opens this weekend
    Tomorrow, one of the most highly-anticipated Minnesota film events in years finally arrives: the release of the new Coen brothers movie, "A Serious Man." The film is the first the Coens have set in Minnesota since "Fargo."October 1, 2009
  • An audience with Michael Moore
    This weekend Michael Moore's new film "Capitalism: a love story" takes a caustic look at the current economic crisis and what caused it. Moore, who recently visited the Twin Cities to talk about the film, says he believes this is a unique moment to discuss change in the U.S.October 1, 2009

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