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  • 'Nobody' comes to Minneapolis
    It's a big week for Minnesota movies, and not just because of the Coen Brothers. Tonight in Minneapolis the stars will walk the red carpet for the world premiere of "Nobody," a new comedy shot in and around a well known Twin Cities art school.October 1, 2009
  • Ed Asner on growing old and Mary Tyler Moore
    Veteran actor Ed Asner is in the Twin Cities to talk about the issues of aging touched upon in his recent film "Up," where he played a grumpy octogenarian who fulfills a life's dream by attaching millions of balloons to his house and floating away.September 29, 2009
  • Elvis Mitchell on the state of cinema
    Film critic and radio host Elvis Mitchell talks about the films that interest him now and how the culture still segregates itself. He'll also discuss what liking Tyler Perry says about you.Midmorning, September 25, 2009
  • Jane Campion on her new film, 'Bright Star'
    "Bright Star," the new film from Oscar-winning director Jane Campion, has a Minnesota connection. It's distributed by Apparition, a new company co-founded by Minneapolis native Bill Pohlad.September 18, 2009
  • The Coen Brothers come home
    The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is celebrating 25 years of feature film making by St. Louis Park natives the Coen brothers by showing every single one of their movies.September 18, 2009
  • How to make a rock guitar documentary
    When Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim persuaded Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, U2's the Edge and the White Stripes' Jack White to meet for an electric guitar summit there was potential for complete disaster, but it seems Guggenheim's gamble paid off.September 17, 2009
  • Spirituality and the films of Joel and Ethan Coen
    When you think of a Coen brothers movie you might think of murder or dark humor. Religion columnist Cathleen Falsani thinks there are deep moral truths embedded in most of Joel and Ethan Coen's work, including the films Blood Simple, Fargo and The Big Lebowski.Midmorning, September 11, 2009
  • Ang Lee finds comedy at Woodstock
    Oscar-winning director Ang Lee reinvents himself once more with a comedy opening this week called "Taking Woodstock." The film examines the pivotal 1960s concert through the eyes of the people in the small town which hosted the event.August 28, 2009
  • 'Into Temptation' puts a modern slant on a priestly story
    The city of Minneapolis is one of the stars of "Into Temptation," a new movie that gets its world premiere at the Edina Theater on Thursday.August 25, 2009
  • Charlyne Yi goes looking for love in 'Paper Heart'
    The joys and devastation of love are familiar to many of us. Yet few people get to spend time exploring the topic of love in depth. Charlyne Yi did; she is the star of a new film called "Paper Heart."August 7, 2009
  • Dolphins dying at the cove
    In the new documentary "The Cove," animal rights activists use hidden cameras to expose a cove in Japan where thousands of dolphins were captured and many slaughtered. Midmorning examines the difficult balance in defending animal rights and acknowledging the cultural claims that the Japanese make on dolphins as food.Midmorning, August 7, 2009
  • '80s teen flick director John Hughes dies
    A spokeswoman for John Hughes says the director of 1980s coming-of-age films like "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club" has died in Manhattan.August 6, 2009
  • St. Paul native part of crew behind controversial dolphin film
    A controversial new movie called "The Cove" opens in Minnesota later this week and one of the crew is St. Paul native Joe Chisholm. He helped mastermind what became a huge clandestine operation.August 5, 2009
  • How the politics behind the Iraq War became a comedy film
    A new political satire which has drawn rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic opens in the Twin Cities this weekend.July 31, 2009
  • Francis Ford Coppola makes his own rules
    Having made classics like "Apocalypse Now" and the Godfather movies, director Francis Ford Coppola is now able make pretty much any movie what he wants, which is just what he is doing.July 17, 2009

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