• Microcinema backers think small, hope big
    When it comes to movies, some Minnesotans are thinking small. Tonight the Trylon Microcinema, a theater that only seats 50 people, opens in Minneapolis.July 17, 2009
  • Playwright's works bring the Asian-American experience to Minnesota
    Over the next year, Twin Cities theaters will present three plays by David Henry Hwang, perhaps best known for his show "M. Butterfly."June 23, 2009
  • Guy Maddin revisits 'The Saddest Music in the World'
    Twin Cities movie fans can look forward to a distinctly odd experience tomorrow night as maverick Canadian director Guy Maddin visits for a screening of his film "The Saddest Music in the World."June 17, 2009
  • Andre Dubus III explores the days before Sept. 11 in new novel
    Best-selling novelist Andre Dubus III says his new book, set in a strip club in the days before the Sept. 11 attacks, was inspired by an image of a pile of cash on a bedroom bureau.June 8, 2009
  • Aussie director rewrites playwright Noel Coward
    Not a lot of people would have the guts, or perhaps the gall, to rewrite Noel Coward - but Stephan Elliott did. The Australian director just co-wrote and directed a film adaptation of "Easy Virtue." It's an early Coward play, starring Minnesota native Jessica Biel.June 5, 2009
  • A great harvest of food movies screening in Minneapolis
    Hundreds of people are expected tonight and tomorrow at Minneapolis screenings of a new movie called "Fresh." It's the first of a string of movies due for release this summer about food, and the debate over its place in our lives.June 2, 2009
  • Chazz Palminteri tells 'A Bronx Tale'
    Movie tough guy Chazz Palminteri has revived his autobiographical one man show, "A Bronx Tale," and this week brings it to Minneapolis.June 1, 2009
  • Going 'Up' with Minnesotan Pete Docter
    Five years of work by a Bloomington native culminates this weekend with the release of the new Pixar movie, called "Up." The film is directed by Pete Docter, who grew up in the Twin Cities suburb. Docter says if you look closely, the movie has some strong Midwestern influences.May 29, 2009
  • Mexican director explores sibling rivalry
    The steamy Mexican movie "Y Tu Mama Tambien" made international stars of Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna back in 2002. Now the two actors are reuniting for the first time in "Rudo Y Cursi" which opens in Minneapolis this weekend.May 28, 2009
  • Movie looks at 'A Chorus Line' then and now
    One of Broadway's biggest hits "A Chorus Line" has entertained, and touched the hearts of millions of people around the world. Now a new documentary called "Every Little Step" examines both the roots of the show, and the realities of the thousands of dancers who tried out for the recent Broadway revival.May 22, 2009
  • Director aims to change Iron Mike Tyson's image
    Film director James Toback says he wants to change the way the world sees Mike Tyson. The former world heavyweight boxing champion has been mired in controversy for what he did inside and outside the ring. He also spent years in jail for things he did outside the ropes. Now Toback has made a film that let's Tyson make his own case that he has been misunderstood.May 15, 2009
  • After 30 years, metal band Anvil becomes an overnight success
    Friday night, some longtime unsung heroes of heavy metal music played in Minneapolis. Members of Anvil have been rocking together since the early 1970's and they are credited as being a formative influence on many of the big name bands today. Yet despite playing regularly for more than 30 years, until recently they were relatively unknown. That's changed as a result of a new documentary.May 8, 2009
  • 'Disconnected' shows students' lives without computers
    A little over a year ago three Carleton College students did the unthinkable, and went without computers for a month. They also let their classmates videotape what happened. The resulting film called "Disconnected" will air on Twin Cities Public television this weekend.May 8, 2009
  • 'Four Boxes' comes home
    A much anticipated Minnesota-made film gets its local premiere at the Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival tonight. "Four Boxes" is a thriller shot in Rosemount by friends who met years ago at the Childrens Theater.April 29, 2009
  • Director Duncan Jones takes philosophy to the moon
    Film director Duncan Jones had some very specific goals as he approached his first feature film. He wanted to work with character actor Sam Rockwell, he wanted to make a science fiction film and he wanted to blend in some philosophy.April 27, 2009

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