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"Jonestown" and "Two Harbors" (and Neil Gaiman)

Posted at 3:44 PM on December 5, 2006 by Euan Kerr (3 Comments)

Minnesota Film Arts has extended the run for "Jonestown: The Life and Death of the People's Temple" for another week.

I'm often struck by the way issues in films I see are quickly reflected elsewhere in life. Last weekend I saw Steve Epp's marvelously creepy performance as Tartuffe in Theater de la Jeune Lune's show of the same name. Moliere wrote the play in the 1660's and it was immediately banned by King Louis XIV after its first performance at Versailles because of the way it portrayed the extremely devout Tartuffe as a monstrous hypocrite.

You can hear Moliere echoing down through the centuries in Jim Jones' voice.


A question to the group: can anyone tell me anything about a film which apparently was made last year called "Two Harbors?" It was shot on the North Shore of Lake Superior and it has some well-known local names including Alex Cole, Richard Ooms and Ari Hoptman. We came across it as we were researching another story and I am intrigued if anyone has seen it?

This just in: Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean the creative team behind the movie "Mirrormask" and a host of books including "Black Orchid," "Mr. Punch," "The Wolves in the Walls" and (my personal favorite) "The Day I Swapped My Father for Two Goldfish," will read together at the Walker Art Center on January 11th at 7pm as part of the Raintaxi Free Verse series. The event is free and open to the public, but you will need to pick up tickets which will be available an hour before the event at the Walker Box Office.

Comments (3)

i think 'two harbors' screened as a late replacement at this years mspif so it isnt in the cataloge. if i remenber correctly a couple meet at a flea market where they have booths. she has odd hand made stuff. seems like it ends with him out in the winter country side waiting for extra terrestrials.

Posted by dan | December 5, 2006 7:21 PM

"Two Harbors" screened at the 2005 MS-PIFF, where it won Best Feature in the emerging filmmaker competition. It's since screened at 20+ festivals, winning another 6 or 7 awards. Here's the link, which includes reviews:
It can also be purchased here:
and rented at Cinema Revolution in Minneapolis:

Posted by james vculek | December 6, 2006 6:21 AM

I can't find the Jonestown movie anywhere! Is it out of theaters? And if so, when is it coming out on DVD?

Posted by Brooke | December 17, 2006 8:33 PM

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