Folks in the Twin Cities complain that it can take weeks for some films to get here, but they don't know the frustration of their neighbors a little more than an hour down the road.
And let's not get even started about Duluth and other communities around the state who have to wait until DVD's of many films roll up in the video store or one of the home delivery services before they can get a chance to see them.
Of course there are opportunities out there unique to small towns. This weekend Winona holds the Frozen River Film Festival, featuring films and speakers with an environmental bent. Actually the program promises a focus on "Adventure, Environment, Extreme Sports, World Culture," which is quite a mixture. The FRFF launches tomorrow and runs for four days.
Mark your calendars -- the 7th annual Fargo Film Festival is coming up in March.