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Posted at 4:45 PM on February 1, 2007 by Euan Kerr

A whole bunch of local film events goodies have rolled into my in-box in the last couple of days.

Here's a selection:
"The Quietest Sound" by director James Vculek gets it's Minnesota premiere at the Varsity Theater in Dinkytown USA next Tuesday. Vculek made "Two Harbors," an enigmatic drama about antique collecting and extraterrestrial communication starring Alex Cole and Catherine E. Johnson, as well as a host of other Minnesota acting luminaries. Johnson also stars in "Sound" which is a drama about the abduction of a 4 year old girl.

"Two Harbors" opens with a mammoth take, following Cole around an antiques emporium for several minutes. Vculek takes this a stage further in "Sound," where the entire 75 minute film is a single take. The film has received good reviews at the Austin Film Festival and in City Pages.

Minnesota Film Arts is back in business again and pulling down a bunch of fun films. "Blue Velvet" will make a week long appearance starting next week at the Oak Street, and then the Oscar-nominated documentary "Iraq in Fragments" opens the following week at the Bell.

And then just for my soccer fan buddies: such has been the response to the Zinedine Zidane documentary scheduled at the Walker as part of the "Expanding the Frame" festival, they've added an extra show Saturday, February 10 at 9:15pm.

So many movies. So little time.

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