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A host of film coming to town

Posted at 4:59 PM on October 8, 2008 by Euan Kerr

I have been remiss in pointing out some of the special film events rolling into the Twin Cities in coming weeks.

"Mike Leigh: Moments" is underway at the Walker, and the great man himself will be in town on Wednesday to do a Regis Dialog. Leigh's films have examined the domestic minutia of British life for decades, and it's hard to leave one of his features without a sense that you have just experienced something very real.

Mizna, the Arab-American cultural organization has just announced the website for the 5th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival. As ever there is a broad selection of films from across the Arab world, and they'll all be shown at the Heights in Columbia Heights.

Also the Sound Unseen festival of music on film is just a week after that opening on the 23rd and running through the 27th. It's website is up too, and it features everything from the new Garrison Keillor film and a doc on how to make a Steinway piano, to a new film on Duluth-based "Low" and "Anvil" which follows the career of the seminal heavy metal band which went on to influence a generation of heavy rockers. It's the closing night, and the band is invited!

And on top of that Found Footage Festival is also returning: this is the brainchild of former Minnesota lads Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher who scour the country looking for strange bits of little seen film and then assemble them into a night of hilarity. They are doing shows at the Heights on October 23rd.

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