Film

Tommy Haines

The Haines brothers, originally from Mt. Iron, Minnesota, are bringing their documentary film, Saving Brinton, to Duluth this Thursday, August 16 for a one time showing event. 

This weekend is the Free Range Film Festival held each year at the Food Farm's Wrenshall Barn.  Films will be shown Friday night starting at 7 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.

As always the festival is comprised of independent shorts and some not so short films by regional and national filmmakers. This year's schedule has 25 films ranging from 2  to 95 minutes.

Director: Daniel Stine

The Duluth Superior Film Festival celebrates opening night with the Northland premier of the locally-filmed heart-warming story "Virginia Minnesota" on Wednesday, May 30 at Clyde Iron Works.

Annie Dugan

What does it take to make the filmmaker's grapevine?

Sundance on your resume? Cannes?

"Hey, my movie was shown in a barn?"

A rare screening of local animation is showing 7pm on Thursday July, 20 at Teatro Zuccone.  A collection of films by local artist Jonathan Thunder is an exciting part of his new exhibit “Peripheral Vignettes” at the Duluth Art Institute.  

Kodey Weiss

This week, we’re featuring some entries in the Audio Story Challenge at UMD.

Here’s how it works.

  • Journalism students had to tell a story in two to three-and-a-half minutes.
  • The story has to include the sound of air or water
  • it has to include a mention of food
  • it has to include the voices of two people whose ages are at least 20 years apart.
  • it has to be a true story.

UMD Journalism major Kodey Weiss is no longer on academic probation.

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It's a common enough trope in romantic comedies: one partner's fondness for foreign films with subtitles is often the dealbreaker.

Far from being elitist or boring, the criteria for the 2nd annual international film series, Building Bridges, was to find movies to show the audience "a piece of the world that would fascinate them."

This Sunday the international film festival "Building Bridges" kicks off at Zinema 2 in Duluth and it's free.  Hosted by the UMD department of Foreign Languages and Literature, the festival opens with classics like "The Cranes are Flying" about World War II but also includes contemporary film "American Dreams in China" from 2013.

Your chances of  having an artful conversation this Saturday just got better.  Radio Gallery returns with the DAI Art Film Series, Saturday mornings at 10 at Zinema 2 and this weekends film, Pollock.  The life story of American painter Jackson Pollock is brought to life by Ed Harris in the 2000 release of Pollock. Joining us to talk about the film is host of the post screening discussion and College of St. Scholastica ​Film Studies Professor, Dr. Natahn Carroll. 

Still to come in the art film series:

Frida Kahlo

Although the consumption of art is a personal experience, talking about it with others really adds the flavor.  This spring the DAI Art Film Series returns to Zinema 2 with post film discussions in collaboration with the Duluth Art Institute and art professionals from the region. 

KUMD is a proud sponsor of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds new film, One More Time With Feeling, premiering at Zinema 2 on Thursday, September 8th at 9:00pm. The showing will be the first opportunity to listen to the new album Skelton Tree is set to drop on September 9th.

WIN TICKETS // Listen all day Tuesday, September 6th for your chance to win tickets to the show.

The annual Duluth Superior Film Festival  is happening, June 1-5 and admission free!  The annual festival celebrates local productions and is bringing more than 20 films to screens in Duluth and Cook, MN over the next 5 days.  This year's festival includes Minnesota premiers of Hollywood films, an opening night film & party at Clyde Iron Works, plus concerts, discussions and director Q&As.  Festival headquarters is at Zeitgeist Arts on Superior Street in downtown Duluth.

Jack Norton

 

Check out this one-hour special about the upcoming biographical film on Hank Williams called I Saw the Light. Hear behind the scenes stories from country/Americana legend Rodney Crowell and how player Tom Hiddleston become Hank Williams for the film, plus the music they recorded for the soundtrack. The movie I Saw the Light has a limited national release on March 25. 

Photo/Paul M. Walsh

Rebates to make movies in Minnesota.  Bigger rebates to make movies in greater Minnesota.  Additional rebates from the IRRRB to make movies in the Northland.  Riki McManus, the director of the Upper Minnesota Film Office,  says movie makers are eyeing Minnesota as more than just a location for films set in the Midwest.  It turns out we're a good stand- in for the coast of California ... or even the beaches of Jamaica.

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