Radio Gallery: Duluth Superior Film Festival

May 29, 2019

Rachael Harris in "International Falls," the closing film at the 2019 Duluth Superior Film Festival showing Sunday June2, at 5:30 at Zinema Theater.
Credit Director Amber McGinnis

The annual Duluth Superior Film Festival, in its ninth year, is happening now,

offering a spectacular buffet of local and regional films over five days, Wednesday, May 29 - Sunday, June 2, 2019.  The festival is free to attend, but you can make donations at any venue and even buy a VIP pass which gets you preferred seating at any of the over 15 showings.

The festival opener "Riplist," by local filmmaker Mike Scholtz, hits the big screen at the Norshor Theater on Wednesday, May 29, at 7 pm, doors open at 6:30. You may know Scholz. The Duluth Superior Film Festival has shown a number of his films including "Wicker Kittens" and "Kinderchomper," and he is a part of programming the beloved Free Range Film Festival at the Wrenshall Barn.

Opening night film trailer - Riplist

As always the festival includes Minnesota and World premieres, Minnesota made films, Director Q&As, local filmmakers, films about Minnesota and as is often the case, a oldie but goodie, anniversary showing.  This year, highlights include: local filmmakers Mike Scholz with Riplist, Writer/Director of Hyper Dark, Lance T. Karasti, who both join us on Radio Gallery this week, and a 20th Anniversary showing of Minnesota set, Drop Dead Gorgeous, a "mockumentary about a small-town Minnesota beauty pageant." 

The festival also includes funny and dramitic feature films Tator Tot & Patton and International Falls, alongside thought-provoking documentaries like "Blood Memory" a Native American adoption survivor story, "Right to Harm" a deep look at Big Ag in the U.S. and on a lighter note, the opener, "Riplist," about a celebrity death pool.

"Blood Memory" a feature length documentary about the "untold history of America's Indian Adoption Era," showing at the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center at AICHO Saturday, June 1, at 5pm
Credit Cinex Studios

Blood Memory Trailer

Check out the links for a full schedule of local film festival events, parties, presentations, conversations and of course the showing of films.  Oh and there is even a Saltless Sea Cinema and Regional Shorts at 7 pm on Saturday, June 1.

Go see a Minnesota film or eight this week, it’s fun and free!

Duluth Superior Film Festival Schedule

Featured Films of the DSFF

Festival Events

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