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JUST ADDED to the festival: US PREMIERE of “INNI” Sigur Rós’ 2nd live film!

26 Sep 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings, News / Press | Posted by: admin

Please join us on Thurs. Oct. 13th for our 12th annual festival at the RITZ THEATER with our US premiere of “INNI” by director Vincent Morisset.

Date: Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: The Ritz Theater, 345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Tickets: $10.00
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INNI (2011, Vincent Morisset, 75 min., Blu-Ray, USA)
Inni is Sigur Rós’s second live film following 2007’s hugely-celebrated Heima. Whereas that film positioned the enigmatic group in the context of their Icelandic homeland, providing geographical, social and historical perspectives on their otherworldly music, with uplifting results, Inni focusses purely on the band’s performance, which is artfully and intimately captured by French Canadian director Vincent Morisset (Arcade Fire’s Miroir Noir). Interweaving archive material from the band’s first ten years with the sometimes gossamer light, sometimes punishingly intense, concert footage, Inni is persuasive account of one of the most celebrated and influential rock bands of recent years.” VIEW TRAILER

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10/13: US PREMIERE of INNI – Sigur Rós’s second live concert film

26 Sep 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings | Posted by: admin

Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 13th for our 12th annual festival at the RITZ THEATER with our  US premiere of “INNI” by director Vincent Morisset.

Date: Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: The Ritz Theater, 345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Tickets: $10.00
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INNI (2011, Vincent Morisset, 75 min., Blu-Ray, USA)
Inni is Sigur Rós’s second live film following 2007’s hugely-celebrated Heima. Whereas that film positioned the enigmatic group in the context of their Icelandic homeland, providing geographical, social and historical perspectives on their otherworldly music, with uplifting results, Inni focusses purely on the band’s performance, which is artfully and intimately captured by French Canadian director Vincent Morisset (Arcade Fire’s Miroir Noir). Interweaving archive material from the band’s first ten years with the sometimes gossamer light, sometimes punishingly intense, concert footage, Inni is persuasive account of one of the most celebrated and influential rock bands of recent years.”

 

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Last day of festival! Today at the Trylon: In My Mind

06 Sep 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings | Posted by: admin

Please join us on Oct. 16th for our 12th annual festival at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities premiere of “IN MY MIND” by director Gary Hawkins. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Introduction by Kevin Barnes (89.3 The Current).

Date: Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Trylon Microcineam, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls. 55406
Tickets: $10.00
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IN MY MIND (2010, dir. Gary Hawkins, 100 min., USA, Hard-Drive)
Not your run-of-the-mill concert film here as prodigy composer Jason Moran revisits and interprets bebop pianist Thelonious Monk’s historic 1959 Town Hall big band concert. Commissioned by Duke University, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Chicago Symphony Center, and the Washington Performing Arts Society, Moran sifts through photographs from Duke’s Jazz Loft Project and audio recordings made by Eugene Smith to present the life, times, and music of North Carolina’s jazz giant. Mash-ups are hot these days, and the mixed media Moran gives us on all things Monk, captured by filmmaker Gary Hawkins at the Center for Documentary Studies, is way hip, a big Rootie Tootie. (Synopsis provided by Full Frame Film Festival.)

 

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TONIGHT: The Other F Word with live performance from The Magnolias! After-Party at 331 feat. Banner Pilot

06 Sep 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings | Posted by: admin

Please join us on Oct. 15th for our 12th annual festival at the RITZ THEATER with our Twin Cities premiere of “THE OTHER F WORD” by director Andrea Blaugrund Nevins. Featuring a special live performance preceding the screening by  local veteran rockers THE MAGNOLIAS. In addition, please join us for our Closing Night Party at the 331 Club featuring live performances from Banner Pilot & The Evening Rig. Film introduction by Jim McGuinn (89.3 The Current).

Date: Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: The Ritz Theater, 345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Tickets: $15.00
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THE OTHER ‘F’ WORD (2011, dir. Andrea Blaugrund Nevins, 100 min., USA, Blu-Ray)
This revealing and touching film asks what happens when a generation’s ultimate anti-authoritarians – punk rockers – become society’s ultimate authorities – dads. With a large chorus of punk rock’s leading men – Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath – “The Other ‘F’ Word” follows Jim Lindberg, a 20-year veteran of the skate punk band Pennywise, on his hysterical and moving journey from belting his band’s anthem ”F–k Authority,” to embracing his ultimately authoritarian role in mid-life: fatherhood.

Other dads featured in the film include members of Rancid, Black Flag, TSOL, US Bombs, Circle Jerks, Bad Religion, skater Tony Hawk, Art Alexakis (Everclear), Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Tony Adolescent (The Adolescents), Fat Mike (NOFX), Lars Frederiksen (Rancid), and many others. (Synopsis provided by Oscilloscope Laboratories.)

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10/15 Festival Screening: Never Make It Home (Split Lip Rayfield doc)

06 Sep 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings | Posted by: admin

Please join us on Oct. 15th for our 12th annual festival at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities premiere of “NEVER MAKE IT HOME” by director G.J. Echternkamp. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.

Date: Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Trylon Microcineam, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls. 55406
Tickets: $10.00
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NEVER MAKE IT HOME (2011, dir. G.J. Echternkamp, 76 min., USA, Blu-Ray)
After ten years of constant touring and four critically acclaimed albums under their belt, Wichita “insurgent country” band Split Lip Rayfield had built up a dedicated legion of fans throughout the nation, most notably across the Midwest and in their home state of Kansas. With their lively combo of guitar, mandolin, banjo, gas-tank bass, multi-part harmonies, and singing often bordering on screaming, Split Lip’s music defied genres—too raucous to be bluegrass, too acoustic to be rock ‘n’ roll, and too melodic to be punk.

Things were particularly taking off for Kirk Rundstrom, the electric, hell-raising singer/guitarist for Split Lip, who was playing in no less than three bands and booked around 100 shows for 2006. Kirk had battled with drug addiction most of his life, but had become sober two years earlier, making a vow to be there for his two young daughters.

But early that year Kirk got medical attention for throat pain and was shockingly diagnosed with esophageal cancer. The doctors gave him two months to live. Split Lip Rayfield canceled shows around the world, as Kirk was treated aggressive chemotherapy, which would serve to extend his life, but not stop the cancer.  “Never Make it Home” is the inspiring story of what he chose to do next.

Set across America’s heartland, this moving documentary captures the rowdy, heart-wrenching, and ultimately joyous performances of Kirk Rundstrom’s “Final Tour” where each show was played as it would be the last.  (Synopsis provided by filmmaker.)


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10/15 Festival Screening: Bob and the Monster (Bob Forrest doc)

06 Sep 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings | Posted by: admin

Please join us on Oct. 15th for our 12th annual festival at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities premiere of “BOB AND THE MONSTER” by director Keirda Bahruth. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.

Date: Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Trylon Microcineam, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls. 55406
Tickets: $10.00
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BOB AND THE MONSTER (2011, dir. Keirda Bahruth, 87 min., USA, Blu-Ray)
Six years in the making, this award-winning documentary follows outspoken indie-rock hero Bob Forrest (Thelonious Monster), through his life-threatening struggle with addiction, to his transformation into one of the most influential and controversial drug counselors in the US today. The film crafts contemporary footage, animation and compelling interviews with archival performances and personal videos from Bob’s past to reveal the complex layers of this troubled, but hopeful soul. Testimony from his peers, including Courtney Love, Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante, members of Jane’s Addiction, Fishbone and Guns n’ Roses add texture, but it’s the depth of Bob’s music, interwoven throughout the film, that illuminates this unforgettable and inspirational story. (Synopsis provided by Filmmaker.)


 

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10/15 Festival Screening: A Drummer’s Dream

06 Sep 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings | Posted by: admin

Please join us on Oct. 15th for our 12th annual festival at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities premiere of “A DRUMMER’S DREAM” by director John Walker. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.

Date: Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Trylon Microcineam, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls. 55406
Tickets: $10.00
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A DRUMMER’S DREAM (2010, dir. John Walker, 85 min, USA, Blu-Ray)
A rare and unique assembly of some of the greatest drummers in the world. Explosive talent, passion, humour and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting when seven diverse drummers create a profound and unforgettable experience.

Featuring Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio “El-Negro” Hernadez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mike Mangini and Raul Rekow, the film engages us with the rich music styles and influences that are as dynamic as the performers themselves. We are lifted to another dimension as we connect to the powerful forces of nature embodied in the music of these master musicians. The creative and spiritual freedom of expression these artists display is overwhelming – from Latin rhythms to the wildly original compositions of Kenwood Dennard. Rock, jazz, Latin fusion, soul – these master drummers have backed up the likes of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Carlos Santana and now – each other.  You’ve never seen drummers like this before! (Synopsis provided by Argot Pictures.)


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TONIGHT: Hit So Hard (Patty Schemel doc) + special performance from Pink Mink

06 Sep 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings | Posted by: admin

Please join us on Oct. 14th for our 12th annual festival at the RITZ THEATER with our Twin Cities premiere of “HIT SO HARD” by director P. David Ebersole. In addition, local darlings Pink Mink will play a very special set before the screening and a post-reception featuring complimentary food & beer (PBR & SURLY) will be served in the Ritz’s back dance studio with special guest DJ CHRISTY HUNT (Pink Mink/Ouija Radio) and her friend Danielle. Patty Schemel will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. Film intro by Jill Riley (89.3 The Current).

Date: Friday, October 14th, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: The Ritz Theater, 345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Tickets: $15.00
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HIT SO HARD (2011, dir. P. David Ebersole, 101 min., USA, Blu-Ray)
This pull-no-punches portrait of the hell-and-back life of Patty Schemel, drummer for Courtney Love’s band Hole during its peak years, is no ordinary rockumentary. Told from the point of view of one band member, “Hit So Hard” takes an unprecedented inside look at one of the most crucial and controversial groups of the 1990s, with up-close-and-personal home-video footage of life offstage with Courtney, Kurt Cobain, and the band.

With its candid interviews, unflinching accounts of the personal tragedies that plagued the band in its heyday, and a rare look at hardball music-industry politics during the recording of Hole’s 1997 record Celebrity Skin, this is anything but a sanitized VH1 hagiography. “Hit So Hard” is above all the increasingly harrowing story of a woman who narrowly escaped becoming a rock-and-roll casualty. (Synopsis provided by New Directors/New Films Film Festival.)

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10/13 Festival Screening: The Beat Is The Law: Fanfare For Common People

06 Sep 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings | Posted by: admin

Please join us on Oct. 13th for our 12th annual festival at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities premiere of “THE BEAT IS THE LAW: FANFARE FOR COMMON PEOPLE” by director Eve Wood. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.

Date: Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Trylon Microcineam, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls. 55406
Tickets: $10.00
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THE BEAT IS THE LAW: FANFARE FOR COMMON PEOPLE (2010, dir. Eve Wood, 90 min, UK)
Glastonbury Festival, 1995. The Stone Roses pull out of their headline set after a mountain bike accident and Rod Stewart is unavailable. Last minute replacements Pulp take to the stage to face 80,000 people. They deliver a set “regarded as one of the best in the festival’s history”, climaxing with the era-defining song “Common People”, and in the process catapult themselves to the forefront of the Britpop movement — an achievement that 10 years earlier seemed like an impossible dream. Made with the full cooperation of Pulp, The Beat is The Law – Fanfare For The Common People brings together original interviews, performances, promos, newly unearthed live footage and home videos to tell the story of Pulp and their contemporaries’ journey from the darkest industrial depths of Sheffield to the pinnacle of pop via the consciousness-raising techno/house of Warp Records. Featuring original interviews with Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle and Nick Banks — plus Richard Hawley (Longpigs), Mark Brydon (Chakk/FON/Moloko), Rob Gordon (FON/Warp), Adi Newton (Clock DVA) and many more! (Synopsis provided by Filmmaker.)

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10/13 Festival Screening: Better Than Something: Jay Reatard documentary

06 Sep 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings | Posted by: admin

Please join us on Oct. 13th for our 12th annual festival at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities premiere of “BETTER THAN SOMETHING: JAY REATARD” by directors Alex Hammond & Ian Markiewicz. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Film introduction by Bill DeVille (89.3 The Current).

Date: Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Trylon Microcineam, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls. 55406
Tickets: $10.00
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BETTER THAN SOMETHING: JAY REATARD (2011, dir. Alex Hammond & Ian Markiewicz, 88 min., USA, Blu-Ray)

“Better Than Something” is a feature documentary about the controversial and prolific garage rock icon Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr, better known to the world as Jay Reatard.  This intimate portrait, captured just months before his untimely passing, brings us incredibly close to Jay’s complicated punk-rock world in Memphis, Tennessee. “Better Than Something” eloquently interweaves cinéma vérité, interviews, and archival concert performances, and features scenes from an insightful and candid week spent with Jay, who reveals personal childhood stories and the struggles of life in Memphis. (Synopsis provided by Filmmakers.)

 

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