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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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Last day of the festival! Today at the Trylon: Janie Jones

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 “JANIE JONES” by director David Rosenthal. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Film introduction by Barb Abney (89.3 The Current).

Date: Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Trylon Microcineam, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls. 55406
Tickets: $10.00
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JANIE JONES (2010, dir. David Rosenthal, 106 min., USA, Blu-Ray)
Ethan Brand (Alessandro Nivola) and his band are on the comeback trail when a former flame (Elisabeth Shue) drops a bomb in his lap: their 13-year-old daughter, Janie Jones (Abigail Breslin). Ethan refuses to believe Janie is his kid, but when her mom suddenly leaves for rehab, the child has no place to go but into the tour bus and on the road with the band. With no inclination toward fatherhood, Ethan continues his hard-living ways, leaving Janie to fend for her self in the dive bars and sleazy motels along the way. As Ethan’s self-destructive spiral threatens to derail the tour, Janie uses her own surprising musical talents to help guide him down the rocky road to redemption. ??Nivola and Breslin naturally embrace their musical characters—both actually sing and perform in the film—while developing Ethan and Janie’s relationship in a refined way to delicately express the emotional needs of the characters. Writer/director David M. Rosenthal blends the musical setting with road trip movie elements that add subtle layers to the dynamic of his two main characters. (Synopsis provided by Tribeca Film Festival.)


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