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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: Vilay Dethluxay

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

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

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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