Monday, April 2, 2007

More information on MSPIFF

Al Milgrom was working the crowd at the Arab Film Festival this weekend and handing out flyers in that way he does. Because the information does not seem available anywhere else, I'll transcribe the contents of the flyer here (and I will even be kind enough to leave out my editorial comments):

"The 25th Annual Minneapolis-St Paul International Film Festival will take place this year April 19-29 at four venues in the Twin Cities. Featuring 80 films from more than 45 countries, the festival will once again bring the best in international cinema to Twin Cities moviegoers as the most important film event of the year in the Upper Midwest.

"Scheduled for opening night Thurs., April 19, is the Danny Glover produced film Bamako, an exquisite film from the West African country of Mali, is directed by widely-known director Abderrahmane Sissako. Mr Glover is scheduled to be on hand for the opening night gala. Screening venues to date include the Oak Street, the Bell Auditorium, St Anthony Main theaters and the Riverview Theater.

"Film fest lovers should note:
  • Many Oscar submission hits
  • Mid East "stew": Films from Turkey, Israel, Tunisia, Armenia and Iran.
  • Twin Cities premiere of Lars Von Trier's new film Boss of It All
  • Several Sundance prize winners
  • Chinese panorama with director Yang Zazhou invited
  • Minnesota's Norwegian "rock star" Ole Bull and Minnesota director's "world premiere"
  • VHS Kahloucha, premiere from Tunisia
  • Spotlight: Canadian/Netherlands/India/China
  • Ruby's Town, Worthington, Minn. Vs. Cuero, Texas world's championship turkey race
  • Closing Night film The Ten with director David Wain scheduled to appear
  • Perverts Guide to Cinema (tell all your pervert friends) featuring international guru Slavoj Zizek.
"Check the film web site - - for show times, tickets and venue information."

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