A great film in a theater finding a new life - what else can you ask for. Although the Parkway has been making its way to the forefront of great programming for about a month now, their two week run of Guy Maddin's film Branded Upon the Brain! is the real deal. And I couldn't be happier. The local premiere of Branded Upon the Brain! got ignored by our brain-dead local weekly, but got a four star review from Colin Covert in the Star Tribune. The film is just as troubling as it is whimsical, and is about as unique a film that you will find. The Parkway itself is shaping up into a respectable theater, with visible improvements being made weekly. I was excited to see a poster hanging in the lobby for Larry Fessenden's The Last Winter. The Parkway is turning out to be a theater filling some pretty big cinematic gaps in this town.
Keep track of what is playing on the Parkway's website.
Please support this theater's great efforts! Branded Upon the Brain! is playing through October 18.