Tuesday, April 12, 2011

MSPIFF 2011!

MSPIFF is almost here. Are you ready? While the MSPIFF website is on the fritz, here are a few things you can schedule or avoid, depending on what you think of my taste in film. My recommendations from the dozen or so I've seen:

Le Quattro Volte (Italy) Michelangelo Frammartino
The world is full of mysteries and so is this beautiful, dialog-less film.Saturday 4/23, 5:00pm
Monday 4/25, 5:00pm

The Arbor (UK) Clio Barnard
Experimentalism plus raw emotions.
Monday 4/25, 7:15pm
Friday 4/29, 5:00pm

The Fourth Portrait (Taiwan) Chung Mong-Hong
This young actor is amazing.
Wednesday 4/27, 7:00pm
Wednesday 5/4, 5:00pm

How many films will I see this year? No one knows. There are a ton of films I want to see, but these are the ones high on my list:

Nostalgia for the Light (Chile) Patricio Guzman
The great unknowns of outer space meet the great unknowns of a brutal history.
Saturday 4/16, 12:30pm
Monday 4/18, 8:45pm

13 Assassins (Japan) Takashi Miike
Missed my first a second big-screen opportunity to see this film. I will not miss my third and fourth.
Thursday 4/24, 6:45
Friday 4/25, 9:45

My Joy (Russia) Sergei Loznitsa
Kind of pleasant that I have avoided really knowing what this drama is about.
Saturday 4/30, 4:30pm
Monday 5/2, 7:00pm

Film Socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard) France
Not because I have to, but because I really want to.
Friday 4/29, 9:15

The 2010 Minneapolis/St Paul International Film Festival runs from April 14 to May 5 (three weeks!) with over 200 films.

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