“What strikes the spectator most [about Sunrise] is the perfection with which Murnau accommodates prosaic themes in his expression of the sublime”
– French film critic Jean Domarchi, translated by Lucy Fischer
The Walker Art Center regularly sponsors area film premieres, independent and international film series, and lectures with visiting filmmakers and international film critics and scholars. This fall Olivier Assayas (Irma Vep, Carlos) visits for a Regis Dialogue and in the spring American independent filmmaker Kelly Reichardt (Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy) visits for a retrospective and talk. In November a retrospective of pioneering African filmmaker Ousmane Sembene’ s films will be screened, including Black Girland Moolaadé, a rousing musical polemic about human rights and market economies in contemporary West Africa.
Landmark Cinemas in Minneapolis
Offering independent and international cinema in 35mm, the Lagoon and Uptown Theatres are the perfect places to catch the latest flicks.
Minnesota Film Arts
Located at St. Anthony Main, Minnesota Film Arts screens classic, independent, and international films.
Minneapolis – St. Paul International Film Festival
Each April, Minnesota Film Arts organizes one of the most eclectic and international film festivals in the U.S.
IFP Minnesota Center for Media Arts
IFP provides motion picture and DV equipment rental for filmmakers, offers over 25 classes on media production, is a great source to locate grants and funds for productions, and periodically sponsors screenings at such venues as Bryant Lake Bowl.