MSP International Film Festival releases lineup: What to watch
The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival lineup is out, featuring two weeks of in-person screenings at a brand-new venue.
Why it matters: Local and international indie filmmakers don't get the same distribution or attention as big studio flicks, a problem exacerbated by the declining theater industry.
- The May festival also coincides with the grand opening of MSP Film at the Main, a new five-screen theater run by MSP Film Society and housed in the former St. Anthony Main Theatre.
What to watch: There are over 200 films showing this year. Here are three buzzed-about screenings:
🚐 "Paulie Go!": A Minnesota-made coming-of-age comedy follows two teenagers as they track down a reclusive genius in northern Minnesota.
🍽 "We Feed People": The Ron Howard documentary chronicles chef and humanitarian José Andrés’ journey to provide healthy food to nations in the wake of disaster.
⚰️ "The Gravedigger's Wife": A gravedigger in Djibouti City goes to extreme measures to save his wife in this drama, which was selected as Somalia’s first-ever Oscar submission.
Don't miss out: The MSP International Film Festival runs May 5-19. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 11am for Film Society members, and April 21 for non-members.
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