The Dinkytown Uprising
Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1Sun, Apr 12, 2015 6:00 PM Rush Line Only
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1Mon, Apr 20, 2015 2:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Wed, Apr 29, 2015 7:00 PM Sold Out
 
Film Info
Premiere Status:World Premiere
English Title:Dinkytown Uprising
Program:Documentaries
Competition: Minnesota Made Documentary Feature
Tags:History
Documentary
News
Politics
MN Made
Filmmaker/Guest Attending
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Panorama
Release Year:2015
Runtime:96
Type:Documentary Feature
Country:USA
Language:English
Website:www.TheDinkytownUprising.com
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/121387504
Cast/Crew
Director:Al Milgrom
Dan Geiger
Producer:Al Milgrom
Cinematographer:Al Milgrom
Editor:Dan Geiger
Principal Cast:Peter Moore (Narrator)
Screenwriter:Al Milgrom
Description

Director Al Milgrom attending.

MSPIFF at Rochester: Sat, 4/18 at 4:30pm

The year is 1970 and the disastrous Vietnam War keeps escalating. Protests are erupting all over U.S. campuses. But in Minneapolis, word that the national Red Barn Restaurant chain wants to erect a new fast-food franchise in old, venerable Dinkytown, the “war at home”  takes a different turn. This stunning documentary chronicles the unprecedented 40-day, 40-night continuous Dinkytown “Occupation” to prevent construction of an unwanted hamburger joint.

From film programmer-turned-filmmaker Al Milgrom, the story is recounted by seven participants whose varied reminiscences about defending the neighborhood becomes a microcosm of the memorable ‘70’s Generation. Music featured in the film by Bob Dylan, Willie Murphy.



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