The Film Society is proud to join art house theaters around the country in A National Event Day screening of 1984 on April 4th, 2017 (starring the late John Hurt who passed on January 25). April 4th is the day George Orwell’s protagonist, Winston Smith, begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary.
CFF: Black Roots of Salsa
Get fascinated by this journey into Afro-Cuban culture, full of dance and music. This documentary unwinds the complexity of many traditional and cultural movements in Cuba and brings a deeply rooted approach to the life of the descendants of historically deported African slaves as expressed in the Cuban Rumba.
Performers including Saint Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock, and Ira Glass join legendary musician David Byrne to create an incredible event to celebrate the art of Color Guard at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center.
How Love Won: The Fight for Marriage Equality in MN
Go behind the scenes and discover the secret psychological weapon Minnesota LGBT activists deployed in this “unwinnable” campaign that had failed in 30 other states. An inspiring story, marriage equality activists went from facing sure defeat to winning more than anyone dared hope.
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The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun
Djibril Diop Mambéty's dramatic short filmIn Dakar, selling newspapers on the street is an occupation always occupied by boys. But one morning, Sili, a young beggar, challenges that exclusive rule. Co-presented by the Alliance Française.
MSP International Film Festival Preview Party
Star Tribune Movie Critic Colin Covert, MSPIFF Programming Director Jesse Bishop and MSPIFF Programmer Craig Laurence Rice sit down for an exclusive conversation that will pull back the curtain on what goes into planning the largest film festival in the Midwest. Paired with a private screening of Page One: Inside the New York Times.
NTL: Hedda Gabler
Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.
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This Academy Award® winning feature by director Asghar Farhadi follows a young couple living in Tehran as sudden eruptions of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically change their lives.
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Science on Screen: King Kong vs. Godzilla
National Evening of Science on Screen: Hollywood loves a good monster fight. But for middle-aged monsters, like Godzilla and King Kong, fighting is easy, it's life that is hard. With increasing age, gravity and heat can become potent foes. So how would King Kong and Godzilla stack up against real life monsters, like the larger dinosaurs?
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Tickling Giants follows the team of the Egyptian satirical comedy show "Al Bernameg," headed by Bassem Youssef, the "Egyptian Jon Stewart." Facing physical threats, protests, and legal action, the young women and men working on Bassem's show are fearless revolutionaries, who just happen to be really, really funny.