40 Years of May Day - Told in Three Parts


The Main 5 Wed, Apr 26, 2017 7:00 PM
The Main 5 Sat, Apr 29, 2017 11:10 AM
The Main 5 Mon, May 1, 2017 4:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Competition: Minnesota Made Documentary Feature
Minnesota Made
Culture & Society
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Art in Pictures
Release Year:2017
Runtime:98 min
Director:Mike Rivard
Daniel Polsfuss
Will Hommeyer
Producer:Mike Rivard
Daniel Polsfuss
Will Hommeyer
Cinematographer:Mike Rivard
Daniel Polsfuss
Will Hommeyer
Editor:Mike Rivard
Daniel Polsfuss
Will Hommeyer


Directors Mike Rivard, Daniel Polsfuss, and Will Hommeyer attending

40 Years of May Day is a triptych of short documentaries that capture the spirit of protest that occurs every May 1 in Powderhorn Park. In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre’s annual May Day Parade, Tree of Life Ceremony, and Festival is a beloved ritual of creativity and community participation. With over 50,000 people attending each spring, the May Day parade is one of the nation’s most important political and cultural celebration. These three documentaries—from directors Mike Rivard, Daniel Polsfuss, and Will Hommeyer—explore the cultural, political, artistic, theatrical phenomenon happening in Minneapolis for over 40 years. Binding communities as varied and diverse as Minnesota itself. Honoring the passing and the birth of people and events that effect our lives.

Directors' Biographies

Will Hommeyer:Will Hommeyer has over thirty years of experience in the film and video industry. He has produced, directed and edited a broad range of documentary, educational, and experimental programs. Hommeyer is a passionate director of photography and editor who enjoys being part of creative collaborations.

Daniel Polsfuss: Daniel Polsfuss is a film and video producer, director, editor of documentaries, music videos and promotional videos for non-profits. He has also collaborated with a variety of artists including Mary Ellen Childs, Roy McBride, Patrick Scully, and Miss Richfield, 1981.

Mike Rivard: Filmmaker and musician Mike Rivard has documented arts, politics, and culture since the 1970s, and is currently working on Dissent Minnesota, a street-level view of protests over the last 40 years.

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