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40 Below: The Toughest Race in the World

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What is the Arrowhead 135? Nothing more than one of the toughest, most dangerous races in the world. Run, bike, ski, you have to make it 135 miles in the coldest, most desolate areas in America, in the dead of January. And the participants wouldn’t change a thing.

Sat, Apr 15 6:45 PM
Sun, Apr 16 11:30 AM
Sun, Apr 23 11:00 AM
Thu, May 4 7:00 PM
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Cue the Strings - a film about Low

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Cue the Strings - a film about Low follows the entire 29 year career of the iconic band Low and their relationship with director Philip Harder. Harder went into his vaults and reassembled all of his music videos, including outtakes and behind the scenes footage. Low leaves the stage for the final time in their hometown of Duluth in September 2022.

Fri, Apr 21 7:10 PM
Sat, Apr 22 4:20 PM
Fri, Apr 28 7:00 PM
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Dreamin' Wild

MSPIFF42 Opening Film | Director Bill Pohlad Attending.

What if a childhood dream came true–-but thirty years later? Singer Donnie Emerson’s dream of success suddenly came true as he approached 50 years old. While it brought hopes of second chances, it also brought ghosts of the past and long-buried emotions to the whole family.

Thu, Apr 13 7:00 PM7:20 PM
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End of the Rope

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In the bitter winter of 1931, in the small farming community of Schafer, North Dakota, an entire family vanished, mother, father, and four children. The investigation immediately focuses on Charles Bannon, and soon the community is impatient for a particular bloodthirsty justice. 

Fri, Apr 14 6:30 PM
Thu, Apr 20 6:30 PM
Thu, May 4 3:45 PM
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Greener Pastures

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Samuel-Ali Mirpoorian’s urgent and intimate documentary looks at four multigenerational American farming families, including in Minnesota, wrestling with the various farm stressors, policies and politics farmers must maneuver to survive, connecting the dots between mental health, industrialization, food production and climate change.

Sat, Apr 15 4:30 PM
Mon, Apr 17 4:30 PM
Wed, May 3 2:00 PM
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Losing Grip

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Minnesota gymnast Shane Wiskus is at the top of his game, destined for a spot on the Olympic team. But when the COVID pandemic hits, and the University of Minnesota sees this as an opportunity to cut the program, will Shane be able to realize his dreams?

Sun, Apr 16 5:25 PM
Tue, Apr 18 5:20 PM
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Minnesota Mean

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Minnesota filmmaker and festival favorite Dawn Mikkelson (Risking Light, 2018 MSPIFF) returns with this rousing documentary following six fierce members of Minnesota Roller Derby as they fight to win the Hydra, the prize for the best women's flat track roller derby team in the entire world.

Sat, Apr 15 4:45 PM
Mon, Apr 17 7:00 PM
Sun, Apr 23 5:00 PM
Sun, Apr 30 4:30 PM
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Mom & Dad's Nipple Factory

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Director Justinsuperstar + Special Guests Attending.

When director Justinsuperstar’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, his father, an inveterate inventor, crafted a prosthetic nipple that impressed all of their medical staff. But mom and dad’s business is a bit of an embarrassment for this conservative couple, and is kept under wraps until their little secret is discovered. 

Sun, Apr 23 5:00 PM
Tue, Apr 25 7:00 PM
Thu, Apr 27 4:00 PM
Mon, May 1 7:00 PM
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Pay or Die

Directors Rachael Dyer and Scott Alexander Ruderman + Special Guests Attending.

Nearly two million Americans suffer from diabetes, and without insulin they’ll die. And yet, in the wealthiest nation on earth, too many people don’t have the money to pay for it. Directors Scott Ruderman (who has type 1 diabetes) and Rachael Dyer expose the affordability crisis in this stirring–and infuriating–documentary.

Sat, Apr 22 4:15 PM
Sun, Apr 23 1:30 PM
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