•The Builder @ Trylon; 7:00 & 9:00. "Songwriters directing films, record labels releasing them, shit's topsy-turvy." (-IFC) Couldn't have said it better myself. The acting turn from the film's co-writer Colm O'Leary is the highlight of this story on one man building a house in the Catskills.
•Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci @ Heights; 7:15. Special opera double feature (because the only thing better than opera is two operas).
•Wuthering Heights @ The Walker; 7:30. This William Wyler adaptation of the Emily Bronte novel was just one of the many reasons why 1939 was a landmark year for cinema (the other reasons being The Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind, Stagecoach, Ninotchka and so on). The Walker's screening it as part of their series "In Context: Bernhard Herrmann,"a series put together in conjunction with similar screenings by Take-Up and the Minnesota Opera's performance of the composer's only opera.
•tonight, we stay indoors @ Trylon; 7:30. A tale of murder made by a fellow local blogger.
•Danielson: A Family Movie @ The Southern Theater; 7:30. Danielson will be present for a Q&A. Sound Unseen teams up with 89.3 The Current to present a special screening of this 2006 documentary, featuring a discussion with the band, who have a two-night set in the cities this weekend. The film's $8, but a special film + next day concert ticket package can be purchased for $25. A total steal.
•Africa Rising @ MSU Library, St. Paul; 7:00. Screening as part of the "Women's Human Rights Film Series," this film tells the story of the anti-FGM movement taking hold in the continent.
•Van Van Fever @ St Anthony; 7:30. This is the final film in the weekly Cuban Film Festival.
And don't forget about the Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival, which has screenings Tuesday through Saturday this week, with more showings next week as well. The showings are at the Sabes JCC, and this site will have reviews in the next few days for more of these films. Stay tuned:
|MARCH 29||Children of the Bible & These Are My Names (Double Feature)|
My So-Called Enemy
|MARCH 30||Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story|
|MARCH 31||The Infidel|
Seven Minutes in Heaven