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The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

 

 

They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. The Girls in the Band tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30′s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today, there is a new breed of gifted young women taking their rightful place in the world of jazz, which can no longer deny their talents. The Girls in the Band is playing at St. Continue Reading →

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Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity — Mpls/St Paul International Film Festival

 

 
St. Anthony Main Theatre

Showtime 1: (First Screening)
Fri, 04/12/2013 – 8:30pm

Tickets : CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Showtime 2: (Second Screening)
Wed, 04/17/2013 – 9:20pm

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Director Dorothy Darr Attending

 

Directed By: Dorothy Darr, Jeffrey Morse

Arrows Into Infinity is a journey in sound through the unusual life and career of this jazz legend Charles Lloyd, one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 1960s. His music crossed traditional boundaries and explored new territories. Catapulted into worldwide fame in his 20s, by his early 30s, he abandoned his life of touring and recording and went into seclusion in Big Sur, CA. Here, Lloyd and those who worked with him over the last five decades help us better understand this enigmatic man and his spiritual pursuit through music. Continue Reading →

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Gordon Parks film goes beyond Life photos, Shaft movie to reveal his life’s work

 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

To call Gordon Parks (1912-2006) a Renaissance man might be an understatement to those who knew the late photographer, filmmaker, writer and composer. Born the youngest of 15 children in Fort Scott, Kansas, his father sent the teenage Parks to St. Paul to live with an older sister after their mother died. However he didn’t get along with his brother-in-law, who threw him out of the house, and Parks lived on the streets. Although he never graduated from high school, he nonetheless embarked on a journey that first began with playing piano in a brothel and playing semi-pro basketball to becoming an internationally renowned filmmaker. Continue Reading →

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This week’s Entertainment Spotlights!

 
 Revelations: Judgment Day
 

 Fri.-Sat., Nov. 23-24, 7 pm & Sun., Nov. 25, 6 pm
The O’Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, 651-690-6700 or http://oshaughnessy.stkate.edu
A gospel stage play about life’s tests, trials, and triumphs, Revelations asks, “Will your name be in the Book of Life?”
Special guest performances by Darnell Davis & the Remnant, Shed G. and James Grear & Company
Tickets are $20-$38. For advance tickets, go to www.showclix.com/event/3717861. Continue Reading →

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Black short films emerge from underground festival

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

Talibah L. Newman wrote and directed Busted on Brigham Lane, and Jesse Atlas and Aaron Wolfe co-wrote Record/Play, directed by Atlas. The two short films were included in the “Relationships” shorts program at the recent Minneapolis Underground Film Festival hosted by the Film Society of Minneapolis/Saint Paul at St. Anthony Main Theatre. The MSR talked to Newman, Atlas and Wolfe in separate phone interviews prior to the showings. “It is about a young girl who hasn’t seen her father in 10 years so they have an estranged relationship,” explains Newman of Busted on Brigham Lane, her fourth short film. Continue Reading →

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