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Up-and-coming filmmaker debuts in Twin Cities — Award-winning feature to screen at Sound Unseen

 

 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty will be presented on August 14 by Sound Unseen, a monthly screening series held every second Wednesday at Minneapolis’ Trylon Microcinema, located on 3258 Minnehaha Avenue South. The film is part of a doubleheader with showtime starting at 7 pm. It stars Terence Nance, who also wrote and directed the film, and Namik Minter as a couple in a relationship that swings between platonic and romantic; but in whose mind? An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is mostly autobiographical: “Yeah, it’s me unfortunately,” admits the Dallas born and raised Nance about the leading male character in his first film. “The easiest part was [being] in front of the camera,” says Nance on his triple role of star/writer/director. Continue Reading →

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This week’s entertainment spotlights

Legends: Eartha … The Whole Kitt & Kaboodle
Featuring Regina Marie Williams and pianist Dan Chouinard

Sat., Nov. 10, 7-8:30 pm & Sun., Nov. 11, 3-4:30 pm
Capri Theater
2027 W. Broadway Ave., Mpls., 612-643-2000 or www.thecapritheater.org
Tickets are $25; for tickets, call OvationTix at 866-811-4111 or go to https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/store/28295/packages. The Connection

Wed., Nov. 14, 7 & 9:15 pm
Trylon Microcinema
3258 Minnehaha Ave. Continue Reading →

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Sugarhill Gang: still getting played, not getting paid—Film shows hip hop pioneers’ fight for music rights

 

 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

The 2011 documentary I Want My Name Back makes its Minnesota premiere March 14 at the Trylon Microcinema in South Minneapolis. It documents the rise and fall of the Sugarhill Gang, which is widely credited for kick-starting commercial hip hop music in 1979. “It’s a controversial documentary,” said director Roger Paradiso in a phone interview with the MSR last week. The story on how the group came together has been considered one of the most controversial stories in hip hop: The late singer Sylvia Robinson reportedly heard Henry Jackson rapping and asked him if he was interested in joining a group. Jackson then became Big Bank Hank, and teamed up with Wonder Mike (Michael Wright) and Master Gee (Guy O’Brien) and formed the Sugarhill Gang in 1979. Continue Reading →

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