Dave Anderson’s LA Log – A Minnesotan in Tinsel Town has a couple of interesting recent posts. Anderson, who writes for Mlps. St. Paul Magazine, covered the Minnesota Film and TV Board’s activities at the Film Location Expo on April 11 and the Minnesota Ice Pack event on April 13. That second post includes a few details about projects that potentially could be shot in Minnesota, including John Carroll Lynch’s Remember Minnesota and an unnamed Coen Brother’s production.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival lives up to the “International” in its name by offering ten days of films with the emphasis on world cinema offerings. Opening on Thursday, April 19, with a 7 p.m. showing of Bamako at the Riverview Theater, followed by a opening night gala at the Riverview Wine Bar, the festival continues through April 29. Banako’s executive producer, actor Danny Glover, is scheduled to appear.
In all, 86 events are scheduled, including 46 films in the World Cinema category. Details, including film profiles, schedule, and ticket information, are available at the festival’s web site, mspfilmfest.org/2007/.
The festival is organized by Minnesota Film Arts. Its RSS feed is posted below in the sidebar.
Remember Minnesota? Apparently John Carroll Lynch does. Lynch, the versatile and talented character actor best know for his performances as Marge Gunderson’s devoted husband, Norm, in Fargo and, more recently, the creepy number one suspect in this year’s thriller Zodiac, is scheduled to appear in an independent feature called Remember Minnesota this spring. The script, which was penned by Lynch and co-author Tess Clark, is a sports underdog story focused on the 1987 University of Minnesota rowing team’s unlikely run for the rowing regatta championship.
Lynch will direct a reading of the script on May 14 at the Ritz Theater 345 13th Ave. N.E. in Minneapolis. The reading is being persented by the Minnesota-based Screenwriters’ Workshop as part of their ScriptNight series.