Cloquet Premiere Set for “Older than America”

March 27, 2008

After more than a year of waiting, residents of northern Minnesota will have an opportunity to see “Older Than America,” the independently-produced feature that was shot in and around Cloquet, Minnesota, and on the nearby Fond du Lac Reservation in late 2006. Three screening are planned on Thursday, April 3. Showings at 5 and 9 p.m. are open to the public and a 7 p.m. screening is reserved for invited guest, presumably locals who worked on the production.

Reservations are needed to attend one of the showings. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the Preniere Theaters at 218-879-8045.

The film has recently screened at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, and at the Women With Vision Film Festival at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

More details are available in a Cloquet Pine Journal article at


Clooney and Zellweger Visit Duluth

March 24, 2008

The Duluth News Tribune posted video of George Clooney and Renee Zellweger‘s “Leatherheads” promotional visit to Duluth, Minnesota, on Monday , March 24.

    The footage includes Mayor Don Ness declaring it “Leatherhead Day in Duluth.”

    Also visit Greeting the fans at the Newspaper’s site.

    Clooney and Zellweger Visit Duluth to Promote “Leatherheads”

    March 18, 2008

    The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that George Clooney and Renee Zellweger will visit Duluth, Minnesota, as part of press tour to promote “Leatherheads.” The film, a sports/screwball comedy, is about a 1920’s era football team called the Duluth Bulldogs. While set in Minnesota and Chicago, the film was shot in North and South Carolina.

    “Leatherheads” is scheduled to open nationwide on April 4.

    Read the MST article at:

    The film’s official web site is at:

    My previous posts on Leatherhead are available at:

    Minnesota Monthly Reports on Forthcoming Film Production

    January 3, 2008

    Movie Madness II, a report in the January edition of Minnesota Monthly, outlines future Minnesota film projects. Read it at

    “Dead of Night (Winter)” Becomes “Killer Movie”

    November 18, 2007

    A horror film shot in Minnesota last spring has released a trailer on YouTube. Originally titled “Dead of Winter,” then “Dead of Night,” the film is now called “Killer Movie.” According to the trailer, it will be released this summer.

    “Remember Minnesota” Scouts Locations in Bismark, ND

    November 12, 2007

    According to a report filed by CBS affiliate KXMB-TV, “Remember Minnesota,” a feature film project about an underdog University of Minnesota rowing team, recently scouted locations in Bismark, ND. Producers Brad Melby and John Carroll Lynch (Fargo, Zodiac, Grumpy Old Men) are featured in the news story.

    View the report courtesy of YouTube.

    More information:

    “Remember Minnesota” is scheduled to shoot this spring, according to the report.

    A Serious Delay; Coen Brothers Project Rescheduled for Summer Start

    November 10, 2007

    The Minnesota Film and TV Board Website is reporting that the Coen Brothers production “A Serious Man” is being postponed because of ongoing industry labor negotiations. Originally scheduled to begin pre-production in January, “A Serious Man” now hopes to begin pre-production in June and principal photography in August.

    See my previous post, Coen Brother Come Home to Shoot “A Serious Man”, for more information.