Parkway Theater Hosts Homegrown Cinema

May 6, 2008

The Parkway Theater is hosting a series of double features of Minnesota-produced films on Monday nights over the next four weeks. Here’s the trailer.

The schedule includes:

  • May 12 – Two Harbors & Bill’s Big Pumpkins
  • May 19 – Snuff: A Documentary About Killing on Camera and Grown Men
  • May 26 – It Came from Another World and Mondo Collecto
  • June 2 – Seeking Wellness and Wargoon Flishe



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.

    Independent Film Night Comes to Duluth, MN – November 16

    November 10, 2007

    IFP Minnesota will host a night of information and entertainment at the Play Ground Theater in Duluth on November 16, 2007. The event will include two workshops on “How to Apply” for the McKnight Filmmaking and Screenwriting Fellowships and a special edition of Cinema Lounge, the popular monthly film showcase that features locally-produced short films.


    Duluth Play Ground Theater

    • 6-7 p.m. – Screenwriting Fellowship “How to Apply” workshop
    • 7-8 p.m. – Filmmaking Fellowship “How to Apply” workshop
    • lounge_main.jpg8-9:30 p.m. – Cinema Lounge, featuring…
      • 12 Moons On Gichigami by Mark Ryan (6 min.)  See it!
      • Cross Country with the Snakes by Hansi Johnson (13 min.)
      • Birds At Night (Might Fall) by Bridget Riversmith (3 min.)  See it!
      • Jesus Loves Me by Jason Page (2 min. excerpt from the upcoming feature, “God Rocks”)
      • Resonance by Paul Creager (10 min.)
      • Broc by Steve Ash (20 min.)

    Pizza Luce’

    • 9:30 p.m. – Party

    Aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters are encouraged to attend this free event.

    More information at:

    Source: IFP press release and web site.

    Fimmakers Featured in Duluth News Tribune Article

    July 9, 2007

    According to a report in today’s Duluth News Tribune, Carrie Boberg and Jason Page are able to focus on filmmaking and forget about day jobs, thanks to the generosity of a local foundation. The Duluth-based filmmakers are partners is in 4 Track Films, a start-up production company funded by the Zeppa Foundation. The feature article profiles Boberg, Page their company and their current project, God Rocks, a mocumentary about a Christian battle of the bands.

    Read the details at

    Note/rant: Read it quick. because the Duluth News Tribune and other Forum Communications publications postings are only free for a week. After that they charge for them.

    The Zeppa Foundation has funded several arts-oriented projects in Duluth, including support for a costume rental business and a theater that will program independent and foreign film. See my previous posts on June 6 and May 19.

    Three Features Consider Minnesota Locations

    June 7, 2007

    Among the topics discussed at the June 7 Minnesota Film and TV Board Town Meeting in Duluth was a short list of feature length productions considering Minnesota locations over the next few months. These include Superior, considering a Grand Marais location; Assuming Room Temperature, an HBO production looking at Duluth/Superior; and Jeremy Holmes is a Pervert, no specific site mentioned. None of the titles have IMDB listings yet.

    The Town Meeting featured Lucinda Winter, MN Film and TV Executive Director; Christopher Grap, MN Film and TV Production Services Manager; and Upper Minnesota Film Liaison Riki McManus. Local production companies, including Carlson Media, Four Track Films, Parthe Productions and Pro Video, screened samples of their work at the meeting, which was held in The Playground.