Birth of a Story

The past 10 months have been arduous, rewarding, frustrating, challenging and most of all, an education.  Here are the ten things I learned from writing Betta Fish. If you’re producing the script you’re writing, make the budget of the film first. This …

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‘SPLIT’ Review: ‘The Horde’ will bring you to the ‘Light’

By Jatin Setia Earlier this week at a preview screening, as I grabbed my seat in the theater awaiting the start of the newest M. Night Shyamalan’s production, ‘Split,’ I caught myself already predicting the ‘twist’ that usually accompanies Mr. Shyamala …

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Flick’n’Friends Review: Lion

Review Lion Directed by Mark Davis Written by Luke Davies A young orphaned boy from India is adopted by a loving Australian family, but, as a young man, finds himself compelled to find the mother and brother he feels he left behind in the based-on-a-tr …

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Flick’n’Friends Review: Moonlight

Review Trespass Against Us Directed by Barry Jenkins Written by Barry Jenkins (screenplay) and Tarell McCraney (story) Moonlight follows Chiron, a young black man born into unforgiving circumstances in Miami, through three specific points in his life a …

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’Moonlight,’ ‘Blood Stripe’ take home honors at top Midwest festival St. Louis Park, MN (October 31, 2016) – The Twin Cities Film Fest announced its 2016 award winners over the weekend, recognizing films in nine top categories. The 11-day event, which …

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Flick’n’Friends Review: Trespass Against Us

Review Trespass Against Us Directed by Adam Smith Written by Alastair Siddons Trespass Against Us follows the story of the Cutler clan, a family living a sort of gypsy lifestyle in the British countryside—sustained mostly heists in the city. To the fam …

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    6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    IFP Minnesota
    550 Vandalia St #120, St Paul, MN 55114

    TCFF Insider Series presents Janey Makes A Play with Filmmaker in attendance on Friday, July 22nd. Janey Makes A Play is a documentary film that follows a captivating ninety-year-old woman as she rallies her small town to create a theatre production about the Great Depression amidst the real erosion of the town’s local economy. Janey has spent her life in the theatre, committing the past decade to writing and directing original plays for Rio Vista, California, a picturesque small town on the Sacramento River Delta. Her community non-profit troupe, called No Small Thing Productions, has produced seventeen of Janey’s original handwritten plays. Janey continually battles inconsistent rehearsal attendance, people moving away or quitting, actors memorizing their lines last-minute, and sets that are not completely assembled. If they don’t sell tickets for their performance, the troupe will not have enough money to continue to exist. Transported into rural America, we witness the challenges of pulling off a high-caliber production with an eccentric cast of characters.

    Film will be followed by a Q&A and a networking Happy Hour onsite!

    Friday, July 22nd
    IFP Minnesota
    550 Vandalia St #120, St Paul, MN 55114
    Online Tickets: $10
    Onsite Tickets: $12
    FREE for TCFF Members!


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