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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    4:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Unlocking the Cage

    TCFF Insider Series presents Unlocking The Cage , Aug 19th. Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After 30 years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a “thing” with no rights to a “person”with legal protections.

    Supported by affidavits from primatologists around the world, Steve maintains that, based on scientific evidence, cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins and elephants have the capacity for limited personhood rights (such as bodily liberty) that would protect them from physical abuse. Using writs of habeas corpus (historically used to free humans from unlawful imprisonment), Wise argues on behalf of four captive chimpanzees in New York State.

    Unlocking the Cage captures a monumental shift in our culture, as the public and judicial system show increasing receptiveness to Steve’s impassioned arguments. It is an intimate look at a lawsuit that could forever transform our legal system, and one man’s lifelong quest to protect “nonhuman” animals..

    Friday, August 19th
    IFP Minnesota
    550 Vandalia St #120, St Paul, MN 55114
    Online Tickets: $10
    Onsite Tickets: $12
    FREE for TCFF Members!


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