’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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[Secrets of the City] Twin Cities Film Fest Opening Night

For the next two weeks the Twin Cities Film Fest moves into the cushy seats—and in-theater lounge, which actually has pretty good food—at the Showplace Icon Theaters at the West End. …

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[Pioneer Press] These 6 movies will screen in St. Paul as part of the Twin Cities Film Fest

It’s always been called the Twin Cities Film Fest. This year, though, the annual event is making good on its name by moving into St. Paul. The festival will screen six movies at Independent Feature Project Minnesota, Thursday through Saturday. http://w …

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TCFF Day 2 Recap October 20

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Orange Is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox is coming to the Twin Cities Film Fest

This morning, the Twin Cities Film Fest announced its grand finale events, which will include a visit from Orange Is the New Black star/trans activist Laverne Cox. She’ll be in town at the end of the month to walk the red carpet for the screenings of t …

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Blood Stripe’ tells the powerful story of one woman’s struggle with post-war PTSD

From Minnesota’s Northwoods comes a searing portrayal of a female soldier who, after returning from Afghanistan, struggles to deal with the crippling effects of PTSD. “It’s a story ripe to be told,” says Remy Auberjonois, an actor best known for roles …

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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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