Movie City: Minneapolis
FilmInFocus makes a cinematic stopover in Minneapolis, home of the Coen brothers.
The writer Steven Brust once wrote, “Minneapolis has two seasons: Road Removal and Snow Repair.” And while it’s true that the city will never escape associations with snow and the bitter cold – and jokes about the same – it boasts a film culture strong enough to drag its chilly citizens out of the warmth of their homes to go to movies throughout the year.
Now, to celebrate the release of A Serious Man, the latest film by Joel and Ethan Coen – natives of the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park – FilmInFocus has made Minneapolis its next Movie City. Through a series of articles, you can find out all about the city’s burgeoning film festival scene, learn about the Walker Art Center’s longstanding commitment to screening great movies of all kinds, and get a primer on the best and most interesting movies made in the state of Minnesota.
As part of Movie City: Minneapolis, Nick Dawson checks in on the film festival scene in the home of the Coen brothers.
Since the late 40s, the Walker has provided local cineastes with a well-balanced diet of film and video.
There’s more than snow and ice to shoot in Minnesota. Click through a slideshow of the cinematic fare that hails from the land of lakes.