Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits (MN Premier)
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits (MN Premier)

Here to be Heard: The Story of the Slits tells the story of the young women pioneers of the mid-70’s Punk era from a female point of view. Contemporaries of The Clash and Sex Pistols and the pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as "Punky Reggae", it runs from the bands’ inception in 1976 to its’ end in 2010 coinciding with the death of lead vocalist, Ari Up.

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KFAI: Little City In Space
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

KFAI: Little City In Space

In 1983, documentary filmmaker Miroslav Janek became involved with a group of volunteers running a tiny community radio station out of the belfry of a Unitarian church in South Minneapolis. Operating at a humble 14-watts, KFAI hosted a motley crew of characters pumping out blues, progressive rock, foreign language programming and absurdist radio theater to anyone who could pick up the signal.

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Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution (MN Premier Co-presented by Twin Cities Gay Scene)
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution (MN Premier Co-presented by Twin Cities Gay Scene)

What happens when the community you need is not the community you have? Tell yourself it exists over and over, make fan zines that fabricate hordes of queer punk revolutionaries, create subversive movies, and distribute those movies widely—and slowly, the community you’ve fabricated might become a real and radical heartbeat that spreads internationally.

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Hearts Beat Loud (MN Premier Co-Presented by 89.3 The Current)
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Hearts Beat Loud (MN Premier Co-Presented by 89.3 The Current)

As single dad Frank (Nick Offerman) prepares to send hardworking daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to UCLA pre-med, he also reluctantly realizes he has to accept that his own record-store business is failing. Hoping to stay connected with his daughter through their shared love of music, he urges her to turn their weekly “jam sesh” into an actual band.

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SU18 Festival Film | Don't Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker
Nov
12
1:00 PM13:00

SU18 Festival Film | Don't Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker

In 2007, 11 years after one of the most influential American punk bands, Jawbreaker, called it quits the three members, Blake Schwarzenbach, Chris Bauermeister, and Adam Pfahler reconnected in a San Francisco recording studio to listen back to their albums, reminisce and even perform together.

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SU18 Festival Film | Don't Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker w/ Filmmaker Q&A
Nov
11
9:30 PM21:30

SU18 Festival Film | Don't Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker w/ Filmmaker Q&A

In 2007, 11 years after one of the most influential American punk bands, Jawbreaker, called it quits the three members, Blake Schwarzenbach, Chris Bauermeister, and Adam Pfahler reconnected in a San Francisco recording studio to listen back to their albums, reminisce and even perform together.

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SU18 Festival Film | Sammy Davis JR.: I Gotta Be Me
Nov
11
7:15 PM19:15

SU18 Festival Film | Sammy Davis JR.: I Gotta Be Me

A dancer, singer, impressionist, and actor of unparalleled charisma, Sammy Davis Jr. began dazzling audiences at age three and never stopped until his death at 64. A star of stage and screen and member of the legendary Rat Pack, he broke racial barriers but paid a heavy price for it. Defying societal norms concerning interracial romance, religion, and political affiliation, Davis courted controversy many times, but always with grace and honesty.

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SU18 Festival Film | Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart w/ Q&A
Nov
11
12:45 PM12:45

SU18 Festival Film | Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart w/ Q&A

The former Hüsker Dü co-songwriter/singer/drummer welcomes you into his world, immediately addresses any Hüsker Dü reunion possibilities in an old interview, and is shown wailing behind his kit during that renowned middle-American punk band’s heyday. And that all happens before the film’s title even appears.

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SU18 Festival Film | No Resolution w/ Director Q&A & Performance + short film Soma & Lil
Nov
10
9:45 PM21:45

SU18 Festival Film | No Resolution w/ Director Q&A & Performance + short film Soma & Lil

The debut feature film by songwriter Tim Kasher (Cursive, The Good Life), “No Resolution” explores the relationship of never-was musician, Cary, and his newly pregnant fIancé, Jean (Maura Kidwell from USA’s Sirens), as they struggle with concepts of family and settling down.

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SU18 Festival Film | Sound Unseen Shorts Program
Nov
10
9:30 PM21:30

SU18 Festival Film | Sound Unseen Shorts Program

A collection of music videos and short documentaries, the Sound Unseen Shorts Programs features artists, filmmakers, and musicians making stunning and sometimes confounding narratives into dazzling visuals, whereas our short documentaries find subjects celebrating music, art and unpredictable stories in everyday life.

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SU18 Festival Film | Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart w/ Q&A
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

SU18 Festival Film | Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart w/ Q&A

The former Hüsker Dü co-songwriter/singer/drummer welcomes you into his world, immediately addresses any Hüsker Dü reunion possibilities in an old interview, and is shown wailing behind his kit during that renowned middle-American punk band’s heyday. And that all happens before the film’s title even appears.

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