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Join us Father's Day Weekend for a week of film that celebrates our great state! In conjunction with the Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, seven movies shot in and around Minnesota will play Friday, June 17 through Wednesday, June 22.
$8.50 – Regular
$6.00 – Students/Seniors/Children under 12
$5.00 – Film Society Members
All movies play at St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main St, MPLS 55414)
Director: Tony Bill
Run Time: 102 min
Showtime: Fri, June 17 at 7pm | Buy tickets for Untamed Heart
Untamed Heart stars Christian Slater as Adam, an shy and awkward busboy who saves waitress Caroline (Marisa Tomei) from being raped in a park late one night. Naturally, the two begin to fall in love. As their relationship progresses, Caroline discovers that Adam has a heart defect, though he claims he has a baboon heart. Rosie Perez also stars as Cindy, Caroline's sassy comic-relief-providing co-worker. (courtesy: Matthew Tobey, Rovi)
Director: Michael Patrick Jann
Run Time: 97 min
Showtime: Sat, June 18 at 7pm | Buy tickets for Drop Dead Gorgeous
A mockumentary about a vicious competition between two contestants in a rural Minnesota beauty pageant. While the two girls prepare for the contest, their mothers (an overbearing hairdresser and a civic-minded matriarch) decide they will stop at nothing to help each one's respective child win the contest. Starring: Denise Richards, Kirsten Dunst, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney, Kirstie Alley, Brittany Murphy, Sam McMurray, William Sasso.
Quack! Quack! Quack! After being charged for drunk driving, the court orders hotshot lawyer and former hockey player Gordon (Emilio Estevez) to coach the worst peewee hockey team in the league. At first reluctant, Gordon soon comes to respect his players, and teaches them how to win. The Ducks make it to the finals where they face Gordon’s old team, which is coached by a ghost from his past.
The first in the “Ducks" trilogy, and arguably the most famous, Stephen Herek’s film was nominated for two Best Young Artists awards in 1992.
Director: Donald Petrie
Run Time: 103 min
Showtime: Sun, June 19 at 7pm | Buy tickets for Grumpy Old Men
They were the best of enemies until something came between them. Elderly neighbors John (Jack Lemmon) and Max (Walter Matthau) continuously argue and insult each other, and have been at it for over 50 years. When Ariel (Ann-Margret) moves in across the street, the two compete for her attention, and their rivalry steps up a gear.
A classic title of Minnesota Made cinema, Donald Petrie’s Grumpy Old Men is a household name throughout the Upper Midwest and beyond. Winner of a BMI Film Music Award 1994.
Director: Peter Myer
Run Time: 60 min
Showtime: Mon, June 20 at 7pm
Never Stop Singing celebrates Minnesota’s vibrant choral community through interviews with leading conductors and composers, rehearsal and performance footage of many of the top choruses in the state, and a lively soundtrack of classic and contemporary choral pieces.
Featuring numerous noted musicians including Dominick Argento, Anton Armstrong, Philip Brunelle, David Cherwien, René Clausen, Maria Jette, and many more, Never Stop Singing is a beautiful and heartfelt testament to the power of choral music.
Director: Bradley Rappa
Run Time: 72 min
Showtime: Tue, June 21 at 7pm | Buy tickets for Thicker Than Water
Winner – Best MN-Made Documentary Feature – 2011 MSP Int’l Film Festival
A documentary about dealing with chronic illness, living life to the fullest and playing your last game as well as you can. 11-year old Tony Rappa of White Bear Lake, MN, “absolutely, positively” loves playing hockey, but struggles to lead a normal active life despite the potentially fatal risks associated with his severe type A hemophilia.
Bradley Rappa received his MFA in Filmmaking from Syracuse University in 1995. He is an award-winning painter and filmmaker whose films have been have been screened worldwide. In addition to being a media literacy educator and professional cinematographer, Brad and his wife produce work to promote environmental and human rights causes. Bradley currently lives in Ithaca, NY with his wife and their two boys Alex and Aydan.
Director: Joe Dressel
Run Time: 89 min
Showtime: Wed, June 22 at 7pm | Buy tickets for Rough Tender
Winner – Best MN-Made Narrative Feature – 2011 MSP Int’l Film Festival
Unlikely love blooms between a brooding, explosive loner and an extroverted introvert with a cat and a library habit. Rough Tender is a darkly comic, sadly sweet and even poignant tale about finding and keeping love despite the odds.
Joe Dressel was born in 1984. His passion for story telling led to creating live-action and animated short films. In 2007, he graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in animation. After earning his degree, Joe began a career in advertising. He has also continued to tell stories by directing numerous short and feature films.