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Northern Spark is an active celebration of the creativity of artists and the creative programming of cultural organizations. Last year, during the night of June 4, 2011, there were 50,000 visits to 100 projects by more than 200 artists in collaboration with 60 cultural organizations and sponsors at 34 venues in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Northern Spark was a one-night creative explosion.
All this creativity and energy makes one “think and wonder, wonder and think,” in the inimitable words of Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. What is it all about?
For us, Northern Spark is about transformation. It is about seeing the Twin Cities in a new light. It’s about making the place where you live a place you want to be, not where you return after being inspired somewhere else. It is about the dynamic intersection of art and science and technology and engineering and design and urban planning and nature and culture. It is about the power of artists to make us think and wonder. (Northern Spark)
Run Time: 89 min
Year: 2011 / 2012
Showtimes: Sat, June 9th at 8:58, 10:45
Location: Screen 3 @ St. Anthony Main Theatre
Jim and Dave, two brothers who don’t like each other very much, are forced to come together when their dad dies in Kansas City. Dave is pretty sure he has an Alonzo Mourning Skybox Series rookie card, but Jim has other ideas.
DIRECTED BY Todd Sklar, 12 min
While trying to escape from two deadly hillbillies, Lowell and baby Samantha seek refuge in the most unusual place, ultimately being pinned against humanity, empathy, and faith.
DIRECTED BY Christopher Peck, 6 min
A successful businessman just living his life is thrust into a puzzling chain of events. After he returns from the war, as past and present fuse, he is forced to confront a haunting mystery.
DIRECTED BY Darin Heinis, 16 min
A detached young outsider has trouble interacting with anybody, instead preferring to simply observe. When he follows his fellow classmate into the woods, he discovers a secret of hers involving an old well, and decides to investigate further.
DIRECTED BY Christopher Jopp, 10 min
A comedy about famed Sasquatch hunter and TV host Karl Patterson, and his fiery wife, Patty. Upon learning of Karl’s plan to search the Arctic with his sexy Russian co-host in search of Sasquatch’s Arctic cousin, Patty tells Karl the unthinkable: Sasquatch doesn’t exist!
DIRECTED BY Jim Morgan, 8 min
A young boy searches for a missing pony figure that was given to him by his absent father. A sensitive, charming tale with some moments of magic.
DIRECTED BY Jason Ho, 14 min
A story of disappointment and rejection. Set in the early 60’s, R. M. Brusse is a post-modernist writer who hopes to get her first novel published.
DIRECTED BY Ann Prim, 14 min
Follows the inner life of a deaf performance poet as he makes his debut at an open-mic night for a hearing audience. Can the language of the heart emancipate the inner voice, transcending the white space between a hearing audience and a deaf man’s soul?
DIRECTED BY Maya Washington, 9 min