by Susannah Schouweiler, editor
June 2, 2008
This month's features cover the growth of homegrown cinema with filmmaker profiles and a look into the business of making movies in MN. PLUS: reviews of new exhibitions and performance and the summer MNfashion FLASH winners
What Light: Cindra Halm
What Light: Cindra Halm
Minnesota filmmakers and web video innovators have come into their own in recent years, earning national and international recognition for their work on both the large and small screens. Home to traditionally minded filmmakers like Ali Selim (Sweet Land
) as well as indie documentarians like Joanna Kohler (Boxers
) and DIY internet video innovators like Chuck Olsen (The Uptake, Minnesota Stories)--Minnesota's busting at the seams with homegrown cinematic talent.
Fresh off the heels of the Mpls/St. Paul International Film Festival
, and just in time for the Walker's Queer Takes: Visibly Out
series, the Solstice Film Festival in St. Paul
, and the Free Range Film Festival
, this month's featured articles will highlight a sampling of Minnesota artists working in film.
New for the week of June 30, 2008:
FILM: A Filmmaker's Guide to Getting Your Movie On (the Right) Screen
Acclaimed filmmaker Ali Selim (writer/director, Sweet Land
) offers hard-won advice for emerging filmmakers, including tips on pursuing the right festival for your particular film and the wisdom of looking beyond Cannes and Sundance to find screens for your work.
STORY: The Easter Rabbits by David Bengtson
David Bengtson, our Grand Prize-winning miniStories author for the spring 08 quarter of mnartists.org's newest literary series has penned a haunting original short story for us; Easter Rabbits
is a lyrical elegy for childhood's sorrows.
FEATURED COLLECTION: miniStories: June 2008
Read this month's batch of four winning miniStories, the final collection of winning flash fiction from the spring 08 cycle:
My First Wife
by John Jodzio
by Michelle Leon
Why It's a Good Idea to Recite Poetry at the Bar
by Julia Klatt Singer
The Red Button
by Margi Preus
FEATURED COLLECTION: MCAD/McKnight Artists 2007/08: Stacey Davidson, Andrea Carlson, Megan Vossler, Amy DiGennaro
Browse through a sampling of work by those artists highlighted in an exhibition of new work by the recipients of the 2007/08 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Visual Artists
mnSpin: This Week's Playlist: Bill Mike, Quarter Acre Lifestyle, and Archaica
This week listen to a playlist of three winning tracks by Bill Mike (chosen by Matt Perkins), Quarter Acre Lifestyle (chosen by Sarah Askari), and Archaica (chosen by M.anifest).ALSO: we're calling for songs from MN musicians for the next mnSpin series (Deadline is July 7)
What Light: This Week's Poem: Cindra Halm
Read this week's winning poem, The Act
by multiple What Light-winner Cindra Halm, selected by Bryan Thao Worra.