The Sixth Annual Minneapolis Underground Film Festival is set to bring even more underground cinema and guerrilla film-making fare to the Twin Cities.
The festival was delayed for theater was renovations that are now completes and will the first film festival to screen in the newly remodeled theater.
“With filmmakers flying in from around the world to show their work, we thought it would be great for them to screen in a brand new facility” festival organizers explained.
This year MUFF will screen a record nine Minnesota made films six of which are feature length and hold twelve question and answer sessions following film screenings with filmmakers in attendance to discuss their work.
Some notable films to watch for are “Hit & Stay” A film that explores a little known group of nonviolent activists who broke into draft boards, destroyed records, and went to prison but started a wave of attacks that helped end the draft. The Catonsville Nine and the actions that followed turned priests, nuns, and college students into fugitives and targets of the FBI. The film’s Q&A will feature the filmmaker and some of the activists involved in the protests.
Another film generating buzz is “Where’s the Fair?” A film that answer’s that question and features the group attempting to bring the World’s Fair to Minnesota. The screening will feature the filmmakers and the people that are trying to bring this vision to reality. Other films to make sure to watch at this year’s MUFF are “Roots of Rescue”, “Stones in the Sun”, “United States of Hoodoo” “Mondo Fuzz”, “Murder of Couriers” and “Full Circle”. This year’s late night selections are not be be missed.
The festival takes place October 3-6 2013 and is hosted and sponsored by the Film Society of Minneapolis/St.Paul at the St. Anthony Main Theater, 115 Main Street SE, Minneapolis. Program information minneapolis underground filmfestival.com