Minneapolis—St. Paul International Film Festival in its 27th Year

Festival opens April 16

Minnesota Film Arts, led by festival director Al Milgrom, expects to screen 130–150 films during its 27th annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, April 16–30 at area theaters.

Festival staff were still selecting films at press time, but the lineup is expected to include a 10-film “Global Lens” tour, 15 films highlighting Scandinavian culture, 10 representing Asian countries and 25 “locally grown” films. Also on the schedule is Tyson, a documentary feature assembled from over 30 hours of interviews with former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

Feature-length and short films alike will be included in a $3,000 juried competition for best director.

All films will screen at St. Anthony Main theater, 115 SE Main St., except on opening night, which will take place at Crown Theater at Block E in Downtown Minneapolis.

For full ticket prices, discount passes, show times and a complete list of films visit www.mspfilmfest.org. Look for festival catalogues at public libraries and various theaters. Tickets are $8–$10; save 30 percent on advance tickets purchased online.

last revised: April 9, 2009