The 612: Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival


The 36th annual film festival

Logo_The612_HudallaDon’t settle for ABC’s Harry Potter Weekend or MTV’s Catfish marathon. For over two weeks, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Film Festival will hit the streets, featuring works from 60 countries. Stop by St. Anthony Main Theatre to travel around the world in 16 days.

The kick-off film is The Lost City of Z, a work directed by James Gray based on David Grann’s book. It follows the journey of a 20th century British explorer, who’s played by Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy stud). Fast-forward through the other 350 films being shown and zoom in on the last: King of the Belgians. Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth directed the closing show, a piece about a king and film director on an odyssey across the Balkans.

Other movies include a champion boxer, a faulty programmed robot and a legendary Mexican singer. Join the 36th annual festival for 13 bucks a ticket, or $16 if you can’t pass up popcorn.

  • What: Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Film Festival
  • When: April 13-29
  • Where: St. Anthony Main Theatre

—Jamie Hudalla