Twin Cities Film Fest Features Northland Connections

October 10, 2017 09:40 AM

Hollywood is making a stop in Minnesota next week for the Twin Cities Film Fest. Some of the most anticipated films this year are about the Northland.

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We talked with TCFF Development Director Dani Palmer about these films.

"Cold November" features a 12-year-old girl named Florence going on her first deer hunt. Palmer says it's a coming of age movie as it's common for many minnesotans to begin hunting when they're young. The movie was filmed in Hibbing and Directed by Virginia native, Karl Jacob.

"From the North: Fairbault Boys Soccer" is a heart-warming documentary sponsored and produced by Minnesota United FC. It features the Fairbault high school boy's soccer team that defied the odds. Palmer explains that the team went from being winless in the 2012 season to winning the state championship in 2015.

"Coyote" is another documentary which follows the life of Minnesota native Mike Plant and his story of circumnavigating the globe three times in a sailboat, alone. The film depicts his daring spirit as he faces different challenges along his journey.

The annual event also hosts a 'Changemaker Series,' which sheds more light on a social issue of importance and what's being done locally to help it. This year's theme is addiction.

While several films are featured in this series, one of the highlights could be "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict." The movie, produced by the FBI, follows the lives of several people who fell victim to the opioid epidemic. A DEA agent, FBI agent will join the producer of the movie for a Q an A session afterward.

The Twin Cities Film Fest runs from Oct. 18 to 28 at The Shops at West End in St. Louis Park, located just outside of Minneapolis.

Click here to buy tickets and festival passes.


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