First Thursday Films @ the Capri at North Community High School
September 6, 2018 - April 4, 2019
The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul and the Capri Theater present a stellar 2018-19 season of First Thursday Films @ the Capri, in a new partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS). While the Capri is closed for expansion and renovation, screenings will take place at North Community High School, 1500 Irving Ave. North in Minneapolis.
The first film of the 2018-19 season is “In the Heat of the Night,” starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger, at 7 pm Thursday, Sept. 6. The film, first released in 1968, about an African American police detective who is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town, won five Oscars including Best Picture. Each First Thursday Films screening is followed by a passionate discussion of the movie. The discussion leader for “In the Heat of the Night” is to be named. Tickets to First Thursday Films are $5 and can be purchased in advance at mspfilm.org or at the door the night of the show.
Sept. 6: In the Heat of the Night. Narrative. Speaker: TBA.
Oct. 4: Through The Banks of The Red Cedar. Documentary. Speaker: Maya Washington, director.
Nov. 1: Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind: The Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Story. Documentary. Speaker: John Whitehead, director.
Dec. 6: Detroit. Narrative. Speaker: TBA.
Jan. 3: Crime and Punishment. Documentary. Speaker: TBA.
Feb. 7: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami. Documentary. Speaker: TBA.
March 7: Black Panther. Narrative. Speaker: D.A. Bullock.
April 4: 2019 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. Film Selection/Speaker: TBA.
Note: The Capri Theater closes for construction this fall. The new Capri will offer exceptional programs and spaces including a newly renovated theater, a new Great Hall with seating for over 100, a Best Buy Teen Tech Center, community spaces and much more when it reopens in the fall of 2019. For more information on the Capri’s expansion and renovation contact James Scott, Director of the Capri, 612-643-2024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.