“First Daughter and the Black Snake,” made by local filmmaker Keri Pickett. This passionate film tells the story of native activist and vice-presidential candidate, Winona LaDuke as she leads the fight against the Enbridge oil pipeline. The screening will take place at Casket Cinema, 681 17th Ave. NE, #145, in the old Northwestern Casket Building, Thursday, May 2, doors at 7:30 pm, film at 8 pm. Special guest: Filmmaker, Keri Pickett. Cost: Donation of $5-20 will go to pay the filmmaker. Bring friends and BYOB. Info: blacksnakefilm.com.
The documentary film Risking Light, will be screened at the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway in North Minneapolis, at 7 pm, Friday July 27, during the FLOW Northside Arts Crawl. Admission is free and Mary Johnson and Director Dawn Mikkelson will attend. Risking Light tells the story of how Mary Johnson, a longtime Northsider, moved from her experience of unimaginable grief over the murder of her only child when he was 21, to a place of profound compassion and forgiveness that today includes a powerful bond and friendship with O’shea Israel, the man who murdered her son.
The film was produced, directed and written by local filmmaker and Emmy Award-winner, Dawn Mikkelson. It includes two other moving stories of people who went through inconceivable loss and trauma and chose forgiveness as their path to healing. “The ripple effect of forgiveness is clear in all of these stories,” said Mikkelson. Audience members are encouraged to stay for the conversation after the film, led by Mary Johnson and Director Dawn Mikkelson.
Donations will be accepted at the screening for From Death to Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending violence through the facilitation of healing and reconciliation between families of victims and perpetrators. Ms. Mary is the founder of this non-profit. The FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a 3-day event running July 26-28. Info: northmpls.org.
If you would like to learn more about those experiencing homelessness in Minneapolis or learn about local community partners who are reaching out to our neighbors in need, there will be a free showing of, “Out in the Cold” on Thursday, Aug. 4, 7-9 p.m. at Hope Avenue, 685 13th Ave. NE. It’s a documentary about two men who spend a week experiencing homelessness first-hand in Minnesota, in February. This showing is co-hosted by these local community partners: Mile in My Shoes http://www.mileinmyshoes.mn/ , Hope Avenue: http://elimchurch.com/hope-avenue/ and Restore Community: a Northeast community group focused on building relationships with those experiencing homelessness in our city. Following the showing there will be a short discussion around homelessness in our City. To preview a trailer of this documentary: http://www.outinthecoldfilm.com/. For questions about the event, leave a message at 612-547-9523
The Film Society Presents, How Love Won: The Fight For Marriage Equality in Minnesota
Go behind the scenes and discover the secret psychological weapon Minnesota LGBT activists deployed in this “unwinnable” campaign that had failed in 30 other states. An inspiring story, marriage equality activists went from facing sure defeat to winning more than anyone dared hope. Experience the pain and joy of the campaign that not only changed history but also changed the lives of everyone involved in profound and unexpected ways. How Love Won is a brilliant and emotionally powerful documentary about the moment that changed everything in the battle for same-sex marriage.
Currently playing at the St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Tue (6/28) – Thu (6/30): 1:00, 5:10, 7:20
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