Three films with Minnesota ties to be featured at local film festival
The Rochester International Film Festival is returning to Wehrenberg Galaxy 14 Cine on Friday. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception, followed by screenings of 21 films over seven days.
"These are films that have never played in Rochester," said Alan Hoffman, the director of the Rochester International Film Group, which puts on the annual festival. "It's a remarkable opportunity."
Three of those films — Dragonfly, Women Outward Bound and Sabina K — have Minnesota ties. Dragonfly was filmed in the Twin Cities and its sound track features Minnesota artists. The film, about a young girl returning home to live with her mother who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, will be screened on Saturday, April 16 at 4:40 p.m.
Women Outward Bound shines a light on 24 courageous women who in 1965 pioneered gender equality at the Outward Bound Wilderness School in Minnesota's Boundary Waters. The film will be screened on Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. with a Q&A with director Maxine Davis to follow.
Sabina K was filmed in Bosnia, not Minnesota, but its director, Cristobal Krusen, has ties to the state. There will be two screenings of the film: Monday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m.
The full lineup for the film festival, including a synopsis and movie trailer for each entry, is available here.
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