Film Festival

Max McGruder

The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is just around the corner, kicking off Sunday,  April 30th, and Day 2 is dubbed Ancillary Arts Night. Monday's festivities mix art and music with a line-up that feeds the need to talk, talk, and talk some more about Homegrown, the memories of last year, new songs or bands and plans for the week ahead. 

This Sunday the international film festival "Building Bridges" kicks off at Zinema 2 in Duluth and it's free.  Hosted by the UMD department of Foreign Languages and Literature, the festival opens with classics like "The Cranes are Flying" about World War II but also includes contemporary film "American Dreams in China" from 2013.

This Friday and Saturday, folks will be gathering in a barn in Wrenshall for the Annual Free Range Film Festival, happening every year since 2004.   Over 35 films, long and short, local and from far away will be shown in a delightfully funky barn over two days.  The films are not all shorts but there are a lot in the mix.

This week on Radio Gallery we are joined by Marc Gartman, a local musician and film artist who created "Closer Than That", a film that gives an intimate look at local Duluth band Low. As part of the Duluth Superior Film Festival, this documentary follows the band as they traveled around the world back in 2000 with their recent album Secret Name.

This week on Radio Gallery, Emory Allen, the artist who designed this year's poster for Sound Unseen joins us to talk about his own work and design. Sound Unseen is a film and music festival that takes place June 8-12 at Pizza Luce, located at 11 East Superior St., and at the Zinema located at E. Superior St. in Duluth, MN.

Radio Gallery 6-06-2011: Emory Allen