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It's a common enough trope in romantic comedies: one partner's fondness for foreign films with subtitles is often the dealbreaker.

Far from being elitist or boring, the criteria for the 2nd annual international film series, Building Bridges, was to find movies to show the audience "a piece of the world that would fascinate them."

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.

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Although the consumption of art is a personal experience, talking about it with others really adds the flavor.  This spring the DAI Art Film Series returns to Zinema 2 with post film discussions in collaboration with the Duluth Art Institute and art professionals from the region. 

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Rebates to make movies in Minnesota.  Bigger rebates to make movies in greater Minnesota.  Additional rebates from the IRRRB to make movies in the Northland.  Riki McManus, the director of the Upper Minnesota Film Office,  says movie makers are eyeing Minnesota as more than just a location for films set in the Midwest.  It turns out we're a good stand- in for the coast of California ... or even the beaches of Jamaica.