Free Range Film Festival

Annie Dugan

What does it take to make the filmmaker's grapevine?

Sundance on your resume? Cannes?

"Hey, my movie was shown in a barn?"

Along with many short films and animations playing this weekend at the Free Range Film Festival, Minneapolis native Dean Peterson brings his second feature length film, "What Children Do," a dark comedy tale of two estranged sisters.  We are joined this week by writer and director, Dean Peterson who will be at the Free Range Film Festival for a post-show Q & A.

John Akre

The Duluth Art Institute's executive director will be an art instructor come the start of the school year ... but in the meantime, Annie Dugan is still our host for Where's Art.

In other news, John Akre's Demolition Dreaming will be showcased at this weekend's Free Range Film Festival ...

Tomorrow, the Duluth Art Institute hosts Polaroids! ...

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.

The 2016 Free Range Film Festival is this weekend (July 29 and 30) ... an annual event drawing "thousands of film buffs and curiosity seekers, eager to watch independent cinema in a barn."

It takes all kinds of people to make a world, as my grandma used to say .....

Free Range Film Festival

"All you have to do is turn your easel."

The 36 artists taking part in last week's Plein Air Duluth: Paint Du Nord festival discovered they didn't need to pack up and move to new locations when they wanted to paint a new scene; all they had to do is adjust their view a little. 

Annie Dugan has some festival highlights and is ready to go with a new festival: The 11th Annual Free Range Film Festival this weekend in her big old barn.