The Opening Presentation of the 2014 Minneapolis St. Paul
International Film Festival!
TWO EVENTS WRAPPED INTO ONE!
OPENING NIGHT FILM!
Gugu Mbatha-Raw takes the title role alongside Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson and Canada’s Sarah Gadon in the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate, bi-racial daughter of a Royal Navy admiral in 18th-century Britain. Belle is as beautiful and romantic as the best Austen adaptation, but with unique political and social insights into the period it depicts. Director Amma Asante sets this extraordinary tale against an elegant cinematic backdrop.
Director Amma Asante was born in London and began her career as an actor before writing for television. She created the series Brothers and Sisters and made her feature directorial debut with A Way of Life (04), which won the BAFTA Carl Foreman Award for special achievement by a first-time writer-director. Belle is her second feature.
OPENING NIGHT PARTY!
Immediately after the premiere screening of Belle, the 2014 Festival’s Opening Night Presentation, join us as we celebrate in style in the Festival Pavilion across the street from the St. Anthony Main Theatre.
Get ready for red carpet photography, visiting filmmakers and celebrities, cocktails, entertainment, airline tickets and rare poster drawing, and catering by CREATE.