New Cinema Now

New Cinema Now!


Please join us for New Cinema Now on November 14th, a unique fundraising event to benefit the Film Society's Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.

New Cinema Now combines a premiere screening of an exceptional new film by a significant director with the most exclusive film party in town, featuring delicious cocktails and food and fabulous auction items.

Announcing The Film - LISTEN UP PHILIP:

new cinema now, listen up philip
Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Krysten Ritter and Jonathan Pruce star in this must-see idiosyncratic comedy about a sure-to-succeed novelist who just wants to find some peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject - himself.

Post-screening Skype Q&A with Director Alex Ross Perry!

"A masterwork about what it is to live for love and not just the self." - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"Remarkedly intelligent." - Film Comment
"Perhaps the major work of the modern American indie scene." - MUBI
"Told with immense verve and acted by an exceptional cast." - Variety


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When & Where:

Friday, November 14

Vic's on the Riverfront & St. Anthony Main Theatre

  • 6:00pm - Cocktail Party at Vic's on the Riverfront
  • 7:00pm - Auction & Premiere Screening at St. Anthony Main Theatre
  • 9:30pm - Post-screening Party at Vic's on the Riverfront

Auction Items

new cinema now, mspiffMSPIFF VIP Stay-cation.
A VIP all-inclusive experience for two at the 34th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, April 9-25, 2015. This premium package includes a two-night stay with the Festival’s Official Hotel, two All-Access Gold Passes, VIP reserved seating, and a personalized list of must-see films chosen by our festival programmers.

newcinemanow_champagneA Sip of Cinema.
Host your very-own champagne and cinema event for up to 50 people at the Film Society’s St. Anthony Main Theatre! This unique opportunity affords you the chance to enjoy one of your favorite flicks or a film from our private library on the big screen in the company of your friends. Champagne included.

new cinema now, playa del carmenFilm in Paradise.
Bask in the sunshine and beauty of the Caribbean when you spend a week in a stunningly gorgeous Playa Del Carmen penthouse villa during the acclaimed Riviera Maya Film Festival, held the second week of March 2015 — or if you prefer later in the month during Spring Break.

new cinema now, tequilaTequila Tasting for Thirty.
Treat yourself (and 29 of your closest friends!) to an exclusive tequila tasting party featuring some of the world’s finest tequilas, hosted by Mexican Consul to Minnesota in the official consular residence.

new cinema now, new yorkBig Screen in the Big Apple.
Take in the sights and sounds of New York City while attending one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. This getaway includes a three night stay in a fabulous NYC Chelsea condo (sleeps 4), in the heart of the gallery district, during the 2015 New York Film Festival or 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

new cinema now, elmyrA Real Tour of Forged Art.
Enjoy a private tour of the largest collection of works by Elmyr De Hory, the most acclaimed art forger of the 20th century. See for yourself his impressive ersatz Picassos, Renoirs, Matisses and Modiglianis, and delve into the life of this Hungarian-born master faker whose work was the focus of Orson Welles’ 1974 documentary “F for Fake.”

Benefit Steering Committee: Melodie Bahan & Michael Bahauddin, Maria Antonia Calvo & Steven Rosenstone, Anne Carayon & Dan Pennie, Mary & Paul Reyelts, Susan Smoluchowski, Karen Sternal, Frances & Frank Wilkinson

Benefit Host Committee: Diane Connor, Julie Corty, Stephanie & Reilly Dillon, Karla Ekdahl & Peter Hutchinson, Nancy & Rolf Engh, Alberto Fierro & David Dybiec, Mark Forgy & Alice Doll, Jim Gerlich, Jocelyn Hale & Glenn Miller, Cecily Hines & Tom Pettus, Rachel Jarosh, Nathalie Joly, Mary Marsden & John Marionvich, Jamshed & Pheroza Merchant, Lowell Pickett, Connie & Lew Remele

Film Society Board of Directors: Mary Reyelts - Board Chair, Melodie Bahan, Maria Antonia Calvo, Anne Carayon, Richard Cohen, Tom DeBiaso, Jacob Frey, Max Musicant, Rob Silberman, Susan Smoluchowski, Karen Sternal, Mark Tierney, Frances Wilkinson