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43nd Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - APRIL 11-25, 2024MSPIFF42 PARTIES / PANELS

MSPIFF41 Parties and Panels  
 

MSPIFF42 PARTIES

daily happy hour

April 13 - 27, 2023

TIME:
• Weekdays 4pm – 9pm
• Weekends 12pm – 10:30pm

Location: Pracna Bar
117 SE Main Street, Minneapolis

Join us in the Pracna Bar every day during the festival for drinks, conversations, and other fun surprises!

April 13, 2023

TIME: 7pm – Midnight

LOCATION: Machine Shop
300 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis

After the official MSPIFF42 Opening Night Film Dreamin' Wild, celebrate the launch of MSPIFF42 at Machine Shop, just around the corner from The Main Cinema. Featuring a live DJ, delicious appetizers, and a surprise signature cocktail! Any MSPIFF ticket or Pass gets you into the party.

April 22, 2023

ADMISSION: FREE

TIME: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

LOCATION: Pracna Bar
117 SE Main Street, Minneapolis

Join Star Tribune for a double feature on Saturday, April 22! Following the screening of Cue the Strings - a film about Low and before Being Mary Tyler Moore, mix and mingle with Star Tribune writers Jon Bream and Neal Justin, and Director Phil Harder (Cue the Strings) and Director James Adolphus (Being Mary Tyler Moore).

April 22, 2023

ADMISSION: FREE

TIME: 8pm – 11pm

LOCATION: Surly Brewing Co.
520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis

Meet up with filmmakers and fest-goers and enjoy some of Surly’s iconic brews while sharing the love for the MSPIFF films you’ve seen so far and mapping out plans for the second week of the fest. All are welcome!

April 23, 2023

ADMISSION: FREE

TIME: 4pm – 6pm

LOCATION: Pracna Big Room
117 SE Main Street, Mpls

Celebrate all the Minnesota talent on display at MSPIFF at this annual party that brings together cinematic creatives to network over appetizers and drinks. All are welcome!

April 27, 2023

TIME: 8pm – 11pm

LOCATION: Riverplace Atrium
43 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

After the credits roll on the Closing Night screening of It’s Only Life After All, head down Main Street to the newly invigorated Riverplace Atrium to celebrate with a night of drinks and dancing. Open to the public with any MSPIFF ticket or Pass.

MSPIFF42 PANELS & DISCUSSIONS

April 16, 2023

ADMISSION: Included with 4/16 screening ticket

TIME: Following the 2:20pm screening

LOCATION: The Main Cinema 3

Stay for an expert panel immediately following the 2:20pm screening of A Still Small Voice on Sunday, April 16th at The Main Cinema. The 30-minute discussion will explore themes and topics raised in the film.

Moderator: Rev. Julie Zelle - - Former United board member and pastoral care provider

Panelists:
Walter T. Byrd - Filmmaker and former COVID ICU patient at University of Minnesota Medical Center
Rev. Katie Ernst - CPE Resident at Methodist Hospital, Minneapolis
Rev. Stacey Jutila - P Director of Chaplaincy Services and CPE Supervisor at Essentia Health-East, Duluth, MN
Rev. Dr. Jessica Chapman Lape - Assistant Professor and Interreligious Chaplaincy Program Director at United

This panel discussion was curated by Rev. Julie Zelle, former United board member and Pastoral Care provider, and Rev. Dr. Cindi Beth Johnson, Vice President for Advancement and Professor in the Practice of Theology and the Arts at United.

April 22, 2023

ADMISSION: FREE

TIME: 12pm – 1:30pm

LOCATION: Pracna Big Room
117 SE Main Street, Minneapolis

A Career Development Roundtable Discussion and Networking Event advancing BIPOC film and media makers in our community. Sponsored by AMC Networks.

Moderator: Sean Charles - Manager, Development & Production, AMC Networks

Panelists:
Melodie Bahan - Executive Director, MN Film & TV
D.A. Bullock - Filmmaker, Founder, Bully Creative Shop
Bianca Rhodes - Production Manager, SPNN
Joua Lee Grande - Filmmaker, Founder, Spirited Films
Jesse Short Bull - Filmmaker, Lakota Nation Vs. United States (MSPIFF42)
Sylvia Strobel - President and CEO, Twin Cities Public Television (TPT)
Missy Whiteman - Filmmaker, Independent Indigenous Film and Media (IIFM)

April 22, 2023

ADMISSION: Included with 4/22 screening ticket

TIME: Following the 1:50pm screening.

LOCATION: The Main Cinema 3

Stay for an expert panel immediately following the 1:50pm screening of The Right to Read on Saturday, April 22nd at The Main Cinema. The 30-minute discussion will explore themes and topics raised in the film.

Moderator: Peter Hutchinson - Served as Superintendent of Schools in Minneapolis

Panelists:
Bobbie Burnham - Assistant Commissioner, Office of Teaching and Learning, Minnesota Department of Education
Sondra Samuels -President and CEO, Northside Achievement Zone

This panel discussion was curated by Peter Hutchinson, who has served as commissioner (secretary) of the Minnesota Department of Finance, superintendent of schools in Minneapolis, a deputy mayor, corporate vice president at the Dayton Hudson Corporation (now Target) and as president of the Bush Foundation, one of Minnesota’s largest independent foundations.

April 22, 2023

ADMISSION: FREE

TIME: 2pm – 3:30pm

LOCATION: Pracna Big Room
117 SE Main Street, Minneapolis

Filmmaker Philip Harder and Low’s Alan Sparhawk will discuss their decades-long collaboration in film and music with Dispatch columnist Mary Lucia.

Moderator: Mary Lucia - Journalist, Dispatch

Panelists:
Philip Harder - Filmmaker, Cue the Strings - a film about Low (MSPIFF42)
Alan Sparhawk - Musician, Low