First Thursday Films @ the Capri
First Thursday Films @ the Capri is presented by the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul and the Capri Theater. Topical and relevant in these turbulent times, First Thursday Films aims to create a space for dialogue and better understanding.
Come for the movies. Stay for the conversation.
Presented with support from:
2018/19 Fall/Winter Schedule
In the Heat of the Night
Director: Norman Jewison | Narrative | 1967 | Country: USA | Language: English
September 6, 7:00pm
50th Anniversary Restoration! Followed by a conversation lead by Film Society Programmer Craig Rice. Sydney Poitier is Virgil Tibbs, an experienced detective from Philadelphia, who must solve a small-town Mississippi murder that he was previously accused of committing.
Through the Banks of the Red Cedar
Director: | Documentary | 2018 | Country: USA | Language: English
October 4, 7:00pm
Through the Banks of the Red Cedar, a play on the Michigan State University fight song, follows the 50 year legacy of the filmmaker’s father, legendary Vikings wide-receiver Gene Washington.
Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind
Director: John Whitehead | Documentary | 2018 | Country: USA | Language: English
November 1, 7:00pm
A documentary portrait of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a string band from Raleigh, North Carolina, and their mentor, fiddler Joe Thompson (1919—2012). The film captures how three African-Americans from the hip-hop generation embraced a 19th-century genre and took it to new heights, winning a Grammy in 2010.
Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Narrative | 2017 | Country: USA | Language: English
December 6, 7:00pm
From the Academy Award winning director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Detroit tells the gripping story of one of the most terrifying moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ’67.
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
Director: Sophie Fiennes | Documentary | 2018 | Country: UK/Ireland | Language: English
February 7, 7:00pm
This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic.
Director: Ryan Coogler | Narrative | 2018 | Country: USA | Language: English
March 7, 7:00pm
Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
Director: Ryan Coogler | June 7, 2018
No Vietnamese Ever Called Me ******
Director: David Loeb Weiss | May 3, 2018
Director: Jonathan Olshefski | April 5, 2018
Director: Amanda Lipitz | March 1, 2018
Director: Ava DuVernay | February 1, 2018
Director: Andrew Rossi | January 2, 2018
Director: Barry Jenkins | December 7, 2017
Director: Jordan Peele | November 2 2017
Director: Margaret Byrne | October 5 2017
Director: Denzel Washington | September 7, 2017