MSPIFF Programs: 2015
With Cine Global, the Festival continues its annual Spotlight on Minnesota’s growing international communities. Cine Global will explore the unique while illuminating the shared aspects of cultures, showing where music, dance, food, fashion, sports, art, history or geography can converge to create parallels stronger than any differences in background, occupation, income, race, ethnicity, religion, self-identification or affiliation.
Cine Global has great artistic merit as a carefully curated program of films representing countries and regions in which filmmaking may have a rich history or may be emerging as an artistic expression of political and social change, but whose films are rarely seen in this part of the world.
Cine Global is intended to reflect and welcome new and diverse audiences as participants in our programming. The Film Society is privileged to have received a significant Legacy Grant in support of the program.
Travel the world and the world of cinema through the captivating and colorful lens of Latin American and Spanish filmmakers. This special program of Spanish-language films is an homage to a rich cinematic history, an unveiling for Minnesota audiences of some of the best films being made today, and an opportunity to celebrate the rich and surprising diversity of Latino cultures in this region.
WOMEN & FILM
The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival is dedicated to representing the work of women filmmakers as a critical part of its programming. Look for the Women and Film tag as you decide what to see at the 2015 Festival. It identifies the outstanding films by women directors and related events that are part of the Festival’s program this year.
IMAGES OF AFRICA
Experience the vivid, innovative and inspiring approaches to narrative and documentary filmmaking that are emerging from countries all across the world’s second largest continent.
Championing diverse voices, Asian Frontiers embraces must-see blockbusters to challenging hidden gems from an expansive region, including South Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia and Thailand.
Take in the sights and sounds from a part of the world where, at least for a few days each year, the sun never sets. This selection of exceptional narratives and documentaries from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland offers a snapshot of new Nordic cinema, and a nod to Minnesota’s Nordic heritage.
NEW AMERICAN VISIONS
Celebrating the groundbreaking works of new American auteurs, New American Visions features narrative films from filmmakers whose work is redefining the future of American filmmaking.
Some like it hot. Some like it cold. Some like in the pot…or not. Satisfy your appetite for great films about food and how to prepare it in this program of foodie films from around the world.
LGBTQ films have expanded beyond niche programming in the same way they have broadened well beyond definite themes and target audiences. Reflecting social changes worldwide, the LGBTQ currents at MSPIFF emerge from countries as diverse as Malaysia, Lithuania, Australia, and South Korea.
Genre, gore, guts ‘n’ guns. Dark Out returns with a lineup proving that sometimes it’s good to be afraid of the dark. Be sure to bring a friend and hold on tight…because it’s gonna be a wild ride.
Dedicated to providing vibrant filmgoing opportunities for families and young children, MSPIFF’s Childish program features films for the next generation of filmgoers.
Travel the world and rediscover it from a multitude of new perspectives in this showcase of new narrative films from countries around the globe.
This program delivers on the promise of cinema’s power to educate and inform, showcasing feature length documentaries on a broad array of topics from talented filmmakers from around the globe.