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Feeling Minnesota

Feeling Minnesota

Back home for about 12 hours, before it’s time to head to Silverdocs in Maryland. Minnesota was a great weekend. We picked the two winners, and the competition was stiff among the applicants. I’ll post something when they’re announced, but we’re really happy with the results. Thanks, IFP Minnesota. Here’s some last-day photos:

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(This year’s McKnight Filmmaking Fellowship panel: director Chris Eyre, actor/director Joe Swanberg, and me… outside the IFP Minnesota offices. Photo by Bill Kruse.)

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(Minneapolis-based filmmaker Melody Gilbert, left, and local entertainment attorney Dan Satorius, during a reception at Dan’s home on Saturday evening. Melody’s doc, ‘A Life Without Pain,’ premiered at SXSW in 2005. Meanwhile, Dan was at SXSW 2007 repping the prize-winning doc, ‘Dirty Country.’)

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(On Saturday night, a small group visited the Turf Club to catch local up-and-comers First Communion Afterparty. They were nothing short of amazing, highly recommended. They have a Brian Jonestown/Spiritualized/Black Angels kind of retro-fuzz sound. And, they’re hardly out of high school.)

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(At Turf Club, ‘Quiet City’ co-star Sarah Hellman gets down with her boyfriend Matt. Sarah lives in the Twin Cities now.)

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(Can you name this Minnesota rock musician at the mic? He played a solo rock show on Saturday night, and in the 1990s – during his heyday – he dated Winona Ryder and graced the cover of ‘Rolling Stone.’ Know who it is?)

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