HOLLYWOOD, MN: STARS FROM THE NORTH STAR STATE

Despite being "flyover country" for Hollywood Royalty, Minnesota is proud to have produced some of the greatest actors, actresses, and directors ever to grace the silver screen. HOLLYWOOD, MN: STARS FROM THE NORTH STAR STATE is our five film celebration of the men and women who made it to the big time, bringing a little bit of our state to cinemas around the world.

"KISS ME DEADLY"

July 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

35MM PRESENTATION

Minneapolis' own RALPH MEEKER is the tough-as-a-hockey-stick private detective Mickey Spillane, on the hunt for a glowing briefcase that just might destroy the planet. Director Robert Aldrich distilled Spillane's misogyny and racism to craft a critique of both, upending the detective story and our expectations with them.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema

35mm print courtesy Park Circus.


"FARGO"

July 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Joel and Ethan Coen, proud sons of St. Louis Park, tapped into every ounce of Minnesota Nice flowing through their veins, plumbed every "you betcha" stored in their brains, and unleashed all of the anxiety and frustration that builds up over our long, long winters and created what is no doubt the most iconic film about our state, and undeniably the best. This story of a kidnapping gone very, very wrong, culminating in a woodchipper by a frozen lake, is both adored and despised by locals--which side are you on? With Moorehead's own Kristin Rudr=C3=BCd as poor Jean Lundegaard.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema

DCP print courtesy Park Circus.


"A STAR IS BORN"

July 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

From Grand Rapids, MN, young Frances Ethel Gumm burst onto the Hollywood scene as Judy Garland, unquestionably Minnesota's greatest Hollywood star. A Star is Born, though a remake of a 1937 film, feels as though it were written for Garland. An incredible drama that fuses Garland's intense melodrama with her beautiful voice, she lights up the screen, illuminating all who surround her.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema

DCP print courtesy Warner Bros.


"ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT"

July 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

35MM PRESENTATION

Born and raised in Minneapolis until he was in his teens, Lew Ayres became a musician and his dashing good looks brought him Hollywood's attention. But his work in All Quiet on the Western Front not only secured his place in cinema's firmament, it also changed him as a person: this anti-war tale of doomed soldiers in World War I so affected Ayres that he became a conscientious objector to the Second World War, and nearly ended his career. Ayres is riveting as the young soldier.

Although there is a sound version of All Quiet on the Western Front, many believe this silent version is more affecting, and has left audiences spellbound. Don't miss this super rare 35mm screening presented with the original music and sound effects score!

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress.


"PURPLE RAIN"

Aug. 3, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Born and raised in Minneapolis, there is no artist more closely associated with that city than Prince. You may even ask yourself what artist of any kind has such a powerful connection to their home town--or to a single color--than Prince. And his debut film, Purple Rain, not only celebrated the music that drove millions of fans crazy, not only celebrated the man who created such classic songs, but it celebrated Minneapolis in all its beauty, from its lakes to run down neighborhoods. Filmed partially at First Avenue, and also featuring Morris Day, himself a Minneapolite through and through, Purple Rain is pure Minnesota.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Microcinema

DCP print courtesy Warner Bros.