Minnesota

  • Where: St. Paul, Minneapolis, Northfield
    When: April 28 - May 1, 2015

    Film Forward will travel to Minnesota for the very first time withfilmmakers Lacey Schwartz (director, Little White Lie) and Mehret Mandefro (producer, Difret). In partnership with IFP Minnesota, FilmForward will visit St. Paul, Minneapolis and Northfield bringing freescreenings, moderated discussions, feedback sessions for emergingfilmmakers, and a local filmmaker reception.

    Little White Lie is a personal documentary that explores thedirector's discovery of family secrets, denial, and the power oftelling the truth. The film follows Lacey Schwartz’s journey toconfront her family secrets in order to come to terms with her dualidentity of being Black and Jewish. Difret explores the conflicts thatarise when traditions passed down for generations are interrupted.Hirut, a 14-year old Ethiopian girl, is facing the death penalty forkilling her would-be husband in her rural village when an empowered and tenacious young lawyer arrives from the city to represent her.

    Schedule Of Events

    All events are free and open to the public. 

    Tuesday, April 28
    5:30pm: Film Forward Reception
    Director Lacey Schwartz and Producer Mehret Mandefro will be in attendance.
    IFP Minnesota, St. Paul 

    7:00pm: Difret
    Cinema, Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton College, Northfield

    7:30pm: Little White Lie
    Discussion with director Lacey Schwartz to follow the screening.
    University Club, St. Paul 

    Wednesday, April 29
    2:00pm: Difret and Little White Lie
    Filmmakers will be present for discussion on Friday, May 1 at 9:30am.
    Room T4040, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis 

    5:30pm: Difret
    Discussion with producer Mehret Mandefro to follow the screening.
    OEC Auditorium, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul
     
    7:00pm: Little White Lie
    Discussion with director Lacey Schwartz to follow the screening.
    Neill Hall 226, Macalester College, St. Paul

    Thursday, April 30
    7:00pm: Little White Lie
    Discussion with director Lacey Schwartz to follow the screening.
    Cinema, Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton College, Northfield
     
    7:30pm: Difret
    Discussion with producer Mehret Mandefro to follow the screening.
    Best Buy Theater, Northrop Auditorium 4th Floor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
     
    Friday, May 1
    9:30am: Discussion with Lacey Schwartz (Little White Lie) and Mehret Mandefro (Difret)
    Room T4040, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis 

    4:00pm: Little White Lie
    Discussion with director Lacey Schwartz to follow the screening.
    100 Rapson Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    4:30pm: Difret
    Discussion with producer Mehret Mandefro to follow the screening.
    Neill Hall 226, Macalester College, St. Paul (Toast and Jam)

  • Install Flash

  • Program Collaborators

    IFP Minnesota
    IFP Minnesota's mission is to advance a vibrant and diverse community of independent film and media artists through networking, education, funding, and opportunities for showcasing their work. IFP MN envisions a world where expression through images is encouraged and valued. It is the goal of IFP MN to lead the way in supporting the independent filmmaker by creating a healthy and viable filmmaking community in Minnesota. Currently, IFP MN represents a network of 500 filmmakers in Minnesota, the Upper Midwest, and around the country. Through its workshops, seminars, conferences, and mentorships, IFP schools its members in the art, technology, and business of independent filmmaking.

     

blog comments powered by Disqus