Category Archives: Films

RAA Member of the Month: Frozen River Film Festival

The Frozen River Film Festival celebrates their 14th Season this year with over 80 films showing in Winona beginning February 6th and continuing through February 10th in various locations throughout the city. With the theme “Resilience” FRFF continues their tradition of presenting quality films from around the world. Many films, such as “The Interpreters” and “Minding the Gap,” are already receiving international accolades and Winona is fortunate to have the opportunity to see these films and meet the filmmakers.

This season includes a set highlighting Winona filmmakers and the incredible work they are doing in our community. Other local films include “Decoding the Driftless” and “The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science.” Both films will have directors attending for Q&A’s.

New this year includes “Winona Wednesday” where the purchase of one ticket will get an attendee into both of the night’s screenings taking place at Winona Middle School. There will also be Saturday night sessions where anyone can stop into a local business to meet filmmakers and have one on one discussions.

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The art of documentary. The warmth of Winona.

…in the space between: a site-specific dance film premiere

Friday | November 9 | 7:00-8:00pm Saturday | November 10 | 7:00-8:00pm Outpost Winona | 119 E 3rd St …in the space between is a new site-specific contemporary dance film project, embodying the poetic and environmentally intimate spaces of in-betweenness. This project, with support from an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts… Continue Reading

…in the space between: Intro To Dance Filmmaking Workshop

Tuesday | October 23 | 11:00am-12:15pm Outpost Winona All creatives welcome! Facilitated by Winona dance/artist Sharon Mansur Workshop fee: $10, checks payable to Sharon Mansur. To register contact: Winona dance/visual artist Sharon Mansur will lead a workshop exploring the basics of dance filmmaking. Dance films are short, experimental creative art films featuring movement.… Continue Reading

…in the space between: Sneak Peek Film Screening

Monday | October 15 | 5:30pm Project Fine Welcoming Table Dinner Central Lutheran Church Sneak Peek Work-in-Progress Film Screening All creatives welcome! Facilitated by Winona dance/artist Sharon Mansur Cost: FREE. To register you will have to RSVP with Project Fine. Space is limited. Winona dance/visual artist Sharon Mansur will present a sneak peek… Continue Reading

Hearing the Voices: Digital Edition Project

Thursday | May 24 | 7:00-8:30pm Outpost | 119 E 3rd St Please join the Art of the Rural for a celebration of the Hearing the Voices: Digital Edition project — and enjoy popcorn, refreshments, and conversation with folks from across the community. Project FINE worked with members of the community to document seven refugee… Continue Reading

Frozen River Film Festival: “Experimental City”

Monday | April 23 | 7:00pm Harriet Johnson Auditorium | Somsen Hall | WSU Frozen River Film Festival will present a new documentary film, titled “The Experimental City,” focusing on the now largely-forgotten Minnesota Experimental City project of the 1960’s. “We are delighted that the film-makers reached out to Frozen River Film Festival to seek… Continue Reading

Frankenstein Bicentenary Events at WSU

Winona State University continues its celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein this week. Two hundred years after its initial anonymous publication, Mary Shelley’s novel continues to speak to contemporary concerns about science, ethics, creativity, gender, the family, otherness, and education. It is a work that invites interdisciplinary conversation and… Continue Reading

2018 Frozen River Film Festival

February 7 – 11 | Various Locations This year’s festival begins with film presentations at Saint Mary’s University on Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30pm. Frozen Friday will feature special events around downtown Winona and at MMAM. Then Saturday and Sunday will be filled with films, starting on Saturday morning at the Winona 7, continuing Saturday… Continue Reading

Anne Pellowski: A Storyteller’s Life

Sunday | February 11 | 3:30pm Frozen River Film Festival Harriet Johnson Auditorium | Somsen Hall Winona State University Anne Pellowski was raised by a farm family of Polish heritage in Trempealeau County, WI and was a voracious reader of books about other countries and believed she would someday travel to all those countries. She… Continue Reading