Summer brings 2018 Duluth-Superior Film Fest

A still shot from the movie “Virginia, Minnesota,” filmed in Duluth and on the North Shore. The film makes its Northland premiere at the Duluth-Superior Film Festival on May 30, 2018.

The Duluth-Superior Film Festival opens Wednesday with a movie called “Virginia, Minnesota.” The film’s title refers to a character, not the Iron Range town. Nevertheless, this Minnesota-made film represents the creative spirit of this annual celebration of cinema here at the head of the Great Lakes.

First, “Virginia, Minnesota” opens the festival with a special reception at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth at 7 p.m. The film starts at 8 p.m. In this story, former orphans reunite after several years to face the wreckage of the past. The plot is set in a large Duluth mansion repurposed as a home for disadvantaged kids. Filmed in Duluth and locations along the North Shore, the film bears the distinctive look of Northern Minnesota. A reception with the director Daniel Stine and actress Rachel Hendrix will take place afterward.

On Friday, June 1, the Nathan and David Zellner film “Damsel” makes its Minnesota premiere at 7 p.m. at Zinema 2 in Duluth. “Damsel” is a western with a darkly humorous twist.

Also on tap, Karl Jacob’s “Cold November,” filmed in Hibbing and rural Itasca County. I wrote about this lovely coming-of-age deer hunting film a few months ago when it premiered at theaters in Hibbing and Grand Rapids.  “Cold November” closes the festival at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Comet Theater in Cook. That’s close enough to the woods for deer to attend.

In addition, you can see a number of other films at the festival at venues throughout Duluth, Superior and the Northland. Further, you may also take part in workshops and panel discussions fit for film professionals and movie lovers alike. Check out the schedule.

Want to see what it’s all about? Well, here’s the trailer for the 2018 Duluth-Superior Film Fest:

2018 DSFF Trailer 60 from Duluth Superior Film Festival on Vimeo.

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