The MSP International Film Festival announces its 2022 line-up
The MSP Film Society celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2022 with the grand opening of its new five-screen theater, just in time for the 41st Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, which has just announced its full lineup and schedule.
The MSP Film Society renovated the St. Anthony Main Theater on Mississippi’s historic waterfront to bring MSP Film to The Main.
“For so long, we have dreamed of becoming even more of a cultural magnet by creating a year-round community cinema space where we can experience together the vast, inspiring and entertaining world of international and independent cinema,” said said Susan Smoluchowki, Director. director of the MSP Film Society, in a statement. “We look forward to launching MSP Film at The Main and inviting our community of moviegoers and filmmakers to join us as we continue to provide a unique window on the world for the next 60 years.”
MSPIFF41, taking place at MSP Film at The Main, is Minnesota’s largest film festival and one of the oldest film festivals in the country. The festival will showcase more than 200 films from around the world in addition to hosting a series of parties, tributes, conversations and networking events.
While the event is taking place in person, films will also be available for virtual screening as part of the MSP Film Society’s mission to increase audience accessibility.
Two trending titles include The Phantom of the Open and Paulie Come on! Directed by British Craig Roberts, The Phantom of the Open will serve as the opening presentation of MSPIFF41. Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins and Rhys Ifan star in the heartwarming comedy-drama based on the true story of Mauriece Flitcroft, a man who made it to the 1976 British Open without playing a round of golf. The closing presentation, Paulie Come on!, directed by Andre Nackman will have its world premiere. The Minnesota-made coming-of-age comedy follows an antisocial robotics prodigy who teams up with a headstrong young fisherman to hunt down a reclusive genius in the northern Lake District of Minnesota.
MSPIFF41 will also screen winners from Sundance–Cha Cha real smooth and Klondike–and film festival favorites South by Southwest–Gabby Giffords won’t back down and We feed people.
This year’s glowing tribute is dedicated to filmmaker Gordon Parks, the first African-American to write, produce and direct major motion pictures, who grew up in St. Paul. The festival will host screenings of his work as well as conversations with black filmmakers “reflecting on the process, the challenges and the themes” of his films.
MSPIFF41 All Access Passes are on sale now and include entry to Opening and Closing Screenings and Parties, Premium and Regular Screenings, Virtual Screenings, Best of Fest Screenings and priority status in line-ups. waiting for ticket holders as well as access to all parties, events, and conversations. Tickets for individual film screenings at MSPIFF41 are also on sale now.