Free Range Film Festival to be held July 29-30“Offering a farm fresh alternative to stale cinema” on July 29-30, the Free Range Film Festival will celebrate its eighth year of showing quality independent films inside a historic barn in the middle of organic farm country.
“Offering a farm fresh alternative to stale cinema” on July 29-30, the Free Range Film Festival will celebrate its eighth year of showing quality independent films inside a historic barn in the middle of organic farm country.
A total of 26 films will be shown over the entire weekend including some selections from Sundance and South by
“I think this is the strongest schedule we’ve have yet,” said Anne Dugan, festival coordinator. “On Friday we’re opening with ‘Becoming Santa,’ a documentary about what it takes to spend a holiday season as the big man himself. There are about 35 Santas attending the screening from the Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas of Minnesota. They assured me they’d be fine in this heat – according to their leader, Santa Randy, they’ll be dressed in Santa Casual.”
But Dugan is quick to make sure nobody gets the idea that it’s just candy canes and beards.
“There is a skateboarding movie, an animated film using bug carcasses, and the epic tale of Lumber Jill – there really is something for everyone out here.”
Screenings begin at 7 p.m. Friday, July 29. Movies continue through the weekend from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 30, and again at 7 p.m.
It all takes place at the junctions of County Roads 1 and 4 just a few miles south of Wrenshall and approximately 25 minutes south of Duluth.
There will be an encore screening of “Becoming Santa” at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Zinema 2, 222 E. Superior St., Duluth.
The suggested $10 donation goes towards maintenance of the theater and organization of the festival.
More information is available at the festival website: www.freerangefilm.com.