There are many forms of film curation and exhibition offered throughout the film community. Winona State hosted a film series tied to the university theme of “resilience” this past fall, and students engaged in and cultivated curation skills and knowledge to look further into the practice. For the last issue of POVwinona in 2018, a handful of those students have researched and reviewed different festivals, theaters, and archives.
Krya Beske and Jenna Grochow get things started with a deep dive into the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. MSPIFF offers year-round programming with a diverse and varied slate to appease the metro and midwestern film community. The immense work put into the festival makes it a valued event and growing community for Minnesotan cinephiles. Next, Hailey Torburg features “The Cozy Theater”, a small-town theater in Wadena, MN. She highlights the long standing history of the “Cozy” and the value that small-town cinemas still offer with value and charm. Then, Seth Lamey recounts the history of the “Criterion Collection.” Criterion has been a staple in the film community with a standard of excellence in leading restoring and exhibiting classic, foreign, and independent cinema. Finally, Brinley Zoller showcases the Telluride Film Festival, a staple feature film festival that attracts stars, Oscar contenders, and within the beautiful mountain setting.
Look forward to new content on POVwinona in 2019!