September 14-20 at the Cozy Theatre in Wadena
The Whiskey Creek Film Festival is produced by the Whiskey Creek Film Festival Association. Local sponsors are recognized below.
The 2012 Festival has three parts:
1. The best in current cinema
During the week of September 14-20 six films-all in current theatrical release-will be screened at the Cozy Theatre.
Click here to go to brief summaries of the films, information about ratings, length, actors and directors, and links to movie trailers.
The Intouchables - an irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility.
Beasts of the Southern Wild - " . . . a game-changer that gets you excited about movies again." Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Bully - "The best social documents on film do more than show you what's wrong in the world - they make it personal. Bully does that with a passion." Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Moonrise Kingdom - "a fable about what it feels like to be 12 years old and afflicted, from head to tow, by a romantic crush the size of a planet." Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
To Rome with Love - "light and fast, with some of the sharpest dialogue and acting that [Woody Allen] has put on the screen in years." David Denby, The New Yorker
The Kid with a Bike - "Cyril [the kid] is one of the most inspiringly resilient, self-aware young characters to arrive on-screen in recent memory." Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
2. Short films by Minnesota filmmakers
There is also a Minnesota Short Film event as part of the Festival. Submissions are sought for films made in Minnesota by Minnesota residents. Films must be submitted in DVD format and should have a runtime between one and ten minutes. Please include a brief synopsis, summary, or description of the work submitted. All films must include stamped, self-addressed return envelopes if the filmmaker wishes to have her or his films returned after the selection process is completed. Short films should be submitted to Whiskey Creek Film Festival, c/o Cozy Theatre, 223 Jefferson Street South, Wadena, MN 56482.
Film submissions may be in any genre, including live action and animated. For further information, write email@example.com. Deadline for submissions (date of receipt) is September 10, 2012.
Short films by Minnesota filmmakers will be shown at 5:00pm on Saturday, September 15. Admission to this special screening is free.
3. Special free film for families
This year's free family movie is The Magic of Belle Isle, and it will be screened on Friday at 5:00pm and on Saturday and Sunday at 1:30pm.
" . . . the tenderness and optimism are so powerful and ingratiating that only a viewer with the darkest sensibility will go away untouched." Rex Reed, New York Observer
Go to film links for full information about all of these wonderful movies.