The Whiskey Creek Film Festival is produced by the Whiskey Creek Film Festival Committee. Local sponsors, including 5 Wings Arts Council and the Wadena Convention and Visitors Bureau, help support the Festival. All sponsors are recognized on the sponsor page; follow the sponsor drop down menu to visit links to individuals, businesses, and organizations that make the Festival happen. Photographs of the Cozy Theatre are courtesy of Kent Scheer.
The 2015 Festival has three parts – six award-winning films in current theatrical release not usually screened in rural Minnesota, a special film made in and about Minnesota (free screening on Saturday and Sunday) and a special family film (also free screening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
1. The best in current cinema
During the week of September 11-17 six films-all in current theatrical release-will be screened at the Cozy Theatre.
Phoenix – a spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception in post-World War II Germany
Mr. Holmes – it is 1947 and an aging Sherlock Holmes confronts an ultimate adversary
I’ll See You in My Dreams – Blythe Danner leads this drama of friendship, love, and family relationships
Infinitely Polar Bear – a Toronto Film Festival favorite featuring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Festival
Love and Mercy – homage to the Beach Boys in this tribute to Brian Wilson
2. Films from Minnesota – free screenings on Saturday and Sunday
This year the Festival features Dinkytown Uprising, a documentary 45 years in the making by filmmaker Al Milgrom. Dinkytown will screen at 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
3. Special free film for families
The Young and Prodigious T. S. Spivet from the Director of Amelie
To be screened on Friday at 4:30 pm and at 1:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
And here are the folks that make the Festival happen this year:
The Festival Committee
Don Garey, Staples
Alice Martin, New York Mills
Mary Dye Moen, Wadena
Marie Nordberg, Park Rapids
Rod Nordberg, Park Rapids
Tom Paper, Wadena
Dave Quincer, Wadena
Phil Richter, Minneapolis
Jamie Robertson, Wadena
Sally Robertson, Wadena
Judy Taves, Wadena
JoAnn White, Sebeka
Jim Vollegraaf, Staples