Film Society presents First Thursday Films

By Janet Zahn
After a very long hiatus, the Capri Theater will once again open its doors to the film-going public, thanks to the Capri’s new partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP Film). “Many people have fond memories of going to movies at the Capri ‘back in the day,’ said Capri Director James Scott. “Now it’s a ‘new day’ for this theater as we work with the Film Society to bring great films to our Northside community on a regular basis.”

First Thursday Films will be screened at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway, beginning November 5. Tickets are $5 at the door. Filmmakers will be invited to meet and discuss their films with audiences each night.

The first film scheduled for First Thursday Films @ the Capri is The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, a multi-award-winning documentary directed by Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders), examining
the rise of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and its impact on civil rights and American culture.

Other films planned for the series include: Cooley High, directed by Michael Schultz, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of this classic film. Girlhood, by French director Celine Sciamma, an award-winning narrative film exploring the many facets of young female identity. And Fresh Dressed, directed by Sacha Jenkins. A fascinating, fun-to-watch chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion. More info is available at and

The Film Society has a long track record of bringing the very best in independent international cinema to audiences throughout Minnesota. “On the first Thursday of every month, people can count on seeing a truly noteworthy film at the Capri, with good conversation to follow,” said Susan Smoluchowski, Executive Director of MSP Film. “We look forward to meeting new audiences, hearing new voices and building our partnership with the Capri.”

More info at, or James Scott, 612-643-2024,