International Film Festival Includes nine days of screenings at the Capri

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The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul announces the 38th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF), from April 4-20. MSPIFF is the largest annual arts events in the region, Minnesota’s largest film event, and one of the longest-running film festivals in the country. Each year, the festival showcases the latest films by both emerging and veteran filmmakers from around the globe, totaling more than 250 bold, exciting films from 70+ countries.

MSPIFF screenings will once again be concentrated at the St. Anthony Main Theatre, taking over the five screens for the full run of the festival. MSPIFF continues to expand the festival’s footprint with screenings and special events to be held at the newly-renovated Parkway Theater in South Minneapolis and returning to the Film Space at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, the Marcus Rochester Cinema in Rochester, Minnesota, and the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis. Screenings at the Capri will be held on April 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18 and 19.

The programming staff of MPSIFF has been scouring international film festivals from Sundance to Berlin, Palm Springs to Toronto, San Francisco to San Sebastian, in addition to sifting through well over a thousand film submissions, to bring its characteristically unique slate of films to Minnesota—films that reflect issues of global and local interest and that would otherwise never be experienced in Twin Cities theaters.

“The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival has long cultivated this region’s appreciation of world affairs, the arts and international cinema, transporting audiences to remote and renowned locations around the globe, and building bridges between cultures, geographies, people and communities,” said Executive Director Susan Smoluchowski.

The complete MSPIFF line-up will be announced on March 14 and will be on view at Festival Passes and 6-packs are on sale now at, with individual ticket sales opening to Film Society Members on March 14 and to the public on March 21. Info on MSPIFF screenings at the Capri will be available at

MSPIFF is presented by the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, a dynamic 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to fostering a knowledgeable and vibrant appreciation of the art of film and its power to inform and transform individuals and communities.

The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival is generously supported by many sponsors including the Star Tribune, Cedarwoods Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Minnesota State Arts Board Legacy Amendment Funding, National Endowment for the Arts, McKnight Foundation, US Bank, Best Buy, Knock, Inc., Jazz 88, Indeed Brewing, Fox Rothschild, Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, numerous locally owned and based businesses, consulates from around the world, our Masters and Auteurs Member Circles and the 2,500+ Members and Donors of the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. 

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