A group of members of the Morris Theater Cooperative have organized the Prairie Light Film Festival, which will run at the Morris Theater from Friday, September 7 through Thursday, September 13. The festival has support from the University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced Study and will include 8 films, plus a showing of local films.
Films slated for the festival include Hereditary, an acclaimed horror film released earlier this year; Won’t You Be My Neighbor, a documentary on the legacy of the iconic children’s show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; Lu Over the Wall, a Japanese animation film; 8th Grade, a comedy/drama with Elsie Fisher; Animation Show of Shows, a global collection of animation shorts; The Rider, a Western drama about a cowboy who suffers a head injury; Sorry to Bother You, a science fiction comedy by Boots Riley; and the classic movie musical Singin’ in the Rain with Gene Kelly.
Local films include In the Shadow, a dance film by Ferolyn Angell about her family’s experiences during Hitler’s reign in Germany, and M.R. Fitzgerald’s The Farm, about life on a prairie farm. Check the Morris Theater website for details and show times.