Before modern cinema, the term motion picture referred to tossing children’s artwork out the car window. Catch a flick with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$30 for an individual-membership package (up to a $61 total value)
- One-year individual membership to the Film Society of Minneapolis/Saint Paul (a $50 value)
- One ticket valid for admission to one screening at the 2012 International Film Festival of Minneapolis and Saint Paul from April 12 to May 3 (up to an $11 value)<p>
$50 for a dual-membership package (up to a $107 total value) * One-year dual membership to the Film Society of Minneapolis/Saint Paul (an $85 value) * Two tickets to the festival, which can be used for two admissions to one screening or for single admission to two screenings (up to an $11 value each)<p>
Members of the Film Society of Minneapolis/Saint Paul receive discounted admission to screenings and festivals, plus invitations to members-only events. During the festival, attendees can choose from roughly 300 narrative, documentary, and short films from more than 60 countries, each competing for prestigious prizes. A full lineup of special events bolsters the three weeks of festivities with panel discussions and opening- and closing-night parties.<p>
International Film Festival of Minneapolis and Saint Paul
A union of the local organizations U Film Society and Oak Street Arts, the nonprofit Film Society of Minneapolis/Saint Paul brings an eclectic sampling of international cinema to its members and to the public at its yearly international film festival. The society's crew of film enthusiasts carefully curates a roster of classic, modern, foreign, and locally produced movies to showcase. They screen each year's lineup amid the cushy confines of the St. Anthony Main Theatre, the society's headquarters and site of the festival, which boasts around 400 different films each year and generally draws in more than 100,000 viewers. They further enlighten moviegoers by recruiting industry experts for informative panel discussions, educational events, and tips on how to feed popcorn to onscreen characters.