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Duluth Superior Film Festival 2021
The 11th annual Duluth Superior Film Festival runs Aug. 20 to 22. The slate boasts 11 feature films and 36 short films. The festival will be pared-down and completely in-person, this year.
UMD STUDENT SHOWCASE
Zinema 2, 3 to 5 p.m.
Filmmaker Q&A to immediately follow the screening. Select films created by University of Minnesota Duluth students.
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
Zeitgeist Atrium, 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Anishinaabe elder Ricky DeFoe will bless the festival with a traditional pipe ceremony, and a drum group will accompany the blessing with two songs.
SHORTS BLOCK 1
Zinema 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Q&A to immediately follow the screening. Films include: Earth Had Issues Loading …, The I’s have It, A Slight Wrinkle in the Strata and Feed the Bears.
OPENING NIGHT FEATURE: MALNI: TOWARDS THE OCEAN, TOWARDS THE SHORE
Zinema 1 & 2, 8 to 10 p.m.
Filmmaker Q&A to immediately follow the screening. This film follows Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier’s wanderings through each of their worlds as they wonder through and contemplate the afterlife, rebirth, and the place in-between. Spoken mostly in chinook wawa, their stories are departures from the Chinookan origin of death myth, with its distant beginning and circular shape.
Refreshments and mingling in the Zeitgeist Atrium.