ST. LOUIS PARK, MN (WKOW) -- The Twin Cities Film Fest is coming up soon and some of the most anticipated films have Wisconsin connections.
Danielle Palmer, Development Director for TCFF, came all the way from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area to tell Wake Up Wisconsin viewers about the film festival and the Wisconsin directors who are showing their films starting next week. More than 100 films will be appearing in 11 days.
Palmer says June Falling Down is a drama (and potential award-winner) that was written and directed by Wisconsin native Rebecca Weaver. It was shot almost entirely in Door County. It's a coming-of-age film and if you look closely, you may recognize some of the people in the film. You'll definitely recognize the landscape!
In Search of America is a full length documentary that spotlights the Wisconsin presidential primary and starts on the Oneida reservation outside of Green Bay. The filmmaker crisscrosses the country talking to people about the issues facing the nation, Palmer explains.
Palmer says she's most excited about the film Eagle Huntress which was done by a UW Madison graduate. It tells the story of a young girl trying to follow in the footsteps of her father and grandfather to become the first female master eagle hunter.
There are also some big name stars in films that will be showing at TCFF, including Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba and William Shatner. The film fest runs October 19 - 29 at Showplace ICON Theatre at The Shops at West End in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Palmer says for the first time, there will be a second screening series at the IFP Theater in St. Paul. For tickets and more information, click here.