Filmmakers from Twin Cities Film Fest to Visit IPR for Q&A

Dependent's Day, A Film by Michael David Lynch
Dependent’s Day, a film by Michael David Lynch

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, two visiting filmmakers with feature films screening at the Twin Cities Film Festival will visit with IPR students, staff, and alumni. The two-hour event takes place at the IPR Studios at 4545 West 77th Street in Edina, Minnesota. It will feature Director/Actor Jon Weinberg discussing the production of his feature film Funeral Day from 3-4 p.m. Writer/Director/Producer Micheal David Lynch will discuss the making of his feature film, Dependent’s Day from 4-5 p.m.

The LA Times calls Lynch’s Dependent’s Day “a romantic dramedy [that] mines deeper-than-expected themes.” Twin Cities Film Fest describes it as a “hilarious, heartfelt, authentic relationship comedy about the adventures of being in love and making it work.”  Dependant’s Day screens on Oct. 23 at 2:20 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m. at the Showplace ICON in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Weinberg’s Funeral Dayalso a comedy, is described by the fest as a “darkly funny movie about a man who skips his friend’’s funeral in an attempt to start living his life to the fullest.”  Funeral Day screens on Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. and Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Showplace ICON in St. Louis Park.

Both Michael David Lynch and Jon Weinberg will be available for Q&A and one-on-one conversations during the event. All IPR students, staff, alumni, and friends are invited. Please RSVP via our Facebook invite.

More Opportunities at TCFF

Miles Between Us, an Andrew Hunt Film
Miles Between Us, directed by Andrew Hunt

Volunteer for Red Carpet Shoots: In addition to the showcase, IPR DVMP students have multiple opportunities to get involved with the Twin Cities Film Fest. Students in the DV program, or with DV experience are invited to volunteer to crew for red carpet shoots during the festival. Volunteers will be working with TCFF staffer Amber Johnson and can use the opportunity to not only gain meaningful experience on the shoot but to mingle with local and visiting filmmakers. Students can view the Red Carpet schedule for an idea of when the shoots will be happening. All volunteers will receive free passes to a film. Contact IPR DVMP chair Trey Wodele or any of the DVMP instructors for information on how to get involved.

Watch Andrew Hunt’s Film: Miles Between UsIPR production and screenwriting instructor Andrew Hunt’s feature directorial debut will be screening on Sunday, Oct. 23, at noon. TCFF describes Miles Between Us as the story of a “father and daughter who have been estranged by divorce for twelve years and find themselves on a trip across the country that becomes a more complicated journey than they imagined. It’s a story of pain, hope, healing, and redemption.” Come and support Andy at this World Premiere of his first feature as a director.

Educational Event Schedule: TCFF has scheduled 10 days worth of educational activities during the festival. Featuring daily Apple workshops, discussions with filmmakers, and an industry night, TCFF has plenty of chances for students to interact with local and visiting professionals.