The Twin Cities Film Festival (TCFF) celebrates its 10-year anniversary with over 100 films, screened over 11 days. TCFF is a year-round non-profit organization that builds, supports and enhances the visual arts community through their work with local film artists and regional film festivals. The Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op is a proud sponsor of the Changemaker Series at this year’s festival. Designed to elicit compassion and expand understanding, the Changemaker Series drives audiences toward passion and activism around a specially curated topic each year. This year, the focus is on Environmental Responsibility—exploring how everyday actions impact the health of the world, for better or worse. Following each screening, a carefully curated panel of community leaders will delve further into ideas and issues raised by the film.
CO-OP OWNERS RECEIVE $5 OFF the general admission price for the films in the Changemaker Series.
Visit twincitiesfilmfest.org/tccp to purchase your $8 (reg. $13) ticket.
All films will be shown at the ICON Theaters in The Shops at West End, 1625 West End Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Screening dates and times are subject to change. Please visit twincitiesfilmfest.org for confirmation and more information about the film festival.
Thursday, Oct. 17 — 5:30 p.m.
For decades, the utility industry has been a driving engine of the U.S. economy, contributing significantly to our progress and standard of living with a business model that focused on centralized generation. But now, because of reduced demand from a number of factors, including more efficient energy systems, power companies face a crisis that requires them to capture new market share to survive in the 21st century. The industry has its sights on the transportation sector, which means a chance to catalyze the electric vehicle industry, but which also sets it on a collision course with major petroleum interests. And with the need for a smart, cyber-secure grid, the tech and defense industries also have critical roles to play.
Friday, Oct. 18 — 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 23 — 5 p.m.
Salvage is a documentary about the city dump in Yellowknife, Canada. In Yellowknife, the remote capitol of the Northwest Territories, the town dump is the city’s most popular and notorious manmade attraction, mined by a colorful community of thrifty locals. But the new city administration is determined to see it tamed, and the battle for Yellowknife’s identity is on.
Saturday, Oct. 19 — 9:45 a.m.
Youth Unstoppable interviews young, passionate activists looking to save the planet and is filmed over ten years from all parts of the world.
Saturday, Oct. 19 — 12 p.m.
Food Coop takes viewers deep into the belly of Brooklyn’s Park Slope Food Coop — one of America’s oldest cooperative food supermarkets. Working against everything that defines the stereotypical “American Way of Life,” the basic principles of the Park Slope Food Coop are simple: each of its 16,000 members work 2.75 hours per month to earn the right to buy the best food in New York City at incredibly low prices. Founded in 1973, Park Slope is arguably the best implemented socialist experience in the United States.
Wednesday, Oct. 23 — 7:30 p.m.
In a world where water is everything, Sustainable Nation follows three individuals who are doing their part to bring sustainable water solutions to an increasingly thirsty planet.