Art Hounds: Films in Wadena, father-daughter theater, and a music salon


This week’s hounds highlight a film festival along the banks of Whiskey Creek, a searing drama about a father and daughter and a 19th-century-style salon with lots of music and a little conversation.

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kentscheer.JPGWadena artist Kent Scheer says the Whiskey Creek Film Festival has spiced up the cultural life in his neck of the woods for the last five years. This year the festival runs September 10-16 at Wadena’s art deco movie house, the Cozy Theatre. All six films being screened are brand new, including “Winter’s Bone,” “The Kids are Alright,” and “Around a Small Mountain.” It also includes short films from Minnesota filmmakers. Kent Scheer has even offered to help with your travel arrangements; contact him here.

janefroiland.JPGJane Froiland thinks the Phoenix Theater Project has chosen a great play for its inaugural production: “Proof.” It’s about a daughter who’s wondering and worrying about the genetic legacy of her recently deceased father. Jane, a Twin Cities actor, says the characters of the father and daughter will be played by an actual father/daughter duo, Kurt and Amy Schweickhardt. The show will be at the People’s Center Theater in Minneapolis through September 25, with a pay-what-you-can performance on September 13th.

scottwinters.JPGHow about a salon done the old fashioned way, with less talk, more music? Minnetonka Civic Orchestra Music Director Scott Winters recommends Muse Salon’s next installment at the Schubert Club in St. Paul’s Landmark Center. It’ll feature the music of Quilter, Schumann, Argento, Shostokovich and others performed by such standouts as vocalist Maria Jette, cellist Tom Rosenberg and violinist Orieta Dado. There’ll be lots of room for discussion as the performance proceeds on Wednesday, September 15th at 7pm.

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