Tomorrow marks the public culmination of the annual MNKINO Film Score Fest: a public screening with a live orchestra at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
If you’re not familiar with MNKINO, the organization promotes the creation of new films in the state of Minnesota. Participants sign up for time-sensitive film-making challenges with “Mystery Meat” ingredients. The annual film score fest, curated by Charlie McCarron, adds a twist: filmmakers are paired with composers to add an orchestral score. The resulting works are screened with a live orchestra playing the soundtrack in the theatre, much like in the early days of film.
Some 19 sets of filmmakers and composers will be featured at the 7 PM screening tonight at the Science Museum of Minnesota:
- Ostensibly, Nick Hansen and Travis Anderson
- Awe-struck, Ann Thompson and Charlie McCarron
- Nightmare at the Museum, Kevon Veasey, Michaela Kamara, Keon Miller, Jackson Ruiz, and Andrew Burns
- Unreal, George Lopez and Mike Manor
- Am I Awake?, Joua Lee and Andy Stermer
- Fading Memories, Larry Wydra and Dan Wheeler
- Perception Picnic, John Akre and Brian Neurauter
- Couch Potatoes, Sarah Abdel-Jell and Tyler Straka
- Mandatory Recall, Rodney Johnson and Basil Considine
- Tame, Wendy Placko and Jake Downing
- Underground, Beth Peloff and Dua Saleh
- The Tragedy of the International Brigades, Christian Finch and Bryan Schumann
- Mirror Phase, Oanh Vu, Josh Dyrud, Andy Dayton, and Alex Mueller
- Bent, Aaron Rosenblum, Sami Pfeffer and Kurt Hattenberg
- Mystery Meat, Joseph Dutra and Hannah McDaniel
- Skyworms, Asia Ward and Dylan Curzon
- Just Another Love Story, Brian Christoper and David Boban
- The Euphony of Falling Water, Mary Beth Hutlin
- Love at First Fight, Justin Schaack, Kristin Schaak, and Karl Brueggman
Tonight’s screening will also be available via livestreamed video at: https://tinyurl.com/fsflive18 Tickets for the screening are $5, and include an invitation to an afterparty at New Bohemia (9:15 pm-12 am; 222 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102).