Educational Event: New Media
MN Women in Film and Television has organized a special event for film and new media lovers this evening. Join local new media gurus this evening for an HDMG tour, iChat demos, and a panel discussion featuring local media gurus Chuck Olsen (co-founder of The UpTake, founder of Minnesota Stories, producer-director of Blogumentary, and Minneapolis correspondent for Rocketboom), Jenni Pinkley (award-winning multimedia producer for StarTribune.com), Julie Rappaport (co-founder and artistic director of Smokin’ Yogi Visions), and me (co-founder of Chasing Windmills and editor of The Rake). We hope to have much to offer in the way of experience (and all the things you shouldn’t do).
6:30-9 p.m., HDMG, 6573 City West Parkway, Eden Prairie.
Touch of Evil
More interested in good-old enduring and endearing archetypes than in new media? Take in a classic film noir this evening at the Parkway. A Touch of Evil — starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, and Marlene Dietrich — is a dark and twisted story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. Regarded as the last film noir of its time, A Touch of Evil is best known for its opening shot — a three-minute shot considered to be one of the greatest long shots in American cinema. You certainly don’t want to miss this Welles classic.
7 & 9:10 p.m., Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis;
Twins vs. Sox
It’s still early in the season, and the Twins have a home game against the Chicago White Sox tonight. Go show your support, lend your voice to the cause, and be sure to check out Brad Zellar’s post-game commentary. (If nothing else, it’s a great excuse to eat a ballpark weiner and have a few beers.)
7:10 p.m., Metrodome, 34 Kirby Puckett Pl., Minneapolis; 612-375-1366.
And if you have a few moments to spare today, be sure to check out Denis Jeong’s fabulous Voltage slideshows. You will find photos with which to keep yourself occupied for quite some time.