Flyway Film Festival

Flyway Film Festival takes place October 23-26, 2014 in Pepin, Stockholm, and Maiden Rock, Wisconsin.

Back by popular demand: “The Price of Sand” comes to Lake City on May 10

Apr 28, 2013
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Lake Pepin-area viewers will have another chance to see “The Price of Sand,” Jim Tittle’s new documentary about frac sand mining, when the Flyway brings it to Lake City on May 10th.

“The film got a tremendous amount of positive buzz when it screened at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival last week,” says Flyway Film Festival director Rick Vaicius. “For some people, this film is the first they’ve heard about the frac sand mining boom. It’s a must-see for getting up to speed on the issue. And the film is entertaining as well — there’s some great local music.”

Watch “The Price of Sand” trailer here:

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Directed by Red Wing native Jim Tittle, the documentary focuses on ordinary citizens affected by frac sand mining in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. While the rest of the country touts the idea of energy independence, people in the Midwest are losing their homes, their livelihoods, and their health to the frac sand “gold rush.” He interviewed people whose lives have been dramatically affected by sand mining, for better and for worse.

“The goal of making this documentary was to find the real price of frac sand–not just in dollars, but in lives, friendships, families and the future of our region,” says Tittle.

The film will be shown at 7:00 pm at the Lincoln High School auditorium, 300 S. Garden Street, Lake City, MN.

Eventbrite - The Price of Sand at The Sheldon Theatre

Tickets are $5 (plus service charge) in advance and $7 at the door.

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THE PRICE OF SAND comes to Wabasha on April 26

Mar 28, 2013
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Flyway’s presentation of “The Price of Sand,” a new documentary about frac sand mining, drew a crowd of 450 people to the historic Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing last week. If you missed it, don’t worry: you can see it in Wabasha at 7pm on April 26th at the Broadway Theater, 611 Broadway Ave.

Watch “The Price of Sand” trailer here:

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Directed by Red Wing native Jim Tittle, the documentary focuses on ordinary citizens affected by frac sand mining in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. While the rest of the country touts the idea of energy independence, people in the Midwest are losing their homes, their livelihoods, and their health to the frac sand “gold rush.” He interviewed people whose lives have been dramatically affected by sand mining, for better and for worse.

“The goal of making this documentary was to find the real price of frac sand–not just in dollars, but in lives, friendships, families and the future of our region,” says Tittle.

 

Eventbrite - The Price of Sand at The Sheldon Theatre

Tickets are $5 (plus service charge) in advance and $7 at the door.

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Price of Sand Screening to Kick Off 2013 Season

Mar 4, 2013
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Flyway’s 2013 Season Kicks Off with Advance Preview Screening of “The Price of Sand”

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When filmmaker Jim Tittle learned that his hometown of Red Wing, Minnesota was a target for strip mining by a Connecticut hedge fund company, he responded in the way he knew best: he started filming. The resulting documentary, The Price of Sand, will be screened in Red Wing on Friday, March 22, at 7:00 p.m. at the historic Sheldon Theatre.

 

Eventbrite - The Price of Sand at The Sheldon Theatre

Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Advance purchase is recommended.

 

Tittle will be present for a discussion after the film.

 

Tittle’s documentary focuses on ordinary citizens affected by frac sand mining in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. While the rest of the country touts the idea of energy independence, people in the Midwest are losing their homes, their livelihoods, and their health to the frac sand “gold rush.” He interviewed people whose lives have been dramatically affected by sand mining, for better and for worse.

 

“The goal of making this documentary was to find the real price of frac sand–not just in dollars, but in lives, friendships, families and the future of our region,” says Tittle.

 

The Flyway Film Festival is presenting the film in conjunction with Red Wing-based citizens’ group Save the Bluffs. The Flyway will present the film again during its regular festival season October 17 – 20.

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I Can Haz Film Fest?

Feb 14, 2013
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The Walker Art Center will reprise it’s critically acclaimed Cat Video Festival.

The Worldwide phenomenon will take place on August 28, 2013 at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand.

Tickets go on sale at 10am, March 9th at the State Fair Box Office for $10.00

In the meantime watch this video of last year’s awesomeness!

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2012 Official Selections

Sep 25, 2012
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2012 Flyway Film Festival Announces Official Film Selections

• Documentary “Journey to Planet X” to Kick Off Festival
• “Janeane From Des Moines” Selected for Closing Night
• Exclusive Friday Late-Night Shorts Screening

Today, the Flyway Film Festival officially announced the official selections for the 2012 Flyway Film Festival. The Festival will run from Thursday, October 18 to Sunday, October 21 in Pepin and Stockholm, Wisconsin at the Lake Pepin Art & Design Center and the Widespot Performing Arts Center. Now in its fifth year, the Festival has gained a reputation as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new local, regional, and international film and providing the movie-loving public with access to critically acclaimed filmmakers and film industry professionals from around the world.

The 2012 Flyway Film Festival will screen over 35 feature films and shorts, representing 5 countries. This year, the Festival received more than 850 submissions from filmmakers around the world, an increase from 2011.

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A Dog With Pleas- #SaveFlyway

Sep 11, 2012
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Paddington may be the unofficial mascot of the Flyway Film Festival, and you should listen carefully.

 

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