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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, 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;
612-822-3030; $5.

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.







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