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Cinema Lounge: A MN Filmmaker Showcase Premieres March 24

March 20, 2023

March 20, 2023 (Saint Paul, MN) – Twin Cities PBS (TPT) will premiereCinema Lounge: A Showcase of MN Filmmakers” on TPT 2 at 10 pm on Friday, March 24. FilmNorth has curated this anthology of current, cutting-edge films by a diverse range of local media artists.  

The films in the showcase include:  

  • Baahar Disaster brews when Seher gets accepted to a boarding school–a dream come true–on the evening of a big family dinner. Directed by Prakshi Malik.  
  • El Sueño de mi Abuela An immigrant grandmother’s dream foretells the disappearance of her granddaughter. Directed by Tahiel Jimenez Medina.
  • Resiliency is Inherited Mni Sota Makoce is the ancestral land of the Dakota peoples. This land looks very different now than it once did. While walking down the streets of Gakaabikaang (Minneapolis), we see glimpses of what this land could have looked like before colonialism and capitalism overtook. Native peoples have been forced into assimilation, relocation, and genocide on the land we stand on right now. Today we find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic as well as a social uprising, but where do we go next? Maybe we need to look to our past generations to find out? Directed by Sequoia Hauck. 
  • Clear Ember’s first day home after a 16-year prison sentence for a crime she didn’t commit is bittersweet as she uncovers how her family’s lives have gone on without her after all these years. Directed by Maya Washington. 
  • Speaking of Flowers Two actors come into conflict on set while their film work becomes indistinguishable from the reality of their relationship. Directed by Shelby Dillon. 
  • Motherlands In the face of rising anti-Asian violence, Asian mothers and mothering are honored through a collaboration of poetry and film. Directed by Ryan Stopera.  

“Cinema Lounge” will also be available for streaming at and on the PBS app. 


About Twin Cities PBS  

Twin Cities PBS (TPT)’s mission is to enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of media. Established 64 years ago, TPT now operates as a public service media organization that harnesses a range of media tools to serve citizens in new ways — with multiple broadcast channels, online teaching resources, educational outreach and community engagement activities reaching more than 2 million people each month. Over its history, TPT has been recognized for its innovation and creativity with numerous awards, including Peabody awards and national and regional Emmy® Awards. Find more information at 

About FilmNorth 

FilmNorth’s mission is to empower artists to tell their stories, launch and sustain successful careers, and advance The North as a leader in the national network of independent filmmakers. We achieve our mission by nurturing a vibrant, diverse community of film and media artists; providing education and resources at every stage of their careers; and celebrating their achievements. Learn more at 

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