Tonight’s program features two short dramas with screenplays by local writers—Harold of Orange and Finders Keepers, which were produced by Film in the Cities (FITC) in its heyday. FITC’s unique Minnesota-based stories were instrumental to the development of today’s local moving image production community and significant to the national field.
A young Minnesota farmer finds his world thrown into confusion when his dog absconds with a sock full of money belonging to a drug ring. Directed by Mikhail Bogin, produced by Rick Weise, screenplay by Gary Jenneke. 1983, 16mm, 30 min.
Harold of Orange
This contemporary satire centers on a tribal trickster and his plan to obtain corporate funding from a philanthropic foundation. Directed by Rick Weise, produced by Dianne Brennan, screenplay by Gerald Vizenor (Chippewa). 1984, 16mm, 30 min.
A discussion and reception follows the screening.
Produced by FITC is the final event of a three-part program paying tribute to the evolution of Film in the Cities (FITC).