Every Monday night at the Minnehaha Free Space starting 8/15, join us for a free movie! From kids’ movies to documentaries to blockbusters, we’ll be showing a little of everything. All movies start at 7pm at 3458 Minnehaha Avenue, and all are welcome.
At The River I Stand – Monday August 15
In 1968, black sanitation workers in Memphis staged a massive, bitterly-fought strike after two workers were killed in an accident caused by segregation. Working to support this strike, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop” speech linking class justice and civil rights. King was assasinated in Memphis the next day. This documentary tells the story of this vital strike which brought public sector unions to the South.
Pom Poko (kid friendly) – Monday August 22
Tokyo is growing; the shape-shifting, magic-using raccoons are losing their forest territory and traditional ways of life to bulldozers and apartment buildings. How can they fight back against human development? There’s always consensus process… This cartoon by Hayao Miyazaki (Princess Mononoke) is a little bit sad but also very funny. It’s the best animated movie about activists ever!
Stop The Reroute (the Minnehaha Free State documentary) – Monday August 29
Native activists, community members, environmentalists and allies put their bodies on the line to preserve one of the last burr oak savannas along the Mississippi and a 10,000-year-old sacred and pristine water source — Coldwater Spring. They stood up against the most powerful agency in Minnesota State Government — the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT). Twelve years ago, the Minnehaha Free State changed Minnesota history.
Fight Club – Monday September 5
“Fights will go on as long as they have to.” The anti-capitalist blockbuster story of a guy, his alter-ego and a whole lot of explosions.