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Demolition Dreaming


From the mind of Jim Akre comes a new film entitled Demolition Dreaming.

The Gateway District was a Minneapolis neighborhood near downtown that was  
completely demolished in the late 1950's and early 1960's as part of the  
city's urban renewal program. That lost part of the city inspired local  
animator John Akre to create "Demolition Dreaming," an animated feature  
film with a score by Dreamland Faces and narration by Jill Underwood. Akre  
will present images and videos about the Gateway District and his film at  
"Eat My Words!" bookshop on Saturday, March 23 at 7 pm. DVDs of the film  
will be for sale at the event.

"Demolition Dreaming," begins and ends at the site of the Quarry Shopping  
Center in Northeast Minneapolis. The movie is a fantasy of the Minneapolis  
Gateway District, a part of the city that was removed without trace. The  
movie tells the story of a sign-painter and his family. They run a  
residence hotel, in which live some other characters of the Gateway.

Earlier Event: March 19
Experiments in Thoughtfulness
Later Event: March 28
Open Mic