Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

New Streep-Roberts film among early selections for Twin Cities Film Fest

Author:

The upcoming Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts comedy drama "August: Osage County" is among the four early selections that will be showcased at the Twin Cities Film Fest in October, TCFF organizers announced Monday.

Based on the Tracy Lett's Pulitzer-winning play of the same name, "August: Osage County" tells the story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, who all live separate lives until a crisis brings them all back to the Midwest house they grew up in and the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

The film also stars Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Sam Shepard and Margo Martindale.

Other films announced include Oscar-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne's road dramedy "Nebraska," starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte; "One Chance," the inspirational true story of "Britain's Got Talent" winner Paul Potts; and the Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom," starring Idris Elba as Mandela.

"The buzz we're already hearing, from people wanting tickets to the new Meryl Streep-Julia Roberts premiere, to the new Alexander Payne film -- which is sure to be a Best Picture contender -- is deafening," TCFF director Jatin Seta said in a statement. "And to then see subjects like Nelson Mandela and Simon Cowell in our lineup – for any serious movie lover, this is the true beginning of the Oscar race."

Dates and times of the screenings are yet to be announced.

Running Oct. 17-26, the TCFF will also host the Midwest and world premieres of dozens of independent projects, many of which were filmed in Minnesota.

“Throughout this year, as we’ve traveled to film festivals around the world and screened a mountain of 300 submissions, we have been surprised at every turn by astonishing Minnesotan visions," said TCFF artistic director Steven Snyder said in a statement.

The TCFF will be screening all of its films at the ShowPlace ICON Theatre in St. Louis Park. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1.

See the trailer for "August: Osage County" below.

Next Up

Gopher Basketball

Michigan State hands Gophers first loss

The 19th ranked Spartans knocked Minnesota from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Karl-Anthony Towns, Chris Finch

Patrick Beverley returns but Jazz rout Timberwolves

The Jazz avenged last season's 0-3 record with a blowout victory.

Eric Kendricks

Vikings-Steelers: 5 things you can count on

After an embarrassing loss to the Lions, can the Vikings get it together?

snow, snowing

Winter storm watch expands north, includes parts of Twin Cities

Everyone in southern Minnesota will want to keep an eye on forecast changes.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

5-year-old boy fatally shot on Thanksgiving identified

Police said a few juveniles at the home were making a social media video when the gun went off.

PAMP travail 1

Pig Ate My Pizza will close at the end of the year.

Its leaders plan to relaunch and "get back to the humble beginnings of Travail."

flickr - criticla care nurses nov 2021

Allina parts ways with 53 of 27,000 employees over vaccine mandate

That's about 0.2% of the health care system's workforce.

US Bank Stadium, Vikings fans

Matthew Coller: How will Vikings fans react on Thursday night?

Will years of disappointment be revealed if the Vikings struggle against the Steelers?

dinner party holidays gathering celebration 1

Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays

The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.

Kjellberg booking photo crop

Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing

The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.

Dave Hutchinson

Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand

The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."

CDC - vaccine band aid

COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated

The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.

Related