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Continued: Casket Cinema is a film club that's moved by the movies

Artist Lenora Drowns, a habitué of the series, says the intimate setting promotes uninhibited discussion.

“The conversations after the film sometimes get really heated, in a way they wouldn’t if you were someplace like the Walker,” she said. “At the same time, no one pressures you to feel a certain way or give money.”

Sometimes the talk turns philosophical or spiritual, as it did after a screening of a film about the Burning Man festival. That randomness, Drowns said, is a large part of Casket Cinema’s appeal: “You just never know who’s going to be there or where it’s going to go.”

Kristin Tillotson • 612-673-7046







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  • Guests at Casket Cinema gathered before a recent screening of the documentary “Fixation,” about fixed-gear bike culture.

  • Gary Suber snapped a picture of an early 20th-century bicycle on display at the Casket Cinema event in northeast Minneapolis.

  • Post-movie discussions are part of the Casket Cinema experience.

  • Co-organizer Wilbur Ince, right, with filmgoer Kenton Hanson.

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  • CASKET CINEMA

    What: Monthly screenings of indie documentary films followed by discussions in a northeast Minneapolis artist studio.

    This month: “Symphony of the Soil,” with guest farmer/dirt fanatic David van Eeckhout.

    When: 7:30 p.m. Thu.

    Where: Casket Arts Building, Studio 145, 681 17th Av. NE., Mpls.

    Admission: Free, but donations encouraged.

    Info: casketcinema.com

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