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Lee Hirsch, director of “The Bully Project,” spoke to audiences at the 2011 Twin Cities Film Festival.

Twin Cities Film Fest,

Fall film festival: Twin Cities Film Festival

  • May 18, 2012 - 9:13 AM

A recent arrival on the local scene, this festival branches out beyond the expected range of docs, international offerings, new-media panels and Minnesota-made movies. It has also forged partnerships with Paramount, Fox, Magnolia Pictures, Summit Entertainment and other majors as a launching pad for such big-ticket studio features as "50/50," "Machine Gun Preacher" and "Like Crazy." That means a chance to meet the talent and to glimpse awards season hopefuls on the early side -- the festival gave Lee Hirsch's "The Bully Project" its Minnesota debut in 2011.

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