The sixth edition of the glitzy, studio-centered festival will run Oct. 21-31 at the ShowPlace Icon Theatre in St. Louis Park. It includes national and international screenings, live musical performances, red carpet galas, cocktail mixers, panel discussions and special events. The full schedule and more information can be found at twincitiesfilmfest.org.
“Too Late”: Minnesota-raised Oscar nominee John Hawkes, seen most recently in “Everest,” will introduce his latest film, a new take on the hard-boiled-private-eye genre. (8:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 10:15 a.m. Oct. 31) Saluting Hawkes’ career, TCFF will also show his work alongside Jennifer Lawrence in the backwoods crime thriller “Winter’s Bone” (9:15 p.m. Oct. 29) and his awkward comedic romance with writer/director/star Miranda July in “Me and You and Everyone We Know” (3:15 p.m. Oct. 30).
“Room”: The strong cast includes Brie Larson, Joan Allen and William H. Macy in the story of a young woman and her 5-year-old son struggling to adapt to the outside world after a decade of forced captivity in a one-room cage. The film, based on the bestselling novel by Emma Donoghue, won the Audience Award at the Toronto film festival. (8 p.m. Oct. 21)
“The 33”: Antonio Banderas and Juliette Binoche star in a fact-based drama about the Chilean miners who were trapped underground for two months. (5 p.m. Oct. 31)
“Anomalisa”: A stop-motion film directed by Charlie Kaufman, writer of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”and “Being John Malkovich.” (6:15 p.m. Oct. 26)
“Brooklyn”: Saoirse Ronan plays an Irish immigrant in 1950s New York drawn between two distinct men, two distant countries and two very different ways of life. (6:45 p.m. Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Oct. 30)