The Twin Cities hosts more cinematic cavalcades than you can shake a tub of popcorn at. But April's Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival offers the finest collection of must-see discoveries this side of Sundance. It's among the nation's largest film showcases, with more than 300 features and shorts this year — a collection of much-anticipated films and surprises. It offers 2½ glorious weeks of independent and international gems beyond the focus of the multiplex, attended by the filmmakers themselves and a film-loving crowd. Ends April 23 at St. Anthony Main Theatre, Mpls.,

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