Racing on the Big Screen in Minnesota This Month
This month the celluloid mavens and cinema revivalists at Take Up Productions are hosting Color Me Gone, a series of racing movies at the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis. What a marvelous coincidence that MPLS also happens to be The Chicane’s home base. It looks like I’ve already missed the first weekend’s movie, Viva Las Vegas, which is a shame because it is my easily favorite Elvis flick. This weekend the series continues with Smokey and the Bandit and Two-Lane Blacktop. The weekend of January 14th hosts Fast Company. With Vanishing Point starting on Jan. 21.
But then… On January 28, 29, and 30, the Trylon will host Grand Prix. I’ve never had the opportunity to see it on the big(ish) screen and I’m not going to miss the chance now. In fact, if there’s sufficient interest I’ll put together a pre-screening happy hour at a nearby bar before one of the showings. Any Minnesotans (Wisconsinites and Dakotans too!) out there want to join up with other Chicane readers for a pint before Pete Aron, Nino Barlini, Scott Stoddard and Jean-Pierre Sartí take to the streets of Monaco?
I’m sure I’ll be taking in others in the series as well, drop me a line if you’re heading to one.