It’s pledge season at TPT right now and MNO will be taking a little break while we focus our energies on this most important pursuit. Please consider supporting public television. MNO is funded by the State’s Art and Cultural Heritage Fund but viewer-supported public television enables us to share our wonderful arts community statewide on air and online.

We don’t want you to miss your weekly dose of art of all shapes and sizes, so we’ve compiled this little viewing party of film-related MNO segments, in honor of The Academy Awards. Grab some popcorn and start clicking!

Filmmaker Brady Kiernan discusses his film Stuck Between Stations, a love story set in Minneapolis.

Director Ali Selim talks about his award-winning debut feature film, Sweet Land, set in Minnesota.

Animator Tom Schroeder tells real life stories in an improvisational style influenced by jazz.

Michael Berglund is a well known and respected Paleoartist, specializing in creating realistic models of dinosaurs, both graphically and in model form.

Sarah Jean Kruchowski explores themes of disappointment and yearning in her quirky short films.

Arms and Armor handcrafts Medieval and Renaissance replicas for theaters, museums, film and television.