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Films get a shot at the barn


July 5, 2019

Jordan Allen

Filmmakers Marla Peterson and Johnathan Olsen created "A Gift," the story of a man writing a song while his wife is away. The film showed last weekend at the festival in Wrenshall.

The smell of popcorn coupled with the dim light within the barn brought a sense of anticipation to a large crowd of filmmakers and movie lovers last weekend in Wrenshall. Dozens of people were fixated on a gray screen pulled taut across the wall, each one waiting to see what the Midwest filmmakers had to offer.

The 2019 Free Range Film Festival featured 19 films - all shown in a large, 103-year-old barn sitting just outside of Wrenshall. The 16th annual festival held June 28-29 offered live music, a virtual reality experience and, of course, the films.

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