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On The Mark: Movies return to the barn

On the evenings of Aug. 20-21, the Dugan and Fisher- Merritt clan will again host the Free Range Film Festival at their heritage barn in Wrenshall. Screening the films ahead of time, I’ve marveled and enjoyed the range of offerings, short to long, reflective to performative.

Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, the first evening’s 15 films — some short, some longer — offer us personality profiles, small and exceptional spaces and impressionistic journeys, as well as adventurers and competitors in action.

Here’s a brief sketch of some of the Friday films.

I loved Rachel Knoll’s “Let the Blonde Sing,” ab...

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