Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Nordic Lights Film Festival Is Underway

If you live in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, you're in luck. There are still a few days left of the Nordic Lights Film Festival, which runs through Thurs., Feb. 9. at St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis.

The Viking team attended the festival as a group last year and enjoyed it so much that we're doing it again this evening, when we'll take in this year's eclectic offering of Nordic short films.

Of special note is one of the Norwegian feature films, "King of Devil's Island." If you're a regular reader of Viking, you may remember this movie was highlighted in Ann Pedersen's award-winning article on Norway's progressive prison system, "Beyond Crime and Punishment," featured in our May 2011 issue. The film tells the story of the 1915 uprising of the inmates at the Bastøy juvenile correctional facility, which preceded today's prison on the island. The movie will be shown as the festival's last screening on Thurs., Feb. 9 at 7:45 p.m.

Amy Boxrud is editor of Viking magazine. She lives with her family in Northfield, Minn., where she’s a member of Nordmarka 1-585.

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