2016-spirit-awardsIFP Minnesota and the Walker Art Center, in coordination with Film Independent will once again present free, members-only screenings of selected Film Independent Spirit Awards-nominated films in January and February. In advance of the awards ceremony in Los Angeles, members of the Walker and IFP Minnesota have a chance to see all of the nominated films in four categories: Best Feature, Best First Feature, Best Documentary, and the John Cassavetes Award.

Current IFP MN members may reserve up to 2 tickets per screening. Reservations are not required but are recommended to secure your spots. All screenings are at The Walker Cinema.

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2017 Screening Schedule

Tuesday, January 10

  • Sonita, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami (Best Documentary), 6 pm
  • Jackie, Pablo Larrain (Best Feature), 8 pm

Wednesday, January 11

  • Lovesong, So Yong Kim (John Cassavetes Award), 6 pm
  • Moonlight, Barry Jenkins (Best Feature), 8 pm

Tuesday, January 17

  • Hunter Gatherer, Josh Locy (John Cassavetes Award), 6 pm
  • 13th, Ava DuVernay (Best Documentary), 8 pm

Wednesday, January 18

  • Nakom, TW Pittman (John Cassavetes Award), 6 pm
  • Cameraperson, Kirsten Johnson (Best Documentary), 8 pm

Sunday, January 22

Tuesday, January 24

  • Spa Night, Andrew Ahn (John Cassavettes Award), 6 pm
  • Other People, Chris Kelly (Best First Feature), 8 pm

Wednesday, January 25

Tuesday, January 31

  • The Witch, Robert Eggers (Best First Feature), 6 pm
  • Swiss Army Man , Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Best First Feature), 8 pm

Wednesday, February 1

Tuesday, February 7

Wednesday, February 8


Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

Best Feature

  • American Honey, Thomas Benski, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Lucas Ochoa, Pouya Shahbazian, Alice Weinberg
  • Chronic, Michel Franco, Gina Kwon, Gabriel Ripstein, Moisés Zonana
  • Jackie, Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin, Ari Handel, Juan de Dios Larraín, Mickey Liddell
  • Manchester by the Sea, Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Stewart, Kevin J. Walsh
  • Moonlight, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele Romanski

Best First Feature

  • The Childhood of a Leader, Brady Corbet
  • The Fits, Anna Rose Holmer
  • Other People, Chris Kelly
  • Swiss Army Man, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
  • The Witch, Robert Eggers

Best Documentary

  • 13th, Ava DuVernay
  • Cameraperson, Kirsten Johnson
  • I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck
  • O.J.: Made in America, Ezra Edelman
  • Sonita, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
  • Under the Sun, Vitaly Mansky

John Cassavetes Award

  • Free In Deed, Jake Mahaffy
  • Hunter Gatherer, Josh Locy
  • Lovesong, So Yong Kim
  • Nakom, T.W. Pittman
  • Spa Night, Andrew Ahn