Posts Categorized: Zinema 2

Opening July 25th: Life Itself

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Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producer Martin Scorsese present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF… Read more »

July 24th @ 7:00pm: DamNation

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This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete… Read more »

Opening July 25th: Wish I Was Here

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WISH I WAS HERE is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father, and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the… Read more »

The Fault in Our Stars

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Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them – and us – on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR… Read more »


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18-year old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks… Read more »

Opening August 1st: Venus in Fur

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Based on the Tony Award-winning play by David Ives, VENUS IN FUR is the latest film from master filmmaker Roman Polanski. Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) complains that no actress he’s seen has what it takes to play the lead… Read more »

July 22nd: Explorers Club: Night Moves

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NIGHT MOVES, the fifth feature film from acclaimed filmmaker Kelly Reichard starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Sarsgaard, is the story of three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam – the very source and symbol of the energy-sucking, resource-devouring industrial culture… Read more »

The Grand Seduction

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A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor’s time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray… Read more »

July 25th @ 9:00pm: Crafted to Last – Minnesota Beer Blossoms

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Crafted to Last – Minnesota Beer Blossoms is an independently made documentary film about craft brewing in Minnesota. It is historical and contemporary. Shot on location in 16 breweries across the state during the earliest days of the current boom that continues until today. From big packaging breweries like Schells to small brew pubs like Carmody… Read more »

July 28th @ 7:00pm: Brandon Semenuk’s Rad Company

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                              Brandon Semenuk’s RAD COMPANY pushes the limits of freeride mountain biking and showcases the skills and passion that make him one of the most versatile and explosive riders on the planet. Brandon handpicked the crew of riders for this film… Read more »

Obvious Child

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For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant… Read more »


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In the near future, an experiment to counteract global warming causes an ice age that kills nearly all life on Earth. The only survivors are the inhabitants of the ‘Snowpiercer’, a massive train, powered by a perpetual-motion engine, that travels on a globe-spanning track. A class system is installed, with the elites inhabiting the front of the train and… Read more »


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After chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo), and his… Read more »

August 7th @ 4pm & 7pm: Sprout Film Festival

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Arc Northland is bringing the third annual Sprout Touring Film Festival (SFF) to Duluth, MN from New York City, NY. The event will take place on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the  Zinema Theater, downtown Duluth, MN (222 East Superior Street) and will include a local PSAs created by Toby Thomas Churchill. The Sprout Film Festival ( includes independent… Read more »

August 28th @ 7:00pm: Fagbug Nation

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“Fagbug Nation” takes you behind the wheel of what it’s like to drive the once vandalized, now famous “Fagbug.” With six years of touring under her belt, director Erin Davies has her mind set on getting her car to all 50 states, Hawaii and Alaska being the final two. To pull this off, Erin went… Read more »

What is the Explorers Club?

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The Explorers Club is a weekly film series presented every Tuesday night at 7 PM by Zinema 2 in collaboration with The Duluth Superior Film Festival. The series is dedicated to the presentation of specialty films that will challenge, inspire and provoke the audience. It is our goal to screen a mixture of Classic films with… Read more »