We are proud to announce that the tpt MN and Education for Critical Thinking (ECT) co-production With Impunity: Men & Gender Violence has been selected for the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. This documentary, which explores how culturally ingrained beliefs about manhood allow men to exploit and hurt women with impunity, was co-produced by tpt MN and Education for Critical Thinking.
With Impunity will compete in the festival’s “Minnesota-Made” category, which features a diverse range of films that represent “the abundance of and diversity in local filmmaking.” Its festival screening will take place Sunday, April 21 at 6:15 PM at St. Anthony Main Theater, located at 115 SE Main Street in Minneapolis. Tickets to attend the With Impunity screening, as well as any other festival screenings, will be made available to the public for purchase on Thursday, April 4.
Special congratulations go to tpt producer Daniel Pierce Bergin and With Impunity program developer Michael Paymar for the honor of being selected for the festival. The documentary, which premiered on the Minnesota Channel (MN Channel) in October 2012, was also selected as ‘Best Local Documentary’ for 2012 by Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine.
On top of the screening With Impunity will have at the festival, it will also broadcast on the MN Channel as part of our programming in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Other programming included in this effort include a series of shorts created with the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) called We All Have a Story, the special two-part series Kind Hearted Woman, a collaboration between FRONTLINE and Independent Lens; as well as other tpt MN partnership programs about sexual violence.
We also want to extend congratulations to tpt MN Production Assistant Carrie Clark, who was the Associate Producer/Offline Editor for With Impunity. Carrie’s independent project, Golden Hour, was selected for the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. In this short film, Carrie co-directed and collaborated alongside two other female filmmakers. To learn more about her film and to view a trailer, click here to be taken to the film’s website. The film will be competing in the Minnesota-Made Short Narratives category.