The Cows Are Partial To Morgan Spurlock

When you think of a film festival, you probably picture crowded city streets, with sleek, gritty, and urbane theatres screening cutting-edge films with unusual camera angles. What you probably don’t think of is a barn 40 miles south of Duluth, Minnesota. “The barn’s mow is permeated with the aura of old-time agriculture. It’s also, as the site of the 2005 Free Range Film Festival, outfitted with high-end sound and projection equipment, rows of chairs and old couches, and a 24-by-14-foot movie screen made from an old billboard… And they won’t just show two days of films about rural life. This year the festival received 70 submissions, from places as far-flung as Italy, Australia, and Grand Rapids.”