The Trylon Microcinema’s “Defenders” series is like the grab-bag of filmgoing: you pay first, then see what you got. That’s part of the fun, and you know you’re likely to fare better than I did one summer when I bought a grab-bag at a local store and ended up with a sack of old jelly beans, because what you do know in this series is who’s picking the movie. And who better to select a film for your viewing pleasure than me? You must trust my opinion, or else you wouldn’t be reading this…right?
On May 16 at the Trylon, I’ll presenting a film that I’ve been sworn not to disclose the title of, but series presenter Jim Brunzell (who’s also the Daily Planet’s film columnist) has said this much on the event’s Facebook invite: it’s a movie that even he has never seen, but “it is a considered a better film now then it was when it was released.” After the screening, I’ll stand up to “defend” my pick. If you need additional enticement, bear in mind that the series is a charitable fundrasiser, with half the ticket proceeds going to support the Daily Planet’s nonprofit publisher the Twin Cities Media Alliance.