Come see ‘Best of the Fest’ for free April 6-8

April 2, 2018

The Highway 61 Film Festival is springing into its 8th year with new dates – April 6, 7 and 8 – and tickets at the low, low price of $0.

The 2018 edition of the Pine City film festival will feature “Best of the Fest” films – prize winners and fan favorites from the last seven years of the festival.

• Friday evening films include Summer Hagen’s hilarious ode to Cloquet “Lumber Jill” and adventures of Willow River’s Bill Cooper – and the mystery behind his disappearance – in Mike Scholtz’s “Wild Bill’s Run.” 

• Saturday evening films are full of family-friendly favorites, capped off by “Derby Fever: The Movie” – Dell Gross’s famous documentary of the Pine County demolition derby that has been broadcast on Minnesota Public Television. 

• A great set of comedy and horror films will be shown late-night Saturday, and Sunday evening films are a remarkable group of amazing short movies from around the world. 

Organizers are excited to bring this selection of outstanding local, state, national and international films to audiences in two Pine City venues.

Shows on Friday, April 6, Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8 will start at 6:30 p.m. at Pine Center for the Arts (265 5th Street SE in Pine City, Minnesota).

Late-night comedy and horror films will go onscreen across the street at Pizza Pub (500 3rd Ave SE, Pine City, Minnesota) on Saturday, April 7 starting at 8:30 p.m.

Again, all shows are free, but seating is limited. Find a full schedule of films on Facebook, and a PDF of the festival program at



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