Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,150
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Christopher A. Lange
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
February 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Ramsey
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,150
Other Funds Leveraged
$400
Direct expenses
$9,550
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Collaboration with the community will help reveal the story of the Plaza and its historical and social relevance to Maplewood and the Twin Cities. Interviews and footage of film-goers, volunteers, and theater workers will show how the Plaza has been a unique staple to the local community. 2: I will explore a documentary filmmaking approach that embraces observation and improvisation with the camera. Films can be made with less bias if they are observational with less intrusion by the maker. I will improve my craft by letting events in the film gracefully be unveiled through their own course.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Lange will complete a twenty-minute documentary film, Plaza Maplewood, about a discount movie theater and the people that work there. A public screening will take place at the Woodbury 10 Theatre and at the Cinema Lounge.

Project Manager
First Name
Christopher
Last Name
Lange
Organization Name
Christopher A. Lange
State
MN
Phone
(651) 983-5779
Email
cinepaint@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary?s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Lyle Corbine, Jr.: Film writer, director, and producer; Arts Board grantee; Cecilia Cornejo: Filmmaker; film and media professor at Carleton Collge; Kristen Lowe: Filmmaker and visual artist; teaches art and drawing at Gustavus Adolphus; Kelley Meister: Multimedia artist and educator; Deborah Wallwork: Independent filmmaker and artist, editor and director, Red Eye Video; Maya Washington: Filmmaker, writer, performer, and arts educator

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No