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Fargo Theatre presents 9th annual LGBT Film Festival

Posted on September 15, 2017

Friday, Sept. 15 – Saturday, Sept. 16 | Fargo Theatre

Sixteen films about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender experiences and life will be screened at the Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival opening Friday, Sept. 15, at the Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo.

The festival includes films from the United Kingdom, Brazil, Italy, Iran, Germany, Hungary, India, and the United States. Screenings take place Friday at 8 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. An extra screening is scheduled before Friday’s official opening on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m.  For all sessions, several short films, diverse in style, subject and genre, precede each feature film.

Individual tickets to each screening session are $10; a festival pass for all films is $30. Tickets will be sold at the door in the Fargo Theatre lobby.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM expects more than 940 students to graduate

Posted on May 14, 2015

MSU Moorhead will award degrees to 940 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 15 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse and will be broadcast live for the first time in the school’s history Friday, May 15 on WDAY’Z Xtra.

It will also be streamed live online 

The College of Education & Human Services, College of Science, Health & the Environment, and Graduate Studies will participate in the 10 a.m. ceremony. The College of Arts, Media & Communication, College of Business & Innovation, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies will participate in the 2 p.m. ceremony.

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MSUM’s Fuego Tropical World Music and Percussion Ensemble to Perform at Pangea Cultural Festival and with Fargo-Moorhead Symphony

Posted on November 04, 2013

The MSUM World Music and Percussion Ensemble, “Fuego Tropical,” has been invited to present two unique community cultural outreach performances this semester. This coming Saturday, Nov. 9, the ensemble will perform at 10:45 a.m. at the Pangea World Music and Culture Festival at the Moorhead Hjemkomst Center. As the only university-affiliated ensemble to perform at the event, the ensemble will be featuring West African drumming and dance under the direction of Dr. Kenyon Williams, Professor of Music and Percussion at MSUM. The ensemble has also been invited to perform on Trinidadian steel drums with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony for their “Holiday Pops” concert series in December at the Fargo Theatre and at The Center for the Arts in Fergus Falls, Minn. Read the rest of this entry →

Noted primatologist to give public lecture on biological origins of morality

Posted on April 23, 2013

Feeling and showing empathy are not exclusive to humans. Animals, such as monkeys, apes and elephants, demonstrate compassion too, according to noted Dutch/American biologist Frans de Waal. For example, during a fight, these animals will go to another’s aid. After an attack, they will put an arm around the victim.

De Waal will show how empathy comes naturally to a variety of animals, including humans, during NDSU’s seventh annual Community Lecture. Read the rest of this entry →

Film alums feature closes festival

Posted on September 20, 2012

Writer Marcus Mann, director Andrew Neill, and cinematographer/editor Eric Carlson at the Limpwings World Premiere in Fargo, ND

MSUM Film Studies alumni Eric Carlson, Andrew Neill and Marcus Mann’s latest film, “Limpwings” has been chosen as the closing night feature at this year’s Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival. The film, which had its World Premiere last October at the Fargo Theatre will screen Sept. 30. The three filmmakers will be in attendance and are quite excited about future festival prospects. For more information go to:




It’s My Job: Staff’s energy inspires Fargo Theatre’s executive director

Posted on April 17, 2012

FARGO – To say Emily Beck is passionate about her job at the Fargo Theatre would be an understatement.

By: Jessica Ballou, INFORUM

FARGO – To say Emily Beck is passionate about her job at the Fargo Theatre would be an understatement.

The window in her office overlooks Broadway in downtown Fargo, and her office is full of posters for films like “The Incredibles,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Up.”

As executive director of the theater for the past nine months, Beck has taken a lifelong passion for films and turned it into a career. She graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2006 with a degree in film history and criticism. She worked as assistant manager at Marcus West Acres 14 after graduation before making the switch to the Fargo Theatre when Margie Bailly retired in 2011.

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Academy Award® nominated filmmaker will hold special screening at MSUM

Posted on March 07, 2012

James Spione is an independent filmmaker based in New York. His latest film, the Academy Award® nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, recounts a U.S. Army infantryman’s life-changing experiences on the scene of a controversial 2007 American helicopter attack made famous by WikiLeaks. The film won Best Documentary Short when it premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, and garnered the Grand Prize for Documentary Short at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. The film also won the Documentary Short category for the 2012 Fargo Film Festival and is currently nominated for several BEST IN SHOW awards. Read the rest of this entry →

Alumni premiere feature film at Fargo Theatre

Posted on October 14, 2011

MSUM Film Studies alumni Andrew Neill, Eric Carlson, and Marcus Mann will premiere their feature film debut Limpwings at the Fargo Theatre Saturday, October 15 at 9:30 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public.

Neill directed, Carlson shot and edited, and Mann wrote the film. Limpwings is a comedy about a directionless college senior who suddenly acquires stigmata (bleeding from holes in his hands) and is contacted by an angel who claims God has chosen him to lead his people. This will be the first public screening of the finished film. Read the rest of this entry →

FM LGBT film festival at Fargo Theatre Sept. 16-17

Posted on September 15, 2011

The third annual Fargo-Moorhead Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Film Festival is taking place Sept 16 and 17 at the Fargo Theater. Screenings will be Friday at 8pm, and Saturday at 3pm and 8pm. Each screening has unique content. Tickets: $5/screening or $12/pass.

Sponsored by: the MSUM Film Studies program, the MSUM Women’s Center, the MSUM Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the MSUM College of Creative Arts, the Fargo-Moorhead Pride Collective, and the NDSU Center for Equity and Diversity

LGBT film festival runs Sept. 16 & 17

Posted on August 25, 2011

The third annual Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival takes place Friday, Sept. 16 (screening at 8 p.m.) and Saturday, Sept. 17 (screenings at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.) at the Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo. Thirteen films will be screened. Read the rest of this entry →

More than 400 students graduate Thursday

Posted on December 13, 2010

The Fall Semester commencement ceremony takes place Thursday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in Nemzek Fieldhouse. 408 students have applied for graduation; more than 280 are expected to participate in the ceremony.

Live streaming video of the commencement ceremony can be viewed at

Alumna Margie Bailly will be the commencement speaker. Bailly is currently Executive Director of the Fargo Theatre in Downtown Fargo. She has served in this capacity since 1997. Margie’s Fargo Theatre career highlights include a successful $3 million renovation, the annual Fargo Film Festival now in its 11th year, and the recent addition of a 76 seat small “Off Broadway” theatre. Prior to her position at the Fargo Theatre, Margie coordinated the United Way’s Holiday Clearing Bureau in 1986 and was Director of Development for the Center for Parents and Children and the Village Family Service Center from1987 to 1992.  In the early 80s, Margie directed the Children’s Choir at Gethsemane Cathedral. Read the rest of this entry →

LGBT film festival June 11-12 at Fargo Theatre

Posted on June 02, 2010

The second annual Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival will be held at the Fargo Theatre on Friday, June 11 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 12 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Each screening contains original content.

Admission is $3/screening. This festival was coordinated by a committee of MSUM students and faculty and was partially supported by funding from the MSUM Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the MSUM Film Studies Department, the MSUM College of Arts and Humanities, and the MSUM Women’s Center.

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