I am an actor and film critic who has been in love with the silver screen as far back as I can remember.

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Chris: Yeah, but so what? Everybody’s weird.

You can hear my reviews on “The Colleen & Bradley Show” on My Talk 107.1 (KTMY-FM) every Friday at 2:15 and then turn on your TV to see me on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live at 3:00!

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  1. Greetings, Paul –

    I wanted to contact you about a possible interview with MN filmmaker Jack Norton. His new feature length documentary Jug Band Hokum is having a World Premiere on October 23 at the Twin Cities Film Festival.

    Let me tell you more…

    Jug Band Hokum is a 2015 feature-length documentary film by Emmy Award winning Minnesota filmmaker Jack Norton. It follows the eccentric lives of band members competing in the 33rd Annual Minneapolis Battle of the Jug Bands.

    Incredibly, this feature length film was made for around $600.00 and includes appearances by: Garrison Keillor (of Prairie Home Companion fame), rap legends Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, blues favorite Charlie Parr, and Grammy Award winner Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

    Jug Band Hokum is an Official Selection of the Twin Cities Film Festival, which will present the World Premiere on October 23 at the ShowPlace Icon at The West End in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

    Filmed entirely in the Twin Cities (with stops in Bemidji and Blackduck), Jug Band Hokum stars Anne Baggenstoss and Brooklynd Turner of the Yoga Jug Benders (a Twin Cities based jug band of yoga instructors) battling against Amnesia Starr and Lil Majesty of Show Me Your Jugs – a group that didn’t know what a jug band was when they entered the jug band battle (spoiler alert: they thought a jug band was a tube top or a sports bra).

    Film & Review Magazine described Jug Band Hokum as “a real-life version of Christopher Guest’s A Mighty Wind with dashes of Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers. A wildly fun documentary.”

    Director Jack Norton has been hailed as “a freakish auteur with a sharp comedic wit, committed to fearless filmmaking.” (Chicago Sun Times).

    For more info visit: and

    Jack is a very witty and entertaining person and would appreciate your support spreading the word about this film. Thanks for your consideration.

    William Anderson
    Jug Band Hokum
    612.231.4596 (text/call)

  2. On Friday’s “Colleen & Bradley” you mentioned next weeks topics would include The Heights’ 90th Anniversary celebration. I would just like to highlight next Sunday’s 1:30 PM show there (June 5th), which is a tribute to LAUREL and HARDY featuring five 35mm short subjects that have recently been restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive (repository of the original camera negatives). The show will sell -out to a capacity crowd of 398 as it always does for Stan and Ollie, and these prints will show you the boys like you’ve never seen them before! The presentation is also celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Twin Cities Laurel and Hardy club, the Block-Heads, which is the third-oldest chapter of the Sons of the Desert, the International Stan and Ollie society. This organization gathers once a month to enjoy a nice dinner and then screen a program of Laurel and Hardy films along with their contemporaries. Interested parties may contact the club through this e-mail address:

  3. Just read your review of Call Me By Your Name on Rotten Tomatoes and loved the picture of your beautiful family. My partner and I have a tricolor cavalier named Charlie Brown that looks just like yours.

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