Friday, May 26, 2017

Film Screening and Q&A: No Blood of Mine

Community Events & Programs, Film Space – Founders Hall, Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul

Presented by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in collaboration with Open Screen Film Series at Film Space, Metro State University
Film Space – Founders Hall, Metropolitan State University
700 7th Street E, St. Paul MN 55106
No reservations or tickets necessary. This event has free admission and parking!
Rating: mature audiences

We invite you to join us for a film screening of the neo-noir mystery No Blood of Mine followed by Q&A with Writer and Director Wesley Ellenwood and cast member Larry Yazzie (Meskwaki Nation of Central Iowa).

Synopsis: The story follows Victoria, a young businesswoman, who accepts a loan from a North Dakota gangster. When her Williston business fails, she flees under the cover of darkness back to her hometown of Duluth, MN. After a reunion with her wealthy biological father, he meets an untimely demise. An investigation follows led by the clever Detective Rennie Dupree (played by Larry Yazzie) and his rookie partner Officer Mark Sorenson. Victoria must decide between joining the gangster or face incriminating evidence linking her to the murder.

No Blood of Mine was shot entirely on location in Duluth, Minnesota. More than 75% of the cast and crew are from Duluth or the Twin Cities.

For more information and to view a trailer, visit the film’s website:

No Blood of Mine will be playing on Friday, May 26 at 7:30pm as part of the “Open Screen Film Series” at Film Space located in Founders Hall at Metropolitan State University. “Open Screen” is funded in part through a Knight Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Free parking for this event is available in Metro State University’s ramp located at 400 Maria Avenue, conveniently located across the street from Film Space, Founders Hall. See links below for location and maps.

This screening is part of an Ordway community engagement series, Oyate Okodakiciyapi: a unique celebration of Native music and dance, guided by Community Coordinator Christal Moose (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) and an advisory council of Native and Indigenous community leaders. For the full list of happenings, including performances, exhibitions, conversations, and workshops, visit:

Watch Larry Yazzie and Native Pride Dancers as they present Ketti Nimiko! several times during the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, presented by Ordway May 30 – June 4 in the Ordway’s Concert Hall. For tickets, call Ordway at 651.224.4222 or visit