Winona Film Society - Upcoming Films

Unless noted, films are shown at 7:00pm on Fridays at the Winona Arts Center, 228 East 5th Street, Winona, MN.

Ticket price is $5 per person, unless otherwise noted.

Please review our Covid-19 Protocol before planning your visit to the Winona Arts Center. We appreciate your understanding.

Still image from the film They Say Nothing Stays the Same.

Note: This film was originally scheduled to be shown in March but, due to technical difficulties, had to be postponed until this date.

They Say Nothing Stays the Same

Friday / April 14, 2023 / 7:00pm

Japanese with English subtitles. 137 minutes. Directed by Joe Odagiri. 2019.

Featuring an array of Japan's top stars, this film follows Toichi (Akira Emoto), an aging ferryman in a remote Meiji-era community. His peaceful, cyclical existence is given meaning by the essential role he plays in transporting people, livestock and goods across the water. 

When news arrives that a bridge is being built upstream, Toichi finds his life transformed in the name of progress. The sudden arrival of a young girl brings one more dimension to his life. This film has been lauded as having “stunning visuals and a stellar cast,” by The Japan Times

Healthy Lake Winona Film by Mary Farrell

Friday / April 21, 2023 / 7:00pm / $10.00

Sponsored by Frozen River Film Festival

When Lake Winona was being evaluated as an impaired water by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, a group of local citizens formed Healthy Lake Winona in 2014. The group initiated several projects to reduce the problem of too many nutrients in the lake and to improve the quality of Lake Winona. Filmmaker Mary Farrell has documented the group's efforts to address stormwater runoff, invasive species, shoreline erosion and excessive goose population.

Photo by Mary Farrell of Lake Winona & shoreline.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.