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.

Cover image for the film God's Slave.God's Slave

Friday / April 19 / 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Admission - $5.00 (Best deal in town!)

Based on the actual events of a 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires, God’s Slave the acclaimed debut from Joel Novoa Schneider is a suspenseful cat and mouse game that leads to a deadly showdown.

The characters: Ahmed, an Islamic terrorist, and David, a cold-blooded Israeli special agent are involved in the conflict carrying suspense and intrigue.

Spanish with English subtitles, 91 minutes.

A Visit from Will Dilg

A Visit from Will Dilg

Saturday / May 4 / 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Admission - $10.00 (Still the best deal in town!)

Tickets $10 in advance at Music Mart (formerly Hardt’s Music) until May 3 at 5:00pm or Eventbrite until May 4 at 3:00pm.
Coffeehouse & gallery open at 6:30pm
Buy Tickets Online

Steven Marking plays Will Dilg in an inspiring multimedia presentation, A Visit From Will Dilg. In the early 1920’s Will Dilg’s only son drowned in the Mississippi River. Dilg rose up from the depths of depression and mourning to become a tireless, fanatic firebrand - leading an extraordinary national crusade to form the Izaak Walton League and save a 261 mile stretch of Mississippi River Backwaters we now know as the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. While his life was cut short, his accomplishments are still legendary, and we all will benefit by hearing from him on the 100th Anniversary of the Refuge, which is in 2024.

A Visit From Will Dilg was created by Steven Marking for the Centennial celebration of our Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The script relies heavily on Dilg’s own published words. Images and film clips of the glories of the refuge are the stars of the show. As the story unfolds as told by Dilg, we are constantly reminded of the things that were saved - the plants, the animals, the birds, the fish, and the scenery.

By the 1020’s river land reclamation, or the filling in of floodplain wetlands, was at its peak in our countries history. Ground zero for the battle was the Winneshiek Bottoms near Lansing, Iowa, which was already legally permitted to be leveed off, drained and filled to create farmlands. Dilg took the loss of wetlands and the fish and wildlife that went with it personally and started the battle against reclamation by forming a national coalition of outdoorsmen called The Izaak Walton League. In less than one year they pushed federal legislation through congress to form the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. This saved a large portion of our Upper Mississippi River lands from development, and more than 4 million people visit and enjoy the refuge every year today. It is the largest contiguous floodplain habitat in our nation.

Winona Arts Center activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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

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