Trailer for Lake Street Detective (c) 2017
Screenings: Clinton Street Theater, Portland, Grand Illusion, Seattle; Turf Club, St. Paul, Hook & Ladder Theater, Minneapolis, Cinema Minneapolis touring festival, Film Noir Cinema, NY, Mall of America. Parkway Theater, Mlps.
Written and directed by Erik Hammen
Frank Rawlings III
"A really fantastic film... I love this film so much.. I most highly recommend (it) to everyone!" - Cyn Collins, KFAI radio
"Recommended" - The Stranger
LAKE STREET DETECTIVE stars Paul Dickinson ("wonderful" in Tired Moonlight (2015) - New York Times) in a low tech comedy about a poet-detective searching a Midwest metropolis for a mysterious thief -- from high society, to the underground, and beyond.
A unique piece of regional filmmaking, LAKE STREET DETECTIVE is a collaboration between Seattle filmmaker Erik Hammen and a cast of some of Minneapolis’ most interesting artists and performers.
The result is a sort of Midwestern, punk rock take on Robert Altman's "The Long Goodbye" -- a laconic, humorous film about character, class, and the hard-scrabble Minnesota art life.