Lake Street 


Trailer for Lake Street Detective (c) 2017

Screenings: Clinton Street Theater, Portland; The Grand Illusion, Seattle; Turf Club, St. Paul;  Hook & Ladder Theater, Minneapolis;  Cinema Minneapolis touring festival (various) The Mall of America; The Parkway Theater; Film Noir Cinema, NY

Cast includes:

Paul D. Dickinson

Hillary Churchill

Erik Belgum

Megan Roesler

Frank Rawlings III


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"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. Climaxing in a powerhouse, heartfelt performance by cult blogger Hillary Churchill, the film also features performances by Twin Cities art scene luminaries Paul D. Dickinson, Frank Rawlings III, and experimental broadcast audio fiction bigwig Erik Belgum.