Partnering with ECM Pride for Sept. 18 festival

The Highway 61 Film Festival, Pine Center for the Arts and East Central Minnesota Pride are excited to join as partners in bringing you a special night of great short Minnesota-made LGBTQ+ documentaries on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 18. After a full day of Pride activities in Robinson Park, come join us at Pine Center for the Arts to continue learning and sharing.

What do the Stonewall Riots Mean to LGBTQ+ communities?
On June 28, 1969, police raided the popular LGBTQ bar the Stonewall Inn in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Fifty years later, Minnesotans reflect on the impact of the Stonewall Riots on their lives and in their community at Mia’s 2019 Pride event.
Producers: Emily Taplin & Diana Fraser

Covid Confessions: Drag Performers
Drag performers describe their experiences living through and working in the pandemic while finding new ways to share their art with the community.
Director: Alec Fischer

Tretter Risked It All
Vietnam-era veteran, LGBTQ+ activist and archivist Jean-Nickolaus Tretter spent decades preserving the history of the LGBTQ+ community before donating his entire collection to the University of Minnesota.
Producers: Emily Taplin & Diana Fraser

Patient No More
Patient No More is a feature documentary about the barriers LGBTQ+ women navigate across health care systems and how the never-ending hunt for affirming care affects their lives.
Director/Producer: Diana Fraser

The show starts at 7 p.m. at Pine Center for the Arts (265 5th Street SE, Pine City MN 55063). Admission is free. For more information please email

And after the films, keep the evening going at just down the street at Froggy’s Bar & Grill as they host Pine City’s first ever drag show starting at 9 p.m.!