40 Years of MayDay in 3 Short Films

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is proud to host a premiere showing of three short films by filmmakers Mike Rivard, Will Hommeyer and Daniel Polsfuss exploring the first 40+ years of our MayDay Parade, Ceremony and Festival. Each film represents the unique artistic perspective of one of these filmmakers.

The event will raise funds to support MayDay 2016.

Digging deep into the archives, these films use music,  interviews, location video, archived photography and graphics to bring to life the astounding history and impact of 40 years of MayDay. With support from the McKnight Foundation, the films tell the MayDay story from three points of view: The artistry and artists as they develop the spectacle through the unique visual language that is HOBT, the content as a social/political response to the times, and the community created when hundreds of artists, children, families and production volunteers work together to create the event that happens year after year for tens of thousands to experience and enjoy.

Share the inspiration, perspiration, struggle, excitement, occasional disappointment and constant joy that comes up every spring in the creation of the Mayday Parade, Ceremony and Festival.

*VIP tickets include reserved seating and a pre-show reception at 6:00 pm across the street at the Riverview Cafe.

Time and Date: Monday, March 21st, 2016 – Doors Open at 6.30 pm for puppets & popcorn. Film Starts rolling at 7.15 pm.

Location: The Riverview Theater – 3800 42nd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55406



VIP Tickets: $50.00 (include pre-show reception)


**Join us for the After-Party** After the films, from 9:00 to 11:00 PM, the Blue Door Pub (3448 42nd Ave S) will donate a portion of their proceeds to HOBT.

MayDay 1977