Art and adventure film collection to be shown March 16 in Lanesboro

Black Mermaid

Lanesboro Arts of Lanesboro, Minn., continues its longstanding collaboration with the Winona, Minn.-based Frozen River Film Festival (FRFF), with a special set of short documentary films from this year’s festival. Five short films will be available for viewing Saturday, March 16, at the historic St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro beginning at 7 p.m. 

The films, “Soundscape”, “Paddle Tribal Waters”, “The Black Mermaid”, “The Orchestra Chuck Built” and “The Exchange Girl”, feature a blind global adventure athlete, a group of indigenous youth learning to whitewater kayak, a dangerous history of women working in silent film post-production, the largest majority Black orchestra in the country, and a modern day tale of The Black Mermaid: free-diver Zandile Ndhlovu.

The set will run 75 minutes long, including a 10-minute intermission. 

Tickets are available now at 

About Frozen River Film Festival

This year’s Frozen River Film Festival took place Feb. 4-11 in Winona, Minn. The annual festival shows documentary films and programming that educates and activates the community to become involved in the world. The programs provide a unique perspective on environmental issues, sustainable communities, adventure travel and sports, and diverse cultures while showcasing the art of documentary film. 

Starting in 2012, Lanesboro Arts has partnered with FRFF to screen documentary films at the St. Mane Theatre.

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