Filmmaker Matthew Dressel wrote the screenplay for “Daniel's Gotta Die,” which is the last movie that comedian Bob Saget performed in before his death. It screens in Duluth as part of the Minnesota Film Festival. DULUTH — Matthew Dressel first saw an audience watch “Daniel's Gotta Die,” the dark-humored film he wrote more than a decade ago, in a black box theater last October when it premiered at the Austin (Texas) Film Festival. It was anxiety-inducing, he recalled, experiencing the real-time reaction of the crowd's response to this quirky comedy that lived off-screen for so long. But right around the end of the first act, Dressel said he felt the room of about 100 viewers shift. “There's that moment,” he said. “They're along for the ride.” “Daniel's Gotta Die,” with the built-in lure of being the late Bob Saget's final film, will premiere locally at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Zinema as part of the Minnesota Film Festival . Mary Lynn Rajskub (“24,” “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,”) who stars in the movie will attend the screening and perform a stand-up show at Teatro Zuccone later that night. The film festival, in its second year, runs through April 2 at the Zeitgeist building in the center of Duluth's Arts District and will feature more than 100 shorts, documentaries and feature-length stories. It's a filmmakers' festival, according to director Matthew Koshmrl, for those who are currently making movies and those who are film-making curious. The program has a series of indie […]
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