Wednesday, June 29th, 2011...12:54 pm

Home movies sought for film on N. Mpls.

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Daniel Bergin, an award-winning Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) producer and director, is looking for home movies from the 1950s and ’60s for his upcoming film, Cornerstones: A History of North Minneapolis.

According to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest (JHSUM), which is working with Bergin, the film will reveal surprising stories of the North Side through the power of place. From the historic Sumner Branch Library to one of the last remaining commercial buildings from old Plymouth Avenue to the Emanual Cohen Center (now Oak Park), Cornerstones will explore diverse history through North Side buildings, spaces and sites.

The one-hour documentary and accompanying Web site will be a touchstone for common ground, education and understanding about the community that represents the city’s past and hopes for the future. The project is a co-production of the University of Minnesota and TPT.

To share any home movies, e-mail Bergin at: dbergin@tpt.org.

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