2:30 p.m. in Honsey Hall 129 (film viewing room)
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Steve Corona

BLC alumnus Steve Corona will talk about life as a working actor. Steve has appeared in a number of productions, including The Lone Ranger, Breaking Bad, and Hamlet 2. He most recently appeared in the film Moses on the Mesa, which has received numerous nominations and awards at film festivals across the world.

He has worked with well-known actors and directors, including Oscar and Emmy Award winners; such as: Johnny Depp, Helen Mirren, Gerard Butler, Joe Pesci, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Jeremy Irons, Bryan Cranston, and Bob Balaban.

7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Mankato Place Movie Theater
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The mission of the Speechless Film Festival is to challenge individuals from different countries and cultures to communicate with each other through the universal medium of visual storytelling. Our films are not dialogue-free, rather productions are judged on quality of work as well as use of non-verbal storytelling.

Speechless awards a professional and student winner in the categories of narrative, and animation/experimental/other, and one award for a new category this year: Made in Minnesota. Speechless also includes a category for productions created by high school students.


Located in downtown Mankato, the Mankato Place Theater (the city's oldest movie theater) will showcase the festival's selected films, and will serve as the festival hub.


All-access passes will be available at the door and both Mankato Hy-Vee locations for $15, discounted passes availabe to students with valid ID for $10. Single showcase passes are available for $5.

Your all-access pass is good for all film screenings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The pass also includes access to our award reception with complimentary appetizers.

More information

Visit the Speechless Film Festival website for more information.

VIP Party (by invitation only) - 5 p.m.

The VIP Party will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn. (maps & parking)

9:00 p.m. at Pub 500
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Join us at Pub 500 for the after-party each night of the Speechless Film Festival!

Movie Trivia at 9:00 p.m.

Free Live Music at 10:00 p.m. - The Divers

The Divers have been entertaining audiences with their somewhat hard-to-categorize show for over twenty years. Mixing original music, comedy and spontaneous nonsense, the Divers are a popular attraction for every age group.

Peter Bloedel, Loren Halvorson, Eric Halvorson, and Andy Overn present a wide repertoire of original compositions mixing elements of folk, rock, bluegrass, blues, and jazz. Their fun and unique sound emerges from an eclectic mix of instruments including acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica, bass, melodica, drums and snow shovel blended with rich vocal harmonies.