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On the film festival circuit now, “Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter” likely will be shown in the Twin Cities sometime this year. Scenes from the film were shot in south Washington County. (Submitted photo)

'Kumiko' film with south Washington County scenes expected to be shown in Twin Cities this year

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For one film, the road to the prestigious Sundance Film Festival went through “Fargo” and the Twin Cities suburbs of south Washington County.


“Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” features scenes that were shot last year on farmland in Cottage Grove, multiple Newport locations and the Afton Alps ski area. The film recently screened at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won a U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Musical Score.

Now the question is: When do Minnesotans get to see it?

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William Loeffler
William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 
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