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How it All Began - TWINS


Date: 09/20/2011

Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Cinema Twin Cities,Bell Museum of Natural History

Cost: Free


How it all Began: TWINS

A screening of two documentaries from the early days of the Minnesota Twins accompanied by a panel discussion with filmmaker Martin “Jim” Bovey Jr. (Wayzata) and journalist and author Doug Grow (Minneapolis).

On the screen
Minnesota Twins: Pride of the Upper Midwest (1961; 27 min.)
by Martin “Jim” Bovey

Play Ball with the Minnesota Twins (1964; 29 min.)
by Martin “Jim” Bovey

On the panel
Martin “Jim” Bovey Jr.
Filmmaker and producer Martin "Jim" Bovey Jr. operated Martin Bovey Productions together with his father from 1950 into the mid 1960s. While he attended the University of Minnesota, he lived with his grandparents in Wayzata, MN. He created numerous documentaries, often using Minnesota and the Twin Cities for the film's subject, among them Saint Paul: Fur Trade to Space Age (1963) and two films about the Minnesota Twins. His film The Minnesota
Story (1964) was screened at several national and international film festivals.

Doug Grow
Doug Grow writes about public affairs, state politics and other topics for Minn Post. He has been a sports reporter and columnist for several newspapers like the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Minneapolis Star, and the Star Tribune for more than 30 years.  In 2010, he published We’re Gonna Win, Twins! (University of Minnesota Press).  



  • Name: Verena Mund
  • E-mail: vmund@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-624-8099
  • Sponsored by: Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, Moving Image Studies (MIMS)


Parking is available on Church street or 4th street.

To view a map of the Church Street Garage visit: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/ChurchGar/

To view a map of the 4th Street Ramp visit: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/4StRamp/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Verena Mund, Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, vmund@umn.edu, 612-625-2901.

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