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Fargo Film Festival Brings A Taste of Hollywood to North Dakota

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It's not quite Hollywood, but North Dakota holds its own when it comes to film making. This past week, Fargo has been filled with actors, cinema and movie directors.

Bright lights.

Elizabeth Mieke of Fargo says, "It's an experience you can't get anywhere else."

Sort of big city... 

"It's the big event of the winter!" says Anne Riske of Fargo.

You don't usually think North Dakota as a film hotspot with famous actors... But for one week, downtown Fargo becomes somewhat like Hollywood.

Riske says, "There's a lot of fun things going on. This is the top of the list."

he Fargo Film Festival happens once a year. It's a chance for people to grab some popcorn, and enjoy the art of cinema. And this year's big name actor, may be "a bit familiar, don't you know".

Steve Park played Mike Yanagita in the movie Fargo, and this weekend is his first time actually in the city.

Park says, "My scene was actually shot in Minneapolis. So it was a one day thing for me. I did my scene and I went back home."

 But instead of looking for the wood chipper, he's promoting his new movie called the Brass Teapot, and soaking up everything the real Fargo has to offer.

"At least they have Marge Gunderson here," says Park as he points to a statue of Marge, the main character in the movie "Fargo".

There's still a lot more left of the Fargo Film Festival. One event tomorrow features a Fargo native who's piece is about tough issues some women have to face.

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