The Film Society has made a community out of sourcing films otherwise difficult to get a hold of in our not-quite-metropolis, and this year they’ve decided to launch a series with a unique focus of films. “Images of Africa” opened last Friday, drawing a couple dozen films to screens around Minneapolis to highlight the African experience, from every corner of the continent to films made by Minnesotans of African descent. Mixed Blood Theatre is graciously hosting a few of the screenings, like this evening’s Alaskaland. A film by a Nigerian-born, Alaska-raised woman is bound to come from an uncommon perspective, and indeed Alaskaland is eye-opening. The conflict is cast as cross-culturalism by three: African-American roles in society, Nigerian heritage, and the barren Alaskan landscape. The director insisted the main characters were portrayed by first-generation Nigerian Americans, with real emotions to infuse their performances, so the whole thing is raw and (accurately) complex. 8 p.m. $10. —EK

Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 S. 4th St., Mpls., 612-338-6131, mixedblood.com