Two industry icons were honored at FilmNorth’s annual Gala on November 15: Oscar® nominated writer/director Debra Granik, whose masterfully crafted films touch and inspire cinema lovers around the globe, and local favorite Al Milgrom, who has changed the cultural landscape of the Twin Cities through his lifetime of film programming and advocacy. The following day Ms. Granik’s film LEAVE NO TRACE was nominated for 4 Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and in early December she was named Best Director by the L.A. Film Critics Association. The FilmNorth Gala was hosted by Twin Cities media legend Robyne Robinson.