If you want bleeding edge
I've just got version 2.0.6 running on MINT by:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openshot-qt
It recommends that you add the frei0r plugin and that's available from the MINT Software Manager. I'm hoping it's a little less complicated than Kdenlive and more suitable for my amateur dabbling.