37th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - April 12-28, 2018April 15

Shorts: Childish
9:15am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Various
Shorts Program FREE EVENT

A program of short films from around the globe for our youngest audience members. Artistic and experimental techniques bring childrens’ stories and experiences to life. Recommended age 3+

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School Life
9:20am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Neasa Ni Chianin, David Rane
Ireland, Spain | Documentary | Voice: Take Me Away

School Life is the story of John and Amanda Leyden, husband-and-wife teachers who have watched over young minds at Headfort School in Ireland for almost five decades.

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Mercenary
9:45am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Sacha Wolff
France | Narrative | Voice: Expanded Horizons

Brought to France from New Caledonia to play rugby, Sloane is abused, pumped full of steroids, and treated like dirt by both coaches and fans in this intense sports thriller.

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Let’s Get the Rhythm
10:15am @ St. Anthony Main
Screening w/ Kojo: A Short Documentary
Director: Irene Chagall
USA | Documentary | Voice: Art in Pictures

Drawing attention to the social importance and genius of girls’ handclapping games, Let’s Get the Rhythm draws attention to the universal ways that music and rhythm are central to our lives.

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La danse
11:00am @ St. Anthony Main
Live Skype w/ Frederick Wiseman
Director: Frederick Wiseman
France, USA | Documentary | Voice: Art in Pictures

Wiseman’s cinematic portrait of the Paris Opera Ballet is widely considered one of his greatest works, touching on his favorite themes.

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Harmonium
11:10am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Koji Fukada
Japan, France | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

When Toshio invites Yasaka, freshly released from prison, to not only work at his factory but share the family home, he sets into motion a series of cataclysmic events.

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Window Horses
11:30am @ Uptown Theater
Screening w/ Fox and the Whale
Director: Ann Marie Fleming
Canada | Animated | Voice: Art in Pictures

When Rosie, the only child of a Chinese mother and an Iranian father, goes to Iran to participate in a poetry festival, she discovers the secret to her father’s disappearance.

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Shorts: Passages 1
11:40am @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmakers Attending
Director: Various
Shorts Program

Featuring Without Papers, Our Iraq, The Circus Saved My Life, and Refuge.

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Fortune Favors the Brave
12:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Norbert Lechner
Germany | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

A powerful coming of age story, Fortune Favors the Brave packs loads of youthful adventure into a story of cross-cultural friendships.

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in the wake of a second cook
12:15pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Rolf Belgum
USA | Documentary | Voice: Film on the Fringe

Woven from wildly disparate elements, in the wake of a second cook seamlessly ties nature, documentary, and fiction into a new filmic experience.

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El Amparo
1:45pm @ Uptown Theater
Director: Rober Calzadilla
Venezuela, Colombia | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

Men on a fishing expedition are brutally gunned down by the Venezuelan military, and its two survivors must face a government that wants the story buried and the men imprisoned.

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93 Days
1:50pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Steve Gukas
Nigeria | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

Based on the true story of men and women who risked their lives to contain the Ebola virus in Nigeria, 93 Days is a compelling human story of dedication, sacrifice, and survival.

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The Rehearsal
2:20pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Alison Maclean
New Zealand | Narrative | Voice: Art in Pictures

Alison Maclean’s The Rehearsal is an intense and entertaining look at life at a prestigious Auckland drama school. Based on the Man Booker Award winning novel by Eleanor Catton.

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Clash
2:30pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Mohamed Diab
Egypt, France | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

During the Muslim Brotherhood crackdown in 2013, a police van apprehends prisoners on both sides, resulting in uncontrollable tension and violence inside the vehicle.

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Take Me For a Ride
2:40pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Micaela Rueda
Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

High schooler Sara is looking to escape her surroundings, and falls deeply in love with the new girl, Andrea, who shares her feelings over cigarettes, music, and conversation.

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The Truth Beneath
4:00pm @ Uptown Theater
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Lee Kyoung-mi
South Korea | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

When an aspiring politician refuses to report his own daughter’s disappearance, his wife takes matters into her own hands, unleashing a scandal with disastrous repercussions.

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The Sounding
4:30pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Catherine Eaton
USA | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

After years of silence Liv begins to create a new language of her own by weaving together Shakespeare’s words. A neurologist commits her and Liv begins to rebel.

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A Serious Game
4:40pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Pernilla August
Sweden, Denmark, Norway | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

This achingly sensual story of love and adultery set in the early years of the 20th century is an adaptation of a classic novel by Hjalmar Soderberg.

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Wùlu
4:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Daouda Coulibaly
France, Mali, Senegal | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

When Ladji, a bus driver barely eking out a living, is passed over for promotion, he turns to Mali’s exploding drug trade, and rises through the ranks with alarming swiftness.

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El clásico
4:50pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Halkawt Mustafa
Norway, Iraq | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

Two Kurdish brothers determine to deliver a pair of handmade shoes to Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in this heartfelt road movie, rich in day-to-day detail of life in contemporary Iraq.

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Mixed Match
5:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Jeff Chiba Stearns
Canada, USA | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

A documentary about the challenges facing mixed race cancer patients who are forced to reflect on their complex genetics as they struggle to find bone marrow donors.

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First Daughter and the Black Snake
7:00pm @ Uptown Theater
Filmmaker and Subject Attending
Director: Keri Pickett
USA | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

Winona LaDuke fights the Enbridge pipeline, galvanizing her community to save the sacred wild rice lakes and preserve their traditional indigenous way of life.

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Supermoto
7:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Joe Maggio
USA | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

Ruby Pink wakes up alone in a motel room after her boyfriend has ditched her, leaving her with nothing but a supermoto motorcycle, thus beginning Ruby’s life of adventure.

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150 Milligrams
7:10pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Emmanuelle Bercot
France | Narrative | Voice: Expanded Horizons

A French doctor uncovers a link between early death and a popular diabetes drug, and takes on both big pharma and the French government in this gripping true-life thriller.

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Radio Dreams
7:15pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Babak Jalali
USA, Iran | Narrative | Voice: Laugh Out Loud

When Bay Area Pars Radio seeks to unite Metallica with Afghani rockers Kabul Dreams in an on-air jam, what could go wrong? A wonderfully dry comedy from director Babak Jalali.

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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
7:20pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Juho Kuosmanen
Finland, Germany, Sweden | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

When Olli Mäki gets a chance at the featherweight championship, he is forced to set aside his youthful optimism and decide if he’s ready to become a hardened professional.

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All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
7:40pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Fred Peabody
Canada | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

At once a warm reflection of journalist I. F. Stone and a blistering indictment of mainstream media, this documentary film will make you question virtually every news source.

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Bending the Arc
9:25pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Kief Davidson, Pedro Kos
USA | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

A documentary about real life superheroes Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl, who fought to bring health care to the poorest people in the world.

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Goldstone
9:40pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Ivan Sen
Australia | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

A missing persons’ inquiry brings indigenous Detective Jay Swan to a frontier town. What seems like a simple investigation opens a web of crime and corruption. Only Jay and a young local cop can bring justice to Goldstone.

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The Nest
9:50pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Klaudia Reynicke
Switzerland, Italy | Narrative | Voice: Expanded Horizons

When 19-year-old Cora returns home to Bucco to help her father organize the Feast of the Virgin of Bucco, she learns terrible secrets that a stranger unearths at the ceremony.

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A Dark Song
10:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Liam Gavin
Ireland, UK | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

Trying to rid herself of grief, Sophia makes a deal with Solomon, an occultist versed in black magic, and unleashes even more horrors. “A spellbinding psycho-horror debut…” —The Hollywood Reporter

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The Fury of a Patient Man
10:00pm @ Uptown Theater
Director: Raul Arevalo
Spain | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

When Curro returns from prison, he finds his girlfriend with José. When he goes to José’s country home to settle the score, Curro realizes he’s fallen right into José’s trap.

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