37th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - April 12-28, 2018April 15
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+
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.
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.
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.
Wiseman’s cinematic portrait of the Paris Opera Ballet is widely considered one of his greatest works, touching on his favorite themes.
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.
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.
A powerful coming of age story, Fortune Favors the Brave packs loads of youthful adventure into a story of cross-cultural friendships.
Woven from wildly disparate elements, in the wake of a second cook seamlessly ties nature, documentary, and fiction into a new filmic experience.
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.
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.
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.
During the Muslim Brotherhood crackdown in 2013, a police van apprehends prisoners on both sides, resulting in uncontrollable tension and violence inside the vehicle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winona LaDuke fights the Enbridge pipeline, galvanizing her community to save the sacred wild rice lakes and preserve their traditional indigenous way of life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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