37th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - April 12-28, 2018April 22

Take Me For a Ride
9:10am @ 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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How To Steal a Dog
9:15am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Kim Seong-ho
South Korea | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

Seeing a missing dog poster with a hefty reward, Ji-so and her friend, Chae-rang, scheme to steal a rich person’s dog and collect the ransom so they can buy a real home.

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Kékszakállú
9:20am @ St. Anthony Main
Screening w/ To Be Free
Director: Gaston Solnicki
Argentina | Narrative | Voice: Film on the Fringe

A portrayal of several young women in immersive yet indeterminate states: within their bodies, among their friends and lovers, and in a culture of economic and spiritual recession.

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Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry
9:30am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Laura Dunn, Jef Sewell
USA | Documentary | Voice: Art in Pictures

Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry explores the life of the author returned home to Henry County, where he bought a farm house and began a life of farming, writing, and teaching.

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Untouchable
10:00am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: David Feige
USA | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

When a powerful lobbyist’s daughter is abused by a nanny, he passes the toughest abuse laws in the country, and the effect is wide-ranging and unpredictable.

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Kati Kati
11:00am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Mbithi Masya
Kenya, Germany | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

When Kaleche wakes and finds herself in Kati Kati, she discovers that she has died and is waiting in the afterlife. When Thoma seeks to help her, he uncovers disturbing memories.

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Glory
11:30am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva
Bulgaria, Greece | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

Tsanko finds money on the railroad tracks, and turns it in to the police. For his honesty, he is given a cheap watch by the Ministry of Transport, whose PR hack manages to lose his good watch.

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Memories of Summer
11:35am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Adam Guzinski
Poland | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

This subtle, nuanced coming of age story marks writer-director Adam Guzinski as a talent to watch.

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Tesoros
11:45am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Maria Novaro
Mexico | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

Tesoros is a film for children, parents and grandparents that celebrates the magical, imaginative experiences of childhood and the experience of living in a natural paradise rich with culture.

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The Sounding
12:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
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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We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice
1:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Alanis Obomsawin
Canada | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

The film follows the discrimination complaint filed against the Government of Canada by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations.

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Beyond the Mountains and Hills
1:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Eran Kolirin
Israel, Germany, Belgium | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

When Lieutenant-Colonel David Greenbaum finishes his stint in the Israeli army, he loses his focus: now he’s just a man seeking work, losing respect in society and in his own family.

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Mellow Mud
1:50pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Renars Vimba
Latvia | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

Harsh circumstances force a resourceful and determined Latvian lass to mature beyond her years in this compelling, bittersweet coming-of-age story.

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Mr. Frog
2:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Screening w/ Bunny New Girl
Director: Anna van der Heide
Netherlands, Belgium | Narrative | Voice: Laugh Out Loud

Based on a story by best-selling author Paul van Loon, this charming and humorous tale mixes fantasy into mundane while heartily promoting tolerance for unconventional educators (who may also be frogs).

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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
2:50pm @ Rochester Galaxy 14 Cinema
Director: Steve James
USA | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

Defending themselves in a case that seems designed only to make Abacus Federal Savings a scapegoat for the financial crisis, the Sung family works to save their bank.

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Shorts 07: Resistance
2:50pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmakers Attending
Director: Various | Shorts Program

Featuring Angels Walk, New Neighbors, Standing Rock, and Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement.

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Whose Streets?
4:15pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis
USA | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

Two activists, Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, take cameras in hand and record the Ferguson uprising in the wake the murder of teenager Michael Brown at the hands of police.

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Desperately Seeking Susan
4:20pm @ St. Anthony Main
Tribute Sarah Pillsbury Attending
Director: Susan Seidelman
USA | Narrative | Voice: Laugh Out Loud

Bored housewife Roberta heads to the city to spy on a rendezvous she read in a personals ad. There she sees and swaps places with Susan, and begins an adventure.

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First Daughter and the Black Snake
4:25pm @ St. Anthony Main (RUSH ONLY)
Filmmaker 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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A Serious Game
4:45pm @ Rochester Galaxy 14 Cinema
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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The Gateway Bug
5:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Johanna B. Kelly
USA, Canada, Australia | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

A compelling look at the ingredient that might just save the world: crickets. With food resources dwindling, and over 80% of the world eating bugs, it’s time for the west to join in.

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Barakah Meets Barakah
5:15pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Mahmoud Sabbagh
Saudi Arabia | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

In this rare glimpse of Saudi Arabia, Barakah Meets Barakah is a rom-com about a pair of opposites who fall in love in Jeddah. Saudi Arabian submission to the 2016 Academy Awards.

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I Dream in Another Language
7:00pm @ Film Space, Founders Hall, Metro State University
Director: Ernesto Contreras
Mexico, Netherlands | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

When a university researcher goes to a remote village to record the only two people who speak the Zikril language, he is horrified to discover they have not spoken in fifty years.

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Two Lottery Tickets
7:05pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Paul Negoescu
Romania, Spain | Narrative | Voice: Laugh Out Loud

Three hapless fools lose a winning lottery ticket and are forced to wander through Bucharest, in and out and back again in this Beckett-like comedy.

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The Darkness
7:10pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Daniel Castro Zimbron
Mexico | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

The world is in permanent twilight, covered by toxic fog, and besieged by killer monsters. When Argel’s older brother vanishes, his quest reveals some very dark family secrets.

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The Hippopotamus
7:20pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: John Jencks
UK | Narrative | Voice: Laugh Out Loud

After being fired from his job, disgraced poet Ted Wallace is summoned to Swafford Hall to either prove or disprove a series of strange healing events taking place within.

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The Unknown Girl
7:25pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Belgium, France | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

When an African immigrant dies through a doctor’s indifference, the doctor takes it upon herself to find the woman’s name, and the cause of her death.

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Stranger in Paradise
7:40pm @ St. Anthony Main
Screening w/ Waiting for Hassana
Director: Guido Hendrikx
Netherlands | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

In a quiet classroom somewhere in Sicily, three groups of immigrants to Europe meet with a white teacher who represents a very different facet of the new continent to each.

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Bad Seeds
9:15pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Louis Belanger
Canada | Narrative | Voice: Laugh Out Loud

When gambling addict Jacques flees Montreal to save himself from gangsters, he finds himself harvesting marijuana with a grumpy old man and a young hydrologist in Northern Quebec.

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The Fury of a Patient Man
9:30pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Raul Arevalo
Spain | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

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

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Pyromaniac
9:30pm @ Rochester Galaxy 14 Cinema
Director: Erik Skjoldbjaerg
Norway | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

Out of the military, 19-year-old Dag returns to his home town and joins his father’s volunteer fire department just as a number of mysterious fires occur.

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Nova Seed
9:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Nick DiLiberto
Japan, Canada | Animated | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

Painstakingly hand-drawn by a single animator over four years, this is the story of a mad scientist who seeks to control the planet with Nova Seed, a powerful organic entity.

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The Summer is Gone
9:50pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Zhang Dalei
China | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

Political chaos upends young Zhang’s life during the last summer before he enters middle school. This coming-of-age story subtly details China’s embrace of privatization.

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Sami Blood
9:55PM @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Amanda Kernell
Sweden, Norway, Denmark | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

A teenage girl from a traditional Sami family yearns to be accepted by the Swedish society of the 1930s, a society full of prejudice and discrimination against her people.

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