37th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - April 12-28, 2018April 23
Using archival 16mm film from the actual voyages, Following Seas is the story of Bob and Nancy Griffith, who spent 20 years sailing around the world with their family.
A powerful coming of age story, Fortune Favors the Brave packs loads of youthful adventure into a story of cross-cultural friendships.
A kid from the streets of Santo Domingo dreams of becoming a reggaeton singer, but to achieve his goals he must overcome the tough realities of the world around him.
An entertaining and heart-warming story about two ordinary people who fall in love in extraordinary times, this poignant animated feature illustrates the immense social change occurring in England during the mid-20th Century.
Following two groups of Green Berets who were the very first to land in Afghanistan following 9/11, Greg Barker’s Legion of Brothers is a nuanced and moving portrait of these men.
In 1980s Bratislava, Miss Drazdechova (Zuzana Maurery), a teacher with powerful Communist connections, wreaks havoc on the lives of her students and their families.
Breath-taking scenery and heart-racing excitement surround Belle and Sebastian in this sweet old-fashioned tale of friendship and devotion.
An outcast meets the new girl, and summer becomes a world of fast friendship and shared secrets. Returning to school, the new girl seeks other friends, and the friendship darkens.
While Ann prepares for a film about the massacre of students in 1976 Thailand, she meets one of its survivors, Taew, who takes her down a very different path than what she expected.
Last Men in Aleppo follows the men of the White Helmets, who save lives and recover the dead and dying amidst the profound violence and seeming hopelessness of their Syrian city.
The Youth Filmmaker Competition is a program of short films that have been submitted to the Festival by a diverse group of young filmmakers from around the globe.
12-year-old Fanny leads a group of Jewish children across occupied territory while eluding Nazis. Still, the children manage to laugh and discover the importance of friendship.
A striking account of the AIDS epidemic, from its inception, the government’s tepid response, and to the activism and pioneering efforts to contain the disease and care for its victims.
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.
Black voters in Cleveland came together and used their power, forcing their District Attorney out of office when he refused to hold police accountable and indict the police officer who murdered 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
A rich portrait of a Hot Jazz musician who also happens to be one of the most valuable music archivists in America. With performances by the Nighthawks, his 11-piece band.
The World Is My Country is about ‘World Citizen #1,’ Garry Davis, who spent 65 years of his life as a citizen of no nation, only Earth, traveling the planet on his ‘World Passport.’
A sweeping biography of scientific and feminist pioneer Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and her work in the face of personal tragedy and professional chauvinism.
A young man finds work as an assitant for a reclusive photographer who is trying to conjure up his dead wife by taking daguerreotypes of their adult daughter.
When a Nobel prize-winning author returns to his rural hometown after 40 years in the hopes of rekindling his imagination, a story unfolds as even he couldn’t imagine.
When running back Lewis Carpenter is diagnosed in death as having Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, his daughter goes on a crusade to find answers.
When Qodrat’s father dies and his mother remarries, he is made an outsider in his own Afghani village.
A revelatory look at famed Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, whose life off stage was as stunning as her performances onstage.
With an approach that is both elegant and dreadful, El mar la mar recounts the anecdotes of people making the impossible journey on foot across the border.
In her sophomore feature, Eliza Hittman captures the inner struggle of the coming out experience without cliche and also explores the dangerous line between machismo and homoeroticism.
Winona LaDuke fights the Enbridge pipeline, galvanizing her community to save the sacred wild rice lakes and preserve their traditional indigenous way of life.
When Sachio’s wife dies in a bus accident, grieving is only something he does when in the public eye. But when connects with Yochi, who also lost his wife, his humanity is put to the test.
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.
Three women, who are a federal deputy, a president, and a mediator, meet to determine the economic future of a small island, and face condescension and outright sexism in this satire.
When the Croatian government sends spies Kreso and Sikic to expose war widows who have fallen in love (and thus stand to lose their pensions), they find they’ve sent exactly the wrong men.
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.
An affectionate documentary about Rio de Janeiro’s cross-dressing community that performed at Teatro Rival in the 1970s. From director Leandra Leal, whose mother and grandfather ran the theater.
Kenneth, an Englishman, and Theres, a German woman, are separated on a vacation to Greece when his mother falls ill. 30 years later, their paths cross.
Every 12 years, a mysterious 15-day ceremony draws a group of people deep into the forests of Bhutan. A man named Expressionless pushes past inhibitions to take himself to a point of no return.
When a border guard takes his teenaged sons to a cabin on the Polish border, he hopes to bond with them. But a man emerges from the forest, pushing the family to its breaking point.