37th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - April 12-28, 2018April 24

Austerlitz
1:00pm @ Rochester Galaxy 14 Cinema
Director: Sergei Loznitsa
Germany | Documentary | Voice: Film on the Fringe

From acclaimed director Sergei Loznitsa comes Austerlitz, a stunning look at the phenomenon of ‘Holocaust tourism’.

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Requiem for a Running Back
4:20pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Rebecca Carpenter
USA | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

When running back Lewis Carpenter dies, and is diagnosed in death as having Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, his daughter goes on a crusade to find answers.

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It’s Only the End of the World
4:30pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Xavier Dolan
Canada, France | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

When Louis, a gifted playwright, returns home to tell his family that he is dying, he is interrupted, berated, and physically abused in this wicked portrait of dysfunction.

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Everything Else
4:40pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Natalia Almada
Mexico, USA, France | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

When a beloved cat dies, bureaucrat Dona Flor must make an accounting of what her life really means.

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Afterimage
4:45pm @ Film Space, Founders Hall, Metro State University
Director: Andrzej Wajda
Poland | Narrative | Voice: Art in Pictures

A biopic of avant-garde painter Wladyslaw Strzeminski, Polish director Andrzej Wajda’s final film, and that country’s official entry to the 2016 Academy Awards.

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The Ornithologist
4:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Joao Pedro Rodrigues
Portugal, France, Brazil | Narrative | Voice: Film on the Fringe

“There are certain things we shouldn’t try to understand”, so speaks the ornithologist, who becomes not only lost on his survey of local birds, but adrift in time and space.

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Menashe
5:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Joshua Z Weinstein
USA | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

When Menashe loses his wife, his son must stay with an uncle until Menashe finds a wife. Can Menashe succeed in impressing the Hasidic elders that his son should be with his father?

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Mali Blues
5:25pm @ Rochester Galaxy 14 Cinema
Director: Lutz Gregor
Mali, Germany | Documentary | Voice: Art in Pictures

Director Lutz Gregor follows singer Fatoumata Diawara on a musical journey through Mali, where she and other innovative performers are threatened by radical Islamists.

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Bill Frisell, A Portrait
6:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
Special Guest Attending
Director: Emma Franz
Australia | Documentary | Voice: Art in Pictures

A look at guitarist Bill Frisell, who changed jazz, country, folk, rock, blues, pop, and even avant-garde in a career that spans over 40 albums and countless performances.

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El clásico
7:00pm @ Film Space, Founders Hall, Metro State University
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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Shorts 08: Social Drama
7:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Various
Various | Shorts Program | Voice:

Featuring Sundogs, Mr. Cooper, Bath Salt, Restitution, Robert in the Bedroom, The Circle, and Be Good.

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Uncompleted Song
7:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Orelsan, Christophe Offenstein
France | Narrative | Voice: Art in Pictures

When hip hop artists Orelsan and Gringe (playing themselves) are told to create a new song in 24-hours or else, what else can they do but smoke, drink, and wander around town?

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Theater of Life
7:10pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Peter Svatek
Canada, Italy | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

Chef Massimo Bottura sets his sights on taking food that is to be thrown away and turning it into delicious and nutritious gourmet dinners for the most vulnerable people in Modena.

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Lost in Armenia
7:20pm @ Rochester Galaxy 14 Cinema
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Serge Avedikian
France, Armenia | Narrative | Voice: Laugh Out Loud

When his taxi breaks down after a performance in Azerbaijan, French actor Jean-Paul accidentally wanders into Armenia, which is in a state of near-war with its neighbor.

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Una
7:20pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Benedict Andrews
UK, USA, Canada | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

Based on the worldwide hit play Blackbird, Una is the story of the eponymous woman who seeks to reclaim her sexuality from the man who abused her as a child 15 years earlier.

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The High Frontier
9:15pm @ Rochester Galaxy 14 Cinema
Director: Wojciech Kasperski
Poland | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

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.

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Sexy Durga
9:35pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
India | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

This improvised film plunges the viewer into a cramped van, where two young people are subjected to psychological torture at the hands of sadistic misogynists and corrupt police.

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In Between
9:40pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
Israel | Narrative | Voice: Laugh Out Loud

Salma, Laila, and Nur are three women in Tel Aviv, living life to the fullest and confronting societyês expectations, in this rollicking debut comedy by Maysaloun Hamoud.

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Guilty Men
9:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Ivan Gaona
Colombia | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

Four men are charged with handing over payments to paramilitaries late at night. But when their contact is accidentally killed, it sets into motion uncontrollable forces.

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The Fixer
9:50pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Adrian Sitaru
Romania, France | Narrative | Voice: Expanded Horizons

Radu Patru is a Romanian living in France, hoping to be a journalist. When two teenage Romanian prostitutes are repatriated from France, it’s the scandal he needs to win the job.

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Starless Dreams
9:55pm @ St. Anthony Main
Screening w/ Seven Dates with Death
Director: Mehrdad Oskouei
Iran | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

A fearless documentary examining Iranian women locked in a detention facility for crimes ranging from murder to drug dealing and the ways they cope inside and outside the walls.

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