37th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - April 12-28, 2018April 25

El clasico
1:00pm @ Rochester Galaxy 14 Cinema
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
3:00pm @ Rochester Galaxy 14 Cinema
Director: Jeff Chiba Stearns
USA, Canada | 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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Mister Universo
4:30pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
Austria, Italy | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

When Tairo, a lion tamer, loses his lucky horseshoe, he can no longer perform. So he goes on a quest to find ‘Mister Universo,’ an aging strongman who gave him the amulet.

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The Teacher
4:40pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Jan Hrebejk
Slovakia, Czech Republic | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

In 1980s Bratislava, Miss Drazdechova (Zuzana Maurery), a teacher with powerful Communist connections, wreaks havoc on the lives of her students and their families.

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Kills on Wheels
4:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Attila Till
Hungary | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

This engaging dramedy puts a new spin on the term ‘differently abled’ with a strikingly original tale about two 20-somethings in a Budapest rehab center.

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The Road to Mandalay
4:45pm @ Film Space, Founders Hall, Metro State University
Director: Midi Z
Taiwan, France, Germany, Myanmar | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

Liang and Guo meet while fleeing Myanmar for Thailand, and fall in love, even as they face incredible hardships, not the least from their differences in getting to the border.

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Aida’s Secrets
4:50pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Alon Schwarz, Shaul Schwarz
Germany, USA, Israel | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

Two brothers, born inside the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons camp in 1945, are reunited with one another and the mother who had to give them up in this powerful documentary.

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Jeffrey
5:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Yanillys Perez
Dominican Republic, France | Documentary | Voice: Art in Pictures

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.

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Ministry of Love
5:00pm @ Rochester Galaxy 14 Cinema
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Pavo Marinkovic
Croatia, Czech Republic | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

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.

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Shorts 05: Inner Mind
6:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmakers Attending
Director: Various
Various | Shorts Program | Voice:

Featuring Panic Attack!, Bambina, Spectral Response, Son of Man, A Meanwhile Wonder, Harvest, and Lucy In My Eyes.

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Dolores
7:00pm @ Film Space, Founders Hall, Metro State University
Director: Peter Bratt
USA | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

The story of Dolores Huerta, one of the activists who helped found the United Farm Workers’ Union and fought the barriers faced by women and people of color.

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Untouchable
7:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Professor Eric Janus and Child Advocate Patty Wetterling Attending
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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Uncompleted Song
7:10pm @ 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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Norman
7:15pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Joseph Cedar
USA, Israel | Narrative | Voice: Laugh Out Loud

Norman Oppenheimer is a down on his luck schemer who suddenly finds himself with a direct line to the new Israeli Prime Minister. Despite his good luck, his downfall is imminent.

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Step
7:20pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Amanda Lipitz
USA | Documentary | Voice: Art in Pictures

Blessin, Cori, and Tayla are three Seniors at a Baltimore charter school, who hope to be the first in their families to go to college, and also to win a three-state competition in step.

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Marija
9:00pm @ Rochester Galaxy 14 Cinema
Director: Michael Koch
Germany, Switzerland | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

After tough Ukrainian immigrant Marija loses her job in a Dortmund, Germany hotel, she turns to other illicit pursuits, determined to raise the money to open her own hair salon.

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Quest
9:30pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Jonathan Olshefski
USA | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

The story of Christopher “Quest” Rainey and Christine’a, aka “Ma Quest,” who open the door to their music studio and offer a sanctuary from the strife that grips their neighborhood.

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Godless
9:40pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Ralitza Petrova
Bulgaria, Denmark, France | Narrative | Voice: Film on the Fringe

Turning a bleak eye to contemporary Bulgarian society, Ralitza Petrova’s award-winning debut delivers an eat-or-be-eaten parable, relevant anywhere in the world where people are offered limited options.

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in the wake of a second cook
9:50pm @ 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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Beyond the Mountains and Hills
9:55pm @ 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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Godspeed
10:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Chung Mong-Hong
Taiwan | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

When lazy drug runner Na Dow hails Old Xu’s taxi to deliver stolen heroin, our heroes descend into a hilarious and violent criminal wonderland with unexpected results.

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