37th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - April 12-28, 2018April 26

Center of My World
2:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Jakob M. Erwa
Germany, Austria | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

17-year-old Phil returns from summer camp and falls in love with the new boy in town. But first he must confront old secrets, most notably the story of his long-lost father.

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Crazy Horse
2:10pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Frederick Wiseman
USA, France | Documentary | 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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76 Minutes and 15 Seconds With Abbas Kiarostami
2:15pm @ St. Anthony Main
Screening w/ Take Me Home
Director: Seifollah Samadian
Iran | Documentary | Voice: Art in Pictures

A cinematic conversation with Abbas Kiarostami as he smokes, admires the snow, films ducks, and lives a life that is aware of seemingly all possibilities.

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The Fixer
2:20pm @ 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, itês the scandal he needs to win the job.

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Kékszakállú
2:40pm @ St. Anthony Main
Screening w/ To Be Free
Director: Gastón 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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A Quiet Passion
4:30pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Terence Davies
Belgium, UK | Narrative | Voice: Art in Pictures

The story of poet Emily Dickinson from Terence Davies, “Britain’s greatest living director” (The Evening Standard), which captures her life in 19th century Amherst, MA.

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The Bakken
4:35pm @ Rochester Galaxy 14 Cinema
Director: James Christenson, Lewis Wilcox, Jonah Sargent, Eliot Popko
USA | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

Shot over the course of three winters in North Dakota, The Bakken is a series of cinematic portraits of the people who work the oil fields.

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The Last of Us
4:40pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Ala Eddine Slim
Tunisia, Qatar, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates | Narrative | Voice: Film on the Fringe

A man with no name wanders through an African desert, moving slowly toward the Mediterranean Sea in the distance en route to Europe in this conceptual film without dialogue.

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Legion of Brothers
4:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Greg Barker
USA | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

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.

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Austerlitz
4:50pm @ St. Anthony Main
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. “[A] haunting meditation” – The New York Times

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Stranger in Paradise
5:00pm @ Film Space, Founders Hall, Metro State University
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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Life After Life
5:15pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Zhang Hanyi
China | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

A frustrated boy and his determined father try to move a beautiful tree after the boy is possessed by the ghost of his dead mother.

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Dolores
6:30pm @ Rochester Galaxy 14 Cinema
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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Ministry of Love
6:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
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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40 Years of May Day
7:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmakers Attending
Director: Mike Rivard, Daniel Polsfuss, Will Hommeyer
USA | Documentary | Voice: Art in Pictures

Three documentaries that explore the cultural, political, artistic, theatrical phenomenon happening every May Day in Minneapolis for over 40 years.

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Gutik Zura
7:00pm @ Film Space, Founders Hall, Metro State University
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Jon Maia Soria
Spain | Documentary | Voice: Take Me Away

In this meditative documentary, the profound relationship between the people of the Basque country and the forests that surround them is explored in rich, poetic detail.

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Past Life
7:05pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Avi Nesher
Israel, Poland | Narrative | Voice: Expanded Horizons

When confronted with their father’s possibly murderous past in World War II Poland, sisters Nana and Sephi’s investigation reveals more than they bargained for. “Profoundly moving.” – Variety

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Dean
7:15pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Demetri Martin
USA | Narrative | Voice: Laugh Out Loud

Dean is a young man, mourning the loss of his mother. After an argument with his father about selling the family home, he flees from the East Coast to LA, where he finds true love.

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Shorts 9: Sports
7:20pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Various
| Shorts Program | Voice:

Featuring HERE., Game, Carl Eller: The Hunt for Self Expression, Superfan, The Boxer, Save the Velodrome, Dreams of Ice.

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150 Milligrams
8:30pm @ Rochester Galaxy 14 Cinema
Director: Emmanuelle Bercot
France | Narrative | Voice: Expanded Horizons

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.

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A Decent Woman
9:35pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Lukas V. Rinner
Argentina, Korea, Austria | Narrative | Voice: Laugh Out Loud

Belén is a housecleaner, scrubbing away her days working for a banal, upper class family. Until she stumbles on the nudist colony next door, which unleashes her inner anarchist.

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The Commune
9:40pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

When Erik, a disgruntled architecture professor, inherits his father’s enormous home outside Copenhagen, he and his wife Anna decide start a commune to save their marriage.

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Kati Kati
9:45pm @ 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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Zoology
9:50pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Ivan I. Tverdovsky
Russia, France, Germany | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

Resigned to a life of loneliness and disappointment, a middle-aged spinster awakens to opportunity and love when she grows a tail. A satire on Russian mores and an allegory on intolerance.

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A Dark Song
9:55pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Liam Gavin
Ireland, UK | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

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

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