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

Tracking Edith
1:30pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Peter Stephan Jungk
Austria | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

Tracking Edith is the story of Edith Tudor-Hart, who lived a double life as a brilliant photographer and one of the most notorious spies for the Soviet Union.

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A Decent Woman
1:45pm @ 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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Play the Devil
1:50pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Maria Govan
Trinidad & Tobago, The Bahamas, USA | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

Abandoning a scholarship to medical school, Gregory ignores the wishes of his poor family to come under the influence of a wealthy male benefactor and become an artist.

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The Nest
2:30pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Klaudia Reynicke
Switzerland, Italy | Narrative | Voice: Expanded Horizons

When 19-year-old Cora returns home to Bucco to help her father organize the Feast of the Virgin of Bucco, she learns terrible secrets that a stranger unearths at the ceremony.

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The Park
2:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Damien Manivel
France | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

When Naomi and Maxime spend a day wandering a park, they share secrets as they fall in love. When night falls and they separate, bizarre happenings make Naomi question reality.

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The King’s Choice
4:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Erik Poppe
Norway | Narrative | Voice: Expanded Horizons

This perfectly realized World War II drama chronicles the days before and after Norwegian monarch King Haakon VII made the decision to resist the German army.

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Window Horses
4:05pm @ St. Anthony Main
Screening w/ Fox and the Whale
Director: Ann Marie Fleming
Canada | Animated | Voice: Art in Pictures

When Rosie, the only child of a Chinese mother and an Iranian father, goes to Iran to participate in a poetry festival, she discovers the secret to her father’s disappearance.

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Heartstone
4:10pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Iceland, Denmark | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

In an Icelandic fishing village, Thor and Kristin’s intense friendship is tested when the latter starts to develop sexual feelings for the other in this coming-of-age film.

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Bill Frisell, A Portrait
4:30pm @ St. Anthony Main
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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A Wedding
4:45pm @ Film Space, Founders Hall, Metro State University
Director: Stephan Streker
Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Pakistan | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

When Zahira is forced into an arranged marriage, this young Pakistani woman, who grew up with her family in Belgium, rebels, pushing her family past its breaking point.

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Memories of a Penitent Heart
4:50pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Cecilia Aldarondo
USA | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

After uncovering lost letters and videos, filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo goes on a journey to find out more about the death of her uncle from AIDS twenty five years earlier.

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Step
5:00pm @ Capri Theater
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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Boys in the Trees
6:50pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Nicholas Verso
Australia | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

On Halloween 1997, Corey and Jonah take a walk through their neighborhood, sharing ghost stories that suddenly reveal a past of old abuses. “Strikingly original” -Empire

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Anatomy of Violence
7:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Special Guest Attending
Director: Deepa Mehta
India, Canada | Narrative | Voice: Film on the Fringe

From Deepa Mehta, an improvised film about the notorious gang rape of a 23-year-old woman in India, Anatomy of Violence seeks to examine the roots of her rapists’ misogyny.

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Marie Curie, The Courage of Knowledge
7:00pm @ Film Space, Founders Hall, Metro State University
Director: Marie Noelle
Poland, Germany, France | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

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.

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The Wedding Ring
7:00pm @ Capri Theater
Director: Rahmatou Keïta
Niger, Burkina Faso, France | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

When Tiyaa finds herself in an arranged engagement to a young man, a wise man counsels her to find a wedding ring on the eve of a new moon, and her quest helps ease her troubled heart.

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Following Seas
7:05pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Tyler J. Kelley, Araby Kelley
USA, Antarctica, Polynesia | Documentary | Voice: Take Me Away

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.

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Voice From the Stone
7:10pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Screening w/ Eric Howell 2015 McKnight Media Fellow
Director: Eric D. Howell
USA, Italy | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

In 1950s Tuscany, Verena, a young nurse, is helping a young boy who is suffering trauma over the death of his mother while also contending with a haunted castle.

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Seven Seeds
7:15pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Daniel Rodríguez Risco
Peru | Narrative | Voice: Laugh Out Loud

When workaholic Ignacio suffers a heart-attack, he finds himself in the care of a man called the Master, who, with the lesson of Seven Seeds, teaches our hero to be a happier man.

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Aloys
9:40pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Tobias Nolle
Switzerland, France | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

When introverted private detective Aloys Adorn loses valuable surveillance tapes, he is caught either in a web of blackmail or pushed into a journey of love and self-discovery.

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El Amparo
9:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Rober Calzadilla
Venezuela, Colombia | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

Men on a fishing expedition are brutally gunned down by the Venezuelan military, and its two survivors must face a government that wants the story buried and the men imprisoned.

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Endless Poetry
9:50pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Chile, France, Japan, UK | Narrative | Voice: Art in Pictures

Endless Poetry is Jodorowsky’s second autobiographical, and most Freudian, film, as his real-life son Adan plays the director as a young man. “[O]h, happiness! To finally be making a kind of cinema that heals!” —Jodorowsky

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The Fury of a Patient Man
9:55pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Raúl Arévalo
Spain | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

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

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Lake Bodom
10:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Taneli Mustonen
Finland, Estonia | Narrative | Voice: Thrill Me Chill Me

Four Finnish teenagers head to Lake Bodom to recreate the 1960 murders that resulted in three deaths. But is the killer still lurking in the woods or in the hearts of these kids?

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