37th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - April 12-28, 2018April 29
A mesmerizing portrait of dancer Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company.
A teenage girl from a traditional Sami family yearns to be accepted by the Swedish society of the 1930s, a society full of prejudice and discrimination against her people.
A revelatory look at famed Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, whose life off stage was as stunning as her performances onstage.
Hélène Nicolas could not communicate until she was 21. With the aid of plastic letters, she began to write insightful poetry under the name Babouillec Sp, which has been turned into a play.
Drawing attention to the social importance and genius of girls’ handclapping games, Let’s Get the Rhythm draws attention to the universal ways that music and rhythm are central to our lives.
Three documentaries that explore the cultural, political, artistic, theatrical phenomenon happening every May Day in Minneapolis for over 40 years.
Inspired by the films of Jacques Demy and Stanley Donen, Julie and the Shoe Factory is a modern musical about a woman who tries to save a beloved shoe factory and falls in love.
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.
Tesoros is a film for children, parents and grandparents that celebrates the magical, imaginative experiences of childhood and the experience of living in a natural paradise rich with culture.
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.
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.
When a university researcher goes to a remote village to record the only two people who speak the Zikril language, he is horrified to discover they have not spoken in fifty years.
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.
Based on a story by best-selling author Paul van Loon, this charming and humorous tale mixes fantasy into mundane while heartily promoting tolerance for unconventional educators (who may also be frogs).
Taking viewers to the front lines of the Dakota Access Pipeline battle, Beyond Standing Rock explores the conflict of against the Pipeline and the struggle for tribal rights.
The story of four men who have battled with addiction and inflicted suffering on others or brought it on themselves, and a startling examination of substance abuse in Wisconsin.
Brought to France from New Caledonia to play rugby, Sloane is abused, pumped full of steroids, and treated like dirt by both coaches and fans in this intense sports thriller.
A resourceful adolescent raised by an immature single mother decides to track down her biological father. A sensitive look at difficult issues including bullying, poverty, mental illness and dysfunctional families.
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.
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.
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.”
After sitting shiva for his son, Eyal seeks comfort in smoking pot with his neighbor’s adult son, who helps him grieve and move on. “A little laughter goes a long way.” – Indiewire
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.
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
In 1980s Bratislava, Miss Drazdechova (Zuzana Maurery), a teacher with powerful Communist connections, wreaks havoc on the lives of her students and their families.
Living in the ruined Athens Olympic Village, 17-year-old Dimitris tries to carve out a brutal living amongst the seaside tourists who abuse him regularly for money.
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.
Alison Maclean’s The Rehearsal is an intense and entertaining look at life at a prestigious Auckland drama school. Based on the Man Booker Award winning novel by Eleanor Catton.
“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.