39th CIFF College Program

Thursday, March 19 9:00 AM - Saturday, March 28 11:55 PM

The CIFF is offering FREE morning, matinee, and late night screenings to college students when they
present their valid college I.D.

Free films will be screened on each weekday of the 39th CIFF between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., as well
as late night screenings beginning after 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Tickets will be available one hour before screening start time and distributed on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Students simply need to stop by the Duke Desk (Will Call)—located in the hallway just outside the entrance to Tower City Cinemas—with their valid college I.D. to gain their ticket for admittance. One ticket per student, per film.

And use code COLLEGE to receive $2 off the ticket price for other Festival screenings. Discounts are also available to students at the Film Festival Box Office

Films:

Above Us All

NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM
Directed By Eugenie Jansen
Running Time: 99 Minutes

In her melancholy film ABOVE US ALL, Eugenie Jansen depicts how, with no respect to the magnitude of one’s grief, the world keeps turning. According to 11-year-old protagonist Shay, she and her family are “ordinary people living an ordinary life”... {more}

Tommy

SWEDEN
Directed By Tarik Saleh
Running Time: 95 Minutes

Estelle, a striking blonde, returns to Stockholm at Christmas time, but she is hardly bearing cheer. Because her husband Tommy is the prime suspect of a bloody €4,000,000 heist, federal agents detain Estelle at the airport for questioning. Still, the... {more}

Next to Her (At li Layla)

ISRAEL
Directed By Asaf Korman
Running Time: 90 Minutes

Chelli, the twentysomething protagonist of Asaf Korman’s NEXT TO HER, spends day and night on guard. At work she polices the locked gates of a high school in Israel. A typical day ends with rowdy teens rattling the gates and... {more}

Preggoland

CANADA
Directed By Jacob Tierney
Running Time: 109 Minutes

Ruth has a serious case of arrested development. She works at a supermarket and lives in her dad’s basement, getting wasted, watching “Wayne’s World,” and eating chips. Typical teenage behavior – except Ruth is pushing 35. Her girlfriends are into... {more}

Chasing Berlusconi

NORWAY
Directed By Ole Endresen
Running Time: 82 Minutes

When the formerly great harness racer Bjarte hits bottom, he really hits bottom; and sometimes the horse’s bottom hits him. In debt up to his collar, Bjarte hatches a plan to drug the titular horse and fix the big race... {more}

Labyrinthus*

BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS
Directed By Douglas Boswell
Running Time: 96 Minutes

Frikke, 14, leads a boring life. School is easy and his friend Marko is girl-obsessed. One day a cyclist nearly runs him over, leaving a backpack behind. In it are a USB key and a box that looks like an... {more}

Bread and Butter

USA
Directed By Liz Manashil
Running Time: 89 Minutes

“I can see your hymen from here,” so says Amelia’s boss in this upbeat comedy about looking for love, thinking of romance, and finding yourself. In BREAD AND BUTTER, 30-year-old Amelia is looking for her first boyfriend and—even with the... {more}

Love at First Fight (Les combattants)

FRANCE
Directed By Thomas Cailley
Running Time: 98 Minutes

Thomas Cailley’s quirky comedy LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT brings together reserved Arnaud and brusque Madeleine on a hot summer day at the beach. Arnaud is ready to relax with his two best friends. Yet, unbeknownst to him, they just signed... {more}

The Incredible Adventures of Jojo (and his annoying sister Avila)

USA
Directed By Brian Schmidt, Ann-Marie Schmidt
Running Time: 79 Minutes

“This film is not for over-protective parents,” warns this Tim Burton-esque, absurd children’s comedy from first-time writer-directors, husband-wife team Ann-Marie Schmidt (so many hyphens) and Brian Schmidt. When Jojo and his sister Avila are left to their own devices after... {more}

They Have Escaped (He ovat Paenneet)

FINLAND
Directed By J-P Valkeapää
Running Time: 100 Minutes

Joni has a bit of a stutter. It’s one of the reasons he’s generally tight-lipped, letting the outside world deduce his thoughts from the pleadings of his eyes. But there’s also a more elusive reason. After going AWOL from the... {more}

Refugiado

ARGENTINA, COLOMBIA, FRANCE, POLAND, GERMANY
Directed By Diego Lerman
Running Time: 93 Minutes

Matias is a curly-haired moppet who likes to pretend he’s Superman. When his Mami, Laura, doesn’t pick him up after a birthday party, a nice lady takes him home. But catastrophe strikes; Laura lies on the apartment floor, bloody and... {more}

Underdog (Svenskjävel)

SWEDEN, NORWAY
Directed By Ronnie Sandahl
Running Time: 97 Minutes

UNDERDOG depicts a grim new Swedish reality that belies the country’s image as a nation of socially enlightened families living in bright IKEA-filled spaces. Dino, an aimless young woman estranged from her alcoholic father, is the face of modern Sweden.... {more}

Run Boy Run (Lauf Junge lauf)

GERMANY, FRANCE
Directed By Pepe Danquart
Running Time: 112 Minutes

Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Pepe Danquart takes us on a heartrending journey in his latest film RUN BOY RUN. Eight-year-old Srulik is already on the run when we meet him in winter of 1942/1943. His clothes are tattered, and he is... {more}

Havana Curveball

USA, CUBA
Directed By Marcia Jarmel, Ken Schneider
Running Time: 55 Minutes

It seemed so simple at first. The filmmakers were making a home movie about their son Mica’s bar mitzvah project, which was to send baseball equipment to underprivileged kids in Cuba. But life threw Mica a HAVANA CURVEBALL, and the... {more}

Wildlike

USA
Directed By
Running Time: 98 Minutes

Mackenzie – a doe-eyed 14-year-old with tousled hair, torn clothes, and too much black eyeliner – is sent to live with her thirty-something uncle in Juneau, Alaska. Surrounded by vast forests, picturesque mountains, and spectacular waters, Juneau might provide an... {more}

Racing to Zer0

USA
Directed By Christopher Beaver
Running Time: 57 Minutes

Trash. Garbage. Junk. These are words we commonly call the things we throw away. But in San Francisco they have a completely different perspective. They see “waste” as “resources,” materials that can always be recycled and turned into new things.... {more}

In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten)

NORWAY
Directed By Hans Petter Moland
Running Time: 115 Minutes

In the snow-covered mountains of Norway, Nils drives his plow truck clearing the roads for the people of the isolated region. A well-respected man in his community, Nils goes about his days – “a pathfinder” as he calls himself. But... {more}

Ice Poison (Bing Du)

TAIWAN, MYANMAR
Directed By Midi Z
Running Time: 95 Minutes

In rural Myanmar there are few opportunities to make money, and even fewer to connect with other people. The son of a poor farmer sets out on a motor scooter, hoping to make some cash by shuttling travellers to their... {more}

1971

USA
Directed By Johanna Hamilton
Running Time: 80 Minutes

Before the Pentagon Papers and WikiLeaks, before Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations, there was Media, Pennsylvania. On March 8, 1971, during the “Fight of the Century” boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, eight activists calling themselves the “Citizens’ Commission... {more}

Listening

USA, CAMBODIA
Directed By Khalil Sullins
Running Time: 98 Minutes

Reading people's minds sounds awesome in theory, but what if technology could make it possible? Would we truly want to know the thoughts of others? Furthermore, would we really want them to know ours? Such a breakthrough would completely change... {more}

A Royal Hangover

UNITED KINGDOM, USA, FRANCE
Directed By Arthur Cauty
Running Time: 102 Minutes

When you think of British culture, chances are “they drink a lot” will come to mind. A ROYAL HANGOVER is an eye-opener of a documentary that examines the binge drinking culture of Great Britain: when, where, and why it started;... {more}

Christmas, Again

USA
Directed By Charles Poekel
Running Time: 80 Minutes

At Christmas time, Noel – yes, that is his name – has become a temporary fixture in New York City. For the past five years, the mustachioed thirtysomething has spent the weeks leading up to Christmas living in a camper... {more}

Violet

BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS
Directed By Bas Devos
Running Time: 82 Minutes

During a routine trip to the mall, 15-year-old Jesse’s best friend is violently attacked at random. The attackers do not confront or acknowledge Jesse, and Jesse does not engage or pursue the attackers… he simply backs away. Why did this... {more}

Come to My Voice (Were Denge Min)

TURKEY, FRANCE, GERMANY
Directed By Huseyin Karabey
Running Time: 101 Minutes

“Poor Berfe,” a man remarks after hearing just one of the many sorrows the elderly Kurdish grandmother has endured during her lifetime. At present, Berfe and her young granddaughter Jiyan are in pursuit of a gun. But their intentions are... {more}

Slow West

UNITED KINGDOM, NEW ZEALAND
Directed By John Maclean
Running Time: 84 Minutes

Academy Award®-nominated Michael Fassbender plays brutish loner Silas Selleck, leading 16-year-old Jay Cavendish across America in John Maclean’s SLOW WEST. In 1870, love rouses Jay, still wet behind the ears, to leave his noble family in Scotland and follow peasant... {more}

Stations of the Cross (Kreuzweg)

GERMANY
Directed By Dietrich Brüggemann
Running Time: 107 Minutes

Maria is a young girl in a family entrenched in their church – an ultra-conservative version of Catholicism that adheres to pre-Vatican II doctrine. She finds solace in the idea that her younger brother’s muteness is a manifestation of God’s... {more}

Spring

USA
Directed By Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Running Time: 109 Minutes

The last thing Evan’s dying mother says to him is a joke. Her irony seems to be emblematic of his life at the moment… he’s lost his family, his job, and all of his prospects. And a late night bar... {more}

The Incident (El Incidente)

MEXICO
Directed By Isaac Ezban
Running Time: 100 Minutes

A more appropriate title might be “Groundhog Day in Hell.” When two brothers are apprehended on drug charges in an apartment complex, one of them attempts to flee. The pursuing officer shoots him in the leg and the three end... {more}

The Midnight Swim

USA
Directed By Sarah Adina Smith
Running Time: 88 Minutes

According to locals, Spirit Lake is bottomless. Somewhere in its algae-laden depths lies the body of June’s mother, who recently vanished in the lake. June and her two half-sisters have returned to their mother’s house to seek answers about her... {more}

I Am a Knife With Legs

USA
Directed By Bennett Jones
Running Time: 84 Minutes

Grieving the sudden explosive death of his love Baguette, international French pop star Bené (writer-director Bennett Jones) finds himself on FatwaList.com, thanks to user iluvtennis127. Now he must hide out in L.A. with his loyal sidekick Beefy to avoid death... {more}

Alfred & Jakobine

UNITED KINGDOM
Directed By Jonathan Howells, Tom Roberts
Running Time: 74 Minutes

For nearly 60 years, an old, dilapidated London taxi has been in Alfred’s possession. It hasn’t worked for several decades, but 84-year-old Alfred can’t seem to part with it. In the late 1950s, he and Jakobine, an artist and his... {more}

Inferno

SLOVENIA
Directed By Vinko Möderndorfer
Running Time: 113 Minutes

A quote from Dante’s Inferno sets the stage for this INFERNO, a parable of modern poverty in Ljubljana. Mare and Sonja have two young children. At the bottom rung of the Slovenian social ladder, they have nowhere to go and... {more}

Villa Touma


Directed By Suha Arraf
Running Time: 85 Minutes

At 18 years old, Badia Touma can no longer reside in the orphanage where she spent her childhood. Instead, she is off to live in a villa in Ramallah with her three reclusive aunts, Juliette, Violette, and Antoinette. Devout Christians,... {more}

Imperial Dreams

USA
Directed By Malik Vitthal
Running Time: 87 Minutes

“You can’t splash back into the projects, you gotta slide in,” narrates 21-year-old Bambi Jones as he walks through the Watts neighborhood in South Los Angeles. Bambi, convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, has just been released from jail,... {more}

Waste Land

BELGIUM
Directed By Pieter Van Hees
Running Time: 97 Minutes

As Leo drops off his son at school, he whispers in his ear, “Be careful… don’t hurt anyone.” At age six, his son already knows how to use a gun. This is the result of Leo’s occupation as a homicide... {more}

Marie's Story (Marie Heurtin)

FRANCE
Directed By Jean-Pierre Améris
Running Time: 94 Minutes

Little Marie Heurtin is an imprisoned soul. Born blind and deaf in late 18th-century France (five years after Helen Keller), she reaches toward sunlight like a flower. Now 13, she sniffs and howls like a dog, letting no one but... {more}

24 Days (24 jours)

FRANCE
Directed By Alexandre Arcady
Running Time: 108 Minutes

January 20, 2006 begins just like any other day for Ruth Halimi, a Parisian receptionist and divorced mother of three adult children. She goes to work, buys a pair of boots for her son Ilan, and then prepares a Shabbat... {more}

Secrets of War (Oorlogsgeheimen)

NETHERLANDS
Directed By Dennis Bots
Running Time: 95 Minutes

SECRETS OF WAR is one of the finest youth films made in recent years. Tuur and Lambert are 12 and live in a Dutch village. It’s the summer of 1943, and the boys play childish games, chasing each other and... {more}

Macondo

AUSTRIA
Directed By Sudabeh Mortezai
Running Time: 98 Minutes

Eleven-year-old Ramasan has a lot of responsibility. In traditional Chechen society, he would be the man of the house, in charge of his mother and two younger sisters. Yet he now lives in Macondo, a multicultural neighborhood in gritty industrial... {more}

Move On!

USA
Directed By Ted Sikora
Running Time: 88 Minutes

“It smells like sawdust and sweat and teenagers,” says Sara, an actor from Near West Theatre. While that may sound like an unpleasant combination, she means it lovingly. Since 1978, Near West has operated out of the third floor in... {more}

Mafia and Red Tomatoes (La nostra terra)

ITALY
Directed By Giulio Manfredonia
Running Time: 100 Minutes

No sane Italian would intentionally cross a Mafia boss, which says a lot about the motley crew of would-be organic farmers in MAFIA & RED TOMATOES. Determined to work the land confiscated by the government from capo Nicola Sansone, a... {more}

Patchwork Family (Du goudron et des plumes)

FRANCE
Directed By Pascal Rabaté
Running Time: 92 Minutes

Christian (charmingly acted by Sami Bouajila) is, by his own account, “not a good guy,” – and is, by the account of others, a man who can’t finish what he started. But he loves spending time with his daughter and... {more}

Unlikely Heroes (Schweizer Helden)

SWITZERLAND
Directed By Peter Luisi
Running Time: 94 Minutes

Sabine, a middle-aged psychotherapist’s assistant, doesn’t have much to look forward to this Christmas. Her daughter and ex-husband are off to Jamaica for the holidays, and her so-called friends purposely neglected to include Sabine in their annual trip to a... {more}

Gente de Bién

FRANCE, COLOMBIA
Directed By Franco Lolli
Running Time: 86 Minutes

GENTE DE BIÉN, which translates as both “well-off people” and “decent people,” tells the story of a boy’s introduction to the realities of income inequality. Eric is ten and lives with his extended family in chaotic circumstances in Bogota. He’s... {more}

Halfway (Halfweg)

BELGIUM
Directed By Geoffrey Enthoven
Running Time: 134 Minutes

Reeling from a notably brutal divorce linked to a major misstep at his (former) office, Stef buys a house in the country in search of solitude. Before he can unpack his belongings, an intruder shows up, bath towel slung over... {more}

Memories on Stone

KURDISTAN, GERMANY
Directed By Shawkat Amin Korki
Running Time: 97 Minutes

“In Kurdistan, filmmaking is not a job for sane men,” the character Alan explains to the crew of “Anfal,” a film-within-the-film depicting the Kurdish genocide of the 1980s. “Anfal” is the passion project of director Hussein Hassan, whose father, a... {more}

Still Dreaming

USA
Directed By Hank Rogerson, Jilann Spitzmiller
Running Time: 94 Minutes

The Lillian Booth Actor's Home is a community for retired Broadway entertainers and their families, just outside of Manhattan. The home has decided to bring its residents out of retirement and stage a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at... {more}

Take Me to the River

USA
Directed By Martin Shore
Running Time: 100 Minutes

In TAKE ME TO THE RIVER, actor and musician Terrence Howard guides us through a tour of American soul music. At the heart of the film is Memphis, Tennessee and the amazing recordings from the legendary Stax Records in the... {more}

Dreamcatcher

UNITED KINGDOM, USA
Directed By Kim Longinotto
Running Time: 98 Minutes

DREAMCATCHER is a breathtakingly raw look at the work of a former prostitute whose Chicago charity helps women leave the sex industry. Brenda Myers-Powell has a big personality to match her big heart. She cruises the streets at night in... {more}

The Fool (Durak)

RUSSIA
Directed By Yury Bykov
Running Time: 116 Minutes

Dima Nikitin, a Russian plumber, may be too smart for his own good. Or at least that’s what his family thinks. While his peers have no qualms about stealing to put food on the table, Dima would rather take the... {more}

Our Family (Bokutachi no Kazoku)

JAPAN
Directed By Yuya Ishii
Running Time: 117 Minutes

Reiko has been unusually absentminded recently. At lunch she responds to a question long after her two companions have changed the topic of conversation. On her way home, she neglects to pick up her husband Katsuaki from work as planned.... {more}

A Murder in the Park

USA
Directed By Shawn Rech, Brandon Kimber
Running Time: 93 Minutes

In 1983, Anthony Porter was sentenced to death for the murder of two teenagers on Chicago’s south side. Amid allegations of police brutality, and thanks to the investigations of Northwestern University journalism students under the tutelage of Professor David Protess,... {more}

Corn Island (Simindis kundzuli)

GEORGIA, GERMANY, FRANCE, CZECH REPUBLIC, KAZAKHSTAN, HUNGARY
Directed By George Ovashvili
Running Time: 100 Minutes

During the annual spring torrent, the Enguri River washes soil from the Caucasus to the Black Sea, creating tiny islands in its wake. It’s a place of pristine beauty -- until gun shots ring out. For this is the site... {more}

The Hand that Feeds

USA
Directed By Rachel Lears, Robin Blotnick
Running Time: 88 Minutes

In New York City, undocumented workers are the backbone of industry and help the city stay alive. Yet those workers – who are deeply depended on by their employers – are treated as indentured servants, often making far less than... {more}

Guard Dog (Perro Guardián)

PERU
Directed By Bacha Caravedo, Chinón Higashionna
Running Time: 88 Minutes

In 1995 the Peruvian government passed an Amnesty Law absolving those accused of crimes during the country's 15-year counterinsurgency war -- including brutal paramilitary squads. GUARD DOG is a moodily atmospheric film that chronicles the violent days of Miguel, a... {more}

A Fight For (Boj za)

SLOVENIA
Directed By Siniša Gacˇ ic
Running Time: 85 Minutes

On October 15, 2011, as part of the wave of protests that followed the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street, Slovenian activists occupied a square in front of the Ljubljana stock exchange, setting up tents and remaining there through the... {more}

The Tribe (Plemya)

UKRAINE
Directed By Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
Running Time: 132 Minutes

At an isolated Ukrainian boarding school, students cannot speak or hear. Their communication is visual, using rapid-fire Ukrainian Sign Language and heated exchanges of forceful body language. As the film disclaims, there is no voice-over and there are no subtitles... {more}

A Borrowed Identity (a.k.a. Dancing Arabs)

ISRAEL
Directed By Eran Riklis
Running Time: 104 Minutes

“Sometimes I forget you’re an Arab,” says Yonatan, a Jewish Israeli teen with muscular dystrophy, to his best friend Eyad. “Yeah, me too,” Eyad responds. For the past two years, Eyad has been the sole Arab student at a highly... {more}

La Salada

ARGENTINA
Directed By Juán Martín Hsu
Running Time: 90 Minutes

Juán Martín Hsu’s LA SALADA mixes together a diverse group of immigrants in the titular street market of Buenos Aires. While economic opportunity has drawn these immigrants thousands of miles away from home, life in and around the market has... {more}

Long Way to the Top

USA
Directed By Rob Montague
Running Time: 66 Minutes

To fans, the life of a musician seems glamorous; sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. While that may be true of the world's biggest rockstars, many artists struggle to make ends meet. As LONG WAY TO THE TOP reveals, life... {more}

Loreak (Flowers)

SPAIN
Directed By Jon Garaño, Jose´ Marı´Goenaga
Running Time: 99 Minutes

Nothing is technically wrong with Ane. According to her doctor, she is just experiencing a rare case of early menopause. And while the news is upsetting to childless Ane, she finds little comfort in her husband Ander, who rarely utters... {more}

High Performance (Mandarinen lügen nicht)

AUSTRIA
Directed By Johanna Moder
Running Time: 100 Minutes

Brothers Daniel and Rudi share little besides DNA. Slovenly Daniel, single and in his early 30s, is an actor/performance artist, who supplements his meager stock boy income with handouts from his parents. Urbane Rudi, on the other hand, is a... {more}

Behavior (Conducta)

CUBA
Directed By Ernesto Daranas
Running Time: 108 Minutes

In her 50 years of teaching in Havana, Carmela has never tired of her students – not even Chala, a mischievous 11-year-old who regularly speaks out of turn in class and roughhouses with other boys during recess. Carmela can see... {more}

Crescendo! The Power of Music

USA
Directed By Jamie Bernstein
Running Time: 85 Minutes

“El Sistema” was created 38 years ago in Venezuela to help foster social change by building youth orchestras among disadvantaged children. It has grown into a musical movement, counting among its graduates Gustavo Dudamel, the charismatic Music Director of the... {more}

Frailer (Brozer)

NETHERLANDS
Directed By Mijke de Jong
Running Time: 80 Minutes

FRAILER, a drama about four women learning to cope with terminal illness, is at once wrenching and inspirational. In her 1997 film “Brittle,” Mijke de Jong directed these same actresses as sisters at a reunion who hash out old rivalries... {more}

Proud Citizen

USA, BULGARIA
Directed By Thom Southerland
Running Time: 90 Minutes

Shot and edited like a documentary, PROUD CITIZEN tells the fictional story of Bulgarian playwright Krasimira (the lovely co-writer Katerina Stoykova-Klemer) on her first trip to America to see her biographical play (which won second prize in a Kentucky playwriting... {more}

Far From Home

ARGENTINA, CANADA, ITALY, USA, UGANDA
Directed By Galen Knowles
Running Time: 73 Minutes

Born in Uganda, Brolin Mawejje had a childhood plagued with hardships. His abusive father drove his mother to flee the country, leaving her son and two daughters behind. Soon, Brolin became the target of his dad's anger and aggression. Finally,... {more}

Monument to Michael Jackson (Spomenik Majklu Dzeksonu)

SERBIA
Directed By Darko Lungulov
Running Time: 95 Minutes

Marko—music lover, poet, and professional barber—just had a brilliant idea. It’s the spring of 2009, and Marko hasn’t had much luck lately. His wife Ljubinka recently left him, and he lives in a small, economically depressed town in Serbia. But... {more}

Fair Play

CZECH REPUBLIC, GERMANY, SLOVAKIA
Directed By Andrea Sedlácková
Running Time: 100 Minutes

Anna is a young Czechoslovak sprinter who hopes to qualify for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. She lives in a modest flat with her mother Irena, herself a former athlete, who has been reduced to cleaning buildings due to... {more}

Sam Klemke's Time Machine

AUSTRALIA, USA
Directed By Matthew Bate
Running Time: 94 Minutes

It's 2015. We have spaceships, artificial intelligence, and lots of gadgets that do things we never imagined possible. But there are still no time machines. Caricature artist Sam Klemke has inadvertently come close to making it a reality, but not... {more}

Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound

USA
Directed By William J. Saunders
Running Time: 100 Minutes

You could be a huge country music fan and not be familiar with the name Billy Mize, but you’ve certainly experienced his incredible influence on the genre. Mize began as a songwriter and quickly gained momentum in a promising career... {more}

Uyghurs, Prisoners of the Absurd (Ouïghours, Prisonniers de l'absurde)

CANADA
Directed By Patricio Henrı´quez
Running Time: 99 Minutes

Uyghurs are a Turkic Islamic group living in the Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region in China, an area they refer to as East Turkistan. A 1997 march for religious freedom resulted in their violent oppression by the Communist Party. UYGHURS, PRISONERS... {more}

Meet the Hitlers

USA, ECUADOR, GERMANY
Directed By Matt Ogens
Running Time: 84 Minutes

Shakespeare once asked, “What’s in a name?” And if your name is Smith or Jones, probably not a whole lot. But what if your name is Hitler? Would you change it? MEET THE HITLERS is a fascinating look at the... {more}

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

CANADA
Directed By Grant Baldwin
Running Time: 74 Minutes

First go to your refrigerator. Now be honest. How much in there is bad or plain forgotten about? It is estimated that a staggering 50% of food produced – from farm to table and all stages in between – is... {more}

Apartment Trouble

USA
Directed By Jennifer Prediger, Jess Weixler
Running Time: 75 Minutes

Nicole and Olivia are the 21st century Odd Couple. Nicole is an artist (of sorts) whose wealthy parents have cut her off, and Olivia is an aspiring (and unsuccessful) actress. They are lifelong friends, utterly penniless, and about to be... {more}

Above All Else

USA
Directed By John Fiege
Running Time: 96 Minutes

Former high-wire artist David Daniel never expected to be at the forefront of the Keystone XL pipeline debate. But when he discovered TransCanada planned to route it through his land, he became incredibly concerned. He had moved to rural East... {more}

Lost in Karastan

UNITED KINGDOM, GEORGIA, RUSSIA, GERMANY
Directed By Ben Hopkins
Running Time: 94 Minutes

Emil Forester is a washed-up British filmmaker, struggling with a serious case of writer’s block. It’s been years since he’s made any films, a reality that’s led him to a state of depression. Out of nowhere, he receives a weird... {more}

They Are All Dead (Todos están muertos)

SPAIN, MEXICO, GERMANY
Directed By Beatriz Sanchís
Running Time: 93 Minutes

Some people may think it’s cool to have a rock star for a mother, but Pancho doesn’t. His mother Lupe, the former singer/keyboardist of the hit Spanish rock group Groenlandia, hasn’t left the house for as long as Pancho –... {more}

Semicolon; The Adventures of Ostomy Girl

USA
Directed By Robin Greenspun
Running Time: 83 Minutes

If you think chronic illness is nothing to laugh at, let us introduce you to a young woman named Dana. Diagnosed at age four with Crohn's disease, her 25 years have been a ceaseless round of surgeries, medication, intravenous feeding,... {more}

The Blue Hour (La Hora Azul)

PERU
Directed By Evelyne Pegot-Ogier
Running Time: 87 Minutes

Even a past you are unaware of can suddenly return to haunt you. This is the unsettling reality that Adrian abruptly faces. After the death of his mother, Adrian discovers somebody had been blackmailing her. His father, who left the... {more}

Back on Board: Greg Louganis

USA
Directed By Cheryl Furjanic
Running Time: 86 Minutes

With the beauty and grace of a Greg Louganis dive, BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS crafts a deeply personal portrait of a compelling and complicated man. The journey from childhood diving prodigy to four-time Olympic Gold Medalist is only part... {more}

Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)

NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM
Directed By Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden
Running Time: 107 Minutes

The world of the superb Belgian documentary DON’T LEAVE ME is a combination of existential surrealism, where everything and nothing happens, and slapstick comedy, where everyone is the straight man. Bob and Marcel are two old friends – men without... {more}

Kebab & Horoscope

POLAND
Directed By Grzegorz Jaroszuk
Running Time: 72 Minutes

KEBAB & HOROSCOPE is a deadpan comedy in the vein of Aki Kaurismäki. Plunked down in a Warsaw industrial area next to a super glue factory is a carpet warehouse where no customer dares to tread. The Boss, concerned with... {more}

Giovanni's Island (Giovanni no Shima)

JAPAN
Directed By Mizuho Nishikubo
Running Time: 102 Minutes

In the summer of 1945, Shikotan Island in Japan’s far north is a delightful place to play for young brothers Junpei and Kanta. Their stern father runs the island defense force while soldiers are up in the mountains shooting. Then... {more}

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

USA
Directed By Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker
Running Time: 90 Minutes

Listen up, everybody! I AM BIG BIRD is the story of a really nice man who always plays pretend. Once upon a time -- at the 1969 Puppeteers of America conference -- an animator and Bozo show worker named Caroll... {more}

Felix and Meira (Félix et Meira)

CANADA
Directed By Maxime Giroux
Running Time: 105 Minutes

Maxime Giroux’s FELIX AND MEIRA are an unlikely pair. Living off handouts from his sister, Felix is half-heartedly mourning the recent death of his callous, unloving father. Meira, married to devout Shulem, is a young Hasidic Jewish mother who prefers... {more}

Mirage (Délibáb)

HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA
Directed By Szabolcs Hajdu
Running Time: 90 Minutes

“One of us isn’t normal,” says Francis (his real name?), an African soccer player on the wrong end of a Hungarian’s semi-automatic. After the conductor of his train drops dead, Francis ends up in the barren Hungarian countryside near an... {more}

Tiger Orange

USA
Directed By Wade Gasque
Running Time: 76 Minutes

From early on, Chet and his younger brother Todd knew they were gay. Raised by their embittered father after their mother left them, life in their little California town seemed set. Todd, however, burst out of the closet and fled... {more}

Big Moccasin

USA
Directed By Andrew Moynehan, Chelsea Moynehan
Running Time: 65 Minutes

Winding through the rolling Appalachian Mountains in southwestern Virginia is a 20-mile span of road called BIG MOCCASIN. There, directors Chelsea Moynehan and Andrew Moynehan introduce us to the unhurried lives of four locals: Geraldine, an ailing widow; Mouse, an... {more}

By Blood

USA
Directed By Marcos Barbery, Sam Russell
Running Time: 64 Minutes

At the turn of the 19th century, the U.S. government’s efforts to “civilize” the Cherokee and Seminole Nations, among other Native American tribes, included encouraging the use of what they considered to be “modern” farming practices—or, more specifically, African slave... {more}

Art Connect

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Directed By Miquel Galofré
Running Time: 78 Minutes

The Levantille is one of the most crime-laden and violent communities in Trinidad and Tobago. But co-existing with the high crime rate and poverty is a thriving arts movement. The Success Levantille Secondary School sponsors the Art Connect Program. This... {more}

Becoming Bulletproof

USA
Directed By Michael Barnett
Running Time: 82 Minutes

Zeno Mountain Farm is a Vermont non-profit organization that hosts an annual film camp for people of all abilities. BECOMING BULLETPROOF takes us along as these wonderful individuals film and star in the ambitious “Bulletproof” – a Western movie replete... {more}

HelloHello (Hallåhallå)

SWEDEN
Directed By Maria Blom
Running Time: 97 Minutes

A warm-hearted Swedish comedy that will keep you toasty through the winter, HELLOHELLO continues to win audience awards at film festivals. Disa is 40ish, a bit dumpy, and way too accommodating. Her husband has left her for a twiggy new... {more}

The Coffin Maker (Magkakabaung)

PHILIPPINES
Directed By Jason Paul Laxamana
Running Time: 102 Minutes

Randy is a single father, barely earning enough as a coffin maker to provide medicine for his sick daughter Angeline. He is forced to work overtime, leaving Angeline alone for long periods. One night, while her father is working, Angeline... {more}

Sixteen

UNITED KINGDOM
Directed By Rob Brown
Running Time: 80 Minutes

To rescue him from the horror of being a child soldier in the Congo, Jumah's mother gave him up for adoption. Now, on the brink of his 16th birthday, Jumah lives in London with his adoptive mother. But the dreams... {more}

The Young Kieslowski

USA
Directed By Kerem Sanga
Running Time: 94 Minutes

Brian Kieslowski is an awkward college student reluctantly clinging to his “v-card” when he meets the girl of his dreams, Leslie (also awkward and a card carrying member of the “v-club”). When they engage in losing their virginity together, all... {more}

The Little Death

AUSTRALIA
Directed By Josh Lawson
Running Time: 96 Minutes

Focusing on the sex lives of five couples, THE LITTLE DEATH goes behind closed doors in the suburbs to uncover a hidden world of taboo fetishes. Stuck in carnal monotony, these individuals seek extreme ways to spice things up. Mauve... {more}

Purgatory (Purgatorio)

SPAIN
Directed By Pau Teixidor
Running Time: 83 Minutes

PURGATORY begins with a young married couple moving into a new apartment to escape an awful tragedy that seems to be gnawing at their emotionally fragile relationship. The details of the event that haunts them is only revealed in tiny... {more}

Alléluia

BELGIUM, FRANCE
Directed By Fabrice Du Welz
Running Time: 95 Minutes

After a night of heavy drinking, Michel and Gloria share a heated, passionate rendezvous as Gloria’s young daughter sleeps across the hall. The next morning, Michel has become a part of their life, announcing to the daughter just how “sexy”... {more}

The Dead Lands (Hautoa)

NEW ZEALAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Directed By Toa Fraser
Running Time: 108 Minutes

Just as his chieftain father is staging peace talks with the opposing tribe, teenage Hongi witnessess the enemy desecrating the sacred remains of their Maori ancestors. Clearly not ready for a truce, they try to pin it on Hongi, giving... {more}

Shrew's Nest (Musarañas)

SPAIN
Directed By Juanfer Andrés, Esteban Roel
Running Time: 91 Minutes

A shrew is a mole-like creature that burrows into an area, rarely leaving its territory. The shrew of SHREW’S NEST is Montse, a young woman forced into the role of caregiver for her newborn sister after their mother dies during... {more}

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