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Anote's Ark

Tuesday, November 6 at 6:00pm

The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time:... Read more

Chasing Portraits

Friday, November 9 at 7:15pm

Moshe Rynecki’s body of work reached close to 800 paintings and sculptures before his life came to a tragic end in the Holocaust. In “Chasing Portraits,” great-granddaughter Elizabeth seeks to rediscover his legacy. The everyday lives of the Polish-Jewish... Read more

Doc Shorts: Complicated Families

Monday, November 5 at 5:00pm
A program that focuses on interpersonal conflict and the harrowing situations that families often face.

The Heat: A Kitchen (R)Evolution

Monday, November 5 at 7:00pm

From grassroots cooking to haute cuisine, “The Heat” is a timely and illuminating journey into the culinary world from a female perspective. Restaurant kitchens are a pressurized stew of brutal hours, high stress, and sleep deprivation, and acting out goes with... Read more

Letter from Masanjia

Sunday, November 4 at 1:00pm

When a woman from Oregon finds an SOS note written by a Chinese prisoner stashed in a box of Halloween decorations from Kmart, she never imagined it would eventually lead to the closure of all of China’s labor camps. When her story went viral around the world, the... Read more

Modified

Sunday, November 4 at 4:00pm

In “Modified” — a celebration of the love of food, cooking, and gardening — filmmaker Aube Giroux and her mother embark on an investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and... Read more

N of 1

Saturday, November 10 at 8:00pm

An emotionally charged documentary, “N of 1” proves as thought-provoking as it is inspirational. Katye, a 26-year-old Floridian, is battling a rare and aggressive form of liver cancer. American doctors say they’ve done all they can and want the young woman to... Read more

Narrative Shorts: Comedy

Monday, November 5 at 7:30pm
Laughter is the universal language in this collection of comedies from around the globe.

Narrative Shorts: Dark Comedy

Sunday, November 11 at 9:00pm
A selection of dark and demented — but also funny — films.

Narrative Shorts: Drama

Sunday, November 11 at 3:00pm
A program in which things take a decided turn toward the dramatic.

Narrative Shorts: Horror

Wednesday, November 7 at 9:15pm
A selection of blood-curdlingly scary stories.

Narrative Shorts: Sci-Fi

Thursday, November 8 at 7:30pm
Exceptional tales of the future that portend a dark destiny for humanity.

Narrative Shorts: Stars in Shorts

Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30pm
Big names in small films that feature Lisa Edelstein, Emily Mortimer, George Takei, and more.

Primas

Saturday, November 10 at 12:05pm

“Primas” begins obliquely, with scenes of dreamily abstract imagery, a young woman’s whispered narration, and vérité snippets of her family life in a small Argentinian town. Only over time is it revealed that the young woman was the victim of a horrific rape when... Read more

SLIFF/Kids Family Shorts 2

Sunday, November 4 at 3:00pm
A children's program with a sophisticated touch that's perfect for kids ages 8-12.

Stay Human

Sunday, November 11 at 6:00pm

In a quest to find a path to stay human in an increasingly crazy world, musician Michael Franti (Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Spearhead) goes on an experiential journey, traveling the globe to tell the stories of people who have chosen to overcome cynicism... Read more