International Spotlight

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3 Faces

Friday, November 2 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 7 at 2:15pm

After her family prevents her from taking up her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory, a provincial girl sends a video plea for help. Well-known Iranian actress Behnaz Jafari is distressed by the video, abandoning her shoot and turning to acclaimed filmmaker... Read more

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

The Apparition

Wednesday, November 7 at 8:00pm
Friday, November 9 at 3:30pm

Jacques (Vincent Lindon) is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican, which recruits him to lead a committee to explore the legitimacy of a saintly apparition in a small... Read more

Ash Is Purest White

Thursday, November 8 at 8:15pm

“Ash Is Purest White” — the latest from Chinese master Zhangke Jia (“A Touch of Sin,” “Still Life”) — tells a story of violent love and betrayal in three sections, with events unfolding in 2001, 2006, and 2017. Set in China’s underworld, the film follows dancer... Read more

Becoming Astrid

Saturday, November 3 at 12:00pm
Friday, November 9 at 2:35pm

“Becoming Astrid” tells the moving true story of the formative years of world-renowned children’s author Astrid Lindgren, creator of Pippi Longstocking. A nuanced exploration of parenthood, empathy, and artistry, the film follows the teenaged Astrid as she... Read more

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Sunday, November 11 at 11:00am

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated “Ernest & Celestine” comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits destined to become a classic. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this... Read more

Black Memorabilia

Saturday, November 10 at 6:30pm

Black memorabilia continues to exert a problematic appeal, especially the putatively kitschy but undeniably offensive items that indulge in the most egregious kinds of racial stereotyping — what director Chico Colvard (“Family Affair,” SLIFF 2010) describes as “... Read more

Black Mexicans

Saturday, November 3 at 1:00pm
Monday, November 5 at 9:30pm

“Black Mexicans” tells the story of Magdalena and Juanita, two women who are united in the spiritual realm by their tona, or spirit animal, and in the material realm by Neri, Juanita’s husband and Magdalena’s lover. Juanita’s death will grant Magdalena the clarity... Read more

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Sunday, November 11 at 6:00pm

“Blue Note Records” explores the vision behind the iconic American jazz label. Since 1939, Blue Note artists have been encouraged to push creative boundaries in search of uncompromising expressions. Through current recording sessions, rare archival footage, and... Read more

Capernaum

Sunday, November 11 at 5:30pm

A politically charged fable, “Capernaum” — Lebanese director/co-writer Nadine Labaki’s Cannes Jury Prize-winning drama — revolves around Zain (Zain Al Rafeea), a 12-year-old boy who decides to sue his mother and father. When the judge asks Zain why he’s bringing... Read more

The Captain

Thursday, November 8 at 8:00pm
Sunday, November 11 at 12:15pm

Based on the arresting true story of the “Executioner of Emsland,” “The Captain” follows a German army deserter, Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), after he finds an abandoned Nazi captain’s uniform in the final weeks of World War II. Emboldened by the authority the... Read more

The Chaperone

Saturday, November 10 at 12:30pm

Based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, “The Chaperone” reunites the writer (Julian Fellowes), director (Michael Engler), and star of “Downton Abbey.” Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous early 1920s, “The Chaperone” — the first feature film from PBS’... 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

Cold War

Sunday, November 4 at 7:00pm
Sunday, November 11 at 1:05pm

“Cold War” — from the director of “Ida,” winner of the Oscar® for Best Foreign-Language Film — is a passionate love story between jazz pianist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) and singer-dancer Zula (Joanna Kulig), two people of different backgrounds and temperaments who are... Read more

Dark Fortune

Friday, November 9 at 12:10pm
Saturday, November 10 at 2:25pm

Shortly after finishing her master’s thesis, child psychologist Eliane Hess (Eleni Haupt) is summoned to the hospital to help provide care for a young boy named Yves, the sole survivor of a horrendous car wreck that claimed the lives of his entire family. Yves is... Read more

Day One

Saturday, November 3 at 7:00pm

“Day One” follows a group of teens from war zones in the Middle East and Africa as they are resettled in St. Louis and enrolled at Nahed Chapman New American Academy, a unique school in the St. Louis Public Schools system for refugees only. Traumatized on their... Read more

Dede

Friday, November 2 at 2:15pm
Monday, November 5 at 2:05pm

Based on true events that took place at the outset of Georgia’s civil war, “Dede” takes place in the high-mountain community of Svaneti, where the people live far removed from the modern world. A purely patriarchal society that revolves around forced marriages,... Read more

Doc Shorts: Animated Lives

Friday, November 2 at 5:00pm
A collection that demonstrates animation isn't just for fiction.

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.

Doc Shorts: Coping with Hardship

Friday, November 9 at 5:00pm
Despite the challenges of disability or illness, the subjects of these films carry on and thrive.

Doc Shorts: International Sampler

Tuesday, November 6 at 5:00pm
A look at lives and events far from home.

Doc Shorts: Women Around the Globe

Thursday, November 8 at 5:00pm
A program that spotlights women who stand up and help other women.

Dogman

Saturday, November 10 at 7:15pm

The latest from Matteo Garrone (“Gomorrah,” “Reality”), “Dogman” tells the story of Marcello (Marcello Fonte), a small and gentle dog groomer, who finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone (Edoardo Pesce), a former violent boxer... Read more

Double Bill: I, Douglas Fairbanks and The Half Breed

Saturday, November 10 at 7:00pm

During the peak of the silent era, the dashing Douglas Fairbanks was the first “King of Hollywood,” ruling the box office in a series of epic adventures — swashbuckling in “The Mark of Zorro,” dueling in “Robin Hood,” and soaring in “The Thief of Bagdad.” Using... Read more

Double Bill: Searching for Ingmar Bergman and Persona

Friday, November 2 at 7:00pm

Internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta (“The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum,” “Hannah Arendt”) takes a close look at Ingmar Bergman’s life and work on the occasion of his centennial year. Von Trotta explores Bergman’s film legacy with some of his... Read more

Eternal Winter

Wednesday, November 7 at 9:00pm
Friday, November 9 at 9:15pm

Based on a true story, “Eternal Winter” chronicles what occurs during Christmas 1944, when Soviet soldiers invade Hungary and drag every young woman with German origins away from a small village. Transported to a Soviet labor camp, they are forced to work in the... Read more

Everybody Knows

Friday, November 2 at 6:45pm
Sunday, November 4 at 9:00pm

From Oscar®-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (“Salesman,” “A Separation”) comes a gripping new thriller about the fissures and faultlines that can tear a family apart. Laura (Penélope Cruz) returns to the small Spanish village where she spent her childhood to... Read more

Fatherhood

Saturday, November 3 at 4:30pm

A marvelously raw and heartfelt film about absent fathers and at-risk kids, “Fatherhood” is part music-video anthology, part confessional anthropology, part urgent social-issues documentary. Director Ben Gregor showcases four groups of young composers, lyricists,... Read more

Five Fingers for Marseilles

Monday, November 5 at 9:30pm
Sunday, November 11 at 12:00pm

In apartheid-era South Africa, the residents of the remote town of Marseilles are the victims of a brutal police force, and only the young “Five Fingers” are willing to stand up to the oppressors. When hot-headed Tau kills two policemen in an act of passion, his... Read more

Foreigners Out! Schlingensief's Container

Thursday, November 8 at 7:00pm

“Foreigners Out!” chronicles one of the biggest public pranks and acts of art terrorism ever committed. In Austria in 2000, for the first time since World War II, representatives from an extreme right-wing party became part of the government. In response, infamous... Read more

General Magic

Sunday, November 4 at 6:30pm

The side of Silicon Valley you never see, “General Magic” is a tale of how great vision and epic failure can change the world. Spun out from Apple in 1990 to create the “next big thing,” General Magic shipped the first handheld wireless personal communicator in... Read more

Good Manners

Friday, November 2 at 9:30pm
Sunday, November 11 at 8:20pm

“Good Manners” — from the filmmakers of the acclaimed “Hard Labor” — deftly melds art-house and genre cinema to create a darkly thrilling gothic fable. Set in São Paulo, the film follows Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of the city, who is hired by... Read more

Goodbye, Grandpa!

Friday, November 2 at 2:45pm
Tuesday, November 6 at 4:15pm

When a paterfamilias dies in Japan, the family members dutifully gather for the funeral and cremation, and so it is in “Goodbye, Grandpa!” As the film’s clan comes together to remember their father and grandfather, the pain is certainly real — it’s etched onto... Read more

The Great Buddha +

Saturday, November 3 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 7 at 6:35pm

Pickle works as a night security guard at a bronze statue factory with colleague Belly Bottom. As they while away the hours in the security room, the primary activities of their dull existence consist of consuming late-night snacks, paging through the porn Belly... Read more

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

Heaven Will Wait

Monday, November 5 at 4:20pm
Thursday, November 8 at 4:15pm

“Heaven Will Wait” tells the story of two young women tempted by radical Islam. At 17, born-again Muslim Sonia intends to leave her family to join ISIS in Syria. At first convinced that jihad is the only way for her and her family to go to heaven, Sonia appears to... Read more

Heaven Without People

Wednesday, November 7 at 4:30pm
Friday, November 9 at 5:15pm

“Heaven Without People” is a compelling drama centered on a family celebrating Easter Sunday lunch at the home of their matriarch, Josephine. As at most intimate family gatherings, a multitude of opinions are expressed, political viewpoints are passionately argued... Read more

Heavy Trip

Friday, November 9 at 9:30pm

In this offbeat comedy from Finland, Turo is stuck in a small village where the best thing in his life is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The only problem? He and his bandmates have practiced for 12 years without playing a single... Read more

The Heiresses

Friday, November 2 at 5:15pm
Monday, November 5 at 2:10pm

Chela and Chiquita — both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay — have been together for more than 30 years. Recently, however, their financial situation has worsened, and they are forced to begin selling off their inherited possessions. But when... Read more

The Hello Girls: The Story of America's First Female Soldiers

Sunday, November 11 at 1:00pm

In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France as telephone operators to help win the Great War. Like Joan of Arc before them, they wanted to save France. By World War I's end, these women, known affectionately as the Hello Girls, had connected more... Read more

I Am Not a Witch

Tuesday, November 6 at 2:00pm
Saturday, November 10 at 5:00pm

When 8-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to... Read more

I, Douglas Fairbanks

Saturday, November 10 at 7:00pm

During the peak of the silent era, the dashing Douglas Fairbanks was the first “King of Hollywood,” ruling the box office in a series of epic adventures — swashbuckling in “The Mark of Zorro,” dueling in “Robin Hood,” and soaring in “The Thief of Bagdad.” His... Read more

The Image Book

Saturday, November 3 at 5:45pm

Cinema’s oldest enfant terrible, Jean-Luc Godard — now 87 but still intensely vital — continues his six-decade run of provocations with “The Image Book.” A collage-like film essay, “The Image Book” both investigates the history of cinema and offers Godard’s... Read more

In the Aisles

Wednesday, November 7 at 2:10pm
Friday, November 9 at 12:30pm

After the shy and reclusive Christian (Franz Rogowski, “Victoria,” “Happy End”) loses his job, he starts to work for a wholesale market. Bruno from the beverage aisle takes him under his wing, showing him the ropes and patiently teaching him how to operate the... Read more

Into the Okavango

Monday, November 5 at 6:00pm

The Okavango River Basin provides a vital source of water to about 1 million people, the world’s largest population of African elephants, and significant populations of lions, cheetahs, and hundreds of species of birds. However, this once-unspoiled oasis is now... Read more

Inventing Tomorrow

Saturday, November 3 at 12:00pm

“Inventing Tomorrow” follows six young scientists from Indonesia, Hawaii, India, and Mexico as they tackle some of the most complex environmental issues facing humanity today — right in their own backyards. The student are preparing original scientific research... Read more

The Jazz Ambassadors

Saturday, November 3 at 4:00pm

In 1956, America announced a new Cold War weapon to combat the U.S.S.R.: Jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Dave Brubeck, along with their racially integrated bands, would cross the globe to counter negative Soviet... Read more

Jupiter's Moon

Friday, November 2 at 9:45pm
Monday, November 5 at 9:00pm

In this riveting Palme d’Or-nominated supernatural thriller, the director of the critically acclaimed “White God” employs spectacle that rivals any Hollywood production — heart-pounding car chases, sensational gunfights, beautifully fluid and kinetic camerawork —... Read more

Kincsem: Bet on Revenge

Saturday, November 3 at 9:30pm
Saturday, November 10 at 12:30pm

Hungarian aristocrat and supreme horse trainer Sandor Blaskovich is killed by his former friend, Austrian officer Otto von Oettingen, while arresting him for treason. Von Oettingen takes over the Blaskovich castle with his young daughter, Klara, and Sandor’s... Read more

The Last Fiction

Friday, November 2 at 7:00pm

Based on classic Persian literature — “The Shahnameh,” or “The Book of Kings,” by the poet Ferdowsi — the animated “The Last Fiction” follows the twin stories of upstart ruler Zahak, who makes a treacherous rise to the throne in Jamkard (ancient Persia), and of... Read more

Lemonade

Friday, November 2 at 12:10pm
Sunday, November 4 at 12:10pm

In “Lemonade” — produced by Palme d’Or winner Christian Mungiu (“Four Months, Three Weeks, and Two Days”) — 30-year-old Mara, a single mother from Romania working as a caretaker in the U.S. on a temporary visa, marries Daniel, an American she met only a few months... 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

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Thursday, November 8 at 9:15pm
Saturday, November 10 at 8:30pm

Luo Hongwu returns to Kaili, the hometown from which he fled 12 years earlier. As memories of an enigmatic and beautiful woman resurface — a woman he loved and has never been able to forget — Luo Hongwu begins his search for her. Past and present, reality and... Read more

Mary and the Witch's Flower

Saturday, November 10 at 11:00am

From Academy Award®-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi — animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces “Spirited Away” and “Ponyo,” and director of “When Marnie Was There” and “The Secret World of Arrietty” — comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who... Read more

Memoir of War

Friday, November 2 at 12:00pm
Sunday, November 4 at 12:00pm

In Emmanuel Finkiel’s haunting adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ semi-autobiographical novel “The War: A Memoir,” the famed author of “The Lover,” “India Song,” and “Hiroshima Mon Amour” recounts an emotionally complex story of love, loss, and perseverance against a... Read more

MFKZ

Wednesday, November 7 at 7:15pm

Genre mashup “MFKZ” is the collaboration of French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of “Tekkonkinkreet,” “Genius Party,” and “Mind Game.” The “Tekkonkinkreet” dream team of Shojiro Nishimi and art... Read more

Modest Heroes

Sunday, November 4 at 12:30pm

This banquet of kid-friendly short films from Japan’s Studio Ponoc (“Mary and the Witch’s Flower”) features three works about modest heroes. "Invisible" (Akihiko Yamashita, 13 min.), directed by the lead animator on “Howl’s Moving Castle” and other films by 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

My Big Gay Italian Wedding

Sunday, November 4 at 5:15pm
Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00pm

In this merry movie of matrimony — based on the hit off-Broadway play — happily engaged Antonio brings fiancé Paulo to the exquisite old Italian village of his birth. Antonio wants to reveal his sexuality to his headstrong parents — and to have them accept Paulo... Read more

My Name Is Batlir, Not Butler

Saturday, November 3 at 2:40pm
Sunday, November 4 at 7:25pm

The unusually named Batlir — emphatically not Butler — has an even more prominent distinguishing characteristic: a vastly oversized head. Bullied and made a figure of fun because of his immense noggin, Batlir has spent most of his life alone in his room. In one of... 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

Naila and the Uprising

Saturday, November 10 at 4:00pm

Using evocative animation, intimate interviews, and exclusive archival footage, “Naila and the Uprising” brings out of anonymity the courageous women who shook the Israeli occupation and put Palestinians on the map for the first time. “Naila and the Uprising”... Read more

No Date, No Signature

Saturday, November 3 at 2:10pm
Tuesday, November 6 at 2:10pm

When forensic pathologist Dr. Nariman hits a motorbike with his car, he injures the motorcyclist’s 8-year-old son. Although he offers to take the child to a clinic nearby, the father refuses his help and money. The next morning, in the hospital where he works, Dr... Read more

Non-Fiction

Saturday, November 10 at 6:00pm

In the comedy “Non-Fiction” — the new film by Olivier Assayas (“Clouds of Sils Maria,” “Personal Shopper,” “Summer Hours”) — Alain (Guillame Canet), a successful Parisian publisher struggling to adapt to the digital revolution, has major doubts about the new... Read more

On Her Shoulders

Saturday, November 10 at 1:00pm

At only 23 years old, Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of important undertakings — from giving testimony before the U.N. Security Council to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews, emotionally draining speeches, and an endless succession of... Read more

A Paris Education

Thursday, November 8 at 5:00pm
Sunday, November 11 at 8:10pm

Etienne (Andranic Manet), a serious and impressionable young cinephile, leaves behind his steady girlfriend (Diane Rouxel) in Lyon to study film in Paris. Settling into a dingy flat with a rotating cast of roommates, he immerses himself in a bohemian world of... Read more

Patrimonio

Friday, November 2 at 5:00pm

In 2015, a mega-development is poised to engulf a small Mexican fishing village with a vast hotel/condo complex called Tres Santos. Although marketed to wealthy Americans as “green” and “mindful,” Tres Santos threatens to transform and overwhelm the idiosyncratic... Read more

Persona

Friday, November 2 at 7:00pm

By the mid-1960s, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical “Persona,” he attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays a stage... Read more

Point of No Return

Thursday, November 8 at 7:00pm

“Point of No Return” chronicles one of the most suspenseful and pioneering scientific adventure stories of the 21st century, following two pilots in their attempt to circumnavigate the globe in an airplane fueled exclusively by sunlight. Their mission: to prove... Read 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

Promise at Dawn

Wednesday, November 7 at 5:00pm
Sunday, November 11 at 2:30pm

“Promise at Dawn” tells the wildly romantic story of Romain Gary, one of France’s most famous novelists and the sole writer to have won the Goncourt Prize for French literature two times (for “The Roots of Heaven” in 1956 and, under the pseudonym Émile Ajar, “The... Read more

The Push

Sunday, November 11 at 3:00pm

Just five months after marrying the love of his life, Grant Korgan burst-fractured his L1 vertebrae while filming a snowmobiling segment in the Sierra Nevada backcountry. In an instant, this Lake Tahoe native, nanoscientist, and extreme athlete had added spinal-... Read more

Rafiki

Saturday, November 3 at 4:45pm
Monday, November 5 at 4:20pm

Despite a political rivalry between their families, Kena and Ziki remain close friends, supporting each other as they pursue their dreams. But when love blossoms between them, the two girls are forced to choose between happiness and safety in a highly conservative... Read more

Rainbow Fields

Saturday, November 3 at 12:05pm
Sunday, November 4 at 2:15pm

In “Rainbow Fields,” a famous film director goes on a soul-searching journey, returning to his native village after hearing the news of a childhood friend’s death. The director must confront the unresolved vestiges of a terrible childhood accident in a bid for... Read more

Robert Campbell, Mountain Man

Saturday, November 10 at 1:30pm

The film relates the rags-to-riches tale of famous St. Louisan Robert Campbell (1804-79), a penniless Northern Ireland man who ultimately became the wealthiest man in Missouri. After arriving in St. Louis, Campbell became involved in the Rocky Mountain fur trade... Read more

Searching for Ingmar Bergman

Friday, November 2 at 7:00pm

Internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta (“The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum,” “Hannah Arendt”) takes a close look at Ingmar Bergman’s life and work on the occasion of his centennial year. Von Trotta explores Bergman’s film legacy with some of his... Read more

Shoplifters

Monday, November 5 at 6:45pm

One of Japan’s most lauded contemporary directors, Hirokazu Kore-eda (“Like Father, Like Son,” “After the Storm”) debuted his latest, “Shoplifters,” at Cannes, where it won the festival’s top prize, the Palme d’Or. After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu... Read more

Sicilian Ghost Story

Sunday, November 4 at 9:30pm
Saturday, November 10 at 9:35pm

In a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, 13-year-old Giuseppe vanishes. Luna, a classmate who’s secretly smitten with the boy, refuses to accept his mysterious disappearance. Rebelling against the silence and complicity that surround her, she bravely... Read more

SLIFF/Kids Family Shorts 1

Saturday, November 3 at 11:00am
A delightful program geared toward kids ages 3-8.

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.

The Sower

Friday, November 2 at 4:30pm
Tuesday, November 6 at 4:30pm

Based on Violette Ailhaud’s autobiographical “The Seed Man” — celebrating its centennial in 2019 — “The Sower” centers on Violette (Pauline Burlet), who’s just old enough to get married when her village in the Lower Alps is cruelly deprived of all its men by the... Read more

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

Stroop: Journey Into the Rhino Horn War

Sunday, November 4 at 1:00pm

In “Stroop,” two first-time filmmakers explore the war for rhino horn. Initially setting out on a six-month project, the duo leave their jobs, sell their homes, move in with their mothers, and give up nearly four years of their lives to document not just the... Read more

The Swedish Silence

Sunday, November 4 at 2:45pm

In 1943, a chance meeting on a train leads to a young SS officer, Kurt Gerstein, revealing details of the Nazi extermination campaign to Swedish diplomat Göran von Otter. “The Swedish Silence” explores the manifold questions that resulted from that exchange: Why... Read more

Swimming with Men

Sunday, November 4 at 6:45pm

His job is a drag, his wife may be cheating on him, and he’s not getting any younger. Accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) is simply treading water when he discovers a newfound sense of purpose thanks to an unexpected source: a group of similarly stuck-in-a-rut guys who... Read more

Time for Ilhan

Sunday, November 4 at 4:00pm

On Nov. 8, 2016, a young, hijab-wearing mother of three named Ilhan Omar made history, becoming the first Somali Muslim woman to be elected to state office in America. She was hailed by the New York Times as “one of the bright lights in the post-election darkness... Read more

Transit

Thursday, November 8 at 2:15pm
Sunday, November 11 at 3:00pm

In Christian Petzold’s (“Barbara,” “Phoenix”) brilliant and haunting modern-day adaptation of the 1942 novel “Transit Visa,” German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski, “Happy End”) flees to Marseille, assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he... Read more

A Trip to the Moon

Saturday, November 3 at 4:45pm
Thursday, November 8 at 2:10pm

Tomas is an introverted teenager whose overbearing mother nags him about taking his anti-psychotic meds and studying for an upcoming important exam. If that weren’t stressful enough, Tomas is also haunted by a violent and painful childhood memory, which causes him... Read more

Un Traductor

Monday, November 5 at 6:35pm
Tuesday, November 6 at 9:05pm

In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Malin (Rodrigo Santoro), a Russian-literature professor at the University of Havana, is sent to translate between Cuban doctors and children sent from the U.S.S.R. for medical treatment. Torn from the abstract world... Read more

Where the Wind Blew

Wednesday, November 7 at 5:15pm

“Where the Wind Blew” tells the story of how the Cold War superpowers spent 40 years developing weapons capable of wiping out entire nations while sacrificing their own vulnerable populations in the name of national security. Using archival footage and testimony... Read more

Zombillenium

Sunday, November 4 at 5:00pm

Based on celebrated French cartoonist Arthur de Pins’ graphic novels, “Zombillenium” is set in an amusement park like no other: Only genuine werewolves, vampires, and zombies are employed there — for eternity. But the park might not last forever: Attendance... Read more

Zoo

Saturday, November 10 at 3:30pm

In 1941, marksmen from the Royal Ulster Constabulary, following a directive from the Ministry of Public Security, shot dead 23 animals at Belfast Zoo. During these turbulent times, a woman secretly walked a young elephant from the zoo each evening to the backyard... Read more