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FIRE OF LOVE (USA/Canada)
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Directed by Sara Dosa

From National Geographic Documentary Films comes the extraordinary love story of intrepid French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died just as explosively as they lived — capturing the most spectacular imagery ever recorded of their greatest passion: volcanoes.

Run Time 93 min

Language French and English

Partial English Subtitles

OPENING NIGHT FILM

Wed. May 25 @7pm

Added Screening Fri. May 27 @11am

Minaret Cinema

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ETERNAL SPRING (Canada/China)
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Directed by Jason Loftus
West Coast Premiere

The thrilling story of the takeover of a TV station in China by members of the persecuted Falun Gong religion, and its violent aftermath, rendered in a unique style of 3D animation. It shows that there is a movement inside China that works for human rights, transparency, freedom, and justice.

Run Time 85 min

Partial English Subtitles

Thurs. May 26 @5:30pm

Edison Theatre

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A WOMAN ON THE OUTSIDE (USA)
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Directed by Zara Katz and Lisa Riordan Seville

After watching the men in her life disappear to prison, Ivy League over-achiever Kristal strives to keep families connected as a social worker and by helping families visit loved ones in far-off prisons. But when her dad and brother come home, Kristal confronts the ultimate question – can she reunite her own family?

Run Time 85 min

Thurs. May 26 @8:00pm

USFS

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JANUARY (Bulgaria/Portugal/Luxembourg)
INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FEATURE
Directed by Andrey M. Paounov
North American Premiere

 Two men and a bird, trapped by a snowstorm in the middle of nowhere, try to solve a mystery while it slowly devours them.  

English Subtitles

Run Time 65 min

Fri. May 27 @11:00am

Edison Theatre

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JHILLI (India)
INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FEATURE
Directed by Ishaan Ghose
US Premiere

Spectacular and grotesque footage of people and animals scrounging a living in the middle of Kolkata's largest city dump, as the world outside is rapidly changing. The dump is about to be converted into a recreational park.

Run Time 93 min

Fri. May 27 @1:30pm

USFS

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Fury / Furia (Poland)
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Directed by Krzysztof Kasior
West Coast Premiere

After nervous breakdown, a Polish MMA champion quits psychotherapy and starts training instead. She quickly defeats all her opponents in Poland and starts preparing for the World Championships in Las Vegas. But winning the gold medal may be just as hard as learning to deal with challenges outside the fighting cage.

Run Time 85 min

English Subtitles

Fri. May 27 @ 4:00pm

Edison Theatre

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THE QUIET EPIDEMIC (USA)
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Directed by Lindsay Keys and Winslow Crane-Murdoch
US Premiere

After years of living with mysterious symptoms, a young girl from Brooklyn and a Duke University scientist are diagnosed with a disease said to not exist: Chronic Lyme disease. Their search for answers leads them into a political battle fuelled by pharmaceutical company money and an old-guard medical establishment protecting its turf regardless of the human cost.

Run Time 102 min

Fri. May 27 @ 6:30pm

USFS

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YOUR FRIEND, MEMPHIS (USA)
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Directed by David Phillip Zucker
West Coast Premiere

Sponsored by Mammoth Lakes Lions Club

Memphis, a millennial with cerebral palsy, journeys in search of work, love, and freedom. Caught between the world’s expectations and his own ambitions, MEMPHIS reveals the power of dreams to sustain us, and how to persist when they don’t come true. 

Run Time 93 min

Fri. May 27 @ 8:30pm

USFS

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BLOODSUCKERS (Germany)
INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FEATURE
Directed by Julian Radlmaier
West Coast Premiere

 August 1928. A Soviet factory worker is cast in the role of Trotsky by the director Sergei Eisenstein for his film ‘October’. But his dreams of an actor’s life are shattered when the real Trotsky falls out of favor with Stalin and he is edited out of the film; he flees his communist homeland, determined try his luck in Hollywood.

Run Time 125 min

English Subtitles

Sat. May 28 @ 12:00pm

Edison Theatre

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THE NOISE OF ENGINES (Canada)
NARRATIVE FEATURE
Directed by Philippe Grégoire
West Coast Premiere

Alexandre, a young firearms instructor at the Canadian customs college, makes a surprise visit to his mother, owner of a drag strip 45 kilometers from Montreal. Sexually explicit cartoons are found on the door of the local church, and Alexandre’s face is the only one recognizable in the drawings, making him the prime suspect.

 

Run Time 79 min

French with English Subtitles

Sat. May 28 @ 2:30pm

Minaret Cinema

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BURIED (USA)
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Directed by Jared Drake & Steven Siig
SPOTLIGHT FEATURE

An avalanche of unforeseeable magnitude breaks free at the Alpine Meadows ski resort on March 31, 1982 — millions of pounds of snow hurtle down the side of the mountain. Over the next five days, through an unrelenting storm and unimaginable tragedy, innocence is lost, mortality faced and Mother Nature is reckoned with, but through it all the rescue team never gives up hope for a miracle

Run Time 96 min

Sat. May 28 @ 5:00pm

USFS

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BARBER WESTCHESTER (USA)
NARRATIVE FEATURE
Directed by Jonni Phillips
Theatrical World Premiere

A spectacular, surreal, animated musical dark comedy centered on an up-and-coming astronomer who is trying really hard to ignore everything in their life. When Barber gets an internship at NASA, it gets harder to ignore everything, so they have to learn how to be a person.

Run Time 90 min

Sat. May 28 @ 5:00pm

Edison Theatre

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ACTUAL PEOPLE (USA)
NARRATIVE FEATURE
Directed by Kit Zauhar
West Coast Premiere

An aimless girl in her final week of college goes to absurd lengths to win the affections of a boy from her hometown of Philly and gets twisted up in anxieties about her love life, family, and future.

Run Time 84 min

Sat. May 28 @ 7:30pm

USFS

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TEL AVIV (Israel)
INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FEATURE
Directed by Marat Parkhomovsky
International Theatrical Premiere

Sponsored by Israeli Consulate

Stoic Michael and wild and free Dana are a married couple headed for an unexpected crisis that will shake their world and force them into a reckoning about their relationship and life choices. Their story is the story of contemporary Tel Aviv, its people, its voices, its beauty and ugliness. 

Run Time 81 min

English Subtitles

Sun. May 29 @12:30pm

USFS

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LITTLE PALESTINE, DIARY OF A SIEGE  (Lebanon)
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Directed by Abdallah Al-Khatib
West Coast Premiere

During the Syrian revolution, the Assad regime lays siege to the Yarmouk district of Damascus, which had been a Palestinian refugee camp since 1957. Abdallah Al Khatib and his friends document the daily life of the besieged inhabitants, who decide to face the bombing, displacement and hunger with rallies, studying, music, love and joy.

Run Time 89 min

Sun. May 29 @ 12:30pm

Edison Theatre

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KICKIN KNOWLEDGE (USA)
NARRATIVE FEATURE
Directed by Adinan Kamanzi
Theatrical World Premiere

Over the course of one thought-provoking breakfast, two immigrant cousins from Rwanda wax philosophical about failure, love, and humanity.

Run Time 65 min

Sun. May 29 @ 2:45pm

USFS

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ZERIA (Belgium)
INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FEATURE
Directed by Harry Cleven
US Premiere

In this gorgeous, hand-crafted fantasy film, life-size puppet Gaspard is the last man on Earth and Zeria, his grandson, is the first human to be born on Mars. Gaspard tells him about his life, his fears, his loves... in the hope that Zeria will come to see him before he dies... Zeria would be the first human being to return to Earth without having ever known it.

French with English Subtitles

Run Time 61 min

Sun. May 29 @2:45pm

Edison Theatre

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THE CIVIL DEAD (USA)
NARRATIVE FEATURE
Directed by Clay Tatum
West Coast Premiere

A misanthropic struggling photographer just wants to watch TV and eat candy while his wife is out of town, but when a desperate old pal resurfaces, his plans are thwarted, with spooky consequences.

Run Time 82 min

Sun. May 29 @ 5:00pm

USFS

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THE PEZ OUTLAW (USA)
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Directed by Bryan Storkel and Amy Bandlien Storkel
California Premiere

Steve Glew, a downtrodden factory worker from rural Michigan, goes on a dangerous, high-stakes adventure smuggling Pez dispensers into the USA from Eastern Europe, and makes millions of dollars. It’s all magical until... his arch-nemesis, the Pezident, tries to destroy him.

Run Time 87 min

Sun. May 29 @ 7:30pm

USFS

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