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After So Many Days

After a decade of making music together, Jim and Sam, a recently married singer/songwriter duo from Los Angeles, were not the successful band they hoped they’d be. Feeling stuck and anxious about their future, the duo made a spontaneous decision to go “all in,” making a pact to play one show every day for a year. With suitcases and a guitar, the troubadours ventured out for a 365-day tour down unexplored roads, and onto unexpected stages, bringing their music to new audiences throughout 14 different countries. After So Many Days, is an intimate front row seat to the highs and lows of what it’s like for two people to pursue a dream, together.
Thu, May 16 6:45 PM
Fri, May 17 8:00 PM
Sat, May 18 12:45 PM
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Amateurs (Amatörer)

Welcome to Lafors! A small Swedish community in desperate need of a fresh start. Hope rises when the German low-cost superstore Superbilly is considering setting up business in the area. 500 new jobs, that would change everything! Musse at the local government office gets the honour to make the commercial that will be selling Lafors. But Aida and Dana pick up the fight and turn their mobiles and selfie sticks towards everyone that isn't allowed to take part in the commercial. The battle of who has the right to tell the story of Lafors has begun.
Sun, May 12 8:45 PM
Sat, May 18 12:15 PM
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Cassandro, The Exotico! (Cassandro El Exotico!)

This stirring feature portrait of lucha libre star Cassandro in his waning years in the ring is less a swan song than a meteor shower rendered in Technicolor. Famed as much for his flamboyant drag and sky-high pompadour as for his show-stopping kicks and flips, Cassandro’s trailblazing ascent as one the industry’s first openly gay wrestlers has resonated internationally for a quarter century. Marie Losier captures the moving, at times humorous, and always colorful dualities of this legendary figure with her talent for forging intimacy with a subject while celebrating his individuality broadly.
Wed, May 15 3:45 PM
Sat, May 18 8:30 PM
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Cold Case Hammarskjöld

In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, leaving no survivors. It’s understood that because Hammarskjöld was, at the time, advocating for Congo’s independence, the “crash” was an assassination. With the case still unsolved fifty-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger leads viewers down a wild investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth. Scores of false starts, dead ends and elusive interviews later, Brügger begins to uncover a critical secret that could send shockwaves around the world.
Mon, May 13 4:00 PM
Sat, May 18 2:30 PM
Sun, May 19 11:15 AM
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Complicity (Kazenokiwa Kotono Youni)

Chen Liang, a young Chinese man is an illegal immigrant in Japan. One day he receives a call about a job offer meant for someone else. In his desperation, he pretends to be the intended recipient in order to get the job, which turns out to be work at a traditional Japanese soba restaurant. He starts his new life living and working with the elderly soba master with the fear that his identity could be exposed at any moment.
Wed, May 15 8:45 PM
Thu, May 16 4:15 PM
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Crossing Beyond

“Flowers bloom on every border” wrote Korean poet Ham Min-Bok, a metaphor which inspired acclaimed documentarian Yi Seung-jun to explore how the Olympic values reach across borders of all kinds to deliver hope. Crossing Beyond follows a select group of athletes from diverse backgrounds – British snowboarder Billy Morgan, Ghanaian skeleton racer Akwasi Frimpong, ice hockey player Park Yoon-jung and the unified Korean team, Austrian ski jumper Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, and Afghani Alpine skiers Sayed Alishah Farhang and Sajjad Husaini – as they navigate the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. It tells the stories of athletes compelled to confront personal, social, political and geographical boundaries in the face of daunting challenges. YI SEUNG-JUN captures the Olympic spirit and soul of this edition of the Olympic Games, celebrating their essence by asking deeper questions about the value of sport beyond the podium.
Sun, May 12 6:00 PM
Sat, May 18 3:00 PM
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The Farewell

After learning their beloved matriarch has terminal lung cancer, a family opts not to tell her about the diagnosis, instead scheduling an impromptu wedding-reunion back in China. Headstrong and emotional writer Billi (AWKWAFINA) rebels against her parents’ directive to stay in New York and joins the family as they awkwardly attempt to rekindle old bonds, throw together a wedding that only grandma is actually looking forward to, and surreptitiously say their goodbyes.A heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it, The Farewell masterfully interweaves a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a thoughtful exploration of how our cultural heritage does and does not travel with us when we leave our homes.
Featuring a post-film Q&A with Executive Director Eddie Rubin at both screenings!
Sat, May 11 3:30 PM
Thu, May 16 6:30 PM
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Fiction & Other Realities

Bobby, a New York born and raised Korean American is a struggling singer-songwriter that still lives at home with his widowed Korean mother. Bobby is presented with the opportunity to travel on a world tour as a roadie for his best friend Billy’s electro-pop band. He abandons the tour upon reaching Seoul, Korea. In Korea he befriends INA who becomes his guide in Seoul and also a partner in music. They perform music together and begin to find success. Just as things are looking positive for the duo, things come to a halt and Bobby needs to decide what’s important to him. Returning to his old life or continuing his journey for self worth in Korea. His time in this land where everyone looks like him helps close certain gaps in his life that question his heritage and his inability to feel fully accepted at home in America.
May 14th at the State Theatre with special guest appearance by director/star Bobby Choy!
Tue, May 14 6:15 PM
Thu, May 16 9:00 PM
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The Final Adventure of Kaktus Kid (Poslednja Avantura Kaktus Bate)

Aleksandar Zograf, a renowned cartoonist discovers an unusual comic book from World War II. The comic’s hero is Kaktus Kid – a small cactus trapped in his pot. Intrigued, Zograf investigates into the life of Kaktus Kid’s creator – little known artist Veljko Kockar. He soon discovers that Kockar was arrested just after the liberation of Belgrade in 1944. He was charged for being a Gestapo agent and executed. Zograf’s investigation reveals a far more complex story: Kockar’s identity and artistic works were stolen, he possibly has an affair with the girlfriend of a guerilla soldier and he drew anti-communist propaganda for the Nazis. As he explores the story and pieces together the scraps of evidence 70 years after it happened Zograf is faced with his own personal and artistic dilemmas: why do these little drawings have such power to give consolation but also lead to violence?
With special guest appearance by director Djordje Markovic on Fri. May 17 and Sat. May 18
Fri, May 17 5:45 PM
Sat, May 18 5:45 PM
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Fonotune: An Electric Fairytale

In another time and place, where people barely communicate and an impending apocalypse is in the air, lone drifter Mono makes an odyssey to experience mysterious rock star Blitz’s final cosmic performance out in the Big White Nothing, a desert surrounding the city. Here, people escape from reality, and each other, through music. A constant companion in their headphones is Radio, nihilistic DJ of radio station FONOTUNE, playing his own joyous soundtrack to destruction! On his journey, Mono shares fleeting connections with a gang of strangers: Teen-hooker Stereo, lo-fi cowboy Analog, and the sassy Bubblegum. Their paths finally collide in an audiovisual showdown with the mythical musician many thought dead or long-gone.
Tue, May 14 9:15 PM
Fri, May 17 9:45 PM
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Funan

Cambodia, April 1975. Chou is a young woman whose everyday world is suddenly upended by the arrival of the Khmer Rouge regime. During the chaos of the forced exile from their home, Chou and her husband are separated from their 4-year-old son, who has been sent to an unknown location. As she navigates her new reality, working in the fields day and night under the careful watch of soldiers, and surviving the small indignities and harrowing realities of the increasingly grim work camps, Chou remains steadfast in her determination to reunite her family – even if it means risking everything. Winner of the top prizes at the Annecy Animation Festival and the Animation is Film Festival, Funan is a searing and remarkable debut from filmmaker Denis Do, who uses his own family history as inspiration for a thrilling story of love, loss and enduring hope in the most trying of times. Featuring the voices of BÉRÉNICE BEJO (The Artist) and LOUIS GARREL (The Dreamers).
Sat, May 11 8:30 PM
Sun, May 19 1:30 PM
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Gaza

It’s hard to imagine anybody living a normal life in the Gaza Strip. Frequently labeled as the world’s largest open-air prison, it makes an appearance on news reports every time a confrontation erupts between Israel and Hamas. From TV sets thousands of miles away, this tiny piece of land has been reduced to an image of violence, chaos and destruction. So what do the people do when they’re not under siege? Gaza will introduce the audience to the surprising and the unexpected, the unfamiliar stories that portray its true face. It takes an atypical approach to finding out what makes this remarkable place tick as it introduces to the world extraordinary stories of everyday characters leading ordinary lives.
Fri, May 17 6:45 PM
Sat, May 18 12:01 PM
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In Fabric

A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She's fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown—which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path. From acclaimed horror director Peter Strickland (the singular auteur behind the sumptuous sadomasochistic romance The Duke of Burgundy and auditory gaillo-homage Berberian Sound Studio) comes a truly nightmarish film, at turns frightening, seductive, and darkly humorous. Channeling voyeuristic fantasies of high fashion and bloodshed, In Fabric is Strickland’s most twisted and brilliantly original vision yet.
Fri, May 17 10:15 PM
Sat, May 18 7:45 PM
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The Infamous Future

The Infamous Future focuses on the unique perspectives of inspired educators and their remarkable students, as educator David C. Banks and his Eagle Academy Foundation strive to change an entrenched American mindset, insisting that young black and brown men are not going to be one of America’s problems, but instead one of its greatest successes.
With special guest appearances by school CEO David C. Banks, writer John Campbell, and alumnus Christopher on Friday May 17th at Emagine Royal Oak
Fri, May 17 7:00 PM
Sat, May 18 2:45 PM
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Killing God (Matar a Dios)

Killing God takes place at an isolated house in the countryside over New Year’s Eve: Carlos and his wife Ana invite Carlos’s brother and father to spend the holidays with them at the rented house. But a strange small homeless man crashes the party claiming to be God, and announces that all of humanity will perish at dawn with the exception of two survivors – to be chosen by the dinner party.
Unfortunately, director Caye Cabas and art director Cristina Borobia wil not be able to attend due to illness.
Sat, May 11 8:45 PM
Fri, May 17 4:15 PM
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Kinshasa Makambo

In January 2015, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, sought a constitutional amendment that would allow him to be elected president for a third time. This film documents the resulting demonstrations and follows three protagonists of the resistance. Ben, who lives in exile in New York, takes the advice of his fellow countrymen in exile and decides to join the struggle in the Congo. Jean Marie, who has just been released from prison, continues his public campaign for his country's freedom and is persecuted by the secret service. Christian fights unperturbed in the streets of Kinshasa, even after former Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi, on whom the opposition had pinned their hopes, dies and the movement against Kabila's extension of his time in office seems paralysed. Should one resist in exile, or fight on the ground in the Congo? Should resistance be non-violent or should force be used if required?
Mon, May 13 8:15 PM
Sat, May 18 12:30 PM
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Leto

Leningrad, one summer in the early eighties. Smuggling LP’s by Lou Reed and David Bowie, the underground rock scene is boiling ahead of the Perestroika. Mike and his beautiful wife Natasha meet with young Viktor Tsoï. Together with friends, they will change the destiny of rock’n’roll in the Soviet Union.
With special guest appearance by co-writer Michael Idov on Monday May 13th at the State Theatre
Mon, May 13 3:15 PM
Fri, May 17 9:15 PM
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Making Montgomery Clift

Montgomery Clift was one of the most influential actors in the history of cinema, bucking traditions on and off screen, but countless biographies have reduced him to labels like “tragically self-destructive” and “tormented.” Now, nephew Robert Clift and Hillary Demmon rigorously examine the flawed narratives that have come to define Monty’s legacy. Drawing on interviews with family and loved ones and a rich collection of unreleased archival materials from Monty and his brother, Brooks Clift, this fresh portrait of the actor’s passions, contributions and commitment to living and working in his own way gives one of Hollywood’s underappreciated legends his due.
With special guest appearance by directors Hillary Demmon Clift & Robert Clift on Wednesday May 15th at the State Theatre
Sat, May 11 4:00 PM
Wed, May 15 3:30 PM
Fri, May 17 4:45 PM
Sat, May 18 6:00 PM
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