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Lyric - Fort Collins

Sie FilmCenter DFF

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Sie FilmCenter DFF

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

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Fire Escape

11:30am/90min

Fire Escape

1:00pm/90min

Fire Escape

3:30pm/90min

Fire Escape

5:00pm/90min

Fire Escape

7:00pm/90min

The Key

Noon/30min

The Key

12:30pm/30min

The Key

1:00pm/30min

The Key

1:30pm/30min

The Key

2:00pm/30min

The Key

2:30pm/30min

The Key

3:00pm/30min

The Key

3:30pm/30min

The Key

4:30pm/30min

The Key

5:00pm/30min

The Key

5:30pm/30min

The Key

6:00pm/30min

The Key

6:30pm/30min

The Key

7:00pm/30min

The Key

7:30pm/30min

The Key

8:00pm/30min

The Key

8:30pm/30min

Classic

1:00pm/80min

Well Groomed

3:30pm/85min

The Gasoline Thieves

6:30pm/93min

The Great American Lie

1:30pm/99min

A Towering Task

4:00pm/105min

Night God

6:30pm/110min

Tlamess

9:15pm/120min

The Conductor

10:30am/137min

The Truth

4:15pm/106min

Clemency

6:45pm/113min

The Golden Glove

9:45pm/115min

Well Groomed

11:15am/85min

Sibyl

2:00pm/100min

3 Days 2 Nights

4:30pm/80min

VHYes

10:15pm/73min

It Must Be Heaven

1:30pm/97min

The County

4:00pm/92min

Nightcrawlers

9:00pm/75min

Pahokee

10:45am/110min

Amazonia Groove

2:00pm/85min

Saint Frances

4:15pm/106min

Synonyms

6:45pm/123min

Shorts 2: Documentary

11:45am/97min

The Invisible Life

4:45pm/139min

Shorts 3: Animation

8:45pm/91min

My Own Good

11:30am/94min

Noah Land

1:45pm/109min

Shorts 4: Avant-Garde

4:30pm/94min

Bait

9:30pm/89min

Manta Ray

11:15am/105min

Iron Bridge

1:45pm/85min

Kifaru

4:15pm/82min

Olympic Dreams

6:45pm/85min

Knives and Skin

9:15pm/111min

Genesis

1:00pm/129min

The Gasoline Thieves

4:00pm/93min

Beanpole

6:30pm/130min

Free Fall

9:30pm/80min

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Festival Annex 10:00 AM

Explore the best of new-cinema storytelling with eight incredible virtual-reality experiences curated from all over the globe....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 10:30 AM

This stirring drama is based on the true story of Dutch musician Antonia Brico, who became the first woman ever to conduct a professional symphony orchestra when she signed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in the late 1920s. But her struggles didn’t end there....

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UA Pavilions 10:45 AM

In Pahokee, a small agricultural town in the Florida Everglades, many young people share one overriding goal: to get out. This nuanced, engaging documentary follows four high-school seniors as they face the challenges that await us all on the cusp of adulthood....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:00 AM

A tailored collection of our favorite student shorts from the US....

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UA Pavilions 11:00 AM

In this sweet comedy from Italy, single father Gabriele is thrilled to have a second chance at romance when the one who got away, Mara, returns home after years of travel. There’s only one problem: She loathes children. How long can he keep her in the dark about his beloved daughter Sofia?...

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Festival Annex 11:00 AM

Join Lighthouse Writers Workshop faculty members Diane Bell and Steven Dunn for a discussion of the film adaptation of In the Time of the Butterflies. Our panel will examine the experience of adapting novels into screenplays and the varied approaches that writers take to the process....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:15 AM

With this humorous and visually stunning documentary, director Rebecca Stern takes viewers on a whirlwind tour of the competitive dog-grooming circuit, joined by the women who transform their beloved poodles into living sculptures....

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UA Pavilions 11:15 AM

Near the coast of Thailand where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned, a local fisherman bonds with an injured stranger he has rescued from certain death. When the good samaritan himself disappears at sea, his new friend steps in to fill the void in this profound and multilayered drama....

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Festival Annex 11:30 AM

When the clock strikes eight in Brooklyn, a suspenseful drama begins to unfold in real-time. Eight disenfranchised building tenants are entangled in a murder; you must embrace your voyeuristic tendencies and peer into their lives in this interactive series in order to discover the riveting truth....

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UA Pavilions 11:30 AM

Elia is the sole resident of Provvidenza, his only company being his memories of life in the village before an earthquake destroyed it and killed his wife. Now he’s being forced from his home just as he’s becoming convinced she’s trying to contact him from beyond in this touching Italian drama....

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UA Pavilions 11:45 AM

A tailored collection of our favorite documentary shorts....

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Festival Annex 12:00 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Festival Annex 12:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Festival Annex 1:00 PM

When the clock strikes eight in Brooklyn, a suspenseful drama begins to unfold in real-time. Eight disenfranchised building tenants are entangled in a murder; you must embrace your voyeuristic tendencies and peer into their lives in this interactive series in order to discover the riveting truth....

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Festival Annex 1:00 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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UA Pavilions 1:00 PM

Loss of innocence is at the heart of this spare yet wrenching coming-of-age drama from Québécois filmmaker Philippe Lesage about four teenagers discovering who they are through the exploration of who, and how, they love....

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Lyric - Fort Collins 1:00 PM

A century-old tradition bonds the people of Nenana, Alaska, who bet on the arrival of spring during the Ice Classic: When the river ice melts, the winner can take up to $350,000. This heartwarming documentary considers the contest as an important source of not only community pride but autonomy....

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Festival Annex 1:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:30 PM

The American Dream may be the most enduring tale we as a nation tell ourselves. But is the guarantee of upward mobility in exchange for hard work—regardless of color, class, or creed—just a myth? This frank documentary asks whether we’re lying to ourselves about the even level of the playing field....

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UA Pavilions 1:30 PM

Filmmaker E.S. has left Palestine—but no matter how far he travels, he can never leave the nation of his birth behind. Reminders of Nazareth imbue Paris and New York in this charmingly deadpan comedy that asks whether it’s ever truly possible to find a place to call home....

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UA Pavilions 1:45 PM

What is love? What is faith? What is honor? While drawing, with deep sensitivity, a portrait of a terminally ill father whose son is struggling to uphold his wish to be buried beneath a tree that’s believed to be holy, this Turkish drama also grapples with timeless moral and existential dilemmas....

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UA Pavilions 1:45 PM

After a powerful explosion, a mining company loses contact with its workers underground—including Oskar, whose wife Magda is having an affair with the mine foreman, Kacper. Now the lovers must reckon with their guilt while attempting to save Oskar’s crew in this tense Polish drama....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:45 PM

For more than 30 years, 24/7, eccentric activist Marion Stokes obsessively recorded American television news programs, preserving the truth even as networks secretly dropped their archives into the trashcan of history. This fascinating time capsule of a documentary explores her priceless legacy....

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Festival Annex 2:00 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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UA Pavilions 2:00 PM

Just as the Amazon River flows through Brazil, so do the heritage and folklore of its musicians and composers flow through their rhythms and lyrics. This breathtaking documentary synthesizes the myriad musical styles of the region—each telling a story of the land and its people....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 2:00 PM

Sibyl is eyeing a career change from psychotherapist to novelist, but her muse is elusive. Enter untethered new patient Margot, an irresistible source of inspiration. This darkly funny French drama follows Sibyl as she grows increasingly obsessed with—and entangled in—Margot’s chaotic life....

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UA Pavilions 2:15 PM

As the founder of the World Toilet Organization, Jack Sim knows that the lack of access to bathrooms is a global health crisis. By “turning poop culture into pop culture,” he’s on a crusade to improve sanitation for billions of people in this surprisingly funny, heartfelt, and complex documentary....

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Festival Annex 2:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Festival Annex 3:00 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Festival Annex 3:30 PM

When the clock strikes eight in Brooklyn, a suspenseful drama begins to unfold in real-time. Eight disenfranchised building tenants are entangled in a murder; you must embrace your voyeuristic tendencies and peer into their lives in this interactive series in order to discover the riveting truth....

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Festival Annex 3:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Lyric - Fort Collins 3:30 PM

With this humorous and visually stunning documentary, director Rebecca Stern takes viewers on a whirlwind tour of the competitive dog-grooming circuit, joined by the women who transform their beloved poodles into living sculptures....

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Festival Annex 4:00 PM

Don’t miss popular TV hosts Nick Hoffman of Nick’s Wild Ride and Scott Leysath of Dead Meat. They’ll entertain you with stories of how they got involved in the outdoor industry....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

An innocent crush propels teenager Lalo’s descent into the Mexican underworld, where the illegal enterprise of gasoline extraction promises access to fast cash. Instead it leads to a fight for his life in this gritty debut drama from filmmaker-to-watch Edgar Nito....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

Meet Inga, a middle-aged dairy farmer who’s channeling her grief over the death of her husband into a fight against both institutional corruption and the patriarchy behind it in this high-spirited drama from Iceland....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:00 PM

Since 1961, more than 200,000 young Americans have served their country by joining the Peace Corps. This documentary chronicles the volunteer organization’s remarkable history while asking, at a time of sociopolitical uncertainty: What role should the Peace Corps play in our world?...

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

The death of northern white rhinoceros Sudan, the last male of his species, isn’t surprising—but that doesn’t mean it’s any less impactful not only for the world’s rhino population but also for his human caretakers, as this emotional, forceful documentary shows....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:15 PM

Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, and Ethan Hawke star in the latest from acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters, DFF41) about a legendary French actress who may or may not regret putting career before family all her life. This sweet-and-sour drama is classic Kore-eda....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

Bridget decides that at the age of 34, it’s time to get her life together. But now that she’s dealing with an unwanted pregnancy, taking a new job as a nanny to precocious and difficult 6-year-old Frances isn’t going as she envisioned in this sweet comedy-drama that took home two awards at SXSW....

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Festival Annex 4:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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UA Pavilions 4:30 PM

A tailored collection of our favorite avant-garde shorts....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:30 PM

The defining moment of one’s life shouldn’t be swept under the rug—but for two brothers who survived a 1974 plane crash that killed their family near Aspen, Colorado, it was. After 40 years of silence, the pair embarks on a road trip to retrace their flight in this somber documentary....

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UA Pavilions 4:45 PM

Based on Martha Batalha’s darkly comic novel, this splashy Brazilian period drama set in 1940s Rio de Janeiro traces the lives of two sisters separated by a cruel father. Ever orbiting one another without connecting, they yearn for what might have been while forging their own paths....

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Festival Annex 5:00 PM

When the clock strikes eight in Brooklyn, a suspenseful drama begins to unfold in real-time. Eight disenfranchised building tenants are entangled in a murder; you must embrace your voyeuristic tendencies and peer into their lives in this interactive series in order to discover the riveting truth....

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Festival Annex 5:00 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Festival Annex 5:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Festival Annex 6:00 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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UA Pavilions 6:15 PM

The tiny Greek town of Missolonghi is the kind of place where the residents are as miserable as any eel they process in the local factory. But as the secrets they’ve long harbored seep out into the open, their jaded police chief sees a chance for redemption in this pitch-dark psychological thriller....

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Festival Annex 6:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:30 PM

For sheer atmosphere, there’s no topping the stylized hellscape in which Kazakh writer/director Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s enigmatic yet enthralling vision of the apocalypse takes place. It’s grounded in mythology—but its parallels to the realities we currently face couldn’t be more clear....

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

In post–World War II Leningrad, nurse Iya (the titular Beanpole) and former soldier Masha attempt to rebuild their lives—but the devastation of their city is nothing compared to the damage inflicted on their psyches in this crushing but beautiful Russian period drama....

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Lyric - Fort Collins 6:30 PM

An innocent crush propels teenager Lalo’s descent into the Mexican underworld, where the illegal enterprise of gasoline extraction promises access to fast cash. Instead it leads to a fight for his life in this gritty debut drama from filmmaker-to-watch Edgar Nito....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:45 PM

Prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) scrupulously maintains her emotional distance from everyone and everything—including a failing marriage and a botched execution. But with plans to carry out another death sentence underway, her nerves are starting to fray in this devastating drama....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

Winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale, this complex, multilayered drama follows Yoav, a young Israeli soldier determined not merely to leave his homeland but to excise all traces of it from his psyche as he starts a new life in France....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

Shot on location at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, this perceptive and bittersweet not-quite romance stars co-writers Alexi Pappas and Nick Kroll as cross-country skier Penelope and volunteer dentist Ezra, who are brought together—and kept apart—by life’s vicissitudes....

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Festival Annex 7:00 PM

Explore the best of new-cinema storytelling with eight incredible virtual-reality experiences curated from all over the globe....

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Festival Annex 7:00 PM

When the clock strikes eight in Brooklyn, a suspenseful drama begins to unfold in real-time. Eight disenfranchised building tenants are entangled in a murder; you must embrace your voyeuristic tendencies and peer into their lives in this interactive series in order to discover the riveting truth....

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Festival Annex 7:00 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 7:00 PM

Three generations of a Chinese family struggle with issues related to money, class, health, and love over the course of one year in Gu Xiaogang’s poetic, painterly debut drama. As the seasons change in the Fuyang district of Hangzhou City, so do the clan’s relationships and fortunes....

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Festival Annex 7:00 PM

Co-hosted by 303 Magazine’s music desk, this panel will bring together local and national filmmakers who specialize in music-video production for a night of conversation. We’ll touch upon the collaborative and experiential nature of an often overlooked form of filmmaking....

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UA Pavilions 7:15 PM

Against a backdrop of military occupation and suicide bombings, life goes on in the capital of Afghanistan, unfolding in this lyrical, achingly gentle portrait of ordinary people struggling to get by—among them hapless bus driver Abas and Afshin, ordained “man of the house” at the tender age of 12....

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Festival Annex 7:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Festival Annex 8:00 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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Festival Annex 8:30 PM

The Key is an interactive VR experience taking you on a journey through dreams. Will you be able to unlock the mystery behind the mysterious Key without sacrificing too much?...

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UA Pavilions 8:45 PM

A tailored collection of our favorite animation shorts....

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UA Pavilions 9:00 PM

In 2011, Stephen McCoy set out to make a documentary about Boston’s homeless, dubbing the outcasts and addicts whose lives he captured with his camcorder “nightcrawlers.” Little did the budding filmmaker know that, a few years later, he’d be one of them. This is his video diary....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:15 PM

As a soldier in the Tunisian army, S. is trapped in a cycle of violence. As the pregnant wife of a wealthy man, F. is trapped in a gilded cage. Their escape into the forest makes for an experimental, richly allegorical tale about abandoning society to return to a more primitive state in nature....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

While earning numerous comparisons to Twin Peaks and Heathers, this equally creepy and charming soap opera set in a suburban high school is an oddball delight in its own right—complete with jocks, cheerleaders, misfits, wayward moms, corpses, clowns, and of course an ’80s soundtrack....

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UA Pavilions 9:30 PM

Martin is a fisherman in a small Cornish village turned vacation spot, where he’s at war with everyone: tourists, the neighbors who welcome them, even his own family. Shot in black-and-white on 16mm, this drama brings the conflict between tradition and modernity into high relief....

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UA Pavilions 9:30 PM

A bitter woman steps off the roof of her bleak apartment house and remarkably survives the fall; she reenters the building to find the elevator inevitably broken. Ascending the stairs, she observes bizarre scenes unfolding within her neighbors’ apartments in a series of darkly comic vignettes....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:45 PM

Consider this your trigger warning. Depicting 1970s Hamburg as a lurid, squalid pit of iniquity, director Fatih Akin (Head On, DFF27; In the Fade, DFF40) brings the crimes of real-life, low-life German serial killer Fritz Honka to the big screen in unrelentingly grisly detail....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 10:15 PM

This comedic homage to kids who documented their childhoods with camcorders charms with anthology-style snippets of young Ralph’s family life, news bytes, infomercials, and forbidden Skinemax movies. It’s a pitch-perfect pastiche of ’80-era VHS tapes that have been repeatedly recorded over....

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