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Venue

Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Festival Annex

Festival Annex

Festival Annex

Festival Annex

Festival Annex

Lyric - Fort Collins

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

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The Two Popes

2:00pm/125min

Marriage Story

8:00pm/136min

House of Pod Workshop

10:00am/120min

Fire Escape

11:30am/90min

Fire Escape

1:00pm/90min

Fire Escape

2:15pm/90min

Fire Escape

3:30pm/90min

Fire Escape

5:00pm/90min

Fire Escape

7:00pm/90min

Escape From Godot

11:30am/60min

Escape From Godot

1:00pm/60min

Escape From Godot

3:30pm/60min

Escape From Godot

5:00pm/60min

Escape From Godot

7:00pm/60min

Timed VR Arcade DFF42

10:00am/120min

What's Next: The Fut...

12:30pm/60min

Timed VR Arcade DFF42

7:00pm/120min

The Key

11:00am/30min

The Key

11:30am/30min

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

Frances Ferguson

4:00pm/74min

Kifaru

6:30pm/82min

Night God

4:00pm/110min

Nightcrawlers

6:45pm/75min

SHe

9:15pm/95min

After Parkland

11:30am/92min

The Report

2:15pm/119min

The Painted Bird

5:30pm/169min

Daniel Isn't Real

9:15pm/96min

The Invisible Witness

10:45am/102min

The Cave

1:15pm/95min

A Towering Task

3:30pm/105min

Oh Mercy!

6:15pm/119min

Song Without a Name

1:00pm/97min

The Wild Goose Lake

3:30pm/113min

Sorry We Missed You

6:45pm/100min

Shorts 5: Late Night

9:30pm/93min

The Fever

4:15pm/98min

You Don't Nomi

6:45pm/92min

Scheme Birds

9:15pm/90min

Shorts 1: Narrative

10:30am/93min

The Stolen Caravaggio

1:30pm/110min

Synonyms

4:00pm/123min

I Lost My Body

6:30pm/81min

Bacurau

8:45pm/131min

So Pretty

11:15am/83min

Swallow

1:30pm/94min

A White, White Day

6:15pm/109min

Frances Ferguson

11:00am/74min

17 Blocks

1:15pm/96min

Premature

4:30pm/86min

Music Video Mixtape

7:00pm/93min

Amazonia Groove

11:15am/85min

Young Ahmed

1:45pm/90min

Midnight Family

4:00pm/90min

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6:15pm/105min

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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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Festival Annex 10:00 AM

Do you dream of launching the next Filmspotting, You Must Remember This, or How Did This Get Made? Local podcast-incubation hub House of Pod is here to help, offering a free introductory class in celebration of DFF42....

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UA Pavilions 10:30 AM

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

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 10:45 AM

Taking place within a single room during a three-hour pre-trial strategy session, this juicy Italian murder mystery unfolds in the competing flashbacks of the rich and powerful suspect who swears he’s innocent and the woman who doubts him but swears equally to defend him in court....

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UA Pavilions 10:45 AM

How does a feisty British woman become “a prophet for Mexican food?” Intensive research, thousands of travel miles, and a passion for down-to-earth regional cuisine earned 94-year-old Diana Kennedy the title. The author of eight cookbooks is profiled in this mouthwatering documentary....

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UA Pavilions 11:00 AM

Longtime fest guest Bob Byington is back with this hilariously cynical, occasionally hopeful comedy about a substitute high-school teacher who finds herself briefly incarcerated after a fling with a student. Turns out the worst thing that ever happens to you can also be the best thing....

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Festival Annex 11:00 AM

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 11:15 AM

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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UA Pavilions 11:15 AM

Combining narrative fiction with documentary and 16mm film with cellphone footage, Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Ravinelli captures the daily lives, challenges, dreams, and desires of four trans and queer youth in New York City....

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Festival Annex 11:30 AM

The show is the game, the game is the show. Escape-room antics meet iconic existentialism in this theatrical, interactive play puzzle....

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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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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:30 AM

Filmed in the aftermath of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, this documentary intimately chronicles the plight of grieving students and parents as they strive to come to grips with the unthinkable tragedy and search for ways to make sense of the senseless....

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Festival Annex 11:30 AM

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 12:00 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 12:30 PM

Virtual reality has entered an era of unprecedented experimentation. Join the artists at the forefront of its evolution as they discuss their techniques, philosophies, and approaches to interactive storytelling....

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Lyric - Fort Collins 12:30 PM

This package of short films showcases Colorado's homegrown talent....

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Festival Annex 1:00 PM

The show is the game, the game is the show. Escape-room antics meet iconic existentialism in this theatrical, interactive play puzzle....

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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

Georgina is a poor Quecha woman living on the outskirts of Lima. The day she gives birth at a private clinic, her baby is snatched away from her, and Georgina must confront both the indifferent police and violent terrorists to search for her daughter in this Peruvian drama based on a true story....

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UA Pavilions 1:15 PM

Calling this documentary “a love letter from a niece who wants future generations to know how much we owe the Greatest Generation,” Tom Brokaw sums up the efforts of filmmaker Louise Woehrle to share her uncle Charles’s story of heroism at the German POW camp that inspired The Great Escape....

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UA Pavilions 1:15 PM

For 20 years, the Sanford-Durant family has been using a video camera to record their daily lives in one of America’s most dangerous neighborhoods—just 17 blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. This searingly personal documentary gives new meaning to the term “raw footage.”...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:15 PM

In war-torn Syria, a group of doctors operates in a subterranean hospital known as The Cave. This tense documentary is both a tribute to their persistence and an eloquent examination of the costs of heroism to a people under attack by their own government....

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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

A tailored collection of our favorite student shorts from around the world....

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UA Pavilions 1:30 PM

Acclaimed screenwriter Alessandro is struggling to usher his latest project into production. After all, he hasn’t penned a single word—and his ghostwriter, Valeria, is relying on a mysterious Mafia source for content. This Italian film within a film combines drama, thriller, and satire....

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UA Pavilions 1:30 PM

In this pungent pyschological thriller, Hunter is a model housewife and mother-to-be. Until, that is, she begins compulsively swallowing things unfit for consumption: a marble here, a thumbtack there. As her condition worsens, so does her family’s determination to control it—and her....

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UA Pavilions 1:45 PM

Renowned Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne won the Best Director award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival for this complex, engrossing drama about a young Muslim teen on a road to radicalization that seems to have no off-ramp....

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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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Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2:00 PM

Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce star in this incisive, fascinating account of the transfer of power between Popes Benedict and Francis, directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) and written by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything, Bohemian Rhapsody)....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 2:15 PM

Adam Driver and Annette Bening head up an excellent ensemble cast in this smart political thriller that tackles the true story of Daniel J. Jones, a Senate staffer charged with investigating the CIA’s use of torture in the wake of 9/11....

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Festival Annex 2:15 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 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 2:30 PM

It began with Columbine—but, tragically, it didn’t end there. We’re talking about school shootings. Built around the DFF42 documentary After Parkland, this panel will pose a difficult question: Can films that deal with school shootings really make a difference?...

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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

The show is the game, the game is the show. Escape-room antics meet iconic existentialism in this theatrical, interactive play puzzle....

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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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UA Pavilions 3:30 PM

He’s just been released from prison, and already gang boss Zhou has a dead cop on his hands after an illicit meeting gone wrong. Now he’s on the run from friend and foe alike in this Chinese noir thriller set along the shores of a murky lake....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 3:30 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 4:00 PM

This harrowing documentary follows the Ochoa family as they run a private ambulance service in Mexico City. In a sprawling metropolis that’s home to 9 million people but fewer than 50 public ambulances, they compete with other for-profit EMTs for patients while struggling with their own ills....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:00 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 4:00 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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Lyric - Fort Collins 4:00 PM

Longtime fest guest Bob Byington is back with this hilariously cynical, occasionally hopeful comedy about a substitute high-school teacher who finds herself briefly incarcerated after a fling with a student. Turns out the worst thing that ever happens to you can also be the best thing....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

Against a backdrop of destruction in the Amazon rainforest, this eloquent Brazilian drama centers on indigenous widower Justino, who long ago left his home with the Desana tribe to make a living in the city. Now it’s his daughter’s turn to leave for school—just as he’s contracted a mysterious fever....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

A tailored collection of our favorite student animated shorts from around the world....

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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

This raw, intimate portrait of a young woman confronting the complexities of the adult world over the course of a summer in Harlem is at once timeless and bracingly contemporary. Make note of director Rashaad Ernesto Green and co-writer/lead actress Zora Howard as talents to watch....

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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 show is the game, the game is the show. Escape-room antics meet iconic existentialism in this theatrical, interactive play puzzle....

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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 5:00 PM

Extended stays, painful procedures, difficult diagnoses: Patients in hospitals around the world face such hardships daily. But what if virtual reality (VR) could help? We will explore the potential VR holds for the well-being of the hospitalized patient in our pediatric health-care system....

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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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Sie FilmCenter DFF 5:30 PM

This unsparing black-and-white Czech period drama follows an unnamed boy as he wanders aimlessly across the countryside at the bloody close of World War II. In his fight to survive, he is both witness to and victim of increasingly savage acts at the hands of villagers and soldiers alike....

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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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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:15 PM

This riveting crime procedural is set in the gritty town of Roubaix, France, where immigrants, addicts, and derelicts clash with each other and with the cops—including police chief Daoud and his rookie partner, who are investigating a pair of women tied to a murder....

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UA Pavilions 6:15 PM

In this searing documentary about rampant sexual abuse within a sect of ultra-Orthodox Jews, a man scarred by his childhood returns home to his old community on the outskirts of Tel Aviv in search of answers. Or apologies. Or reconciliation. Or vengeance. The truth is even he’s not sure....

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UA Pavilions 6:15 PM

Ingimundur won’t talk about the death of his wife in a car accident, but his actions speak louder than words. The more his grief manifests itself in violent outbursts, the more he hurts only himself in this disquieting Icelandic drama, aptly set against the forbidding Arctic tundra....

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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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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

“Once you’ve cheated fate, what’s next?” Naoufel, an orphaned Moroccan boy, asks in this beguiling and thought-provoking animated adventure about a severed hand on a quest to find its former body, which won the top prize in the Critics’ Week section at Cannes this year....

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Lyric - Fort Collins 6:30 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 6:45 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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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

When Ricky takes a contract job as a delivery driver, his struggling family hopes they’ve finally gotten the break from debt they so badly need. But the fine print on that contract is about to be writ large, and it will take a toll on them all in this stirring drama from British director Ken Loach....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

Upon its release in 1995, Showgirls was a notorious failure. Today, however, Paul Verhoeven’s salacious look at the lives of Vegas strippers is itself getting another look from critics. Jeffrey McHale’s thoroughly delightful documentary examines its journey from flop to alt-classic....

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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

The show is the game, the game is the show. Escape-room antics meet iconic existentialism in this theatrical, interactive play puzzle....

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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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UA Pavilions 7:00 PM

A package of the best music videos from the past year, featuring international indie heavyweights and locals alike....

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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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Ellie Caulkins Opera House 8:00 PM

This one is going to hurt—which isn’t to say you won’t laugh through the tears. Writer-director Noah Baumbach and stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson are drawing career-high raves for their delicately contoured and shaded, exquisitely sad and funny portrait of a couple negotiating a divorce....

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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

Strange things are afoot in Bacurau: The remote Brazilian village has suddenly begun disappearing from satellite maps just as it’s coming under siege from a mysterious group of foreigners in this Cannes Jury Prize–winning thriller that combines surrealism with social commentary....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:00 PM

Spanish director Miguel Llansó proves that a pastiche of retro B-movie genres can, in the right hands, result in arthouse transcendence. This gonzo sci-fi spy flick has it all: romance, danger, political intrigue, scientific experiments, time travel, kung fu, holograms, and delicious pizza....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

Growing up on the hardscrabble outskirts of Glasgow, teenaged Gemma has already seen enough trouble to last a lifetime. But there’s so much more to come in this startling, clear-eyed but compassionate documentary, which does its subject the justice she deserves by daring to show her just as she is....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:15 PM

In this visually dazzling, fabulistic work of stop-motion animation from China, a high-heeled mother shoe survives in a fascistic dystopia by disguising herself as a male shoe in order to care for her young daughter (also, you guessed it, a shoe)....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:15 PM

Luke endured a traumatic childhood with the help of his imaginary friend Daniel—who also helped get him into trouble. Now a struggling college student, Luke decides he needs his old buddy again—but it turns out that Daniel’s influence has gone from bad to worse in this thriller-horror hybrid....

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UA Pavilions 9:30 PM

A tailored collection of our favorite late night shorts....

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