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Bad Lucky Goat
Colombia 2017 76 min.

When they accidentally run over a goat and wreck their parents' truck, bickering siblings Corn and Rita spend the next 24 hours attempting to barter and bluff their way out of trouble. An unhurried, charmingly offbeat comedy of errors set against a ramshackle but music-filled Caribbean backdrop.

Balloonfest
USA 2016 6 min.

Cleveland, Ohio, attempts to overcome its nickname—The Mistake by the Lake—by launching a bunch of balloons.

Bernard and Huey
USA 2017 91 min.

An old screenplay by legendary cartoonist and author Jules Feiffer has been resurrected for this astute comedy about two old friends who reconnect only to attempt to seduce the women in one another's lives. Starring Jim Rash (Community) and David Koechner (Anchorman).

California Dreams
USA 2017 83 min.

DFF regular Mike Ott's latest genre-bender follows five real people in rural California striving—more or less—to realize their dreams of Hollywood stardom. As with many of his films (e.g. DFF39's co-directed Actor Martinez), the vérité result is hypnotic, funny and agonizing by turns.

Catherine
Belgium 2016 11 min.

A tragicomedy about a sweet little girl who grows up to be a crazy old cat lady.

The Day Before
USA 2017 15 min.

In this outlandish romantic tragicomedy, the losses are literal when a pre-wedding hunting trip in the Colorado mountains spins out of control. Now the happy couple must struggle to make everything right again.

Death by Script
USA 2017 8 min.

A Hollywood scriptreader comes across a screenplay that may or may not cause the horrific death of anyone who passes on it.

DFF 40 Opening Night Presentation: Lady Bird
USA 2017 93 min.

Acclaimed actress Greta Gerwig makes her directorial debut with this dramatic comedy, which explores both the humor and the pathos of the turbulent relationship between mothers and daughters while pondering the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

Diary in a Marble
Poland 1993 110 min.

Two brothers in wartime Silesia are pushed in different directions: one into the Polish army, the other into the Nazi party—and, eventually, the arms of his sister-in-law. This tragicomic family saga from tribute guest Jan Kidawa-Blonski doubles an allegory of contemporary Polish history.

Easy
Italy 2017 91 min.

An obese, depressed recluse who lives with his mother faces a Sisyphean task when he’s cajoled by his brother, the golden child of the family, to transport a coffin from Italy to Ukraine. Along the way, he finds he has a connection with the corpse—and a reason to live—in this Italian black comedy.

The Happiness of the World
Poland 2016 98 min.

This period drama is set in 1939 in a village on the German-Polish border, where the residents of a tenement endure the specter of war. When a journalist on assignment embeds himself in their building, their secrets begin to surface, intertwined with a mysterious Jewish beauty named Róza.

Have a Nice Day
China 2017 77 min.

Sardonic, unhurried and quietly absurdist, this animated neo-noir set in southern China doubles as a critique of contemporary consumer culture. Director Liu Jian creates a darkly beautiful backdrop for a mob caper that evokes Blade Runner, The Godfather and the works of Tarantino by turns.

Holy Air
Israel 2017 81 min.

In this Israeli comedy, Adam is a failure as an entrepreneur. But for his family's sake, he gives it one more go—and the “holy air” he sells to Nazareth's tourists takes off. With everyone from mobsters to politicos on the take, however, he must now decide whether success is just a lot of hot air.

Humor Me
USA 2017 89 min.

This heartfelt comedy about rolling with the punches stars Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords; What We Do in the Shadows) as a struggling playwright forced to move into a New Jersey retirement community with his joke-telling dad, played by the inimitable Elliot Gould.

I'm in Here
USA 2017 12 min.

When a man finds a family of strangers in his house who claim to have bought the place, he agrees to let them stay until they can get to the bottom of the mix-up. They never leave.

Infinity Baby
USA 2017 80 min.

Starring Martin Starr, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Kieran Culkin and Kevin Corrigan, this aburdist send-up of contemporary life from director Bob Byington involves babies who don't age, adults who won't grow up and countless mini-comedies of errors.

Last Flag Flying
USA 2017 124 min.

Thirty years after their tour of Vietnam, three vets—Steve Carell as "Doc," Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne—reunite for a new mission: to bury Doc’s son, a Marine killed in Iraq. Along the way, they wrestle with the impact war has had on their lives in Richard Linklater’s poignant road movie.

Let the Sun Shine In
France 2017 94 min.

From renowned French director Claire Denis comes this unconventional, moody and wistful romantic comedy starring Juliette Binoche as a recently divorced, 50-something Parisian artist looking for love in all the wrong places.

Little Manifesto Against Solemn Cinema
Argentina 2017 14 min.

A trivial story about two people who meet at a party and spend the night together, told in the most pretentious, most poetic and, above all, most solemn of ways.

Mr. Roosevelt
USA 2016 90 min.

Noël Wells (Saturday Night Live, Master of None) wrote, directed and stars in this charming comedy about an aspiring comic who can't quite make it in Hollywood. Receiving news of a death in the family, Emily rushes back to Texas to find her ex-boyfriend—and everything else—has changed.

Parents
Denmark 2016 86 min.

This Danish dramatic comedy with elements of magical realism addresses the challenges of an empty nest. When their son leaves home, Kjeld and Vibeke try to renew their passion by moving into the flat they shared as students 30 years earlier—only to find themselves literally traveling back in time.

Poles Apart
United Kingdom 2017 12 min.

In a harsh Arctic landscape, a hungry polar bear has to decide if a naive Canadian grizzly bear is food or friend.

The Pool
USA 2017 9 min.

On the day before it’s shut down to make way for a fancy new aquatic center, a shabby community pool reflects on its life while going through the five stages of grief.

Quality Time
Netherlands 2017 85 min.

Dutch director Daan Bakker's sly, strange tragicomedy about a quintet of 30-something misfits is told in five parts—all employing their own inventive visual and narrative styles to convey a sense of the dislocation, dysfunction and absurdity roiling the lives of Koen, Stefaan, Kjell, Karel and Jef.

Quartette
Czech Republic 2017 93 min.

Four 30-something Czech musicians rehearse for their next performance amid misunderstandings and sexual tensions that test the fate of their string quartet and their friendships. Miroslav Krobot's quirky dramatic comedy explores the fears and anxieties that underlie the pursuit of happiness.

The Romantic Method
USA 2017 5 min.

After a breakup, a young woman decides to take the emotional stress out of dating and find her soulmate using nothing but science, logic and The Romantic Method.

Spring
USA 2017 8 min.

Amanda struggles to keep something inside as she spends the day taking photos of her best friend.

Tragedy Girls
USA 2017 90 min.

In this off-the-wall parody of the slasher genre, two social media–crazed teenage girls who host an online show about real-life tragedies embark on a quest to cement their legacy as modern horror legends—by fitting bloody mayhem into their busy high-school schedules.

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