Palm Springs International Film Festival 2023 Festival Guide

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TICKET PURCHASES & VOUCHER EXCHANGE

The box office will be open to the general public beginning on December 22.

American Express® Presale December 13 - 19.

Member Days Early Bird Access for Palm Springs Film Society Members December 19 – 21.

Go to www.psfilmfest.org to order tickets online, or call 800-898-PALM to order by phone Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm.

In-person purchases and voucher exchanges may be completed at box office locations during operating hours.

BOX OFFICE HOURS

BEFORE THE FESTIVAL

January 2 – 4: 10 am – 5 pm

Camelot Theatres - Palm Springs Cultural Center

2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs

Mary Pickford is D’Place

36850 Pickfair St, Cathedral City

DURING THE FESTIVAL

Theater box office locations are open on January 5 – 16 one hour before the first show is scheduled until one half hour after the last show is scheduled to start. Theater box offices are not open on days without screenings at that theater.

CASHLESS BOX OFFICE

We welcome Visa®, Mastercard®, Discover ® , American Express® and debit cards.

FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE

Merchandise is available online and at Destination PSP in downtown Palm Springs at 170 North Palm Canyon Dr.

TICKETING AND FESTIVAL INFORMATION

TICKETING & EVENT PRICING

GENERAL ADMISSION $13 6-PACK ....................................................................... $69 12-PACK .................................................................. $138

OPENING NIGHT SCREENING AND RECEPTION $75

OPENING NIGHT SCREENING ONLY ............... $15

CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING ONLY ................. $15

TALKING PICTURES PROGRAMS ........... $15 – $25

PASS OPTIONS

BENEFACTOR PASS .......................................... $3,500

CONCIERGE PASS $2,750 AMERICAN EXPRESS® PASS .......................... $2,500

PLATINUM PASS ................................................... $500 5-DAY “A” PASS

$350 5-DAY “B” PASS

VACCINATION CHECKPOINTS

All patrons must provide proof of vaccination and photo ID in person and receive a wristband to attend Festival screenings and events. See p. 4 for more information.

Early vaccination verification is available January 2 - 4 (10 am - 5 pm) at Camelot Theatres - Palm Springs Cultural Center and Mary Pickford is D'Place. After January 5, additional vaccination checkpoints will be located at participating festival venues during operating hours.

PICKING UP PASSES

Valid photo ID is required.

BENEFACTOR, CONCIERGE, PLATINUM, 5-DAY A, 5-DAY B AND STUDENT PASSES must be picked up at the Festival Office.

1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 3

January 2 - 16

Monday to Friday 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 1 pm

AMERICAN EXPRESS® FESTIVAL PASSES must be picked up at the American Express® Passholder Lounge.

789 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 123

January 2 - 5, 10 am - 5 pm

January 6 - 16, 8:30 am - 8:30 pm

FILMMAKER, INDUSTRY AND MEDIA PASSES must be picked up at the Hilton Palm Springs.

400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Tapestry Room

January 4, 1 pm - 5 pm

January 5 - 15, 9 am - 5 pm

January 16, 9 am - noon

PICKING UP TICKETS

Tickets may be picked up at a box office location during operating hours. Only the person who purchased the tickets may pick them up with a valid photo ID.

PRINT-AT-HOME & MOBILE TICKETS

Tickets are attached to your order confirmation email in PDF form. Simply open the PDF, print and present your tickets at the screening upon entry. You may also present the PDF on your mobile device.

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CONTENTS 05 Festival Map 06 Sponsors 11............... Letter from the Chairman 13............... Letter from the Artistic Director 15 Opening and Closing Nights 16 Film Awards 18 Community Screening Day 19 Free to High School Students 20 Talking Pictures 23............... Gayla 24............... Complete Film Program 27 Film Schedule 54 Films by Title 55 Festival Staff

FESTIVAL POLICIES

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By attending the festival, you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions, which can be found at www.psfilmfest.org/about/terms-and-conditions.

SCHEDULE CHANGES: Sometimes, for reasons beyond our control, programs must be changed, rescheduled or cancelled. A daily update on schedule changes may be obtained at www.psfilmfest.org or at the Festival Ticket & Information Center. Changes will also be posted at each venue. Please check for updates periodically.

REFUND POLICY: Refunds will be issued to anyone who cannot attend because they are sick, or have a known exposure to COVID-19. Refunds should be requested via email at boxofficemgr@psfilmfest.org. Refunds will only be issued prior to a screening; after a screening has passed, no refunds will be issued.

REFUSAL OF SERVICE: PSIFF reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. We enforce this policy to ensure a secure, professional and convenient environment for all of our patrons.

SCANNING: All tickets and passes will be scanned upon entering each screening. They are individually barcoded, allowing only one scan per use. Attempts to duplicate, alter or sell any copies of print-athome tickets or passes will result in admittance being refused to the event. Tickets and/or vouchers purchased through a third party will not be accepted.

RE-ENTRY PASSES: Anyone (including pass holders) exiting an auditorium with plans to return to that particular screening MUST obtain a Re-Entry Pass in order to be readmitted to a screening. A festival pass or ticket stub and re-entry pass is required for re-entry.

STANDBY TICKETS: When a film screening or event is on Standby, it means that the ticket allotment has been reached. Any empty seats are released for sale 10 minutes prior to a screening. Patrons can join the standby line for a chance to purchase these seats. Standby tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and may or may not be sold for some programs. Passes, credit and vouchers are accepted.

FESTIVAL ETIQUETTE

◦ Saving space in line, or seats for other patrons is not permitted.

◦ Late seating is not permitted. Festival will not sell tickets or allow seating once the program has begun. Any exception to the late-seating policy is at the discretion of the Festival Venue Manager.

◦ If you need to leave the auditorium for any reason, take your pass or ticket stub and pick up a Re-Entry Card before you leave.

◦ No one will be re-admitted without their pass or ticket stub and the Re-Entry Card.

◦ No recording equipment is permitted in the theater auditorium.

◦ No large bags are permitted inside venues; all bags are subject to search.

◦ Please turn off all mobile devices during the film presentation. No talking or texting permitted during the film presentation.

◦ Smoking is strictly prohibited at all Festival locations, including e-cigarettes and vaping products.

◦ Please complete and return your Audience Award ballot immediately following each screening.

◦ To expedite theater cleaning and seating, please discard your waste in the appropriate containers and exit promptly after your screening.

◦ All theater auditoriums are cleared between show times. Any items left in the auditoriums will be removed and placed in Lost and Found.

◦ Many lines are outside of the theaters. Please dress appropriately for comfort, as it can get warm during the day and cold in the evenings. Theaters may also get chilly.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS

To increase everyone’s safety and comfort, the following protocols apply for this year’s Festival:

Valid proof of full vaccination with photo ID is required to enter Festival venues and events. This applies to all Festival and Film Awards patrons, pass holders, volunteers, staff, guests, sponsors, media and vendors. Visit a vaccination checkpoint found at each theater location to receive your wristband indicating vaccination.

Full vaccination is defined as 10 days following the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Government-approved vaccines from other countries (e.g., Astrazeneca) will be approved with official documentation.

Acceptable documentation of vaccination includes: original or electronic photo of the CDC vaccination card, or similar documentation issued by another foreign governmental jurisdiction; original documentation from a health care provider that details your vaccination record; or a personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record. For information on approved digital vaccine record providers, visit www.psfilmfest.org/safety

A negative COVID test or proof of antibodies will NOT be accepted in lieu of proof of vaccination. To keep our patrons safe, no exceptions will be made to this policy.

Masks are strongly encouraged and voluntary for those attending the festival and events. Staff and volunteers are required to wear a mask while working. Theater capacities will be reduced to no more than 75%.

If you are sick or have a known exposure to COVID-19, please do not come to the Festival. Refunds may be requested through email at boxofficemgr@psfilmfest.org.

Depending on current conditions, additional measures may be taken. For full, up-to-date information on our safety policies visit www.psfilmfest.org/safety.

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(ANN) Annenberg Theater at Palm Springs Art Museum (Downstairs) 101 N. Museum Dr, Palm Springs

(CAM) Camelot Theatres - Palm Springs Cultural Center 2300 E. Baristo Rd, Palm Springs

(MP) Mary Pickford is D’Place 36850 Pickfair St., Cathedral City

(REG) Regal Cinemas Palm Springs Stadium 9 789 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs

Sunny Dunes Road San Lorenzo Road Mesquite Ave.

El Cielo Tahquitz Canyon Way

Palm Springs International Airport Mesquite Ave. Farrell Drive Dinah Shore Drive

(PSHS) Richards Center for the Performing Arts at Palm Springs High School 2248 Ramon Rd, Palm Springs

N. Indian Canyon Dr. N. Palm Canyon Dr.-

Palm Springs International Film Festival Administrative Offices

1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 3, Palm Springs

Hilton Palm Springs (Official Host Hotel) 400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs

Festival Store 70 North Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs

EastPalmCanyonDrive/Hwy111

Parking

Free parking is available near or at all venues

Vaccination verification checkpoints are located at each theater location and at the Filmmaker, Media and Industry welcome center at the Hilton Palm Springs.

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LETTER FROM THE FESTIVAL CHAIRMAN

Since we have not been together in person since our 2020 Festival, I take especially great pleasure in welcoming you to this year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival. Gathering with our audiences in front of the big screen to collectively share the best new films the world has to offer takes on a renewed significance this year. The more than 130 films we will be showing, which were curated for this year’s program by artistic director Lili Rodriguez and her talented staff of programmers, will allow audiences to journey to 64 countries from every region of the world without ever leaving the Coachella Valley.

Our festival offers something to suit every filmgoer’s taste — from escapist comedies and edge-of-your-seat thrillers to deeply moving dramas and eye-opening documentaries. The festival is widely regarded throughout the industry as the festival that screens the most submissions to the Best International Feature Film category of the Academy Awards®. This year, once again, we’re bringing you a large selection of those films in our Awards Buzz program.

No festival would be complete without a taste of Hollywood, so we invite you to don your finest attire and celebrate with us in person at this year’s Film Awards, which opens the festival on Thursday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. We’ll kick off this year’s awards season by honoring some of the biggest A-list movie stars and filmmakers in the world. It’s the only event in the valley where you can celebrate among Hollywood’s best and brightest, see the glitz and glamor of the red carpet with stars like Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Michelle Yeoh, Austin Butler, Michelle Williams and more Oscar® hopefuls, and enjoy a fabulous dinner in our elegantly decorated ballroom. And it’s all for a good cause, raising more than $2.5 million for the Palm Springs International Film Society’s year-round mission.

I want to thank our presenting sponsor, American Express; our title sponsor, City of Palm Springs; and our Film Awards host Mary Hart and Entertainment Tonight for helping to make this one of the most exciting events in the world of film. Our major sponsors are IHG Hotels & Resorts and the Houston Family Foundation.

The Award Gala’s underwriters are Helene Galen, JoAnn McGrath, Sean McGrath, Jordan Schnitzer and myself. Our entire board of directors donates more than $1 million annually to this benefit for the Palm Springs International Film Society. It is an honor to support the vision and passion of our founder Sonny Bono, our past chairman, Earl Greenburg, and James R. and Jackie Lee Houston, who chaired this event for so many years.

We hope you join us in ringing in a very happy new year at the festival!

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BOARD Harold Matzner VICE CHAIRS David Baron Aftab Dada Helene Galen JoAnn McGrath Scott White
DIRECTORS Stephen Breimer James Bruner
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D. Craig Bob Deville
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Dear Film Lover,

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve already seen or will see our festival trailer. Creating the trailer with our partners at Stampede is always a fun project for us – the trailer is an element that helps set the tone for the kind of festival we want to mount, it helps set the mood. Our trailer song this year is called “It’s the Little Things” by Tim Garland and it proposes that happiness is simply made of just that – the little things. As the world opens up and we begin to enjoy those activities we took for granted in our pre-Covid world, I can’t help but think about all the little things we missed since we last mounted this festival in 2020. More than that, though, I am thrilled to experience all the little things that make this festival so special again.

There are many big and little things that go into making PSIFF happen. For us, it starts with the movies. Our programmers have dedicated almost a year to scouting the world for the 130+ films that make up this edition. This is our most thematically diverse year yet and I don’t believe you’ll find two movies that are alike. From light entertainment for casual nights out to urgent commentaries that beg for post-screening conversation and beyond, the cinema is there to capture it all.

In planning this edition, we were also inspired to look inward and around us and decided to bring on local designer, Tom Dolle, for the poster artwork that decorates this book and all of our marketing materials. Tom wanted to reflect Palm Springs. His design “uses angled planes to play on the idea of screens, with icons for film, sun, and of course palm trees. The interaction, overlap, multiple directions, and hard angles reflect the diversity and connections that a film festival brings together.” Those are just some of the things that make this event what it is.

As we head off into the 34th edition, I ask that as you navigate your way through the festival, that you please take note of and enjoy those “little things “ that feel inconsequential but are actually beautiful small moments that make it all so special. What are yours? Perhaps it’ll be reuniting with a festival friend you haven’t seen since PSIFF 2020. Maybe it’ll be making a new friend while waiting in line, bonding over a film you loved (or didn't!). Maybe it’s the smell of newsprint and coffee as you pour over the Desert Sun guide highlighting the film schedule. And, of course, may we all sink into that glorious “little” moment where cinema comes to life on the big screen and everything else fades away.

Welcome back, we missed you.

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LETTER FROM THE ARTISTIC

OPENING NIGHT

80 for Brady

USA, 2023, 98 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 6:30 pm

Inspired by a true story, four best friends live life to the fullest when they take a wild trip to the 2017 Super Bowl LI to see their hero Tom Brady play. Starring Academy Award® nominee Lily Tomlin, Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda, Academy Award® winner Rita Moreno and Academy Award® winner Sally Field, with 7-time Super Bowl Champion and producer Tom Brady.

Director: Kyle Marvin

Cast: LilyTomlin,Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Sally Field,Tom Brady, BillyPorter, Rob Corddry,Alex Moffat, GuyFieri, HarryHamlin, Bob Balaban, Glynn Turman, Sara Gilbert,JimmyO.Yang, Ron Funches, Matt Lauria

CLOSING NIGHT

The Lost King

UK, 2022, 108 minutes

Sunday, January 15 • 6:30 pm

In the latest from director Stephen Frears, Sally Hawkins stars as an amateur historian who faces a system of ingrained social bias and bureaucracy while attempting to find the lost remains of King Richard III and reverse the accepted but vilified narrative of his reign.

Director: Stephen Frears

Cast: SallyHawkins, Shonagh Price, Helen Katamba, Lewis Macleod, Steve Coogan

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 5

AT THE PALM SPRINGS CONVENTION CENTER

Toast the year’s top talents at the Palm Springs International Film Society's star-studded annual Film Awards celebration.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5

The Palm Springs International Film Society's Annual Film Awards returns live on Thursday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center for another unforgettable celebration of the year’s greatest achievements in filmmaking. For more than 30 years this can’t-miss kickoff to awards season has brought the world’s biggest actors, filmmakers, and industry heavyweights to Palm Springs for the hottest event on the city’s cultural calendar. With the support of our presenting sponsor, American Express, our title sponsor the City of Palm Springs, major sponsor IHG Hotels & Resorts, our host Mary Hart and Entertainment Tonight, and our enthusiastic attendees, the Film Awards marks the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Palm Springs International Film Society.

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Toast the year’s top talents at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s star-studded annual Film Awards celebration.

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to an extraordinary new level as an ordinary woman trying to save the universe in the genre-defying Everything Everywhere All at Once. Beloved character actor Bill Nighy earns his International Star Award for a poignant leading role as a somber man looking to inject some joy into his remaining days in Living. This year’s Breakthrough Performance Award winners burst into the spotlight in very different roles — Elvis’ Austin Butler with an electric performance full of swagger and soulful singing as the king of rock and roll, and Till’s Danielle Deadwyler for her shattering portrayal of a mother channeling the pain of losing her son into the fight for civil rights.

This year’s honorees include some of the world’s most admired actors and filmmakers working at the height of their craft. Recipients of the Desert Palm Achievement Awards are two big-screen megastars who are earning some of the best reviews of their careers. Reuniting with his In Bruges director costar, Colin Farrell delivers a pitch-perfect performance full of razor-sharp humor and deeply affecting emotion as a kind-hearted farmer whose best friend suddenly shuns him in The Banshees of Inisherin. As a genius classical music composer whose provocative personal life threatens to bring about her professional downfall, the always brilliant Cate Blanchett creates a full-bodied character who’s both fragile and fierce in TÁR

A bona fide legend of the martial arts genre whose star has soared worldwide with a range of roles in everything from romantic comedies to superhero blockbusters, International Star Award recipient Michelle Yeoh has taken her talents

In only her fourth feature film, Director of the Year Sarah Polley ascends to the upper echelon of filmmakers with Women Talking, an exquisitely crafted ensemble drama about a group of Mennonite women who must reckon with unspeakable crimes committed against them by the men in their community. One of the most groundbreaking filmmakers in cinema history, Steven Spielberg , joins with a masterful cast including Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Gabriel LaBelle, and Judd Hirsch to tell his most personal story to date— The Fabelmans, an autobiographical coming-of-age story about a spirited boy who finds truth in the art of film. And powerhouse actress Viola Davis receives the Chairman’s Award for leading a tribe of African warriors in the rousing action epic The Woman King

More exciting honorees are yet to be announced, and they’re joined by a reliably star-studded roster of surprise presenters for the first event of another red-hot awards season. For tickets visit www.psfilmfest.org.

MORE HONOREES TO BE ANNOUNCED

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COMMUNITY SCREENING DAY

Shot In The Arm

USA, 2022, 89 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 4:00 pm • ANN

What began as a filmic investigation into vaccine resistance during a resurgent measles epidemic took a radical turn with the explosion of COVID-19. Exploring the “anti-vax” movement both historically and in the angry political present, this vital account probes the divides and disinformation that threaten our future.

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy

With: Blima Marcus, Dr. Peter Hotez, Dr. Paul Offit, Karen Ernst

Presented by

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We welcome high school students to attend a selection of screenings for free. To get a ticket, bring your high school photo ID and proof of vaccination to any of our box office locations on the day of the screening no later than 15 minutes before show time. Limited quantities available and only one free ticket per student per screening.

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USA, 2022, 101 minutes

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shown right Butterfly in the Sky USA, 2022, 86 minutes

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Saturday, January 7 • 6:45 pm • REG Sunday, January 8 • 9:45 am • REG

Lift shown left USA, 2022, 87 minutes

More on page 41 Friday, January 13 • 8:00 pm • REG Saturday, January 14 • 6:45 pm • REG Sunday, January 15 • 9:00 am • MP

shown right Liquor Store Dreams USA, 2022, 85 minutes

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Saturday, January 7 • 5:15 pm • REG Sunday, January 8 • 12:00 pm • REG

Sublime shown left Argentina, 2022, 100 minutes

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shown right Susie Searches USA, 2022, 105 minutes

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Saturday, January 14 • 7:00 pm • MP Sunday, January 15 • 11:00 am • REG

Talia’s Journey shown left Belgium, 2022, 79 minutes

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TALKING PICTURES

Alice, Darling

Canada, 2022, 90 minutes

Saturday, January 14 • 3:00 pm • ANN

IN-DEPTH DISCUSSIONS WITH THE CREATORS OF THE YEAR’S TOP TITLES

In conversation with: Actor Anna Kendrick

Alice (Anna Kendrick) is on a girls trip weekend at a lakeside cabin when her childhood friends begin to suspect her picture-perfect romance is a carefully curated facade. Anchored by Kendrick’s visceral, career-best performance, this potent psychological drama incisively depicts the physical and emotional toll of intimate partner violence.

Director: Mary Nighy

Cast:Anna Kendrick, Wunmi Mosaku, Kaniehtiio Horn, Charlie Carrick, MarkjanWinnick

The Banshees of Inisherin

Ireland, 2022, 114 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 10:00 am • CAM

In conversation with: Actor Colin Farrell

Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.

Director: Martin McDonagh

Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, BarryKeoghan, GaryLydon, Pat Shortt, Sheila Flitton

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Chevalier

USA, 2022, 107 minutes

Saturday, January 14 • 11:00 am • ANN

In conversation with: Director Stephen Williams

Born the illegitimate child of an African slave and a French aristocrat, Joseph Bologne (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) rose through the ranks of 18th-century French society as a virtuoso violinist, composer and fencer. Full of opulence and romance, this electric and boisterous biopic is a fitting tribute to a true original.

Director: Stephen Williams

Cast: Kelvin HarrisonJr., SamaraWeaving, Lucy Boynton, Minnie Driver, Marton Csokas, Sian Clifford

Moving On

USA, 2022, 85 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 3:00 pm • PSHS

In conversation with: Director Paul Weitz and Producer Andrew Miano

When two former friends are reunited at the funeral for the third part in their once inseparable trio, a revenge plot unearths the secret that tore them apart. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin continue their iconic screen partnership with this bittersweet look at the lasting impact of sexual assault.

Director: Paul Weitz

Cast:Jane Fonda, LilyTomlin, Malcolm McDowell, Catherine Dent, Richard Roundtree

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God Save the Queens

USA, 2022, 87 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 7:00 pm • CAM

Friday, January 13 • 7:00 pm • CAM

Featuring a glittering constellation of Los Angeles drag stars, this audacious and candy-colored comedy follows a quartet of down-on-their-luck queens who end up stuck at the same therapy retreat. Together they face their respective plights with rapid-fire wit, unexpected poignancy, and a dash of the divine.

Director: Jordan Danger

Cast:AlaskaThunderf*ck (AKAJustinAndrewHonard), LaganjaEstranja(AKAJayJackson),KellyMantle,Jordan Michael Green, PeterFacinelli, MichelleVisage,Joaquim DeAlmeida, Luenell, Zack Gottsagen

Mama Bears

USA, 2022, 90 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 8:00 pm • CAM

Sunday, January 8 • 3:00 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 10:00 am • CAM

In this soul-warming documentary, we meet the brave Christian mothers – indoctrinated by antigay bias in their fundamentalist and Evangelical churches – who band together to protect their queer and trans children. At risk of losing their friends and communities, they make the grand leap from prejudice to Pride protests.

Director: Daresha Kyi

With: Sara Cunningham, ParkerCunningham, Kimberly Shappley,TammiTerrell Morris

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FILMS A TO Z

1341 Frames of Love and War

Israel, 2022, 90 minutes

Monday, January 9 • 10:30 am • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 8:30 pm • MP Sunday, January 15 • 3:00 pm • MP

TRUE STORIES

A love letter to the power and beauty of photographic imagery, this intimate portrait of acclaimed photojournalist Micha Bar-Am offers a meditation on memory, violence and Israeli identity, and explores how a frozen moment becomes imbued with meaning and emotion.

Director: Ran Tal With: Barak Bar-Am, Micha Bar-Am, Nimrod Bar-Am, Orna Bar-Am

1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture

USA, 2022, 92 minutes

Monday, January 9 • 9:00 am • CAM

Friday, January 13 • 2:15 pm • REG Sunday, January 15 • 5:15 pm • REG

QUEER CINEMA

The word “homosexual” did not appear in the Bible until 1946. Scholars, linguists, theologians and others have concluded it was a mistranslation, one that has had deadly consequences for the LGBTQ community. Sight unseen, this revelatory film has already been fiercely attacked by Christian conservatives.

Director: Sharon “Rocky” Roggio

With: KathyBaldock, Ed Oxford, Sharon "Rocky" Roggio, Sal Roggio,Angela Parker, Steve Greenberg

Ajoomma

Singapore, 2022, 90 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 11:00 am • ANN

Monday, January 9 • 9:00 am • MP

Tuesday, January 10 • 7:00 pm • CAM

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Two things warm Auntie’s heart: her adult son and Korean soap operas. As her son eyes a move from Singapore to faraway Los Angeles, Auntie decides to take a muchneeded vacation alone to her beloved South Korea, where she will embark on the comic adventure of a lifetime.

Director: He Shuming

Cast: Hong Huifang,Jung Dong-Hwan, Kang Hyung Suk, Shane Pow

Alcarràs

Spain, 2022, 120 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 12:00 pm • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 4:30 pm • REG

Sunday, January 15 • 7:45 pm • MP

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In this lyrical sophomore feature from acclaimed director Carla Simón (Summer 1993, PSIFF 2018), the Solé family is informed that they have until the end of summer to vacate their Catalonian peach farm, which threatens the very fabric of their once inseparable bonds.

Director: Carla Simón

Cast:Jordi Pujol Dolcet,Anna Otín, Xènia Roset,Albert Bosch,AinetJounou,JosepAbad, Montse Oró

All Quiet on the Western Front

Germany, 2022, 147 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 1:30 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 8:00 pm • CAM

Sunday, January 15 • 7:00 pm • MP

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Based on veteran Erich Maria Remarque’s 1929 novel of the same name, this harrowing and poignant indictment of armed conflict follows a 17-year-old German conscript and his experiences fighting on the front lines of the First World War.

Director: Edward Berger

Cast: Felix Kammerer,Albrecht Schuch,Aaron Hilmer, Moritz Klaus, Edin Hasanovic,Adrian Grünewald,Thibault De Montalembert, Daniel Brühl, Devid Striesow

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All That Breathes

India, 2022, 97 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 9:45 am • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 10:30 am • MP

Sunday, January 15 • 8:00 pm • REG

TRUE STORIES

Following two brothers from New Delhi who have dedicated their lives to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured birds of prey, this celebrated documentary takes a spiritually rich and gorgeously shot look at the terrifying effects of pollution and the interconnectedness of the species.

Director: Shaunak Sen

With: Salik Rehman, Mohammad Saud, Nadeem Shehzad

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

USA, 2022, 113 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 7:00 pm • MP

Thursday, January 12 • 2:00 pm • CAM

MODERN MASTERS

The latest from Oscar®-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras (Citizenfour, PSIFF 2015) is an intimate and immense portrait of singular American artist and activist Nan Goldin, detailing the photographer’s life among contemporaries, experience with oxycontin addiction and personal tragedy, and her David vs. Goliath crusade against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family.

Director: Laura Poitras

Anxious Nation

USA, 2022, 101 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 1:30 pm • REG

Sunday, January 8 • 6:00 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 10:30 am • MP

TRUE STORIES

Shedding light on the widespread effects of anxiety as well as extinguishing the stigma often associated with mental health, this insightful and revealing documentary thoughtfully explores the ever-evolving circumstances that bring anxiety into the lives of each new generation, and what can be done to treat a national crisis.

Directors: Vanessa Roth, Laura Morton

With:Jonah Burns, Mike Sneideman, Meredith Burns, NicoleCochrane,Giancarlos“GC”Coris,DaveCummings

Argentina, 1985

Argentina, 2022, 140 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 9:00 am • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 7:00 pm • CAM

Saturday, January 14 • 11:00 am • PSHS

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CAM Camelot Theatres - Palm Springs Cultural Center

MP Mary Pickford is D’Place

PSHS Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School

REG Regal Palm Springs

Foreign-language films are shown with English subtitles. All programs are subject to change.

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Despite living under constant threat and intimidation, prosecutor Luis Moreno Campo and his young, relentless legal team strive to bring members of the de facto dictatorship government – the junta – to justice. This gripping legal drama offers a front-row seat to the epic human rights trial that captivated the world.

Director: Santiago Mitre

Cast: Ricardo Darín, Gina Mastronicola, Francisco Bertín, SantiagoArmas Estevarena,Alejandra Flechner

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

USA, 2022, 96 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 8:00 pm • REG

Monday, January 9 • 3:00 pm • ANN

Sunday, January 15 • 10:00 am • CAM

NEW VOICES NEW VISIONS

In 1987 El Paso, two teenagers become instant friends. But when Dante wants friendship to turn into romance, the conflicted Ari recoils. This beautiful, multilayered exploration of first love casts a beguiling spell.

Director: Aitch Alberto

Cast: Max Pelayo, Reese Gonzales, KevinAlejandro, Luna Blaise, Eva Longoria, Eugenio Derbez,Veronica Falcón

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The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher

USA, 2022, 87 minutes

Thursday, January 12 • 2:15 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 1:30 pm • REG

TRUE STORIES

M.F.K. Fisher’s writing changed the way America thought about eating and cooking: she made food sexy. A die-hard sensualist who led a daringly unconventional life, Fisher was an inspiration to Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl and Anne Lamott, who all lend their insights to this delicious portrait of a pleasure-loving gourmand.

Director: Gregory M. Bezat

With: MaryDilts

The Beasts

Spain, 2022, 137 minutes

Thursday, January 12 • 7:00 pm • MP

Saturday, January 14 • 9:00 am • REG

WORLD CINEMA NOW

Living the quiet life in a small Galician village, French immigrants Antoine and Olga face the violent resentment of a pair of brutish brothers in this powerful and unpredictable thriller that unfolds in kinked, Hitchcockian fashion.

Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Cast: Marina Foïs, Denis Menochet, Luis Zahera, Diego

Anido, Marie Colomb

Back Then

Poland, 2021, 94 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 3:00 pm • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 10:00 am • CAM

Thursday, January 12 • 7:30 pm • PSHS

WORLD CINEMA NOW

In this uproarious and nostalgic comedy about growing up in the Polish People’s Republic in the mid-1980s, the members of a dysfunctional yet tight-knit family see an opportunity to break free of their oppressive existence after obtaining their dream car: an orange Fiat 126.

Director: Kinga Dębska

Cast: Kinga Preis,AdamWoronowicz, EwaWiśniewska, Barbara Papis,AlicjaWarchocka, Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Milena Lisiecka, PrzemysławBluszcz, RafałRutkowski

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Mexico, 2022, 159 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 2:00 pm • MP

Saturday, January 7 • 7:00 pm • ANN

Thursday, January 12 • 10:00 am • CAM

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Celebrated filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu returns to his native Mexico for this audacious autofictional film about a documentarian reflecting on a life split between two countries. The result is exuberant, introspective and sardonically funny, with personal and national histories converging into a one-of-a-kind experience.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Cast: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Griselda Siciliani, Ximena Lamadrid,ÍkerSánchezSolano,HugoAlbores

Beautiful Beings

Iceland, 2022, 123 minutes

Monday, January 9 • 2:00 pm • CAM

Friday, January 13 • 8:30 pm • MP

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FILM

A savagely bullied teenager forms a tentative rapport with a trio of tough outsiders. Together, they experiment with aggression and violence but also, in stark contrast to the uniformly toxic adult masculinity that surrounds them, learn about loyalty and love.

Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Cast:BirgirDagurBjarkason,ÁskellEinarPálmason,Viktor BenónýBenediktsson, Snorri Rafn Frímannsson,Aníta Briem,ÍsgerðurGunnarsdóttir,ÓlafurDarriÓlafsson

Before, Now & Then

Indonesia, 2022, 103 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 7:00 pm • MP

Sunday, January 15 • 7:30 pm • REG

WORLD CINEMA NOW

During the political upheaval of 1960s Indonesia, Nana loses the man she loves. While he continues to linger in her dreams and memories, Nana settles down with a wealthy new husband, and finds an unlikely confidant in his mistress.

Director: Kamila Andini

Cast: HappySalma, Laura Basuki

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FRIDAY , JANUARY 6 PSHS REGAL PALM SPRINGS 9 CAM MARY PICKFORD ANN 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM NOON 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM Shot in the Arm 4:00PM (89) Punch 7:30PM (98) The Banshees of Inisherin 10:00AM (114) Nostalgia 10:00AM (117) Broker 3:00PM (129) Chile ‘76 9:00AM (95) Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths 2:00PM (159) I Have Electric Dreams 10:30AM (103) Stonewalling 3:00PM (147) Gyeong-ah’s Daughter 8:30PM (119) All That Breathes 9:45AM (97) The Happiest Man in the World 2:45PM (95) Living 11:00AM (102) Simone: Woman of the Century 9:45AM (140) Concerned Citizen 2:15PM (82) Juniper 6:45PM (95) Alcarràs 12:00PM (120) The Word 4:30PM (104) Golden Years 10:30AM (91) War Sailor 3:00PM (150) Somewhere in Queens 7:30PM (106) The Grab 11:15AM (104) Revoir Paris 3:45PM (105) You Won’t Be Alone 8:00PM (108) World War III 9:00AM (107) All Quiet on the Western Front 1:30PM (147) The Quiet Girl 6:00PM (94) Without Her 12:45PM (111) Under the Fig Trees 5:15PM (92) All the Beauty and the Bloodshed 7:00PM (117) Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 11:00AM (161) A Man Called Otto 7:30PM (126) PSFILMFEST.ORG 27 A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE DESERT SUN 80 for Brady Opening Night Friday, January 6 • 6:30 pm Best of Fest Monday, January 16 • All Day KEY AWARDS BUZZ CLOSING DOCUMENTARY QUEER CINEMA TALKING PICTURES THEATER KEY ANN Annenberg Theater CAM Camelot Theatres - Palm Springs Cultural Center MP Mary Pickford is D’Place PSHS Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School REG Regal Palm Springs
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PSFILMFEST.ORG 29 A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE DESERT SUN PSHS REGAL PALM SPRINGS 9 CAM MARY PICKFORD ANN 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM NOON 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM The Beasts 7:00PM (137) THURSDAY , JANUARY 12 Il Boemo 7:00PM (130) My Emptiness and I 7:45PM (98) Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb 11:00AM (112) Emily 9:00AM (130) All the Beauty and the Bloodshed 2:00PM (117) Crows Are White 3:00PM (98) My Sailor, My Love 7:00PM (103) Joyland 9:00AM (127) Broker 3:00PM (129) Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths 10:00AM (159) EO 8:00PM (88) Burning Days 2:00PM (130) Simone: Woman of the Century 10:30AM (140) Darkling 3:00PM (103) Victim 9:45AM (91) Esther Newton Made Me Gay 2:45PM (90) Back Then 7:30PM (94) The Happiest Man in the World 9:45AM (95) The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher 2:15PM (87) Bella 6:45PM (98) Blanquita 12:00PM (98) Lullaby 4:30PM (104) Saint Omer 8:30PM (123) Under the Fig Trees 11:15AM (92) Love According to Dalva 8:00PM (87) War Sailor 10:30AM (150) Return to Seoul 3:00PM (115) Born in Chicago 7:30PM (77) You Won’t Be Alone 9:00AM (108) Last Film Show 1:30PM (111) Butterfly Vision 6:00PM (107) I Have Electric Dreams 12:45PM (103) Snow and the Bear 5:15PM (93) Kalev 9:00PM (91) Max, Min & Meowzaki 3:45PM (123) PSHS REGAL PALM SPRINGS 9 CAM MARY PICKFORD ANN 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM NOON 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
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30 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | 2023 PSHS REGAL PALM SPRINGS 9 CAM MARY PICKFORD ANN 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM NOON 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM SUNDAY , JANUARY 15 Greener Pastures 11:00AM (90) Casa Susanna 3:00PM (98) The Origin of Evil 7:00PM (125) Holy Spider 9:00AM (113) The Lost King 6:30PM (108) Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 10:00AM (96) The Damned Don’t Cry 3:00PM (111) Linoleum 7:30PM (101) Lift 9:00AM (87) EO 2:00PM (88) All Quiet on the Western Front 7:00PM (147) Lakota Nation vs. United States 10:30AM (120) 1341 Frames of Love and War 3:00PM (90) Chile ‘76 8:30PM (95) R.M.N. 2:45PM (125) Winter Boy 9:45AM (122) Alcarràs 7:45PM (120) My Neighbor Adolf 11:00AM (96) Our Father, the Devil 9:45AM (108) Golden Years 6:45PM (91) Max, Min & Meowzaki 12:00PM (145) Mediterranean Fever 4:30PM (108) The Substitute 11:15AM (110) Sublime 8:30PM (100) Gyeong-ah’s Daughter 3:45PM (119) All That Breathes 8:00PM (97) Saint Omer 10:30AM (123) My Sailor, My Love 3:00PM (103) Before, Now & Then 7:30PM (103) The Quiet Girl 9:00AM (94) Huesera 1:30PM (97) The Caviar Connection 6:00PM (100) Susie Searches 11:00AM (105) 1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture 5:15PM (92) Nostalgia 9:00PM (117) Punch 2:15PM (98) The Lost King 6:30PM (108) PSHS REGAL PALM SPRINGS 9 CAM MARY PICKFORD ANN 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM NOON 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM FRIDAY , JANUARY 13 Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb 2:00PM (112) Crows Are White 10:30AM (98) My Sailor, My Love 2:00PM (103) Decision to Leave 9:45AM (138) Gyeong-ah’s Daughter 10:00AM (119) Il Boemo 6:45PM (130) The Judgement 7:30PM (130) Beautiful Beings 8:30PM (123) Next Sohee 8:30PM (135) Snow and the Bear 11:15AM (93) Lift 8:00PM (87) Last Film Show 3:00PM (111) Cinema Sabaya 9:00AM (91) Esther Newton Made Me Gay 6:00PM (90) Without Her 9:00PM (111) The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher 1:30PM (87) Max, Min & Meowzaki 7:45PM (145) Bella 12:00PM (98) Lullaby 11:00AM (104) The Substitute 7:00PM (110) The Grab 3:45PM (104) How to Blow Up a Pipeline 5:15PM (100) My Emptiness and I 4:30PM (98) 1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture 2:15PM (92) Driving Madeleine 7:30PM (91) Anxious Nation 10:30AM (101) No Bears 3:00PM (106) Eismayer 9:45AM (87) Butterfly Vision 2:45PM (107) God Save the Queens 7:00PM (87) Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams 3:00PM (120) A Compassionate Spy 7:00PM (102) Freaks Out 9:00AM (142) Juniper 3:00PM (95) Melchior the Apothecary 8:00PM (98) The Thief Collector 9:00AM (94) Born in Chicago 11:00AM (77) PSHS REGAL PALM SPRINGS 9 CAM MARY PICKFORD ANN 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM NOON 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM SATURDAY , JANUARY 14 Argentina, 1985 11:00AM (140) Close 9:00AM (105) Of Medicine and Miracles 8:00PM (96) Alice Darling 3:00PM (90) Somewhere in Queens 7:00PM (106) Corsage 2:00PM (113) Il Boemo 9:00AM (130) Freaks Out 3:00PM (142) Mama Bears 10:00AM (90) Next Sohee 9:45AM (135) Golden Years 7:00PM (91) One Fine Morning 3:00PM (112) Burning Days 2:00PM (130) Susie Searches 7:00PM (105) Huesera 10:30AM (97) Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy 8:30PM (101) Born in Chicago 2:45PM (77) Crows Are White 7:45PM (98) Blue Caftan 7:00PM (118) Split at the Root 8:30PM (98) Bella 4:30PM (98) Esther Newton Made Me Gay 11:15AM (90) The Thief Collector 8:00PM (94) Snow and the Bear 3:45PM (93) Punch 10:30PM (98) The Substitute 6:00PM (110) Lift 6:45PM (87) A Compassionate Spy 3:00PM (102) The Beasts 9:00AM (137) Butterfly Vision 11:00AM (107) Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams 2:15PM (120) My Emptiness and I 12:00PM (98) Lullaby 5:15PM (104) Stonewalling 9:00PM (147) Chevalier 11:00AM (107)

Bella

USA, 2022, 98 minutes

Thursday, January 12 • 6:45 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 12:00 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 4:30 pm • REG

TRUE STORIES

Hailed as one of the greatest American dancers of our age, Californian Bella Lewitzky was a modern dance pioneer and outspoken social activist, whose fights for freedom of expression almost destroyed her career. Her long, glorious and embattled life comes to vivid realization in this comprehensive, dance-filled celebration.

Director: Bridget Murnane

With:CarmenDeLavallade,LarryAttaway,WalterKennedy, KennethTalley,TheodoraMahdinahMcKay

Blanquita

Chile, 2022, 98 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 3:00 pm • MP

Tuesday, January 10 • 8:30 pm • REG Thursday, January 12 • 12:00 pm • REG

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In this stirring drama based on true events, an 18-yearold living in a foster home is encouraged to denounce a ring of pedophiles in the wake of a scandal. But when the investigation widens to involve high-ranking politicians, threats are made and everyone is placed under a microscope.

Director: Fernando Guzzoni

Cast: Laura López,Alejandro Goic,Amparo Noguera, MarceloAlonso, Daniela Ramírez

The Blue Caftan

Morocco, 2022, 118 minutes

Monday, January 9 • 10:00 am • CAM

Saturday, January 14 • 7:00 pm • PSHS

AWARDS

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In this remarkable story of love, longing and acceptance, middle-aged couple Mina and Halim run a traditional caftan boutique in Morocco. When a handsome young apprentice joins the shop, Halim's desires are soon ignited.

Director: Maryam Touzani

Cast: LubnaAzabal, Saleh Bakri,Ayoub Missioui

Body Parts

USA, 2022, 86 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 4:30 pm • REG

Monday, January 9 • 2:00 pm • MP

TRUE STORIES

Womens’ bodies have been objectified, commodified, airbrushed and exploited in the movies for a century. In this lively, clip-rich corrective, industry insiders from Jane Fonda to Rosanna Arquette to Janet Leigh’s body double in Psycho reveal the naked truths behind Hollywood’s male gaze, and how they’re fighting back.

Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

With:Jane Fonda,JoeySoloway,Angela Robinson, Karyn Kusama, Rose McGowan, David Simon, EmilyMeade, Alexandra Billings, RosannaArquette

Born in Chicago

USA, 2021, 77 minutes

Thursday, January 12 • 7:30 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 11:00 am • ANN

Saturday, January 14 • 2:45 pm • MP

TRUE STORIES

This joyous celebration of Chicago blues hones in on the early 1960s when blues-besotted white teenagers Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield and Barry Goldberg learned at the feet of their idols, and helped ignite a blues explosion that changed the face of popular music.

Directors: Bob Sarles, John Anderson

With: BarryGoldberg, Nick Gravenites, HarveyMandel, Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop, Sam Lay, Steve Miller, B.B. King, BuddyGuy, Keith Richards, Marshall Chess

Broker

South Korea, 2022, 129 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 3:00 pm • CAM

Thursday, January 12 • 3:00 pm • CAM

MODERN MASTERS

From the director of Shoplifters (PSIFF 2019) comes this playful and touching crowdpleaser about a young woman who goes on the road with a group of child traffickers to help them find a new home for her unwanted child.

Meanwhile, two cops tail their every move.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda

Cast: Song Kang-ho, Dong-won Gang, Bae Doona,Ji-eun Lee, LeeJoo-young

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Burning Days

Turkey, 2022, 130 minutes

Thursday, January 12 • 2:00 pm • MP

Saturday, January 14 • 2:00 pm • MP

WORLD CINEMA NOW

In this tense and atmospheric drama, a handsome young government prosecutor is sent to a remote Turkish town to investigate a murder. Once there, he encounters the bizarre behavior of the locals, and finds himself under threat while embroiled in the turmoil.

Director: Emin Alper

Cast:Selahatti̇nPaşali,EkinKoç,ErolBabaoğlu,Erdem Şenocak,SelinYeninci

Butterfly in the Sky

USA, 2022, 86 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 6:45 pm • REG

Sunday, January 8 • 9:45 am • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 11:15 am • REG

TRUE STORIES

Go behind the scenes of the revolutionary long-running public broadcast series Reading Rainbow and discover how a motley crew of educators, producers, celebrities and the show’s incomparable host LeVar Burton beat the odds to foster a generation’s love of reading through television.

Directors: Bradford Thomason, Brett Whitcomb

With: LeVarBurton,Twila Liggett, LarryLancit, CecilyTruett Lancit,TonyButtino

Butterfly Vision

Ukraine, 2022, 107 minutes

Thursday, January 12 • 6:00 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 2:45 pm • MP

Saturday, January 14 • 11:00 am • REG

NEW VOICES NEW VISIONS

After being held in captivity for two months as a prisoner of war, aerial reconnaissance expert Lilia struggles to readjust to life at home. Her newly strained relationship with her husband is only exacerbated by the shocking discovery that she is pregnant.

Director: Maksim Nakonechnyi

Cast: Rita Burkovska, LiubomyrValivots, Myroslava Vytrykhovska-Makar, NatalkaVorozhbyt

Cairo Conspiracy

Sweden, 2022, 126 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 10:00 am

AWARDS BUZZ – BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

In this bold and nuanced thriller from the director of the award-winning The Nile Hilton Incident, a gifted student at Al-Azhar University in Cairo finds himself a reluctant pawn in a ruthless power struggle between Egypt’s religious and political elite after the Grand Imam suddenly dies.

Director: Tarik Saleh

Cast:Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fares, Mohammad Bakri, Makram Khoury, Mehdi Dehbi

Casa Susanna

USA, 2022, 98 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 8:30 pm • REG

Sunday, January 15 • 3:00 pm • ANN

QUEER CINEMA

Tucked away in the Catskills, Casa Susanna was a secretive, summertime oasis for crossdressing men and trans women in the 1950s and early ‘60s. With fabulous interviews and a treasure trove of archival photos, this lovely, often surprising salute to these genderbending pioneers unearths a delicious hidden corner of queer history.

Director: Sebastien Lifshitz

The Caviar Connection

France, 2021, 100 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 9:00 am • CAM

Tuesday, January 10 • 8:00 pm • CAM

Sunday, January 15 • 6:00 pm • REG

TRUE STORIES

A band of fearless investigative journalists, including imprisoned and targeted Khadija Ismayilova, exposes the intricacies of corruption and power in the highest government offices of nations such as Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan in this eye-opening documentary that unravels like a nail-biting thriller.

Director: Benoît Bringer

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Chile '76

Chile, 2022, 95 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 9:00 am • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 2:45 pm • MP

Sunday, January 15 • 8:30 pm • MP

CINE LATINO

After a life of toeing the line as a bourgeois housewife in 1970s Chile, Carmen’s world is rocked when she’s asked to nurse a wounded rebel back to health, opening her up to certain danger in this tense and unforgettable thriller.

Director: Manuela Martelli

Cast:AlineKuppenheim,NicolásSepúlveda,HugoMedina, AlejandroGoic

Cinema Sabaya

Israel, 2021, 91 minutes

Tuesday, January 10 • 7:00 pm • MP

Friday, January 13 • 9:00 am • REG

AWARDS

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In this engaging and multilayered drama, eight Arab and Jewish women take part in a video workshop taught by a young filmmaker. Over the course of their sessions, the group’s ever-changing dynamic enables them to challenge their preexisting assumptions and prejudices.

Director: Orit Fouks Rotem

Cast: Dana Ivgy,Aseel Farhat, Khawlah Hag-Debsy,Joanna Said,Amal Murkus

Close

Belgium, 2022, 105 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 7:00 pm • PSHS

Wednesday, January 11 • 11:00 am • ANN

Saturday, January 14 • 9:00 am • CAM

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From the director of Girl (PSIFF 2019), this intimate, quietly devastating study of the intense childhood friendship between two 13-year-old boys takes an unexpected turn as they buckle under the pressure to conform to peer group expectations of masculinity.

Director: Lukas Dhont

Cast:EdenDambrine,GustavDeWaele,ÉmilieDequenne, Léa Drucker

A Compassionate Spy

USA, 2022, 102 minutes

Monday, January 9 • 9:00 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 7:00 pm • ANN

Saturday, January 14 • 3:00 pm • REG

MODERN MASTERS

In this real-life espionage story that doubles as a swooning romance, the great documentarian Steve James (Hoop Dreams) profiles nuclear physicist and American spy Ted Hall, whose incredible life is recounted by his widow and confidante Joan, with whom he shared more than 50 years of marriage – and government secrets.

Director: Steve James

With:Ted Hall,Joan Hall, Ruth London, Sarah Hall

Concerned Citizen

Israel, 2022, 82 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 2:15 pm • REG

Saturday, January 7 • 7:00 pm • MP

Monday, January 9 • 4:30 pm • REG

WORLD CINEMA NOW

Architect Ben thinks of himself as a socially progressive, enlightened gay man. But an interaction with neighbors in his gritty south Tel Aviv neighborhood challenges his view of himself in this smartly crafted, multilayered satire about racial privilege, xenophobia and identity.

Director: Idan Haguel

Cast: Shlomi Bertonov,Ariel Wolf

Corsage

Austria, 2022, 113 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 7:00 pm • PSHS

Tuesday, January 10 • 9:00 am • CAM

Saturday, January 14 • 2:00 pm • CAM

AWARDS BUZZ – BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

The charismatic Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread) offers a boldly mischievous performance as the middle-aged “Sissi” in this fiery, revisionist history of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, a woman once idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion and exercise trends.

Director: Marie Kreutzer

Cast:VickyKrieps, Colin Morgan, Finnegan Oldfield, Ivana Stojkovic,Alma Hasun

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Crows Are White

Japan, 2022, 98 minutes

Thursday, January 12 • 3:00 pm • ANN

Friday, January 13 • 10:30 am • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 7:45 pm • MP

TRUE STORIES

In this charming and wistful saga of clashing cultures, a filmmaker facing a personal crisis travels to a remote Japanese monastery seeking advice. But when an unfortunate foible sends him packing, his only hope lies with a misfit monk more interested in heavy metal and lavish desserts than enlightenment.

Director: Ahsen Nadeem

Decision to Leave

South Korea, 2022, 138 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 2:00 pm • CAM

Wednesday, January 11 • 7:30 pm • PSHS

Friday, January 13 • 9:45 am • REG

AWARDS BUZZ – BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

From the director of Oldboy and The Handmaiden comes a seductive, stylish neo-noir about a detective investigating a climber’s death, only to fall for the victim’s beguiling Chinese wife. Sleuth and suspect are ensnared in each other’s nets, plunging both into the tragic inevitability of love.

Director: Park Chan-wook

Cast:TangWei, Park Hae-il

The Damned Don't Cry

France, 2022, 111 minutes

Tuesday, January 10 • 10:30 am • MP

Sunday, January 15 • 3:00 pm • CAM

NEW VOICES NEW VISIONS

Estranged from their extended family, a single mother and her teenage son subsist on the margins of Moroccan society. Destitute but determined, the pair hustles however they can to keep a roof over their heads.

Director: Fyzal Boulifa

Cast:Abdellah El Hajjouji,AichaTebbae,Antoine Reinartz

Darkling

Serbia, 2021, 103 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 9:00 am • REG

Thursday, January 12 • 3:00 pm • MP

AWARDS BUZZ – BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

In the mountains of Kosovo, 10-year-old Milica lives with her mother and grandfather. They are one of the last Serbian families in the enclave. When night falls, they barricade themselves in their house and await the coming of Kosovo Force troops. The war may be over, but fear remains.

Director: Dušan Milić

Cast:SlavkoŠtimac,DanicaĆurčić,MionaIlov

Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of

Midnight Cowboy

USA, 2022, 101 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 3:00 pm • ANN

Monday, January 9 • 9:45 am • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 8:30 pm • MP

TRUE STORIES

No Oscar®-winning film captured its tumultuous time as indelibly as 1969’s X-rated Midnight Cowboy. Rich with interviews and archival footage, this documentary chronicles the cultural, sexual and political undercurrents that fueled John Schlesinger’s classic movie.

Director: Nancy Buirski

With: Bob Balaban, Michael Childers, Brian De Palma

Dirty Difficult Dangerous

France, 2022, 83 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 3:00 pm • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 1:30 pm • REG

WORLD CINEMA NOW

A downtrodden Ethiopian maid and a handsome Syrian refugee who subsists on scavenging the streets of Beirut are the unlikely couple at the center of this quirky Lebanese drama that explores difficult circumstances with an unexpectedly light and humorous touch.

Director: Wissam Charaf

Cast: Clara Couturet, ZiadJallad, RifaatTarabey, DarinaAl Joundi, Ghina Daou, Rami Fadel,AdamAlothman

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Don't Worry Darling

USA, 2022, 123 minutes

Wednesday, January 11 • 7:00 pm • ANN

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT

The sprawling desert landscape, palm-tree studded streets, and mid-century modern architecture of Palm Springs provide the eye-catching locale for director Olivia Wilde’s thrilling, enigmatic mystery about a 1950s housewife (Florence Pugh) who resides with her husband (Harry Styles) in a picture-perfect community where nothing is as it seems.

Director: Olivia Wilde

Cast:FlorencePugh,HarryStyles,ChrisPine,OliviaWilde, KiKiLayne,GemmaChan,NickKroll

Driving Madeleine

France, 2022, 91 minutes

Monday, January 9 • 10:30 am • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 10:00 am • CAM

Friday, January 13 • 7:30 pm • PSHS

WORLD CINEMA NOW

The amazing nonagenarian talent Line Renaud is incandescent as Madeleine, a tough broad with a hard-earned appreciation for friendship and life’s little pleasures. Over the course of a taxi ride through Paris with a stressed-out driver (comic legend Dany Boon) she changes his life.

Director: Christian Carion

Cast: Line Renaud, DanyBoon,Alice Isaaz,Jérémie Laheurte, Gwendoline Hamon

Eismayer

Austria, 2022, 87 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 8:00 pm • CAM

Tuesday, January 10 • 8:00 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 9:45 am • MP

QUEER CINEMA

Hyper-macho Sergeant Major Eismayer is the most feared instructor in the Austrian Armed Forces. His fierce masculinity, however, is a protective shell that hides his true nature. When he falls for the the openly gay recruit Mario, his carefully constructed world is shattered.

Director: David Wagner

Cast: Gerhard Liebmann, Luka Dimić,Julia Koschitz,Anton Noori, ChristopherSchärf, Karl Fischer, LionTatzber

Emily

UK, 2022, 130 minutes

Tuesday, January 10

Thursday, January 12

WORLD CINEMA NOW

Veteran actor Frances O’Connor makes her auspicious directorial debut with this fanciful biopic of Emily Brontë (richly embodied by Sex Education star Emma Mackey) in the turbulent years that led to her creation of Wuthering Heights, when she falls into a steamy romance with the new parish priest (Oliver Jackson-Cohen).

Director: Frances O’Connor

Cast:EmmaMackey,FionnWhitehead,OliverJacksonCohen,AlexandraDowling,AdrianDunbar,AmeliaGething, GemmaJones

EO

Poland, 2022, 88 minutes

Tuesday, January 10 • 10:30 am • REG

Thursday, January 12 • 8:00 pm • CAM

Sunday, January 15 • 2:00 pm • MP

AWARDS BUZZ – BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

In his Cannes Jury Prize-winner, Polish auteur Jerzy Skolimowski offers one of his most visually inventive films, following the travels and travails of a gray donkey named EO, all the while observing the follies and triumphs of humankind.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski

Cast: Sandra Drzymalska,Tomasz Organek, Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Lorenzo Zurzolo, Isabelle Huppert

Esther Newton Made Me Gay

USA, 2022, 90 minutes

Thursday, January 12 • 2:45 pm • MP

Friday, January 13 • 6:00 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 11:15 am • REG

QUEER CINEMA

Cultural anthropologist and proud lesbian Esther Newton was years ahead of her time when she studied Midwestern drag shows in the 1960s, back when academia turned its back on her. Now an icon who has inspired legions of activists and scholars, Newton reflects on her life in this warm, saucy tribute.

Director: Jean Carlomusto

With: EstherNewton, HollyHughes, Louise Fishman, AmberHolibaugh, Shaka McGlotten

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Eternal Spring

Canada, 2022, 86 minutes

Monday, January 9 • 8:00 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 2:00 pm • MP

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In 2002, members of the persecuted Chinese spiritual group Falun Gong staged a hijacking of China’s state TV network. Twenty years later, the exiles lucky enough to escape the regime's brutal crackdown reflect on their daring heist – recreated in stunning animation – in this thoughtful documentary that pulses with the heartbeat of a thriller.

Director: Jason Loftus

With:Daxiong,JinXuezhe,LanLihua,WangJianmin,Zhang Zhongyu

Freaks Out

Italy, 2021, 142 minutes

Tuesday, January 10 • 7:30 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 9:00 am • CAM Saturday, January 14 • 3:00 pm • PSHS

WORLD CINEMA NOW

In this deliriously different mashup of the superhero and Holocaust-film genres, four circus artistes with extraspecial talents fall into the clutches of a Nazi impresario named Franz (Franz Rogowski) and must join forces to take down a common enemy.

Director: Gabriele Mainetti

Cast: Claudio Santamaria,Aurora Giovinazzo, Pietro Castellitto, Giancarlo Martini, GiorgioTirabassi, Franz Rogowski

God Save the Queens

USA, 2022, 87 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 7:00 pm • CAM

Friday, January 13 • 7:00 pm • CAM

GAYLA

Featuring a glittering constellation of Los Angeles drag stars, this audacious and candy-colored comedy follows a quartet of down-on-their-luck queens who end up stuck at the same therapy retreat. Together they face their respective plights with rapid-fire wit, unexpected poignancy, and a dash of the divine.

Director: Jordan Danger

Cast:AlaskaThunderf*ck, Laganja Estranja, KellyMantle, Jordan Michael Green, PeterFacinelli, MichelleVisage, Joaquim DeAlmeida, Luenell, Zack Gottsagen

Golden Years

Switzerland, 2022, 91 minutes

Friday, January 6

Saturday, January 14

Sunday, January 15

WORLD CINEMA NOW

Newly retired, Alice and her husband Peter are ready to finally enjoy their life as seniors. But their pent-up marital problems bubble to the surface on a cruise through the Mediterranean. The spouses end up going on separate journeys of self-discovery, each finding unexpected ways to spend their golden years.

Director: Barbara Kulcsar

Cast: EstherGemsch, Stefan Kurt, UeliJäggi, Gundi Ellert

The Grab

USA, 2022, 104 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 11:15 am

Sunday, January 8 • 4:30 pm

Friday, January 13 • 3:45 pm

TRUE STORIES

This explosive, mind-blowing exposé unveils the covert land grab waged by China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. to control the world’s water and food supplies. The devastating ramifications – from barren Arizona water wells to the war in Ukraine – come to light in this gripping triumph of investigative reporting.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

With: Nathan Halverson, MalloryNewman, Emma Schwartz, David Ritsher, BrigadierSiachitema, HollyIrwin

Greener Pastures

Israel, 2021, 90 minutes

Tuesday, January 10 • 7:30 pm • PSHS

Wednesday, January 11 • 3:00 pm • REG

Sunday, January 15 • 11:00 am • ANN

WORLD CINEMA NOW

In this clever humanist comedy, a pensionless widower trapped in a nursing home against his will reinvents himself as a cannabis entrepreneur in an inspired attempt to buy back his family home.

Directors: Matan Guggenheim, Assaf Abiri

Cast: Shlomo Baraba,JoyRieger

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Gyeong-ah's Daughter

South Korea, 2022, 119 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 8:30 pm • MP

Friday, January 13 • 10:00 am • CAM

Sunday, January 15 • 3:45 pm • REG

WORLD CINEMA NOW

When Yeon-su spurns her ex-boyfriend’s advances, he texts their homemade sex tape to her loved ones, including her mother who was unaware she was in a relationship. Sent into hiding, Yeon-su must begin the process of reconnecting with her mother, who she soon discovers has secrets of her own.

Director: Kim Jung-eun

Cast:KimJung-young,HaYoon-kyung,ParkHye-jin

The Happiest Man in the World

North Macedonia, 2022, 95 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 2:45 pm • MP

Tuesday, January 10 • 6:45 pm • REG

Thursday, January 12 • 9:45 am • REG

AWARDS BUZZ – BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

Set during a day-long speed-dating event in the wartorn city of Sarajevo, 40-year-old Asje is matched with 43-year-old Zoran. As they participate in the activities, it gradually becomes clear that Zoran is not looking for love, but forgiveness.

Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska

Cast:Jelena Kordić,Adnan Omerović, Labina Mitevska,Ana Kostovska

Haute Couture

France, 2022, 119 minutes

Monday, January 9 • 7:30 pm • PSHS

Wednesday, January 11 • 3:00 pm • CAM

WORLD CINEMA NOW

On the precipice of retirement as Head Seamstress at the Dior Avenue Montaigne workshop, Esther (legendary French icon Nathalie Baye) is robbed by a young woman. But rather than turn her in to the police, Esther enlists the petty thief as her dressmaking protégé.

Director: Sylvia Ohayon

Cast: Nathalie Baye, Lyna Khoudri, PascaleArbillot, Claude Perron, Soumaye Bocoum

Hilma

Sweden, 2022, 120 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 3:00 pm • CAM

Sunday, January 8 • 10:30 am • REG

Monday, January 9 • 11:00 am • ANN

MODERN MASTERS

Legendary Swedish director Lasse Hallström traces the life and spiritual journey of trailblazing abstract painter Hilma af Klint (played magnificently by both Tora Hallström and Lena Olin) in this kaleidoscopic and impassioned portrait of an extraordinary woman and artist far ahead of her time.

Director: Lasse Hallström

Cast: Lena Olin,Tora Hallström, Catherine Chalk, LilyCole, Tom Wlaschiha

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Holy Spider

Denmark, 2022, 113 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 3:00 pm • PSHS

Sunday, January 8 • 6:45 pm • REG

Sunday, January 15 • 9:00 am • CAM

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In this daring societal indictment from the director of Border (PSIFF 2019), a journalist (Cannes Best Actress winner Zar Amir Ebrahimi) travels to the Iranian holy city of Mashhad to investigate a serial killer who believes he is doing God’s work and cleansing the streets of sinners by targeting sex workers.

Director: Ali Abbasi

Cast: ZarAmir-Ebrahimi, Mehdi Bajestani,ArashAshtian, ForouzanJamshidnejad, Sina Parvaneh, NimaAkbarpour

How to Blow Up a Pipeline

USA, 2022, 100 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 8:30 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 5:15 pm • REG

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In this slick, pulse-pounding thriller based on Andreas Malm’s nonfiction book of the same name, a motley crew of young environmental activists plot to destroy a West Texas pipeline in a radical and desperate call to action in the face of intensifying climate change.

Director: Daniel Goldhaber

Cast:Ariela Barer, Kristine Froseth, Lukas Gage, Forrest Goodluck, Sasha Lane,Jayme Lawson, Marcus Scribner, JakeWeary, Irene Bedard, OliveJane Lorraine

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Huesera

Mexico, 2022, 97 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 8:30 pm • MP

Saturday, January 14 • 10:30 am • MP

Sunday, January 15 • 1:30 pm • REG

CINE LATINO

In this nail-biting psychological thriller, a woman begins having horrific visions after discovering that she’s pregnant. As the societal and cultural pressure of motherhood looms, her grip on reality slips further, leading to a nightmarish reckoning.

Director: Michelle Garza Cervera

Cast:NataliaSolián,AlfonsoDosal,MayraBatalla,Mercedes Hernández,AídaLópez,MarthaClaudiaMoreno

I Have Electric Dreams

Belgium, 2022, 103 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 10:30 am • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 8:30 pm • REG

Thursday, January 12 • 12:45 pm • REG

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In this intoxicating and emotionally charged comingof-age drama, 16-year-old Eva eagerly tracks down her estranged father in the wake of her parents’ divorce. But as the bond between the two grows, Eva witnesses firsthand the capacity for volatility in the adulthood she imminently faces.

Director: Valentina Maurel

Cast: Daniela Marin Navarro, ReinaldoAmien Guttierez

Il Boemo

Czech Republic, 2022, 130 minutes

Thursday, January 12 • 7:00 pm • CAM

Friday, January 13 • 6:45 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 9:00 am • MP

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This sumptuous period drama recreates the tragic life and sublime music of little-known 18th-century Czech composer Josef Mysliveček, who left working in a mill in Prague for Italy and became the most sought-after opera composer of his time, even befriending and inspiring a young aspiring musician named Mozart.

Director: Petr Václav

Cast:Vojtech Dyk, Martina Babisova, Emöke Baráth, Alberto Cracco, Cristiano Donati

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I Like It Here

USA, 2022, 88 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 2:45 pm • MP

Sunday, January 8 • 9:00 am • REG

Monday, January 9 • 11:15 am • REG

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In this masterly example of personal filmmaking, 82-yearold Ralph Arlyck takes stock of his life and those of his friends in upstate New York. Entering his last lap of life, Arlyck contemplates mortality and the challenges and blessings of growing old in this wise, humorous and lovely cinematic gift.

Director: Ralph Arlyck

Juniper

New Zealand, 2021, 95 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 6:45 pm • REG

Sunday, January 8 • 11:00 am • PSHS

Friday, January 13 • 3:00 pm • CAM

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After being suspended from boarding school, a troubled teen is forced to spend time with his ferocious, ginsoused grandmother (a volcanic Charlotte Rampling) as punishment while she recovers from a broken leg. As the two stubborn forces of nature clash, their gloomy lives unexpectedly begin to brighten.

Director: Matthew J. Saville

Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Márton Csókás, George Ferrier

Joyland

Pakistan, 2022, 127 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 7:30 pm • REG

Sunday, January 8 • 11:00 am • ANN Thursday, January 12 • 9:00 am • CAM

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When the youngest son of a patriarchal Pakistani household joins a risqué nightclub act as a backup dancer and enters into a passionate romance with the show’s dazzling trans lead, a long-simmering desire for sexual liberation is ignited among the members of his conservative family.

Director: Saim Sadiq

Cast:AliJunejo, Rasti Farooq,Alina Khan, Sarwat Gilani, Salmaan Peerzada, Sohail Sameer, Sania Saeed

The Judgement

Netherlands, 2021, 130 minutes

Tuesday, January 10 • 2:00 pm • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 10:30 am • REG

Friday, January 13 • 7:30 pm • REG

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Based on real events, this Dutch crime thriller follows a TV investigative journalist as he challenges the judicial system, media and public opinion in an attempt to uncover the truth surrounding a controversial high-profile murder case.

Director: Sander Burger

Cast: Fedjavan Huêt,YorickvanWageningen, Lies Visschedijk

Kalev

Estonia, 2022, 91 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 9:45 am • MP

Tuesday, January 10 • 9:45 am • REG

Thursday, January 12 • 9:00 pm • REG

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As the Baltic states break away from the USSR in 1990, many Estonian athletes refuse to participate in Soviet sports competitions. But ambitious coach Jaak Salumets accepts the challenge of taking the strong local team Kalev to the biggest basketball competition in the world.

Director: Ove Musting

Cast: Mait Malmsten, Reimo Sagor, PriitVõigemast, Mihkel Kuusk, Ott Kartau

Klondike

Ukraine, 2022, 100 minutes

Monday, January 9 • 9:45 am • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 2:15 pm • REG

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In a small Eastern Ukrainian village near the Russian border, an expectant couple refuses to evacuate at the start of the Donbas war. Amid wreckage and simmering interpersonal resentments, they attempt to rebuild their bombed home.

Director: Maryna Er Gorbach

Cast: Oksana Cherkashyna, Serhi Shadrin, Oleh Shcherbyna, Oleh Shevchuk,ArturAramian

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Lakota Nation vs. United States

USA, 2022, 120 minutes

Monday, January 9 • 7:00 pm • MP

Tuesday, January 10 • 5:15 pm • REG Sunday, January 15 • 10:30 am • MP

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This magnificent documentary chronicles the centurieslong fight led by the Lakota Nation to reclaim their sacred Black Hills after it was stolen by a treaty-violating government. This essential deep-dive into history reveals how the U.S. systematically tried to erase the Native culture, and how the Lakota people are fighting back.

Directors: Jesse Short Bull, Laura Tomaselli

With:NickEstes,NickTilsen,HenryRedCloud,CandiBrings Plenty,PhyllisYoung

Last Film Show

India, 2021, 111 minutes

Wednesday, January 11 • 3:00 pm • ANN Thursday, January 12 • 1:30 pm • REG Friday, January 13 • 3:00 pm • REG

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In this unabashed love letter to cinema and the carefree days of youth, nine-year-old Samay’s world is forever changed after visiting the local movie house. Despite his father’s disapproval, Samay returns every day and soon, with help from his friends and an eccentric projectionist, learns to generate his own movie magic.

Director: Pan Nalin Cast: Bhavin Rabari, Bhavesh Shrimali, Richa Meena, Dipen Raval,AlpeshTank, Paresh Mehta,Vikas Bata

Lift

USA, 2022, 87 minutes

Friday, January 13 • 8:00 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 6:45 pm • REG

Sunday, January 15 • 9:00 am • MP

TRUE STORIES

After achieving international stardom as a ballet dancer, Steven Melendez returns to the program where his journey began – in a homeless shelter in the Bronx – to mentor and inspire a new generation of young people to follow and attain their dreams.

Director: David Petersen

With: Steven Melendez,VictorAbreu,Yolanssie Cardona, Sharia Blockwood

Linoleum

USA,

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Funnyman Jim Gaffigan assumes dual roles in this clever sci-fi comedy as both a mild-mannered family man with aspirations for space travel and his mysterious neighbor who, literally, falls out of the sky, setting in motion a series of bizarre and reality-bending events.

Director: Colin West

Cast:Jim Gaffigan, Rhea Seehorn, Katelyn Nacon, Gabriel Rush,AmyHargreaves, Michael Ian Black,TonyShalhoub

Liquor Store Dreams

USA, 2022, 85 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 5:15 pm • REG

Sunday, January 8 • 12:00 pm • REG

Monday, January 9 • 7:45 pm • MP

TRUE STORIES

Filmmaker So Yun Um grew up in her parents’ liquor store – one of many Korean-owned shops in the predominantly Black South Los Angeles. In her probing first feature, Um reflects on what it means to be a second generation “liquor store baby” in a post-George Floyd America.

Director: So Yun Um

With: Hae Sup Um, SoYun Um, DannyPark, MayPark

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Love According to Dalva

Belgium, 2022, 87 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 12:45 pm • REG

Thursday, January 12 • 8:00 pm • REG

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Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, this bold and disquieting drama explores the psychological complexities surrounding 12-year-old Dalva after she is taken into foster care and suddenly freed from years of captivity and abuse by her father.

Director: Emmanuelle Nicot

Cast:StéphanieDoncker,EmmanuelleNicot

Lullaby

Spain, 2022, 104 minutes

Thursday, January 12 • 4:30 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 11:00 am • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 5:15 pm • REG

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Pushed to her breaking point by the demands of parenthood, a new mom takes up with her aging parents, uncovering long buried secrets and learning hard-won truths about what it means to be family. This rich, emotionally raw film was praised by Pedro Almodóvar as “the best Spanish debut in years."

Director: Alauda Ruiz de Azúa Cast: Laia Costa, Susi Sánchez, Ramón Barea, Mikel Bustamante

Mama Bears

USA, 2022, 90 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 8:00 pm • CAM

Sunday, January 8 • 3:00 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 10:00 am • CAM

GAYLA

In this soul-warming documentary, we meet the brave Christian mothers – indoctrinated by anti-gay bias in their fundamentalist and Evangelical churches – who band together to protect their queer and trans children. At risk of losing their friends and communities, they make the grand leap from prejudice to Pride protests.

Director: Daresha Kyi

With: Sara Cunningham, ParkerCunningham, Kimberly Shappley,TammiTerrell Morris

Mars One

Brazil, 2022, 115 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 7:45 pm • MP

Monday, January 9 • 5:15 pm • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 9:45 am • MP

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The four members of a loving working-class family wrestle with the distress of growing up against the cruel backdrop of Bolsonaro’s far-right Brazil. This lovingly shot and expertly performed ensemble drama is a deeply affecting snapshot of a family’s quiet rebellion.

Director: Gabriel Martins

Cast: Cícero Lucas, Carlos Francisco, Camilla Damião, Rejane Faria, RussoApr

Max, Min & Meowzaki

India, 2022, 145 minutes

Thursday, January 12 • 3:45 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 7:45 pm • MP

Sunday, January 15 • 12:00 pm • REG

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Max and Min are breaking up, and the future home of their darling cat Meowzaki (named after Japanese animation titan Hayao Miyazaki) hangs in the balance. While navigating their separation and heartbreak, both embark upon vastly different but equally impactful journeys in this effervescent crowdpleaser that’s catnip for hopeless romantics.

Director: N Padmakumar

Cast:Adil Hussain, NafisaAli, Gitanjali Rao,Vidhatri Bandhi

Mediterannean Fever

Palestine, 2022, 108 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 9:00 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 12:00 pm • REG

Sunday, January 15 • 4:30 pm • REG

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Frustrated would-be writer and stay-at-home dad Waleed's relatively quiet life in Haifa is turned upside down when the loud, crass and possibly criminal Jalal moves in next door. This blistering black comedy offers a fresh perspective on middle-class Palestinians grappling with the occupation.

Director: Maha Haj

Cast:Amer Hlehel,Ashraf Farah,Anat Hadid, Samir Elias, Cynthia Saleem, Shaden Kanboura

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Melchior the Apothecary

Estonia, 2022, 98 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 2:00 pm • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 6:45 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 8:00 pm • CAM

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From the director of 1944 (PSIFF 2016) comes this offbeat crime thriller set in medieval Tallinn. In addition to his skill in diagnosing illnesses and concocting medications, the handsome young apothecary Melchior has a knack for solving grisly murders.

Director: Elmo Nüganen

Cast:MärtenMetsaviir,MaarjaJohannaMägi,AloKõrve

My Emptiness and I

Spain, 2022, 98 minutes

Thursday, January 12 • 7:45 pm • MP

Friday, January 13 • 4:30 pm • REG Saturday, January 14 • 12:00 pm • REG

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In this searingly honest and emotionally raw coming-ofage story, French millennial dreamer Raphi struggles to find love, acceptance and her place in the world as she begins her gender transition in Barcelona.

Director: Adrián Silvestre

Cast: Raphaëlle Pérez,Alberto Díaz, Marc Ribera, Isabel Rocatti, Carles Fernández Giua

My Neighbor Adolf

Israel, 2022, 96 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 11:00 am • PSHS

Sunday, January 8 • 9:00 am • CAM

Sunday, January 15 • 11:00 am • PSHS

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Udo Kier wonderfully incarnates the eponymous neighbor in this sly black comedy filled with unexpected twists. It’s set circa 1960 in the remote Colombian countryside, where a cantankerous Holocaust survivor acquires a new German neighbor who bears a distinct resemblance to “Der Führer.”

Director: Leonid Prudovsky

Cast: David Hayman, Udo Kier, DanharryColorado,Jaime Correa, Kineret Peled

My Sailor, My Love

Finland, 2022, 103 minutes

Thursday, January 12

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Acclaimed Finnish director Klaus Härö (The Fencer, PSIFF 2016) makes his poignant, heartfelt English-language debut with this Ireland-set drama about a retired sea captain whose late-in-life romance with a comely widow is threatened by his adult daughter’s staunch disapproval.

Director: Klaus Härö

Cast:James Cosmo, Brid Brennan, Caherine Walker

Nelly & Nadine

Sweden, 2021, 92 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 7:45 pm

Sunday, January 8 • 2:45 pm

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Nelly and Nadine fell in love on Christmas Eve in 1944, when they were prisoners in the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Miraculously reunited after the war, they went on to spend a rich but hidden life together in Venezuela – a life revealed in diaries and home movies discovered by Nelly’s granddaughter.

Director: Magnus Gertten

With:Anne Bianchi, Sylvie Bianchi, Nadine Hwang, Nelly Mousset Vos

Next Sohee

South Korea, 2022, 135 minutes

Sunday, January 8

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Saturday, January 14 • 9:45 am

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In this scathing critique of corporate corruption, a high school student takes an internship at a call center where she is trained in the dark arts of persuading customers out of canceling their service. What she uncovers there is even more exploitative and dangerous than initially thought.

Director: July Jung

Cast: Doona Bae, Kim Si-Eun

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No Bears

Iran, 2022, 106 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 11:15 am • REG

Friday, January 13 • 3:00 pm • MP

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Prohibited from making work in his native Iran, acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi goes to extreme lengths to direct a feature by proxy near the Turkish border. With both humor and pathos, Panahi exposes the draconian practices of the Islamic Republic in his latest ingenious work.

Director: Jafar Panahi

Cast:NaserHashemi,RezaHeydari,MinaKavani,JafarPanahi

Nostalgia

Italy, 2022, 117 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 10:00 am • CAM

Wednesday, January 11 • 9:45 am • REG Sunday, January 15 • 9:00 pm • REG

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In this taut, labyrinthine story of redemption, middle-aged Felice returns to his hometown in Naples for the first time in 40 years. There, he reunites with an old friend and must confront the lingering repercussions of a criminal past he thought he could outrun.

Director: Mario Martone

Cast: Pierfrancesco Favino, Francesco Di Leva,Tommaso Ragno,Aurora Quattrocchi, Sofia Essaïdi

Of Medicine and Miracles

USA, 2022, 96 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 3:45 pm • REG

Sunday, January 8 • 12:45 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 8:00 pm • CAM

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A true story that unfolds like a race-against-the-clock thriller, Oscar®-winning director Ross Kauffman tells the miraculous story of a young girl facing early death from leukemia, and the brilliant, obsessive doctor whose experimental, never-before-tried T-cell therapy could be her last hope for survival.

Director: Ross Kauffman

One Fine Morning

France, 2022, 112 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 10:00 am • CAM

Saturday, January 14 • 3:00 pm • CAM

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Léa Seydoux stars as a widowed single mom in Paris dealing with both a once-brilliant father suffering from a neurodegenerative disease and a passionate on-andoff affair with a charming scientist, who happens to be married with a kid of his own.

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve

Cast: Léa Seydoux, Pascal Greggory, Melvil Poupaud, Nicole Garcia, Camille Leban Martins

The Origin of Evil

France, 2022, 125 minutes

Tuesday, January 10 • 3:00 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 9:00 am • CAM

Sunday, January 15 • 7:00 pm • ANN

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In the tradition of Claude Chabrol’s sly, twisty thrillers, this suspenseful and blackly funny tale of family fortune and squabbling relatives follows an adult woman in a financial crisis attempting to reconnect with the obscenely wealthy father she barely knows.

Director: Sébastien Marnier

Cast: Laure Calamy, DoriaTillier, Dominique Blanc,Jacques Weber, Suzanne Clément

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Our Father, the Devil

USA, 2022, 108 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 7:45 pm • MP

Tuesday, January 10 • 3:45 pm • REG

Sunday, January 15 • 9:45 am • REG

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Working as head chef in a French retirement home, unassuming Marie has adjusted to life after a mysterious history she keeps secret. When an African priest arrives, Marie is convinced he is directly linked to her dark and tragic past, and goes to radical extremes to exact her revenge.

Director: Ellie Foumbi

Cast:BabetidaSadjo,SouleymaneSySavané,Jennifer Tchiakpe,FranckSaurel,MartineAmisse

Punch

New Zealand, 2022, 98 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 7:30 pm • ANN

Saturday, January 14 • 10:30 am • REG Sunday, January 15 • 2:15 pm • REG

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Trained by his demanding, alcoholic father (Tim Roth), 17-year-old Jim is a small-town boxing hero training for his first pro fight. But his deepening friendship with schoolmate Whetu, a gay Maori loner, forces him to rethink his sexuality and future in his New Zealand town where homophobia is rampant.

Director: Welby Ings

Cast:Tim Roth,Jordan Oosterhof, Conan Hayes,Abigail Laurent, Sage Klein

The Quiet Girl

Ireland, 2022, 94 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 6:00 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 4:30 pm • REG Sunday, January 15 • 9:00 am • REG

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In this heart-wrenching drama set in 1980s rural Ireland, a neglected youngster from a dysfunctional family is sent away for the summer. She blossoms in the care of her foster parents, but soon discovers this enchanting place is hiding a tragic secret.

Director: Colm Bairéad

Cast: Catherine Clinch, Carrie Crowley,AndrewBennett, Michael Patric, Kate Nic Chonaonaigh,Joan Sheehy

R.M.N.

Romania, 2022, 125 minutes

Monday, January 9 • 3:00 pm • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 9:45 am • MP

Sunday, January 15 • 2:45 pm • MP

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From the director of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (PSIFF 2008), this gripping drama set in rural Transylvania looks at the ethnic conflicts, economic resentments and personal turmoil roiling in a Romania still in thrall to dangerous traditions and beliefs. The arrival of Sri Lankan migrants only adds fuel to the fire.

Director: Cristian Mungiu

Cast: Marin Grigore,Judith State, Macrina Barladeanu, Orsolya Moldován, Rácz Endre

Racist Trees

USA, 2022, 85 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 3:00 pm • ANN

Sunday, January 8 • 9:45 am • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 12:45 pm • REG

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Was the planting of tamarisk trees along the historically Black Lawrence Crossley neighborhood in Palm Springs a symbol of segregation? The battle to uproot them gained national attention and divided the community until their removal in 2018. This revealing, nuanced documentary explores the heated controversy in all its complexity.

Directors: Sara Newens, Mina T. Son

With: Charles Metcalf,Jr., Kevin Williams,Trae Daniel,J.R. Roberts, Corinne Kennedy,Jarvis Crawford, Kevin Harmon

Return to Seoul

Cambodia, 2022, 115 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 2:15 pm • REG

Thursday, January 12 • 3:00 pm • REG

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Impulsive, arrogant, seductive “Freddie” Benoit (JiMin Park) takes an unplanned trip to Korea where she was put up for adoption. Knowing nothing of Korean culture, she begins a search for her birth parents, kicking off a mesmerizing nine-year journey that proves as unpredictable, edgy and unforgettable as its mercurial heroine.

Director: Davy Chou

Cast: ParkJi-Min, Oh Kwang-Rok, Guka Han, Kim SunYoung

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Revoir Paris

France, 2022, 105 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 3:45 pm • REG

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After surviving a mass shooting in Paris, Marie’s recollection of the event is a black hole. She knows the only way to rebuild her shattered life is to recover her lost memories. Writer/director Alice Winocour’s stunningly emotional detective story isn’t about terrorism, it’s about how we find our way back to each other.

Director: Alice Winocour

Cast:VirginieEfira,BenoîtMagimel,GrégoireColin,Maya Sansa,AmadouMbow

Riceboy Sleeps

Canada, 2022, 117 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 7:30 pm • ANN - Canadian Spotlight

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In this touching drama set in the 1990s, a Korean single mother raises her son in the Canadian suburbs. Over the course of an especially tumultuous decade, both must navigate the difficulties of fitting in, growing apart, and attempting to find each other again.

Director: Anthony Shim Cast: Choi Seung-Yoon, Ethan Hwang, Dohyun Noel Hwang,AnthonyShim

Roberta

USA, 2022, 87 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 10:30 am • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 8:30 pm • MP

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Roberta Flack was a classically trained piano teacher when she was discovered in a Washington, D.C. nightclub. But it was the use of “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” in a Clint Eastwood film that catapulted her to superstardom. Here is the fascinating woman behind the incomparable velvet voice.

Director: Antonino D’Ambrosio

With: Roberta Flack,Angela Davis, ReverendJesseJackson, Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Steve Novosel,Valerie Simpson, Clint Eastwood

Saint Omer

France, 2022, 123 minutes

Monday, January 9 • 3:00 pm

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While researching for her next book, novelist Rama attends the trial of a woman on the stand for infanticide. As the accused makes her case, Rama begins to reevaluate her relationship with her mother, as well as her own pregnancy, in filmmaker Alice Diop’s award-winning masterwork.

Director: Alice Diop

Cast: Kayije Kagame, Guslagie Malanga

Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams

Italy, 2022, 120 minutes

Friday, January 13 • 3:00 pm

Saturday, January 14 • 2:15 pm

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Salvatore Ferragamo’s obsessive passion for shoemaking was already in place when he emigrated to the U.S. at 16. Landing in Hollywood, he became the go-to designer for stars of the silent screen. In the loving hands of director Luca Guadagnino, Ferragamo’s amazing life makes for one delicious fashionista feast.

Director: Luca Guadagnino

With: Michael Stuhlbarg, Manolo Blahnik, Grace Coddington, Hero FiennesTiffin, Christian Louboutin, Martin Scorsese

Shot in the Arm

USA, 2022, 89 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 4:00 pm • ANN (Free Screening)

Saturday, January 7 • 9:45 am • REG

Monday, January 9 • 2:45 pm • MP

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What began as a filmic investigation into vaccine resistance during a resurgent measles epidemic took a radical turn with the explosion of COVID-19. Exploring the “anti-vax” movement both historically and in the angry political present, this vital account probes the divides and disinformation that threaten our future.

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy

With: Blima Marcus, Dr. Peter Hotez, Dr. Paul Offit, Karen Ernst

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Simone: Woman of the Century

France, 2021, 140 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 9:45 am • REG

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In this moving biopic both intimate and monumental, the director of La Vie en Rose (PSIFF 2008) trains his eye on French feminist icon Simone Veil whose hatred of injustice fueled by the death of her family in the Nazi camps, turned her into a lifelong champion of human rights.

Director: Olivier Dahan

Cast:ElsaZylberstein,RebeccaMarder,ÉlodieBouchez, JudithChemla,OlivierGourmet

Snow and the Bear

Turkey, 2022, 93 minutes

Thursday, January 12 • 5:15 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 11:15 am • REG Saturday, January 14 • 3:45 pm • REG

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A young nurse takes a position in an isolated Turkish village and encounters resistance from the headstrong, mercurial and sometimes menacing inhabitants. An epic snowstorm, a missing man, and rumors of a bear on the loose only add to the unrest.

Director: Selcen Ergun

Cast: Derya PınarAk, Erkan Bektaş,Asiye Dinçsoy, Merve Dizdar, OnurGürçay

Somewhere in Queens

USA, 2022, 106 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 7:30 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 7:00 pm • ANN

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In Ray Romano’s poignant and hilarious directorial debut, the beloved comedian stars as a bumbling Queens dad who goes to questionable lengths to ensure that his shy basketball-star son gets a prized college scholarship, much to the chagrin of his loving but fiercely protective wife (Laurie Metcalf).

Director: Ray Romano

Cast: RayRomano, Laurie Metcalf,TonyLo Bianco, Sebastian Maniscalco,JenniferEsposito,JacobWard, Sadie Stanley, Dierdre Friel,Jon Manfrellotti

Split at the Root

USA, 2022, 98 minutes

Saturday, January 7

Wednesday, January 11

Saturday, January 14

TRUE STORIES

Yeni and Rosy were two of the women separated from their children under the Trump administration's barbaric zero tolerance policy. In response, a grassroots organization of women established an underground railroad to reunite their families. This powerful documentary is both an exposé and a rousing call to action.

Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton

Stonewalling

Japan, 2022, 147 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 3:00 pm

Saturday, January 14 • 9:00 pm

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Twenty-year-old Lynn’s plans for learning English and becoming a flight attendant are jeopardized after learning she’s pregnant with her unreliable boyfriend’s child. When an opportunity emerges to relinquish her unwanted baby, Lynn discovers the market for human life isn’t as it seems.

Directors: Huang Ji, Ryuji Otsuka

Cast:Yao Honggui

The Storyteller

India, 2022, 116 minutes

Monday, January 9 • 7:30 pm • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 1:30 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 9:00 am • REG

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In this barbed mix of drama, wit and suspense, a wealthy businessman hires a retired publisher to regale him with stories to help cure his insomnia. But as their bond deepens, the possibility that both men harbor ulterior motives slowly begins to surface.

Director: Anant Narayan Mahadevan

Cast: Paresh Rawal,Adil Hussain,Tannishtha Chatterjee, Anindita Bose, Revathy,Jayesh More

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Subject

USA, 2022, 97 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 2:15 pm • REG

Sunday, January 8 • 11:15 am • REG

Monday, January 9 • 6:00 pm • REG

TRUE STORIES

Examining the afterlives of the subjects of many of the most acclaimed documentaries of the past 40 years –Hoop Dreams, Capturing the Friedmans, The Wolfpack, The Staircase, The Square – this fascinating film asks us to ponder the ethical and moral ramifications of documentary filmmaking.

Directors: Camilla Hall, Jennifer Tiexiera

With:ArthurAgee,MukundaAngulo,ElaineFriedman,Jesse Friedman,AhmedHassan,MichaelPeterson,MargaretRatliff

Sublime

Argentina, 2022, 100 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 10:30 am • MP

Tuesday, January 10 • 6:00 pm • REG

Sunday, January 15 • 8:30 pm • REG

CINE LATINO

In this raw and tender coming-of-age drama, shy teen musician Manu finds himself pining for his lifelong best friend Felipe, just as his family life buckles and music becomes his one salvation.

Director: Mariano Biasin

Cast: Martín Miller,Teo Inama Chiabrando,Azul Mazzeo, JoaquínArana, FacundoTrotonda,JavierDrolas

The Subtitute

Argentina, 2022, 110 minutes

Friday, January 13 • 7:00 pm • MP

Saturday, January 14 • 6:00 pm • REG

Sunday, January 15 • 11:15 am • REG

CINE LATINO

Lucio is a substitute teacher in Buenos Aires, whose methods involve engaging his students with poetry and literature in an attempt to steer them away from the violence outside. But when he gets involved after a student is threatened by a local drug kingpin, his life begins to unravel.

Director: Diego Lerman

Cast:Juan Minujin,Alfredo Castro, Bárbara Lennie, Rita Cortese, LucasArrua, Renata Lerman, María Merlino

Susie Searches

USA, 2022, 105 minutes

Saturday, January 14 • 7:00 pm • MP

Sunday, January 15 • 11:00 am • REG

NEW VOICES NEW VISIONS

Desperate to boost the listenership of her fledgling truecrime podcast, an overeager college student (Kiersey Clemons) sees an opportunity when a local social media star suddenly goes missing. But the road to popularity – and the truth – is not without its zigs and zags in this clever and quirky whodunit.

Director: Sophie Kargman

Cast: KierseyClemons,AlexWolff, Ken Marino, Rachel Sennott, Isaac Powell, DollyWells

Talia's Journey

Belgium, 2022, 79 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 6:00 pm • REG

Sunday, January 8 • 3:45 pm • REG

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In this sensitively told coming-of-age story about the quest for identity, a young Belgian woman travels to her ancestral home in Senegal for the first time to connect with the extended family she's never met.

Director: Christophe Rolin

Cast: Nadège Bibo-Tansia,Aminata Sarr, OumySow

The Thief Collector

USA, 2022, 94 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 2:00 pm • CAM

Friday, January 13 • 9:00 am • MP

Saturday, January 14 • 8:00 pm • REG

TRUE STORIES

Thirty years after a Willem de Kooning original was sliced from its frame and stolen from an Arizona museum, the painting worth $160 million was found in a small New Mexico town. And that’s just the beginning of this stranger-than-fiction yarn about a pair of self-proclaimed “masters of victimless crimes.”

Director: Allison Otto

With: Eric Banks, Hailee Cruzen, Glenn Howerton, Katelyn Martinez, Sarah Minnich

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To Kill a Tiger

Canada, 2022, 125 minutes

Monday, January 9 • 6:45 pm • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 2:15 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 11:15 am • REG

TRUE STORIES

In this remarkable story of perseverance and resilience, a farmer in India seeks justice for his 13-year-old daughter after she is raped by three men. Risking retaliation as tensions mount during the court process, the family refuses to back down, and becomes a beacon of hope for survivors in India.

Director: Nisha Pahuja

Under the Fig Trees

Tunisia, 2022, 92 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 5:15 pm • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 3:00 pm • MP

Thursday, January 12 • 11:15 am • REG

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This delightful film follows a day in the life of several workers-for-hire at a fig tree farm in rural Tunisia. Deftly directed and boasting wonderful naturalistic performances, we witness the group's flirtations, squabbles and budding romances that paint an engrossing portrait of Tunisian society.

Director: Erige Sehiri

Cast: Fide Fdhili, Feten Fdhili,Ameni Fdhili, Samar Sifi, Leila Ouhebi

Tori and Lokita

Belgium, 2022, 88 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 12:00 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 9:00 am • MP

MODERN MASTERS

In the latest social realist drama from the Dardenne brothers, 11-year-old Tori and 16-year-old Lokita are vulnerable African migrants trying to make their way in contemporary Belgium. Their already precarious circumstances grow more complicated when the government refuses to give Lokita residence papers.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Cast: Pablo Schils,JoelyMbundu,Tijmen Govaerts, Charlotte De Bruyne, Nadège Ouedraogo, Marc Zinga

Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb

USA, 2022, 112 minutes

Thursday, January 12 • 11:00 am • ANN

Friday, January 13 • 2:00 pm • MP

TRUE STORIES

This is the spellbinding chronicle of the passionate, prickly and profound 50-year collaboration between legendary biographer and journalist Robert Caro and his equally legendary editor Robert Gottlieb. Both great storytellers, their wit and wisdom take us on a captivating journey.

Director: Lizzie Gottlieb

With: RobertA. Caro, Robert Gottlieb, Bill Clinton, Conan O'Brien, MariaTucci

Utama

Bolivia, 2022, 87 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 5:15 pm • REG

Monday, January 9 • 12:00 pm • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 9:00 am • MP

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Struggling to survive in an increasingly parched and arid Bolivian Altiplano, elderly Quechua couple Virginio and Sisa come to the realization that their home may no longer be sustainable. When their grandson arrives, all three are faced with impossible decisions.

Director: Alejandro Loayza Grisi

Cast:José Calcina, Luisa Quispe, Santos Choque

Victim

Slovakia, 2022, 91 minutes

Tuesday, January 10 • 2:45 pm • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 9:00 pm • REG

Thursday, January 12 • 9:45 am • MP

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In this taut moral thriller, a Ukrainian immigrant living in the Czech Republic compromises her conscience to protect her son, triggering a tremor in the fault lines of a divided society.

Director: Michal Blaško

Cast:Vita Smachelyuk, Gleb Kuchuk, IgorChmela,Viktor Zavadil, Inna Zhulina,Alena Mihulová,Veronika Weinhold, Gabriela Míčová, Claudia Dudová

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Viking

Canada, 2022, 104 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 7:30 pm • REG

Monday, January 9 • 3:00 pm • REG Tuesday, January 10 • 2:00 pm • CAM

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When the astronauts aboard the first manned vessel to Mars start experiencing interpersonal problems, a “B team” is assembled on Earth to mimic their trajectory and hopefully get to the heart of the matter. This amusingly peculiar and deadpan sci-fi comedy skyrockets to new frontiers of hilarity.

Director: Stéphane Lafleur

Cast:SteveLaplante,LarissaCorriveau,FabiolaN.Aladin, DenisHoule,HamzaHaq

War Sailor

Norway, 2022, 150 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 3:00 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 7:00 pm • MP Thursday, January 12 • 10:30 am • REG

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In this powerful condemnation of war, two lifelong friends and merchant sailors are caught in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean during Germany’s invasion of Norway and shanghaied into working for the Allied war effort.

Director: Gunnar Vikene

Cast: KristofferJoner, Ine MarieWilmann, Pål Sverre Hagen

Where Life Begins

Italy, 2022, 100 minutes

Monday, January 9 • 9:00 am • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 6:00 pm • REG

WORLD CINEMA NOW

A group of ultra-Orthodox Jews from Aix-les-Bains travels to Calabria to harvest citrons for their Sukkot celebrations. Fatefully, the rabbi’s daughter and the farm owner both realize they are kindred souls bound by tradition and family, and long for self-realization.

Director: Stéphane Freiss

Cast: Lou de Laâge, Riccardo Scamarcio, Pierre-Henry Salfati,Astrid Meloni, CarolyZahonero, Nicola Riganese

Winter Boy

France, 2022, 122 minutes

Saturday, January 7 • 7:00 pm • CAM

Monday, January 9 • 2:15 pm • REG

Sunday, January 15 • 9:45 am • MP

QUEER CINEMA

After a sudden death in the family shatters the wellordered life of 17-year-old Lucas (Paul Kircher in a starmaking debut), the teen flees to Paris. Full of lust and rage, Lucas hurls himself into sex with older men to process his grief.

Director: Christophe Honoré

Cast: Paul Kircher,Juliette Binoche,Vincent Lacoste

Without Her

Iran, 2022, 111 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 12:45 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 3:00 pm • MP Friday, January 13 • 9:00 pm • REG

WORLD CINEMA NOW

Roya is planning to emigrate from Iran to Denmark with her husband, but after she meets and takes in a young woman in distress, she finds that the woman is not who she seems. Soon Roya's world and carefully laid plans are upended in this suspenseful psychological drama.

Director: Arian Vazirdaftari

Cast:TannazTabatabaei, SaberAbar, Shadi Karamroudi

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The Word

Czech Republic, 2022, 104 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 4:30 pm • REG

Sunday, January 8 • 1:30 pm • REG

Monday, January 9 • 12:45 pm • REG

WORLD CINEMA NOW

In this tense drama set in small-town Czechoslovakia after the 1968 Soviet invasion, highly respected professional Václav resists joining the Communist Party, much to the detriment of his health and family life.

Director: Beata Parkanová

Cast:GabrielaMikulková,MartinFinger,JenovéfaBoková, TaťjánaMedvecká,MarekGeišberk,LeaBankó

World War III

Iran, 2022, 107 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 9:00 am • REG Tuesday, January 10 • 7:45 pm • MP Wednesday, January 11 • 5:15 pm • REG

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A hapless day laborer finds himself cast in a film about the Nazi regime while hiding his girlfriend – a sex-worker fleeing her exploiters – on the set. Equal parts darkly comic and heart-wrenching, this brazen thriller won multiple awards at the 2022 Venice Film Festival.

Director: Houman Seyyedi Cast: MohsenTanabandeh, Mahsa Hejazi, NedaJebraeili, Navid Nosrati, Hossein Norouzi

You Can Live Forever

Canada, 2022, 96 minutes

Sunday, January 8 • 2:00 pm • MP

Monday, January 9 • 1:30 pm • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 12:45 pm • REG

QUEER CINEMA

In a provincial Canadian town, the friendship between two teenage girls – one secular, the other a devout Jehovah’s Witness – turns to passion in this fresh, sensitive story of first love. Made by a filmmaker who grew up queer in a Witness family, this depiction of the conflict between faith and desire radiates authenticity.

Directors: Mark Slutsky, Sarah Watts

Cast:Anwen O’Driscoll,June Laporte, Liane Balaban, Deragh Campbell,Tim Campbell,AntoineYared

You Won't Be Alone

Australia, 2021, 108 minutes

Friday, January 6 • 8:00 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 7:45 pm • MP

Thursday, January 12 • 9:00 am • REG

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In an isolated mountain village in 19th-century Macedonia, a curious young witch discovers life, love and death while inhabiting the bodies of her victims in this hauntingly poetic and moving treatise on what it means to be human.

Director: Goran Stolevski

Cast: Noomi Rapace,Alice Englert,Anamaria Marinca,Arta Dobroshi, Sara Klimoska

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BECOME A FILM SOCIETY MEMBER

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Film Society membership brings you admission to sneak preview screenings and special events, early box office access to the Palm Springs International Film Festival and Palm Springs ShortFest, and discounts on festival tickets, passes, merchandise, and more.

Membership also supports our year-round work to provide educational programs that serve thousands of youth and adults of diverse means and backgrounds in the Coachella Valley, as well as college students from across the Southern California region and visiting filmmakers from around the world.

Become a Film Society member to begin using your benefits today! Visit www.psfilmfest.org/membership.

The Film Society extends our gratitude to all our members with an extra special thank you to the following:

CHAIRMAN LEVEL MEMBERS:

Heather Burek, Mark Coleman & Terence Kissack, Clara DiFelice, Linda Friedman, Rob Moon & Bob Hammack, Bobbi Lampros, Mary Clare T. Lynch & Dr. Carlos J. Ledezma, Alexandra & Greg Johnson, Joshua Kim, Harold Matzner & Shellie Reade, Donald Metzner, Edward Monie, Stephanie Stroughter, John Wendell & Mark Okun

PREMIERE LEVEL MEMBERS:

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PRODUCER LEVEL MEMBERS:

Ken & Vicki Alterwitz, Dara & Erika Altobelli, Sherrie Auen & Catharine Reed, Adrian Bernotti & Ralph Vicero, Mario Bertucci, Clifford Campbell, Andre Caraco, Karen & Nate Cheney, Anita & George Cooks, Garret Demarest & Tim Murphy, Robert Dobier, Gary Wentworth & Bob Drake, Seth Evans, Expedia Cruises, Harlan Eyre, Glenn Flood & Louise Passey, Dr. Kenneth P. Green, Carol Goldwasser, Susan & Rod Lubeznik, Denise Haslam, Daniel Healy & Gerald LaBuda, Jeff Hill, Donna Holloran, Chris Jara & Don Taffurelli, Jim Bochnski & Don Kasper, Geoff Kors & James Williamson, Mary LaBahn, Pat & Gary Leach, Dr. & Mrs. Michael Lovy, Jennie L. Mingolelli, J. Michael Naughton, Richard & Sharon Nevins, Tom O’Brien, Marsha & Bill Pachter, Joseph Palacios, Gail A. Pischak, Lara Ramdin, Marcella Ruble, Esme Ryan & Raymond Price, Marvin Salles & Geoffrey Ballah, Glenn Saxby, Arlene & Arthur Schwimmer, Stanton Segal, Elizabeth Galfand Stearns, Julie Spira, Mary Kay Stolz, Thomas Swedenburg, Andra Tackacs, Mike & Sally Traidman, Robert Van Den Hurk, William L. Mitchell & David A. Vignolo, Michael Wollager, Dr. Les Zendle & Jerry Hanson

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FILMS BY TITLE

1341 Frames of Love and War 24 1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted Culture .. ..............................................................................24 80 for Brady 15

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Ajoomma 24 Alcarràs ...................................................................24 Alice, Darling 20 All Quiet on the Western Front .........................24 All That Breathes 25 All the Beauty and the Bloodshed 25 Anxious Nation ......................................................25 Argentina, 1985 25 Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 25

The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher ....26

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The Banshees of Inisherin ...................................20 Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths 26 The Beasts 26 Beautiful Beings ....................................................26 Before, Now & Then 26 Bella .........................................................................31 Blanquita 31 The Blue Caftan .....................................................31 Body Parts ..............................................................31 Born in Chicago 31 Broker ......................................................................31 Burning Days 32 Butterfly in the Sky ...............................................32 Butterfly Vision 32 C Cairo Conspiracy 32 Casa Susanna .........................................................32 The Caviar Connection 32 Chevalier .................................................................21 Chile '76 33 Cinema Sabaya 33 Close ........................................................................33 A Compassionate Spy 33 Concerned Citizen ................................................33 Corsage 33 Crows Are White...................................................34 D

The Damned Don’t Cry........................................34 Darkling 34 Decision to Leave..................................................34 Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy ........................................34 Dirty Difficult Dangerous ....................................34 Don’t Worry Darling 35 Driving Madeleine ................................................35 E Eismayer ..................................................................35 Emily 35

EO .............................................................................35 Esther Newton Made Me Gay 35 Eternal Spring ........................................................37 F Freaks Out 37 G

God Save the Queens ...................................23, 37 Golden Years ..........................................................37 The Grab 37 Greener Pastures ..................................................37 Gyeong-ah's Daughter 38

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The Happiest Man in the World

Couture

Spider

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.............................................................38 How to Blow Up a Pipeline 38 Huesera ...................................................................39 I I Have Electric Dreams ........................................39 Il Boemo 39 I Like It Here ...........................................................40 J Joyland ....................................................................40 The Judgement 40 Juniper .....................................................................40 K Kalev ........................................................................40 Klondike 40 L Lakota Nation vs. United States 41 Last Film Show.......................................................41 Lift 41 Linoleum .................................................................41 Liquor Store Dreams 41 The Lost King .........................................................15 Love According to Dalva 42 Lullaby 42 M Mama Bears ....................................................23, 42 Mars One 42 Max, Min & Meowzaki 42 Mediterranean Fever............................................42 Melchior the Apothecary 43 Moving On ..............................................................21 My Emptiness and I 43 My Neighbor Adolf ...............................................43 My Sailor, My Love 43
Nelly & Nadine 43 Next Sohee .............................................................43 No Bears 44 Nostalgia .................................................................44
Of Medicine and Miracles 44 One Fine Morning.................................................44 The Origin of Evil ..................................................44 Our Father, the Devil 45
Punch .......................................................................45
The Quiet Girl ........................................................45
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Paris
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Saint Omer..............................................................46 Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams 46 Shot in the Arm ..............................................18, 46 Simone: Woman of the Century 47 Snow and the Bear................................................47 Somewhere in Queens ........................................47 Split at the Root 47 Stonewalling ...........................................................47 The Storyteller 47 Subject .....................................................................49 Sublime 49 The Substitute
Susie Searches
Journey
To Kill a Tiger..........................................................50
Lokita
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