Palm Springs International Film Festival 2023 Souvenir Book

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PA LM SPRING S IN TE RN AT IONAL FI LM FE ST IVA L 2 023 ONAL L A AL NG RING RN I LM ESLM T 34 TH ANNUA L JANUARY 5- 16 , 2023 PS FI LM FE ST .ORG A CINEMA TI C PARADISE IN BEAU TI FU L PA LM SPRING S

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The City of PalmSprings, having played a starring role in some of Hollywood’s most iconic movies, proudly invites you to enjoy the 2023 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

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MEMBERS

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David L. Baron Esq. Vice Chairman, Treasurer Helene Galen Vice Chairman JoAnn McGrath Vice Chairman Scott White Vice Chairman
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Emeritus: Fritz Frauchiger in Memoriam Jack Grundhofer in Memoriam Patti Grundhofer in Memoriam James R. Houston in Memoriam Jan Salta Executive Board Member John Pinkney Assistant Secretary Aubrey Serfling Executive Board Member Sidney D. Craig Secretary Mary Ann LaBahn Chair of Education Patrick Mundt Assistant Secretary Aftab Dada Vice Chairman Stephen Breimer Board Member Michele Finney Board Member Jim Bruner Board Member Michael Childers Board Member Bob Deville Board Member Robert Dickey Board Member Jaci Fitzsimonds Board Member Carol Kaplan Board Member Terri Ketover Board Member Gary D. Hall Board Member Wendy Hope-Heckmann Board Member Eric Garner Board Member Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns Board Member Geoff Kors Board Member Michelle Krans Board Member Garry Kief Board Member Kevin McGuire Board Member Tristan Milanovich Board Member Lee Morcus Board Member Marie E. Pinizzotto, M.D., MBA Board Member Donna MacMillan Board Member Peter Mahler Board Member Katherine Malkin Board Member Linda Shirvanian Board Member Dominique Shwe Board Member Ellen Sneider Board Member Catharine Reed Board Member Nachhattar Singh Chandi Board Member Jenny Lavey Board Member

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 edgeof-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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WELCOME
Harold Matzner Harold

LETTER FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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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WELCOME

Welcome to Palm Springs for the 34th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival!

When then-mayor of Palm Springs Sonny Bono introduced the festival in 1989, he envisioned it as an annual celebration that would help put the city on the map and make it a year-round mustvisit destination for visitors from around the world.

Since then, it has become one of the largest in North America, growing from five days to 12 days, and attracting A-list celebrities.

Over that time, tourism, too, has grown in Palm Springs, bringing with it a host of new attractions, innovative restaurants, world-class art, and unique places to stay.

Whether this is your first time in Palm Springs or you’re a return visitor, I’m sure you’ll agree with us that it’s a destination “like no place else.”

We invite you to return soon.

Palm Springs is a playground with enduring beauty, a retro vibe and fun in the sun. A smalltown scale combined with urban sophistication is being rediscovered by a new generation of the young and hip who have fallen in love with this enclave of cool. From midcentury modern-style architecture to a stylish and bold new downtown experience, Palm Springs has retained a mix of historic charm and trend-setting design.

The city’s vibrant personality is being re-imagined to embrace a new energetic vibe.

We welcome visitors and residents with new stylish hotels, exquisite boutique inns, fashionable restaurants, chic shops and boutiques, and unique entertainment venues as well as welcoming public spaces for gathering, celebrating and relaxing. We invite you to stay and play with us here in Palm Springs.

Chief Executive Officer, Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce

On behalf of the hospitality and tourism community, welcome!

For more than three decades, the Palm Springs International Film Festival has drawn filmmakers and enthusiasts from around the world to celebrate the art of cinema and recognize some of the year’s best films and performances.

And just as the greatest movies entertain, enlighten, and move us, Greater Palm Springs connects with audiences — visitors — from the moment they arrive and press “play.” Our striking mountain ranges, endless horizon of swaying palm trees, and artistic spirit become the

backdrop for all who visit to create their own stories and find their very own oasis, whether it’s embarking on an outdoor adventure, traveling back in time through our midcentury modern architecture, or experiencing the vibrant local art scene.

We hope you enjoy the festival and can’t wait to welcome you back!

White President and CEO, Visit Greater Palm Springs

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Kimber Foster Director, Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism Nona Watson Chief Executive Officer, Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Scott White President and CEO, Visit Greater Palm Springs

January 2023

Cit yof Palm Spring s

Lisa Middleton, Mayor

3200 E. TahquitzCanyonWay•Palm Springs, California 92262

Welcome Film Lovers!

Tel: 760.323.8200 •Fax:760.323.8207

Email: Lisa.Middleton@palmspringsca.gov

As Mayor of the City of Palm Springs, I am delighted to welcome you to the 2023 Palm Springs International Film Festival, one of the largest, most respected, and star-studded film festivals in North America.

The City of Palm Springs is particularly proud to be the Title Sponsor and host of this world-renowned film festival, founded by late Palm Springs Mayor Sonny Bono. This year, the Festival will attract nearly 150,000 film-goers, just like you, who come to enjoy more than 130 quality films created by filmmakers from over 60 countries.

Not only will you be able to experience the very best in cinema, but you will also be able to enjoy all of the “Uniquely Palm Springs” attractions that you can find nowhere else in the world, including beautiful weather, breathtaking scenery, vibrant shops, restaurants, iconic architecture, a wide array of diverse, comfortable and sophisticated hotels and inns – not to mention an exciting night life!

A special thanks to the Film Festival’s visionary Chairman Harold Matzner, board members, staff, and the many local businesses and volunteers who work so hard to make the Palm Springs International Film Festival such a resounding success every year.

We hope you enjoy your time in Palm Springs -- and see you at the movies!

Sincerely, Grace Garner Mayor of Palm Springs

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TICKET PURCHASES & VOUCHER EXCHANGE

The box office will be open to the general public beginning on December 22, 2022.

American Express® Presale December 13 - 19

Member Days Palm Springs Film Society Members Early Bird December 20 – 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 & EVENT PRICING

GENERAL ADMISSION

........................................................ $13 6-PACK $69 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® FESTIVAL PASS $2,500 PLATINUM PASS ................................................................. $500 5-DAY “A” PASS $350 5-DAY “B” PASS.................................................................... $350

STUDENT PASS ................................................................... $100

PICKING UP TICKETS

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

PRINT-AT-HOME & MOBILE TICKETS

Avoid the box office and print your tickets at home. 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.

FESTIVAL VENUES

(ANN) - Annenberg Theatre 101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (CAM) - Camelot Theatres - Palm Springs Cultural Center 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MP) Mary Pickford is D’Place 36850 Pickfair St, Cathedral City, CA 92234 (PSHS) - Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School

2248 Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (REG) - Regal Palm Springs 789 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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TICKET & FESTIVAL INFORMATION

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

VACCINATION CHECKPOINTS

All patrons must provide proof of full vaccination and photo ID in person at our vaccination checkpoints to receive a vaccination wristband. The vaccination wristband must be worn to attend all festival screenings and events. See p. 15 for more information.

Early vaccination verification is available at:

CAMELOT THEATRES - PALM SPRINGS CULTURAL CENTER

2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs

January 2 - 4, 10 am - 5 pm

MARY PICKFORD

IS D’PLACE

36850 Pickfair St, Cathedral City

January 2 - 4, 10 am - 5 pm

After January 5, additional vaccination checkpoints will be located at participating festival venues during operating hours. Passholder and ticketholders may visit any of the checkpoints throughout the festival if they need a new wristband.

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 may be requested through 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-at-home 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 firstcome, first-served basis and may or may not be sold for some programs. Passes, credit and vouchers are accepted.

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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 Pass before you leave.

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

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, we must institute the following protocols 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 one of our vaccination checkpoints 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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Harold,

Thank you and congratulations!

Your brilliant and enthusiastic leadership has had an invaluable impact on the success of the Film Awards, annual festivals, member programs and our city.

With much appreciation,

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TITLE SPONSOR PRESENTING SPONSORS

PRODUCING SPONSORS

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FILM AWARDS PRESENTING SPONSOR MAJOR SPONSOR OF FILM AWARDS & FESTIVAL

PLATINUM SPONSORS

SUPPORTING FOUNDATIONS

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FESTIVAL SPONSORS

OFFICIAL WINE

OFFICIAL PURVEYORS

SPONSORS

OFFICIAL HOST HOTEL

SILVER SPONSORS

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OFFICIAL WORLDWIDE PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO PARTNERS OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE PARTNER GOLD

INTERNATIONAL SPONSORS

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

MEDIA SPONSORS

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PLATINUM HOTEL SPONSORS PREMIER HOTEL SPONSORS

HOSPITALITY SPONSORS

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Thanks for putting art in the heart of the community

Bank of America recognizes the Palm Springs International Film Society for its success in bringing the arts to performers and audiences throughout the community. We commend you on creating an opportunity for all to enjoy and share a cultural experience.

Visit us at bankofamerica.com/about.

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Eisenhower Health is proud to support the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

The Palm Springs International Film Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness. In addition to producing the Palm Springs International Film Festival every January and the annual Palm Springs ShortFest in June, the Film Society proudly offers year-round 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.

These dynamic and evolving programs encapsulate the Film Society’s vision to use the medium of film to inspire creativity, encourage introspection and compel exploration.

INTERNSHIPS AND MENTORSHIPS

College and high school students are provided practical hands-on experience alongside our team of professionals for school credit.

FILMMAKER IN THE CLASSROOM

Hands-on workshops on various aspects of filmmaking that pairs filmmakers with visual arts students, bringing professional alumni filmmakers from both ShortFest and local high school graduates, now working in film, to schools through the Coachella Valley.

STUDENT SCREENING DAY

Student Screening Day is more than a field trip, it is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired. The screenings expose students to ideas, cultures and people from around the globe. Representing a diverse range of perspectives and storytelling styles, the films in this series have brought all corners of the world to Coachella Valley youth.

THE ANNENBERG RETREAT AT SUNNYLANDS

For the past decade, PSIFF and the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands have partnered to arrange intimate and private daylong Filmmaker Retreats. The retreats host a select group of filmmakers from all over the world with the purpose of providing an informal setting wherein international directors can speak candidly and confidentially about their work and the filmmaking process with other directors from around the world, building an international community among participants.

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COLLABORATIVE SCREENING SERIES

• Sunnylands Films on the Great Lawn: Seasonal outdoor screenings for the whole family. Bring a picnic.

• Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater Summer Film Series: Getting people out of the heat and into the comfort of a cool theater for great films.

• UCR Palm Desert: Throughout the year UCR Palm Desert and the Palm Springs Film Society bring various film series and events, including the Oscar® Panel in February.

These dynamic and evolving programs are made possible by the generous contributions of passionate filmgoers like yourself. For more information or to make a donation, please visit: www.psfilmfest.org/support-us/donate

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SHOT IN THE ARM

USA, 2022, 89 minutes

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy

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

Screenwriter: Scott Hamilton Kennedy

Genres: Documentary, Health, Social Issues

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.

Selected Filmography: Food Evolution (2016), Fame High (2012), The Garden (2008), OT: Our Town (2002)

New for 2023! 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. Limitied quantiies available and only one ticket per student per screening.

ANXIOUS NATION Film details page 101 Saturday, January 7 • 1:30 pm • REG Sunday, January 8 • 6:00 pm • REG

BUTTERFLY IN THE SKY Film details page 102 Saturday, January 7 • 6:45 pm • REG Sunday, January 8 • 9:45 am • REG

LIFT Film details page 104 Friday, January 13 • 8:00 pm • REG Saturday, January 14 • 6:45 pm • REG Sunday, January 15 • 9:00 am • MP

Friday, January 6 • 4:00 pm • ANN FREE ADMISSION

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LIQUOR STORE DREAMS Film details page 104 Saturday, January 7 • 5:15 pm • REG Sunday, January 8 • 12:00 pm • REG

SUBLIME Film details page 97 Sunday, January 8 • 10:30 am • MP Sunday, January 15 • 8:30 pm • REG

SUSIE SEARCHES Film details page 92

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

TALIA’S JOURNEY Film details page 117 Saturday, January 7 • 6:00 pm • REG Sunday, January 8 • 3:45 pm • REG

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PROGRAMMING TEAM

David Ansen Lead Programmer

David Ansen was Newsweek’s movie critic from 1977 through 2008 and continued to write for the magazine until its last print edition in 2012. He was the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Film Festival for five years, and previously served for eight years on the selection committee for the New York Film Festival.

Alissa Simon Lead Programmer

A film curator for more than 25 years, Alissa Simon was named a 1999 Chicagoan of the year for her innovative work at the Art Institute’s Film Center. She also writes for the trade paper Variety, consults for a number of foreign festivals, and has served on numerous international film festival juries.

Therese Hayes Senior Programmer

A student of Far Eastern Civilization at the University of Washington in Seattle, as well as Indian art and cinema, Therese serves as a consultant on Indian films to several film festivals and institutions. She is on the board of Film Trust India in Mumbai, and is co-curator for the Stuttgart Indian Film Festival.

Hebe Tabachnik Senior Programmer

Hebe Tabachnik is a seasoned film curator, festival consultant and producer that seeks to empower visionary artists. She is Senior Programmer at the Palm Springs, Seattle and Cartagena Film Festivals and is Artistic Director of Cine Latino Minneapolis Saint Paul. She executive produced Valentina (Brazil, 2020).

Mimi Brody Programmer

Mimi Brody is a programmer for festivals and cinematheques. She has worked with the American Film Institute, the California Film Institute/Mill Valley Film Festival, Tribeca, the San Francisco International and Los Angeles Film Festivals and the UCLA Film & Television Archive. She focuses on world cinema, documentary and archival/ classic cinema.

Brian Hu Programmer

Brian Hu is the Artistic Director of the San Diego Asian Film Festival. He has curated special programs for the Criterion Channel and the UCLA Film & TV Archive. He is also an Associate Professor of TV, Film and New Media at San Diego State University.

EXECUTIVE

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Rhea Woodson, Managing Director

ADMINISTRATION

Sergio Herrera, Operations Manager

Felicia Alford, Accountant

Jose Padilla, Accounting Assistant

Judith Beltran, Office Coordinator

Debbie Ray-Scanlon, Volunteer Manager

Jim Gazan, Assistant Volunteer Manager

PROGRAMMING

Jessica Eskelin, Programming Manager

Jennifer Van Camp, Programming Coordinator

Linton Melita, Film Data Manager

Stefani Alvarez, Programming Intern

DEVELOPMENT | MARKETING

Kristin Bloomer, Sponsorship & Development Manager

Zack Solomon, Membership & Education Manager

Caroline Polly, Marketing & Social Media Manager

Martin Foster, Creative Services

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Marc Salomon, Marketing Assistant

Ashley Mejia, Videographer

Nathan Cox, Photographer

Graham Bennett, Membership Coordinator

Jordan Schudie, Social Media Intern

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Martin Foster, Designer

Tara Dupuis, Publications Coordinator

Jesse Knight, Publications Editor

Tom Dolle Design, Poster Art

FESTIVAL OPERATIONS

Aaron Ridenour, Technical Director

Jody Cole, Theater Operations Manager

Phil Del Costello, Theater Operations Assistant Manager

Clay Martin, Print Traffic Manager

Jesse Dubus, Print Traffic Coordinator

Tim Sabo, Production Manager

Bertha Estrada, Production Assistant

Enrique Ortiz Coronado, Production Assistant

Lorna Schanzenbach, Lounge Host

Lorenzo Taylor, Lounge Host

BOX OFFICE

Jose Padilla, Box Office Co-Manager

Alex Paz, Box Office Co-Manager

Debbie Wright, Concierge Manager

Jody Grossman, Concierge Assistant

Tara Dupuis, Credentials Manager

Randi Johns, Credentials Assistant

Laura Brock, Box Office Supervisor

Savannah Guerra, Box Office Supervisor

Celeste Gutierrez, Box Office Supervisor

Katherine Haywood, Box Office Supervisor

Gwen Kibbe, Box Office Supervisor

Anthony Reyes, Box Office Supervisor

Ashley Sanchez, Box Office Supervisor

Zachary Waits, Box Office Supervisor

FILM AWARDS

Christina Sasse, Film Awards Director of Operations & Sales

Jessica Jazayeri, Film Awards Manager

Scarlett Wilmsen, Film Awards Operations Coordinator

Ron Sylvester, Film Awards Coordinator

Marissa Aguayo, Film Awards Benefits Coordinator

Kaila Gutierrez, Film Awards Credentials Coordinator

Joel Hoglund, Film Awards Program Writer

Martin Foster, Film Awards Designer

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Chelsea Brandon, Senior Account Director

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Allison Wachtfogel, Account Executive

Austin Good, Account Coordinator

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Chris Feil, Marya E� Gates, Jesse Knight, Cedar Sherbert, Travis Trew

GUEST RELATIONS

Aglaia Gelpke, Guest Relations Manager

Vera Bianchini, Guest Relations Coordinator

Matthew Berg, Guest Relations Coordinator

Simon Ryder, Ground Transportation Manager

Trae Daniel, Ground Transportation Assistant

Jorge Molina, Guest Relations Assistant

VENUE MANAGERS

Sara Carrasco

Dan Doody

Renae Farias

Aileen Fowler

Christine Holt

Stephanie Hough

PROJECTION TEAM

Carlo Maldonado

Alex Mills

Jenn Misko

Garrett Nolan

Dael Norwitz

Josh Nye

Francisco (Paco) Aschwanden

Greg Babush

Chris Bredenberg

Brenan Chambers

Ryan Gardner Smith Curt Heiner

Parker Jenkins

2023 SCREENING TEAM

Paul O’Connor

Jon Olsen

Derek Petrillo

Breena Siegel Zack Solomon

Sam LaStrape

Daniela Leal

Whitney Miller Miles Marsico Brian Morataya Morgan Murphy Modestina Weeden

Vincent Calvarese, Margo Handelsman, Laura Hein, Suzanne Hogsett, Gilbert Khoury, Donna Lawton, Joan Matthias, Mike Simonyi, Ed Thayer, Dominique Wulfekuhle

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FESTIVAL AWARDS

CHIHULY

2023 Palm Springs International Film Festival honorees each receive a Gilded Emerald Piccolo Venetian with Sunburst Coils created by Dale Chihuly. Inspired by Italian glassmaking and the vessel form, Chihuly began the Venetian series in 1988.

“I often think that had I not been a sculptor or an artist that I might have liked being a film director.” –Chihuly Chihuly is an American artist noted for revolutionizing the studio glass movement and elevating perceptions of the glass medium. Known for ambitious architectural installations in cities, museums and gardens around the world, Chihuly is also a lifelong cinema enthusiast, whose favorite films include A Streetcar Named Desire, Rear Window, The Graduate, and Lust for Life

To learn more about Chihuly and his artwork, please visit chihuly.com

FIPRESCI PRIZES

Selected by a special jury of international critics, the prestigious FIPRESCI Prize will be presented to one of the official Academy Award® submissions for Best International Feature Film� In addition, the jury will award prizes for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay from the Awards Buzz category�

NEW VOICES NEW VISIONS AWARD

New Voices New Visions focuses on films that our programmers feel represent the most distinctive new directors to have emerged in the last year� Each of the films in competition represents the filmmaker’s debut or second feature�

DOCUMENTARY AWARD

The Documentary Award will be presented to the film that best opens our eyes to the world around us and the people that inhabit it�

IBERO-AMERICAN AWARD

Presented to the best Ibero-American film screening at the Festival� This award aims to highlight the tremendous creativity we see in modern Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American films�

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YOUNG CINEASTES AWARD

The Young Cineastes jury is composed of local 14-17-year-old students interested in cinema and the arts

LOCAL JURY AWARD

Awarded by the Local Jury to a film that, in the spirit of neighborliness, promotes understanding and acceptance among people�

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Audiences play an important role in the life of a film Filmmakers create their movies with an audience in mind and, in this day and age, content is being driven more and more by audiences themselves, rather than the critics and industry executives� It is only natural that audience awards from festivals play a major role in the marketing and distribution of a film PSIFF is proud to recognize two special films with the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary Feature

BRIDGING THE BORDERS AWARD

At a time when physical, religious, racial, cultural and economic borders divide the population of our planet, efforts to bridge those borders are more important than ever� In that spirit, Cinema Without Borders presents the Bridging the Borders Award to a film that is most successful in bringing the people of our world closer together The winner of the 2023 Bridging the Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders, is awarded $2,500 by MOZAIK�

THE ENTERTAINER

Sculptor John Kennedy (1931 – 2004) is renowned by art lovers and collectors for his graceful bronze figures, which adorn parks, campuses and public buildings around the world. Two of his most famous sculptures are Spirit ofAudrey, dedicated to Audrey Hepburn and located at the UNICEF Headquarters in New York City, and The Entertainer, the official award statuette of the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Inspired by a magazine article about court jesters, Kennedy created a life-size sculpture of a ball-juggling jester titled The Entertainer standing 7 feet 3 inches in 1995. In 1997, the Palm Springs International Film Festival began presenting festival winners with a scaled-down version of the lifesize, and it has been the official award ever since. For more information on John Kennedy’s sculpture, please visit CODA Gallery, www.codagallery.com.

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“We believe the arts are essential to building stronger connections in our community. Cinema as an art form has the power to inspire tolerance, enlighten audiences and bridge cultural distances. Since 2009, we have proudly supported the Palm Springs International Film Festival. We applaud its work to educate, entertain, initiate cultural dialogue, and celebrate cinematic excellence.”

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VARIETY’S 10 DIRECTORS TO WATCH IN

Variety’s 10 to Watch series spotlights emerging writers, actors, producers, directors, comics and cinematographers. Each of these lists is curated by a team of Variety editors, critics and reporters. The directors selected for this year’s list will be honored in person at a brunch event on Friday, January 6, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the 12th year that the celebration has been held in Palm Springs. Past 10 Directors include Wes Anderson, Alfonso Cuarón, Olivia Wilde and Bradley Cooper.

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MARY HART

Mary Hart’s extraordinary and unprecedented run as co-host of EntertainmentTonight for 30 years made her as recognizable as many of the big stars she has interviewed. Today, media historians give credit to Hart for her role not only in building the show into a powerhouse, but for also helping to pioneer the genre as a whole.

Hart earned the trust not only of the audience at home but the celebrities she interviewed as well. Personalities would tell her, “Now, I have arrived: Mary Hart has interviewed me.” Her list of subjects includes nearly every major film, television and music star: figures such as George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, the surviving Beatles members, Michael Jackson, Lady Diana and two presidents named Bush and Obama.

Hart was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 1999 and has been honored by numerous organizations including the American Women in Radio and Television and the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation. She is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest serving entertainment news host. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and is an ambassador for Childhelp USA, an organization that combats child abuse across America. She is also on the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Tolerance, Simon Wiesenthal Center as well as The Israel Project based in Washington, D.C.

Hart and her husband, businessman Burt Sugarman, live in Los Angeles and have a son, A.J.

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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�

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.

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 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.

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�

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 6 • 6:30 PM

80 FOR BRADY

USA, 2023 98 minutes

Director: Kyle Marvin

Cast: Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Sally Field, Tom Brady, Billy Porter, Rob Corddry, Alex Moffat, Guy Fieri, Harry Hamlin, Bob Balaban, Glynn Turman, Sara Gilbert, Jimmy O. Yang, Ron Funches, Matt Lauria

Screenwriters: Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins

Genres: Comedy, Aging/Seniors, Sports

Inspired by the 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 seven-time Super Bowl Champion and producer Tom Brady.

World Premiere In English.

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THE LOST KING

UK, 2022 108 minutes

Director: Stephen Frears

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Shonagh Price, Helen Katamba, Lewis Macleod, Steve Coogan

Screenwriters: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope

Genres: Comedy, Drama, History

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.

Selected Filmography: Philomena (2013), The Queen (2006), High Fidelity (2000), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

In English.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 • 6:30 PM

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ALICE, DARLING

Canada/USA, 2022, 90 minutes

Saturday, January 14 • 3:00 pm • ANN

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, Markjan Winnick

IN CONVERSATION WITH:

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

Ireland/UK/USA, 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, Barry Keoghan, Gary Lydon, Pat Shortt, Sheila Flitton

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TALKING PICTURES

In-depth

discussions with directors , writers and actors from the year’s top titles.

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 Harrison Jr., Samara Weaving, Lucy Boynton, Minnie Driver, Marton Csokas, Sian Clifford

IN CONVERSATION WITH:

MOVING ON

USA, 2022, 85 minutes Sunday, January 8 • 3:00 pm • PSHS

IN CONVERSATION WITH: Director, Paul Weitz

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, Lily Tomlin, Malcolm McDowell, Richard Roundtree, Sarah Burns

IN CONVERSATION WITH:

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LOCAL SPOTLIGHT

DON’T WORRY DARLING

USA, 2022, 123 minutes

Director: Olivia Wilde

Cast: Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, KiKi Layne, Gemma Chan, Nick Kroll

Genres: Thriller, Psychological

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 pictureperfect community where nothing is as it seems.

Wednesday, January 11 • 7:00 pm • ANN

RACIST TREES

USA, 2022, 85 minutes

Directors: Sara Newens, Mina T. Son

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

Genres: Documentary, Local/Coachella Valley, Race

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 gnarled complexity.

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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GOD SAVE THE QUEENS

USA, 2022, 87 minutes

Director: Jordan Danger

Cast: Alaska Thunderf*ck (AKA Justin Andrew Honard), Laganja Estranja (AKA Jay Jackson), Kelly Mantle, Jordan Michael Green, Peter Facinelli, Michelle Visage, Joaquim De Almeida, Luenell, Zack Gottsagen

Genres: Comedy, LGBTQ

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.

Sunday, January 8 • 7:00 pm • CAM

Friday, January 13 • 7:00 pm • CAM

MAMA BEARS

USA, 2022, 90 minutes

Director: Daresha Kyi

With: Sara Cunningham, Parker Cunningham, Kimberly Shappley, Tammi Terrell Morris

Genres: Documentary, LGBTQ, Politics

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 8:00 pm • CAM

Sunday, January 8 • 3:00 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 10:00 am • CAM

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AJOOMMA

SINGAPORE, 2022, 90 minutes

Director: He Shuming

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

Genres: Road Movie, Comedy, Family Relations

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 much-needed vacation alone to her beloved South Korea, where she will embark on the comic adventure of a lifetime.

Saturday, January 7 • 11:00 am • ANN

Monday, January 9 • 9:00 am • MP

Tuesday, January 10 • 7:00 pm • CAM

ALCARRÀS

SPAIN, 2022, 120 minutes

Director: Carla Simón

Cast: Jordi Pujol Dolcet, Anna Otín, Xènia Roset, Albert Bosch, Ainet Jounou, Josep Abad, Montse Oró, Carles Cabós

Genres: Drama, Family Relations

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 the Catalonian peach farm they have occupied for generations, which threatens the very fabric of their once inseparable bonds.

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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Step into Oscar® season with this selection of Best International Feature Film contenders.
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ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

GERMANY, 2022, 147 minutes

Director: Edward Berger

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

Genres: Drama, War, History

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.

Friday, January 6 • 1:30 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 8:00 pm • CAM

Sunday, January 15 • 7:00 pm • MP

BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS

MEXICO, 2022, 159 minutes

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Cast: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Griselda Siciliani, Ximena Lamadrid, Íker Sánchez Solano, Hugo Albores

Genres: Drama

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, deeply introspective and sardonically funny, with personal and national histories converging into a one-of-a-kind experience.

Friday, January 6 • 2:00 pm • MP

Saturday, January 7 • 7:00 pm • ANN Thursday, January 12 • 10:00 am • CAM

ARGENTINA, 1985

ARGENTINA, 2022, 140 minutes

Director: Santiago Mitre

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

Genres: Drama, Politics, History

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.

Sunday, January 8 • 9:00 am • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 7:00 pm • CAM

Saturday, January 14 • 11:00 am • PSHS

BEAUTIFUL BEINGS

ICELAND, 2022, 123 minutes

Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Cast: Birgir Dagur Bjarkason, Áskell Einar Pálmason, Viktor Benóný Benediktsson, Snorri Rafn Frímannsson, Aníta Briem, Ísgerður Gunnarsdóttir, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

Genres: Drama, Coming of Age, Religion/Spirituality

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.

Monday, January 9 • 2:00 pm • CAM

Friday, January 13 • 8:30 pm • MP

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BLANQUITA

CHILE, 2022, 98 minutes

Director: Fernando Guzzoni

Cast: Laura López, Alejandro Goic, Amparo Noguera, Marcelo Alonso, Daniela Ramírez

Genres: Drama, Coming of Age

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 3:00 pm • MP

Tuesday, January 10 • 8:30 pm • REG

Thursday, January 12 • 12:00 pm • REG

CAIRO CONSPIRACY

SWEDEN, 2022, 126 minutes

Director: Tarik Saleh

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

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Religion/Spirituality

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 10:00 am • CAM

Monday, January 9 • 7:00 pm • ANN

THE BLUE CAFTAN

MOROCCO, 2022, 118 minutes

Director: Maryam Touzani

Cast: Lubna Azabal, Saleh Bakri, Ayoub Missioui

Genres: LGBTQ, Drama, Relationships

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.

Monday, January 9 • 10:00 am • CAM

Saturday, January 14 • 7:00 pm • PSHS

CINEMA SABAYA

ISRAEL, 2021, 91 minutes

Director: Orit Fouks Rotem

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

Genres: Drama, Jewish Interest, Religion/Spirituality

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.

Tuesday, January 10 • 7:00 pm • MP

Friday, January 13 • 9:00 am • REG

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CLOSE

BELGIUM, 2022, 105 minutes

Director: Lukas Dhont

Cast: Eden Dambrine, Gustav De Waele, Émilie Dequenne, Léa Drucker

Genres: Drama, LGBTQ, Coming of Age

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.

Sunday, January 8 • 7:00 pm • PSHS

Wednesday, January 11 • 11:00 am • ANN

Saturday, January 14 • 9:00 am • CAM

DARKLING

SERBIA, 2021, 103 minutes

Director: Dušan Milić

Cast: Slavko Štimac, Danica Ćurčić, Miona Ilov

Genres: Drama, Coming of Age, Psychological

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 9:00 am • REG

Thursday, January 12 • 3:00 pm • MP

CORSAGE

AUSTRIA, 2022, 113 minutes

Director: Marie Kreutzer

Cast: Vicky Krieps, Colin Morgan, Finnegan Oldfield, Ivana Stojkovic, Alma Hasun

Genres: Drama, Women, Period

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 7:00 pm • PSHS

Tuesday, January 10 • 9:00 am • CAM

Saturday, January 14 • 2:00 pm • CAM

DECISION TO LEAVE

SOUTH KOREA, 2022, 138 minutes

Director: Park Chan-wook

Cast: Tang Wei, Park Hae-il

Genres: Crime, Romance, Mystery

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.

Sunday, January 8 • 2:00 pm • CAM

Wednesday, January 11 • 7:30 pm • PSHS

Friday, January 13 • 9:45 am • REG

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EO

POLAND, 2022, 88 minutes

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski

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

Genres: Drama, Animals

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.

Tuesday, January 10 • 10:30 am • REG

Thursday, January 12 • 8:00 pm • CAM

Sunday, January 15 • 2:00 pm • MP

THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD

NORTH MACEDONIA, 2022, 95 minutes

Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska

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

Genres: Drama, History, War

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

Friday, January 6 • 2:45 pm • MP

Tuesday, January 10 • 6:45 pm • REG

Thursday, January 12 • 9:45 am • REG

ETERNAL SPRING

CANADA, 2022, 86 minutes

Director: Jason Loftus

With: Daxiong, Jin Xuezhe, Lan Lihua, Wang Jianmin, Zhang Zhongyu

Genres: Documentary, Politics, Animation

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.

Monday, January 9 • 8:00 pm • REG Wednesday, January 11 • 2:00 pm • MP

HOLY SPIDER

DENMARK, 2022, 113 minutes

Director: Ali Abbasi

Cast: Zar Amir-Ebrahimi, Mehdi Bajestani, Arash Ashtian, Forouzan Jamshidnejad, Sina Parvaneh, Nima Akbarpour

Genres: Drama, Religion/Spirituality, Crime

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.

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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IL BOEMO

CZECH REPUBLIC, 2022, 130 minutes

Director: Petr Václav

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

Genres: Drama, Music, Period

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.

Thursday, January 12 • 7:00 pm • CAM

Friday, January 13 • 6:45 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 9:00 am • MP

KLONDIKE

UKRAINE, 2022, 100 minutes

Director: Maryna Er Gorbach

Cast: Oksana Cherkashyna, Serhi Shadrin, Oleh Shcherbyna, Oleh Shevchuk, Artur Aramian

Genres: Drama, Family Relations, War

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.

Monday, January 9 • 9:45 am • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 2:15 pm • REG

JOYLAND

PAKISTAN, 2022, 127 minutes

Director: Saim Sadiq

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

Genres: Drama, Family Relations, Romance

When the youngest son of a patriarchal 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.

Saturday, January 7 • 7:30 pm • REG Sunday, January 8 • 11:00 am • ANN Thursday, January 12 • 9:00 am • CAM

LAST FILM SHOW

INDIA, 2021, 111 minutes

Director: Pan Nalin

Cast: Bhavin Rabari, Bhavesh Shrimali, Richa Meena, Dipen Raval, Alpesh Tank, Paresh Mehta, Vikas Bata, Rahul Koli, Vijay Mer, Kishan Parmar, Shoban Makwa

Genres: Coming of Age, Film-Related

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.

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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MARS ONE

BRAZIL, 2022, 115 minutes

Director: Gabriel Martins

Cast: Cícero Lucas, Carlos Francisco, Camilla Damião, Rejane Faria, Russo Apr

Genres: Drama, Coming of Age, Family Relations

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.

Sunday, January 8 • 7:45 pm • MP

Monday, January 9 • 5:15 pm • REG Tuesday, January 10 • 9:45 am • MP

NOSTALGIA

ITALY, 2022, 117 minutes

Director: Mario Martone

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

Genres: Drama, Crime

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.

Friday, January 6 • 10:00 am • CAM

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

MEDITERRANEAN FEVER

PALESTINE, 2022, 108 minutes

Director: Maha Haj

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

Genres: Black Comedy, Drama, Borders/Migration

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 middleclass Palestinians grappling with the occupation.

Saturday, January 7 • 9:00 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 12:00 pm • REG Sunday, January 15 • 4:30 pm • REG

THE QUIET GIRL

IRELAND, 2022, 94 minutes

Director: Colm Bairéad

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

Genres: Coming of Age, Drama, Family Relations

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.

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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RETURN TO SEOUL

CAMBODIA, 2022, 115 minutes

Director: Davy Chou

Cast: Park Ji-Min, Oh Kwang-Rok, Guka Han, Kim Sun-Young

Genres: Drama, Identity, Psychological

Impulsive, arrogant, seductive “Freddie” Benoit (Ji-Min 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.

Sunday, January 8 • 2:15 pm • REG

Thursday, January 12 • 3:00 pm • REG

UNDER THE FIG TREES

TUNISIA, 2022, 92 minutes

Director: Erige Sehiri

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

Genres: Drama, Women, Work/Labor

This delightful film follows a day in the life of several workersfor-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.

Friday, January 6 • 5:15 pm • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 3:00 pm • MP

Thursday, January 12 • 11:15 am • REG

SAINT OMER

FRANCE, 2022, 123 minutes

Director: Alice Diop

Cast: Kayije Kagame, Guslagie Malanga

Genres: Drama, Social Issues, Crime

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 re-evaluate her relationship with her mother, as well as her own pregnancy, in filmmaker Alice Diop’s award-winning masterwork.

Monday, January 9 • 3:00 pm • CAM

Thursday, January 12 • 8:30 pm • REG Sunday, January 15 • 10:30 am • REG

UTAMA

BOLIVIA, 2022, 87 minutes

Director: Alejandro Loayza Grisi

Cast: José Calcina, Luisa Quispe, Santos Choque

Genres: Aging/Seniors, Drama, Environment

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.

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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VICTIM

SLOVAKIA, 2022, 91 minutes

Director: Michal Blaško

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

Genres: Drama, Social Issues, Race/Ethnicity

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.

Tuesday, January 10 • 2:45 pm • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 9:00 pm • REG Thursday, January 12 • 9:45 am • MP

WORLD WAR III

IRAN, 2022, 107 minutes

Director: Houman Seyyedi

Cast: Mohsen Tanabandeh, Mahsa Hejazi, Neda Jebraeili, Navid Nosrati, Hossein Norouzi

Genres: Drama, Film-Related, Class

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.

Friday, January 6 • 9:00 am • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 7:45 pm • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 5:15 pm • REG

WAR SAILOR

NORWAY, 2022, 150 minutes

Director: Gunnar Vikene

Cast: Kristoffer Joner, Ine Marie Wilmann, Pål Sverre Hagen

Genres: Drama, War

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.

Friday, January 6 • 3:00 pm • REG

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

YOU WON'T BE ALONE

AUSTRALIA, 2021, 108 minutes

Director: Goran Stolevski

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

Genres: Horror, Identity, Fantasy

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.

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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ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED

USA, 2022, 117 minutes

Director: Laura Poitras

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Politics

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.

Friday, January 6 • 7:00 pm • MP

Thursday, January 12 • 2:00 pm • CAM

New films from classic auteurs.

BROKER

SOUTH KOREA, 2022, 129 minutes

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda

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

Genres: Drama, Crime, Family Relations

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.

Friday, January 6 • 3:00 pm • CAM

Thursday, January 12 • 3:00 pm • CAM

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A COMPASSIONATE SPY

USA/UK, 2022, 102 minutes

Director: Steve James

With: Ted Hall, Joan Hall, Ruth London, Sarah Hall, Sarah Sax, Boria Sax, Joseph Albright, Marcia Kunstel, Daniel Axelrod

Genres: Documentary, Biography, History

In this real-life espionage story that doubles as a swooning romance, the great documentarian Steve James (Hoop Dreams) profiles nuclear physicist, defiant leftist 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.

Monday, January 9 • 9:00 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 7:00 pm • ANN Saturday, January 14 • 3:00 pm • REG

NO BEARS

IRAN, 2022, 106 minutes

Director: Jafar Panahi

Cast: Naser Hashemi, Reza Heydari, Mina Kavani, Jafar Panahi

Genres: Drama, Film-Related

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 11:15 am • REG

Friday, January 13 • 3:00 pm • MP

HILMA

SWEDEN, 2022, 120 minutes

Director: Lasse Hallström

Cast: Lena Olin, Tora Hallström, Catherine Chalk, Lily Cole, Tom Wlaschiha

Genres: Biography, Art/Design, Women

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 3:00 pm • CAM

Sunday, January 8 • 10:30 am • REG Monday, January 9 • 11:00 am • ANN

ONE FINE MORNING

FRANCE/UK/GERMANY, 2022, 112 minutes

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve

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

Genres: Drama, Romance, Aging/Seniors

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-and-off affair with a charming scientist, who happens to be married with a kid of his own.

Sunday, January 8 • 10:00 am • CAM Saturday, January 14 • 3:00 pm • CAM

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R.M.N.

ROMANIA/FRANCE/BELGIUM/SWEDEN, 2022, 125 minutes

Director: Cristian Mungiu

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

Genres: Drama, Family Relations, Social Issues

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.

Monday, January 9 • 3:00 pm • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 9:45 am • MP Sunday, January 15 • 2:45 pm • MP

TORI AND LOKITA

BELGIUM/FRANCE, 2022, 88 minutes

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

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

Genres: Drama, Black/African Diaspora, Coming of Age

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 12:00 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 9:00 am • MP

SALVATORE: SHOEMAKER OF DREAMS

ITALY, 2022, 120 minutes

Director: Luca Guadagnino

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

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Fashion

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.

Friday, January 13 • 3:00 pm • ANN Saturday, January 14 • 2:15 pm • REG

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1946: THE MISTRANSLATION THAT SHIFTED CULTURE

USA/CANADA, 2022, 92 minutes

Director: Sharon “Rocky” Roggio

With: Kathy Baldock, Ed Oxford, Sharon "Rocky" Roggio, Sal Roggio, Angela Parker, Steve Greenberg, Cheryl Anderson, Trevor Thompson

Genres: Documentary, Politics

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.

Monday, January 9 • 9:00 am • CAM Friday, January 13 • 2:15 pm • REG Sunday, January 15 • 5:15 pm • REG

CASA SUSANNA

USA, 2022, 98 minutes

Director: Sebastien Lifshitz

Genres: Documentary, Transgender

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.

Sunday, January 8 • 8:30 pm • REG Sunday, January 15 • 3:00 pm • ANN

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Poignant, heartfelt and insightful stories from the LGBTQ+ community.

EISMAYER

AUSTRIA, 2022, 87 minutes

Director: David Wagner

Cast: Gerhard Liebmann, Luka Dimić, Julia Koschitz, Anton Noori, Christopher Schärf, Karl Fischer, Lion Tatzber

Genres: Drama, Gay, Romance

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.

Sunday, January 8 • 8:00 pm • CAM

Tuesday, January 10 • 8:00 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 9:45 am • MP

MY EMPTINESS AND I

SPAIN, 2022, 98 minutes

Director: Adrián Silvestre

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

Genres: Drama, Transgender, Coming of Age

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

Thursday, January 12 • 7:45 pm • MP

Friday, January 13 • 4:30 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 12:00 pm • REG

ESTHER NEWTON MADE ME GAY

USA, 2022, 90 minutes

Director: Jean Carlomusto

With: Esther Newton, Holly Hughes, Louise Fishman, Amber Holibaugh, Shaka McGlotten Genres: Documentary, Lesbian, Social Issues

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.

Thursday, January 12 • 2:45 pm • MP Friday, January 13 • 6:00 pm • REG Saturday, January 14 • 11:15 am • REG

NELLY & NADINE

SWEDEN/BELGIUM/NORWAY, 2021, 92 minutes

Director: Magnus Gertten

With: Anne Bianchi, Sylvie Bianchi, Nadine Hwang, Nelly Mousset Vos Genres: Documentary, Lesbian, History

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 7:45 pm • REG Sunday, January 8 • 2:45 pm • MP

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PUNCH

NEW ZEALAND/USA, 2022, 98 minutes

Director: Welby Ings

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

Genres: Drama, Gay, Coming of Age

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.

Friday, January 6 • 7:30 pm • ANN

Saturday, January 14 • 10:30 am • REG

Sunday, January 15 • 2:15 pm • REG

YOU CAN LIVE FOREVER

CANADA, 2022, 96 minutes

Directors: Mark Slutsky, Sarah Watts

Cast: Anwen O’Driscoll, June Laporte, Liane Balaban, Deragh Campbell, Tim Campbell, Antoine Yared, Hasani Freeman

Genres: Drama, Lesbian, Coming of Age

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.

Sunday, January 8 • 2:00 pm • MP

Monday, January 9 • 1:30 pm • REG Tuesday, January 10 • 12:45 pm • REG

WINTER BOY

FRANCE, 2022, 122 minutes

Director: Christophe Honoré

Cast: Paul Kircher, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lacoste

Genres: Drama, Coming of Age, Gay

After a sudden death in the family shatters the well-ordered 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.

Saturday, January 7 • 7:00 pm • CAM

Monday, January 9 • 2:15 pm • REG Sunday, January 15 • 9:45 am • MP

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Studies show that sudents who are exposed to lessons on a musical instrument score higher on tests, have higher grade point averages, develop organizational and self-discipline skills, and learn about teamwork and collaboration

The child who is skilled at a musical instrument tends to excel at problem-solving, pattern-recognition, fine-tuned auditory skills, and memorization—not to mention the self-confidence and self-esteem that come with musical performance.

Exposure of all PSUSD students to music lessons, either private or group, is a District and Foundation priority. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to be prepared and to succeed.

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ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE

USA, 2022, 96 minutes

Director: Aitch Alberto

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

Genres: Coming of Age, Gay, Latinx

At a swimming pool in 1987 El Paso, two outcast teenagers –the handsome, troubled Ari and the cultured, confident Dante – become instant friends. But when Dante wants friendship to turn into romance, the conflicted Ari recoils. This beautiful, multilayered exploration of first love and self-acceptance casts a beguiling spell.

Sunday, January 8 • 8:00 pm • REG

Monday, January 9 • 3:00 pm • ANN Sunday, January 15 • 10:00 am • CAM

BUTTERFLY VISION

UKRAINE/CZECH REPUBLIC/CROATIA/SWEDEN, 2022, 107 minutes

Director: Maksim Nakonechnyi

Cast: Rita Burkovska, Liubomyr Valivots, Myroslava Vytrykhovska-Makar, Natalka Vorozhbyt

Genres: Drama, Women, War

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. Although set in 2014, this tense, nuanced drama is as timely as ever.

Thursday, January 12 • 6:00 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 2:45 pm • MP

Saturday, January 14 • 11:00 am • REG

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THE DAMNED DON’T CRY

FRANCE/BELGIUM/MOROCCO, 2022, 111 minutes

Director: Fyzal Boulifa

Cast: Abdellah El Hajjouji, Aicha Tebbae, Antoine Reinartz

Genres: Drama, Family Relations, Class/Economics

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.

Tuesday, January 10 • 10:30 am • MP

Sunday, January 15 • 3:00 pm • CAM

LOVE ACCORDING TO DALVA

BELGIUM/FRANCE, 2022, 87 minutes

Director: Emmanuelle Nicot

Cast: Stéphanie Doncker, Emmanuelle Nicot

Genres: Drama, Social Issues, Coming of Age

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 12:45 pm • REG

Thursday, January 12 • 8:00 pm • REG

HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE

USA, 2022, 100 minutes

Director: Daniel Goldhaber

Cast: Ariela Barer, Kristine Froseth, Lukas Gage, Forrest Goodluck, Sasha Lane, Jayme Lawson, Marcus Scribner, Jake Weary, Irene Bedard, Olive Jane Lorraine Genres: Thriller, Politics, Environment

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 8:30 pm • REG Friday, January 13 • 5:15 pm • REG

OUR FATHER, THE DEVIL

USA, 2022, 108 minutes

Director: Ellie Foumbi

Cast: Babetida Sadjo, Souleymane Sy Savané, Jennifer Tchiakpe, Franck Saurel, Martine Amisse

Genres: Thriller, Drama

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.

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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RICEBOY SLEEPS

CANADA, 2022, 117 minutes

Director: Anthony Shim

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

Genres: Drama, Coming of Age, Family Relations

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.

Sunday, January 8 • 7:30 pm • ANN

Monday, January 9 • 3:45 pm • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 12:00 pm • REG

SUSIE SEARCHES

USA/UK, 2022, 105 minutes

Director: Sophie Kargman

Cast: Kiersey Clemons, Alex Wolff, Ken Marino, Rachel Sennott, Isaac Powell, Dolly Wells

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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.

Saturday, January 14 • 7:00 pm • MP

Sunday, January 15 • 11:00 am • REG

SNOW AND THE BEAR

TURKEY/GERMANY/SERBIA, 2022, 93 minutes

Director: Selcen Ergun

Cast: Derya Pınar Ak, Erkan Bekta , Asiye Dinçsoy, Merve Dizdar, Onur Gürçay

Genres: Drama, Women, Mystery

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.

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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CHILE ‘76

CHILE/USA, 2022, 95 minutes

Director: Manuela Martelli

Cast: Aline Kuppenheim, Nicolás Sepúlveda, Hugo Medina, Alejandro Goic

Genres: Drama, Politics, History

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.

Friday, January 6 • 9:00 am • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 2:45 pm • MP Sunday, January 15 • 8:30 pm • MP

HUESERA

MEXICO/PERU, 2022, 97 minutes

Director: Michelle Garza Cervera

Cast: Natalia Solián, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Batalla, Mercedes Hernández, Aída López, Martha Claudia Moreno

Genres: Thriller, Horror, Women

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 8:30 pm • MP

Saturday, January 14 • 10:30 am • MP

Sunday, January 15 • 1:30 pm • REG

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I HAVE ELECTRIC DREAMS

BELGIUM/FRANCE/COSTA RICA, 2022, 103 minutes

Director: Valentina Maurel

Cast: Daniela Marin Navarro, Reinaldo Amien Guttierez

Genres: Coming of Age, Drama, Family Relations

In this intoxicating and emotionally charged coming-of-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.

Friday, January 6 • 10:30 am • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 8:30 pm • REG

Thursday, January 12 • 12:45 pm • REG

THE SUBSTITUTE

ARGENTINA/ITALY/FRANCE/SPAIN/MEXICO, 2022, 110 minutes

Director: Diego Lerman

Cast: Juan Minujin, Alfredo Castro, Bárbara Lennie, Rita Cortese, Lucas Arrua, Renata Lerman, María Merlino, Brian Montiel

Genres: Drama, Coming of Age

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.

Friday, January 13 • 7:00 pm • MP

Saturday, January 14 • 6:00 pm • REG

Sunday, January 15 • 11:15 am • REG

SUBLIME

ARGENTINA, 2022, 100 minutes

Director: Mariano Biasin

Cast: Martín Miller, Teo Inama Chiabrando, Azul Mazzeo, Joaquín Arana, Facundo Trotonda, Javier Drolas

Genres: Coming of Age, Gay, Music

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.

Sunday, January 8 • 10:30 am • MP

Tuesday, January 10 • 6:00 pm • REG Sunday, January 15 • 8:30 pm • REG

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1341 FRAMES OF LOVE AND WAR

ISRAEL, 2022, 90 minutes

Director: Ran Tal

With: Barak Bar-Am, Micha Bar-Am, Nimrod Bar-Am, Orna Bar-Am

Genres: Jewish Interest, History

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 the relationship between sound and picture, movement and stillness, as a frozen moment becomes imbued with meaning and emotion.

Monday, January 9 • 10:30 am • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 8:30 pm • MP

Sunday, January 15 • 3:00 pm • MP

ALL THAT BREATHES

INDIA/UK, 2022, 97 minutes

Director: Shaunak Sen

With: Salik Rehman, Mohammad Saud, Nadeem Shehzad

Genres: Environment, Social Issues

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.

Friday, January 6 • 9:45 am • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 10:30 am • MP

Sunday, January 15 • 8:00 pm • REG

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ANXIOUS NATION

USA, 2022, 101 minutes

Directors: Vanessa Roth, Laura Morton

With: Jonah Burns, Mike Sneideman, Meredith Burns, Nicole Cochrane, Giancarlos “GC”

Coris, Dave Cummings, Heather Cummings, Noah Cummings, Kameron Johnson

Genres: Social Issues, Youth/Teen

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 1:30 pm • REG

Sunday, January 8 • 6:00 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 10:30 am • MP

BELLA

USA, 2022, 98 minutes

Director: Bridget Murnane

With: Carmen De Lavallade, Larry Attaway, Walter Kennedy, Kenneth Talley, Theodora Mahdinah McKay

Genres: Dance, Social Issues, Biography

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.

Thursday, January 12 • 6:45 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 12:00 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 4:30 pm • REG

THE ART OF EATING: THE LIFE OF M.F.K. FISHER

USA, 2022, 87 minutes

Director: Gregory M. Bezat

With: Mary Dilts

Genres: Food, Biography

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.

Thursday, January 12 • 2:15 pm • REG Friday, January 13 • 1:30 pm • REG

BODY PARTS

USA, 2022, 86 minutes

Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

With: Jane Fonda, Joey Soloway, Angela Robinson, Karyn Kusama, Rose McGowan, David Simon, Emily Meade, Alexandra Billings, Rosanna Arquette Genres: Film-Related, Women

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 4:30 pm • REG Monday, January 9 • 2:00 pm • MP

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BORN IN CHICAGO

USA, 2021, 77 minutes

Directors: Bob Sarles, John Anderson

With: Barry Goldberg, Nick Gravenites, Harvey Mandel, Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop, Sam Lay, Corky Seigel, Steve Miller, Huber Sumlin, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, Marshall Chess

Genres: History, Music

This joyous musical celebration of the Chicago blues hones in on the moment in 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.

Thursday, January 12 • 7:30 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 11:00 am • ANN

Saturday, January 14 • 2:45 pm • MP

THE CAVIAR CONNECTION

FRANCE, 2021, 100 minutes

Director: Benoît Bringer

Genres: Politics, Crime, Journalism

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 9:00 am • CAM

Tuesday, January 10 • 8:00 pm • CAM

Sunday, January 15 • 6:00 pm • REG

BUTTERFLY IN THE SKY

USA, 2022, 86 minutes

Directors: Bradford Thomason, Brett Whitcomb

With: LeVar Burton, Twila Liggett, Larry Lancit, Cecily Truett Lancit, Tony Buttino

Genres: Education, TV-Related

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 6:45 pm • REG

Sunday, January 8 • 9:45 am • REG Tuesday, January 10 • 11:15 am • REG

CROWS ARE WHITE

JAPAN/IRELAND/USA, 2022, 98 minutes

Director: Ahsen Nadeem

Genres: Religion/Spirituality, Family Relations

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.

Thursday, January 12 • 3:00 pm • ANN

Friday, January 13 • 10:30 am • REG Saturday, January 14 • 7:45 pm • MP

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DESPERATE SOULS, DARK CITY AND THE LEGEND OF MIDNIGHT COWBOY

USA, 2022, 101 minutes

Director: Nancy Buirski

With: Bob Balaban, Ian Buruma, Michael Childers, Brian De Palma, James Hoberman, Adam Holender, Charles Kaiser, Jennifer Salt, Lucy Sante, Brenda Vaccaro, Jon Voight, Edmund White

Genres: Film-Related, History

No Oscar®-winning film captured its tumultuous time as indelibly as 1969’s X-rated Midnight Cowboy. Rich with interviews and archival footage, this ambitious documentary chronicles not just its unlikely creation, but the cultural, sexual and political undercurrents that fueled John Schlesinger’s classic movie.

Sunday, January 8 • 3:00 pm • ANN

Monday, January 9 • 9:45 am • REG Saturday, January 14 • 8:30 pm • MP

I LIKE IT HERE

USA, 2022, 88 minutes

Director: Ralph Arlyck

With: Erno Szemes, Jack Baran, Lou Ambrico, Cathy Murphy, Linda Chase, Mel Watkins

Genres: Aging/Seniors, Jewish Interest

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

Saturday, January 7 • 2:45 pm • MP

Sunday, January 8 • 9:00 am • REG

Monday, January 9 • 11:15 am • REG

THE GRAB

USA, 2022, 104 minutes

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

With: Nathan Halverson, Mallory Newman, Emma Schwartz, David Ritsher, Brigadier Siachitema, Holly Irwin

Genres: Social Issues, Environment

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.

Friday, January 6 • 11:15 am • REG Sunday, January 8 • 4:30 pm • REG Friday, January 13 • 3:45 pm • REG

LAKOTA NATION VS. UNITED STATES

USA, 2022, 120 minutes

Directors: Jesse Short Bull, Laura Tomaselli

With: Nick Estes, Nick Tilsen, Henry Red Cloud, Candi Brings Plenty, Phyllis Young Genres: Indigenous, History

This magnificent documentary chronicles the centuries-long 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 and brutally tried to erase the Native culture, and how the Lakota people are fighting back.

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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LIFT

USA, 2022, 87 minutes

Director: David Petersen

With: Steven Melendez, Victor Abreu, Yolanssie Cardona, Sharia Blockwood

Genres: Dance, Social Issues

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.

Friday, January 13 • 8:00 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 6:45 pm • REG

Sunday, January 15 • 9:00 am • MP

OF MEDICINE AND MIRACLES

USA, 2022, 96 minutes

Director: Ross Kauffman

Genres: Health

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-beforetried T-cell therapy could be her last hope for survival.

Saturday, January 7 • 3:45 pm • REG

Sunday, January 8 • 12:45 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 8:00 pm • CAM

LIQUOR STORE DREAMS

USA, 2022, 85 minutes

Director: So Yun Um

With: Hae Sup Um, So Yun Um, Danny Park, May Park

Genres: Social Issues, Race/Ethnicity

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 5:15 pm • REG Sunday, January 8 • 12:00 pm • REG Monday, January 9 • 7:45 pm • MP

ROBERTA

USA, 2022, 87 minutes

Director: Antonino D’Ambrosio

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

Genres: Music, Biography

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 10:30 am • REG Tuesday, January 10 • 8:30 pm • MP

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SHOT IN THE ARM

USA, 2022, 89 minutes

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy

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

Genres: Health, Social Issues

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.

Friday, January 6 • 4:00 pm • ANN

Saturday, January 7 • 9:45 am • REG

Monday, January 9 • 2:45 pm • MP

SUBJECT

USA, 2022, 97 minutes

Directors: Camilla Hall, Jennifer Tiexiera

Wtih: Arthur Agee, Mukunda Angulo, Elaine Friedman, Jesse Friedman, Ahmed Hassan, Michael Peterson, Margaret Ratliff

Genres: Film-Related

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 2:15 pm • REG Sunday, January 8 • 11:15 am • REG Monday, January 9 • 6:00 pm • REG

SPLIT AT THE ROOT

USA, 2022, 98 minutes

Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton

Genres: Borders/Migration, Social Issues

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 10:30 am • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 3:45 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 8:30 pm • REG

THE THIEF COLLECTOR

USA, 2022, 94 minutes

Director: Allison Otto

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

Genres: Art/Design, Crime

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 strangerthan-fiction yarn about a pair of self-proclaimed “masters of victimless crimes.”

Saturday, January 7 • 2:00 pm • CAM

Friday, January 13 • 9:00 am • MP

Saturday, January 14 • 8:00 pm • REG

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TO KILL A TIGER

CANADA, 2022, 125 minutes

Director: Nisha Pahuja Genres: Social Issues

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.

Monday, January 9 • 6:45 pm • REG Tuesday, January 10 • 2:15 pm • REG Wednesday, January 11 • 11:15 am • REG

TURN EVERY PAGE: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBERT CARO AND ROBERT GOTTLIEB

USA, 2022, 112 minutes

Director: Lizzie Gottlieb

With: Robert A. Caro, Robert Gottlieb, Bill Clinton, Conan O'Brien, Maria Tucci Genres: Literature, Biography

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 you won't want to end.

Thursday, January 12 • 11:00 am • ANN Friday, January 13 • 2:00 pm • MP

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BACK THEN

POLAND, 2021, 94 minutes

Director: Kinga Dębska

Cast: Kinga Preis, Adam Woronowicz, Ewa Wiśniewska, Barbara Papis, Alicja Warchocka, Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Milena Lisiecka, Przemysław Bluszcz, Rafał Rutkowski

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family Relations

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 3:00 pm • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 10:00 am • CAM Thursday, January 12 • 7:30 pm • PSHS

THE BEASTS

SPAIN/FRANCE, 2022, 137 minutes

Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Cast: Marina Foïs, Denis Menochet, Luis Zahera, Diego Anido, Marie Colomb

Genres: Thriller, Psychological, Crime

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.

Thursday, January 12 • 7:00 pm • MP

Saturday, January 14 • 9:00 am • REG

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BEFORE, NOW & THEN

INDONESIA, 2022, 103 minutes

Director: Kamila Andini

Cast: Happy Salma, Laura Basuki

Genres: Women, Drama, History

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.

Sunday, January 8 • 7:00 pm • MP

Sunday, January 15 • 7:30 pm • REG

CONCERNED CITIZEN

ISRAEL/USA, 2022, 82 minutes

Director: Idan Haguel

Cast: Shlomi Bertonov, Ariel Wolf

Genres: Gay, Drama

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.

Friday, January 6 • 2:15 pm • REG

Saturday, January 7 • 7:00 pm • MP

Monday, January 9 • 4:30 pm • REG

BURNING DAYS

TURKEY/FRANCE/GERMANY/NETHERLANDS/GREECE/CROATIA, 2022, 130 minutes

Director: Emin Alper

Cast: Selahatti̇n Paşali, Ekin Koç, Erol Babaoğlu, Erdem Şenocak, Selin Yeninci

Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime

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.

Thursday, January 12 • 2:00 pm • MP

Saturday, January 14 • 2:00 pm • MP

DIRTY DIFFICULT DANGEROUS

FRANCE/ITALY/LEBANON/SAUDI ARABIA/QATAR, 2022, 83 minutes

Director: Wissam Charaf

Cast: Clara Couturet, Ziad Jallad, Rifaat Tarabey, Darina Al Joundi, Ghina Daou, Rami Fadel, Adam Alothman

Genres: Drama, Black Comedy, Borders/Migration

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.

Sunday, January 8 • 3:00 pm • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 1:30 pm • REG

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DRIVING MADELEINE

FRANCE, 2022, 91 minutes

Director: Christian Carion

Cast: Line Renaud, Dany Boon, Alice Isaaz, Jérémie Laheurte, Gwendoline Hamon

Genres: Drama, Comedy, Aging/Seniors

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.

Monday, January 9 • 10:30 am • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 10:00 am • CAM

Friday, January 13 • 7:30 pm • PSHS

FREAKS OUT

ITALY/BELGIUM, 2021, 142 minutes

Director: Gabriele Mainetti

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

Genres: Black Comedy, Fantasy, Jewish Interest

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

Tuesday, January 10 • 7:30 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 9:00 am • CAM

Saturday, January 14 • 3:00 pm • PSHS

EMILY

UK, 2022, 130 minutes

Director: Frances O’Connor

Cast: Emma Mackey, Fionn Whitehead, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Alexandra Dowling, Adrian Dunbar, Amelia Gething, Gemma Jones

Genres: Drama, Literature, Period

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).

Tuesday, January 10 • 3:00 pm • ANN Thursday, January 12 • 9:00 am • MP

GOLDEN YEARS

SWITZERLAND, 2022, 91 minutes

Director: Barbara Kulcsar

Cast: Esther Gemsch, Stefan Kurt, Ueli Jäggi, Gundi Ellert

Genres: Aging/Seniors, Comedy, Erotic/Sex

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 selfdiscovery, each finding unexpected ways to spend their golden years.

Friday, January 6 • 10:30 am • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 7:00 pm • CAM Sunday, January 15 • 6:45 pm • REG

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GREENER PASTURES

ISRAEL, 2021, 90 minutes

Directors: Matan Guggenheim, Assaf Abiri

Cast: Shlomo Baraba, Joy Rieger

Genres: Comedy, Aging/Seniors

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.

Tuesday, January 10 • 7:30 pm • PSHS

Wednesday, January 11 • 3:00 pm • REG

Sunday, January 15 • 11:00 am • ANN

HAUTE COUTURE

FRANCE, 2022, 119 minutes

Director: Sylvia Ohayon

Cast: Nathalie Baye, Lyna Khoudri, Pascale Arbillot, Claude Perron, Soumaye Bocoum

Genres: Drama, Fashion

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.

Monday, January 9 • 7:30 pm • PSHS

Wednesday, January 11 • 3:00 pm • CAM

GYEONG-AH’S DAUGHTER

SOUTH KOREA, 2022, 119 minutes

Director: Kim Jung-eun

Cast: Kim Jung-young, Ha Yoon-kyung, Park Hye-jin

Genres: Drama, Family Relations, Social Issues

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.

Friday, January 6 • 8:30 pm • MP

Friday, January 13 • 10:00 am • CAM Sunday, January 15 • 3:45 pm • REG

THE JUDGEMENT

NETHERLANDS/GERMANY, 2021, 130 minutes

Director: Sander Burger

Cast: Fedja van Huêt, Yorick van Wageningen, Lies Visschedijk

Genres: Crime, Thriller, Mystery

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.

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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JUNIPER

NEW ZEALAND, 2021, 95 minutes

Director: Matthew J. Saville

Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Márton Csókás, George Ferrier, Edith Poor

Genres: Black Comedy, Coming of Age, Aging/Seniors

After being suspended from boarding school, a troubled teen is forced to spend time with his ferocious, gin-soused 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.

Friday, January 6 • 6:45 pm • REG

Sunday, January 8 • 11:00 am • PSHS

Friday, January 13 • 3:00 pm • CAM

LINOLEUM

USA, 2022, 101 minutes

Director: Colin West

Cast: Jim Gaffigan, Rhea Seehorn, Katelyn Nacon, Gabriel Rush, Amy Hargreaves, Michael Ian Black, Tony Shalhoub

Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction, Drama

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.

Monday, January 9 • 7:15 pm • CAM

Tuesday, January 10 • 11:00 am • ANN

Sunday, January 15 • 7:30 pm • CAM

KALEV

ESTONIA, 2022, 91 minutes

Director: Ove Musting

Cast: Mait Malmsten, Reimo Sagor, Priit Võigemast, Mihkel Kuusk, Ott Kartau

Genres: Sports, Politics, Social Issues

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 9:45 am • MP

Tuesday, January 10 • 9:45 am • REG Thursday, January 12 • 9:00 pm • REG

LULLABY

SPAIN, 2022, 104 minutes

Director: Alauda Ruiz de Azúa

Cast: Laia Costa, Susi Sánchez, Ramón Barea, Mikel Bustamante

Genres: Drama, Family Relations, Women

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.”

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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MAX, MIN & MEOWZAKI

INDIA, 2022, 145 minutes

Director: N Padmakumar

Cast: Adil Hussain, Nafisa Ali, Gitanjali Rao, Vidhatri Bandhi, Mandira Bedi, Nasser, Siddharth Menon, Medha Shankar

Genres: Drama, Romance, Family Relations

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.

Thursday, January 12 • 3:45 pm • REG

Friday, January 13 • 7:45 pm • MP

Sunday, January 15 • 12:00 pm • REG

MY NEIGHBOR ADOLF

ISRAEL/COLOMBIA/POLAND, 2022, 96 minutes

Director: Leonid Prudovsky

Cast: David Hayman, Udo Kier, Danharry Colorado, Jaime Correa, Kineret Peled

Genres: Black Comedy, Jewish Interest

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.”

Saturday, January 7 • 11:00 am • PSHS

Sunday, January 8 • 9:00 am • CAM

Sunday, January 15 • 11:00 am • PSHS

MELCHIOR THE APOTHECARY

ESTONIA/LATVIA/LITHUANIA/GERMANY, 2022, 98 minutes

Director: Elmo Nüganen

Cast: Märten Metsaviir, Maarja Johanna Mägi, Alo Kõrve

Genres: Black Comedy, Mystery, Period

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 2:00 pm • MP

Wednesday, January 11 • 6:45 pm • REG Friday, January 13 • 8:00 pm • CAM

MY SAILOR, MY LOVE

FINLAND/IRELAND, 2022, 103 minutes

Director: Klaus Härö

Cast: James Cosmo, Brid Brennan, Catherine Walker

Genres: Drama, Romance, Aging/Seniors

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.

Thursday, January 12 • 7:00 pm • ANN

Friday, January 13 • 2:00 pm • CAM Sunday, January 15 • 3:00 pm • REG

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NEXT SOHEE

SOUTH KOREA, 2022, 135 minutes

Director: July Jung

Cast: Doona Bae, Kim Si-Eun

Genres: Work/Labor, Drama, Coming of Age

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.

Sunday, January 8 • 3:00 pm • CAM

Friday, January 13 • 8:30 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 9:45 am • MP

REVOIR PARIS

FRANCE, 2022, 105 minutes

Director: Alice Winocour

Cast: Virginie Efira, Benoît Magimel, Grégoire Colin, Maya Sansa, Amadou Mbow

Genres: Drama, Psychological

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.

Friday, January 6 • 3:45 pm • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 9:00 am • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 8:00 pm • REG

THE ORIGIN OF EVIL

FRANCE/CANADA, 2022, 125 minutes

Director: Sébastien Marnier

Cast: Laure Calamy, Doria Tillier, Dominique Blanc, Jacques Weber, Suzanne Clément

Genres: Black Comedy, Thriller, Family Relations

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.

Tuesday, January 10 • 3:00 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 9:00 am • CAM Sunday, January 15 • 7:00 pm • ANN

SIMONE: WOMAN OF THE CENTURY

FRANCE, 2021, 140 minutes

Director: Olivier Dahan

Cast: Elsa Zylberstein, Rebecca Marder, Élodie Bouchez, Judith Chemla, Olivier Gourmet

Genres: Drama, Period, Biography

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.

Friday, January 6 • 9:45 am • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 3:00 pm • CAM Thursday, January 12 • 10:30 am • MP

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SOMEWHERE IN QUEENS

USA, 2022, 106 minutes

Director: Ray Romano

Cast: Sadie Stanley, Jennifer Esposito, Laurie Metcalf, Ray Romano, Karen Lynn Gorney

Genres: Comedy, Family Relations

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).

Friday, January 6 • 7:30 pm • REG

Saturday, January 14 • 3:00 pm • MP

Saturday, January 14 • 7:00 pm • ANN

THE STORYTELLER

INDIA, 2022, 116 minutes

Director: Anant Narayan Mahadevan

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

Genres: Drama, Aging/Seniors, Mystery

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.

Monday, January 9 • 7:30 pm • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 1:30 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 9:00 am • REG

STONEWALLING

JAPAN/CHINA, 2022, 147 minutes

Directors: Huang Ji, Ryuji Otsuka

Cast: Yao Honggui

Genres: Drama, Arthouse, Work/Labor

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.

Friday, January 6 • 3:00 pm • MP

Saturday, January 14 • 9:00 pm • REG

TALIA’S JOURNEY

BELGIUM/SENEGAL/LUXEMBOURG, 2022, 79 minutes

Director: Christophe Rolin

Cast: Nadège Bibo-Tansia, Aminata Sarr, Oumy Sow

Genres: Drama, Black/African Diaspora, Coming of Age

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.

Saturday, January 7 • 6:00 pm • REG

Sunday, January 8 • 3:45 pm • REG

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VIKING

CANADA, 2022, 104 minutes

Director: Stéphane Lafleur

Cast: Steve Laplante, Larissa Corriveau, Fabiola N. Aladin, Denis Houle, Hamza Haq

Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction, Work/Labor

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.

Sunday, January 8 • 7:30 pm • REG

Monday, January 9 • 3:00 pm • REG

Tuesday, January 10 • 2:00 pm • CAM

WITHOUT HER

IRAN/GERMANY, 2022, 111 minutes

Director: Arian Vazirdaftari

Cast: Tannaz Tabatabaei, Saber Abar, Shadi Karamroudi

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Psychological

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.

Friday, January 6 • 12:45 pm • REG

Wednesday, January 11 • 3:00 pm • MP

Friday, January 13 • 9:00 pm • REG

WHERE LIFE BEGINS

ITALY, 2022, 100 minutes

Director: Stéphane Freiss

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

Genres: Drama, Jewish Interest, Religion/Spirituality

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.

Monday, January 9 • 9:00 am • REG Wednesday, January 11 • 6:00 pm • REG

THE WORD

CZECH REPUBLIC/SLOVAKIA/POLAND, 2022, 104 minutes

Director: Beata Parkanová

Cast: Gabriela Mikulková, Martin Finger, Jenovéfa Boková, Taťjána Medvecká, Marek Geišberk, Lea Bankó

Genres: Drama, History, Family Relations

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.

Friday, January 6 • 4:30 pm • REG

Sunday, January 8 • 1:30 pm • REG Monday, January 9 • 12:45 pm • REG

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FILMS BY REGION

AFRICA

The Blue Caftan (Morocco/France/Belgium/ Denmark)

The Damned Don’t Cry (France/Belgium/ Morocco)

Talia's Journey (Belgium/Senegal/Luxembourg)

Under the Fig Trees (Tunisia/France/ Switzerland/Germany/Qatar)

ASIA

Ajoomma (Singapore/South Korea)

All That Breathes (India/UK)

Before, Now & Then (Indonesia)

Broker (South Korea)

Crows Are White (Japan/Ireland/USA)

Decision to Leave (South Korea)

Gyeong-ah's Daughter (South Korea)

Joyland (Pakistan)

Last Film Show (India/France)

Max, Min & Meowzaki (India)

Next Sohee (South Korea)

Return to Seoul (Cambodia/France/Germany/ Belgium/South Korea/Romania/Qatar)

Stonewalling (Japan/China)

The Storyteller (India)

To Kill a Tiger (Canada)

EUROPE

Alcarràs (Spain/Italy)

All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany) Back Then (Poland)

The Banshees of Inisherin (Ireland/UK/USA)

The Beasts (Spain/France)

Beautiful Beings (Iceland/Denmark/Sweden/ Netherlands/Czech Republic)

Butterfly Vision (Ukraine/Czech Republic/ Croatia/Sweden)

The Caviar Connection (France)

Close (Belgium)

Corsage (Austria/Luxembourg/Germany/ France)

Darkling (Serbia/Italy/Bulgaria/Denmark/ Greece)

Driving Madeleine (France)

Eismayer (Austria)

Emily (UK)

EO (Poland/Italy)

Freaks Out (Italy/Belgium)

Golden Years (Switzerland)

The Happiest Man in the World (North Macedonia/Belgium/Slovenia/Denmark/ Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Haute Couture (France)

Hilma (Sweden)

Il Boemo (Czech Republic/Italy/Slovakia)

The Judgement (Netherlands/Germany)

Kalev (Estonia)

Klondike (Ukraine/Turkey)

The Lost King (UK)

Love According to Dalva (Belgium/France)

Lullaby (Spain)

Melchior the Apothecary (Estonia/Latvia/ Lithuania/Germany)

My Emptiness and I (Spain)

My Sailor, My Love (Finland/Ireland)

Nelly & Nadine (Sweden/Belgium/Norway) Nostalgia (Italy/France)

One Fine Morning (France/UK/Germany)

The Origin of Evil (France/Canada)

The Quiet Girl (Ireland)

R.M.N. (Romania/France/Belgium/Sweden)

Revoir Paris (France)

Saint Omer (France)

Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams (Italy)

Simone: Woman of the Century (France)

Tori and Lokita (Belgium/France)

Victim (Slovakia/Czech Republic/Germany) War Sailor (Norway/Germany/Malta)

Where Life Begins (Italy)

Winter Boy (France)

The Word (Czech Republic/Slovakia/Poland) You Won't Be Alone (Australia/UK/Serbia)

LATIN AMERICA

Argentina, 1985 (Argentina/UK/USA)

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (Mexico)

Blanquita (Chile/Mexico/France/Luxembourg/ Poland)

Chile '76 (Chile/USA)

Huesera (Mexico/Peru)

I Have Electric Dreams (Belgium/France/Costa Rica)

Mars One (Brazil)

Sublime (Argentina)

The Substitute (Argentina/Italy/France/Spain/ Mexico)

Utama (Bolivia/Uruguay/France)

MIDDLE EAST

1341 Frames of Love and War (Israel)

Burning Days (Turkey/France/Germany/ Netherlands/Greece/Croatia)

Cairo Conspiracy (Sweden/France/Finland/ Denmark)

Cinema Sabaya (Israel)

Concerned Citizen (Israel/USA)

Dirty Difficult Dangerous (France/Italy/ Lebanon/Saudi Arabia/Qatar)

Greener Pastures (Israel)

Holy Spider (Denmark)

Mediterranean Fever (Palestine/Cyprus/ Germany/France/Qatar)

My Neighbor Adolf (Israel/Colombia/Poland)

No Bears (Iran)

Snow and the Bear (Turkey/Germany/Serbia)

Without Her (Iran/Germany)

World War III (Iran)

NORTH AMERICA

1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted Culture (USA/Canada)

80 for Brady (USA)

Alice, Darling (Canada/USA)

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (USA)

Anxious Nation (USA)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (USA)

The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher (USA)

Bella (USA)

Body Parts (USA)

Born in Chicago (USA)

Butterfly in the Sky (USA)

Casa Susanna (USA)

Chevalier (USA)

A Compassionate Spy (USA/UK)

Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy (USA)

Don’t Worry Darling (USA)

Esther Newton Made Me Gay (USA)

Eternal Spring (Canada)

God Save the Queens (USA)

The Grab (USA)

How to Blow Up a Pipeline (USA)

I Like It Here (USA)

Lakota Nation vs. United States (USA)

Lift (USA)

Linoleum (USA)

Liquor Store Dreams (USA)

Mama Bears (USA)

Moving On (USA)

Of Medicine and Miracles (USA)

Our Father, the Devil (USA)

Racist Trees (USA)

Riceboy Sleeps (Canada)

Roberta (USA)

Shot in the Arm (USA)

Somewhere in Queens (USA)

Split at the Root (USA)

Subject (USA)

Susie Searches (USA/UK)

The Thief Collector (USA)

Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb (USA)

Viking (Canada)

You Can Live Forever (Canada)

OCEANIA

Juniper (New Zealand)

Punch (New Zealand/USA)

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1341 Frames of Love and War 100 1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted Culture .. 84 80 for Brady 49

A

Ajoomma 66 Alcarràs 66 Alice, Darling ..........................................................54 All Quiet on the Western Front .........................67 All That Breathes 100

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed 78 Anxious Nation 101 Argentina, 1985 ....................................................67 Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 90 The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher 101

B

Back Then 110

The Banshees of Inisherin 54 Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths .... 67

The Beasts 110 Beautiful Beings 67 Before, Now & Then .......................................... 111 Bella ...................................................................... 101 Blanquita 68 The Blue Caftan 68 Body Parts 101 Born in Chicago .................................................. 102 Broker 78 Burning Days 111 Butterfly in the Sky 102 Butterfly Vision ......................................................90

C

Cairo Conspiracy ...................................................68 Casa Susanna .........................................................84 The Caviar Connection 102 Chevalier 55 Chile '76 96 Cinema Sabaya ......................................................68 Close ........................................................................69 A Compassionate Spy 79 Concerned Citizen 111 Corsage ...................................................................69 Crows Are White................................................ 102

D

The Damned Don’t Cry........................................91

Darkling 69 Decision to Leave 69 Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy ........................................... 103 Dirty Difficult Dangerous ................................. 111 Don’t Worry Darling 59 Driving Madeleine 112 E Eismayer 85 Emily 112

EO 70 Esther Newton Made Me Gay 85 Eternal Spring 70

F Freaks Out 112 G

God Save the Queens ..........................................61 Golden Years 112 The Grab 103 Greener Pastures 113 Gyeong-ah's Daughter ...................................... 113

H

The Happiest Man in the World 70 Haute Couture 113 Hilma ........................................................................79 Holy Spider .............................................................70 How to Blow Up a Pipeline 91 Huesera 96

I

I Have Electric Dreams ........................................97 Il Boemo 71 I Like It Here 103

J

Joyland 71 The Judgement 113 Juniper 114

K

Kalev 114 Klondike 71

L

Lakota Nation vs. United States 103 Last Film Show 71 Lift 104 Linoleum .............................................................. 114 Liquor Store Dreams ......................................... 104 The Lost King 51 Love According to Dalva 91 Lullaby 114

M

Mama Bears ...........................................................61 Mars One 72 Max, Min & Meowzaki 115 Mediterranean Fever 72 Melchior the Apothecary ................................. 115 Moving On ..............................................................55 My Emptiness and I 85 My Neighbor Adolf 115 My Sailor, My Love ............................................ 115

N

Nelly & Nadine 85 Next Sohee 116 No Bears .................................................................79 Nostalgia .................................................................72

O

Of Medicine and Miracles 104

One Fine Morning.................................................79 The Origin of Evil 116 Our Father, the Devil 91 P

Punch .......................................................................86

Q

The Quiet Girl ........................................................72

R

R.M.N .......................................................................80 Racist Trees.............................................................59

Return to Seoul 73 Revoir Paris 116 Riceboy Sleeps 92 Roberta ................................................................. 104

S

Saint Omer..............................................................73 Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams ......................80 Shot in the Arm 29, 105 Simone: Woman of the Century 116 Snow and the Bear 92 Somewhere in Queens ..................................... 117 Split at the Root 105 Stonewalling 117 The Storyteller 117 Subject .................................................................. 105 Sublime ....................................................................97 The Substitute 97 Susie Searches 92

T

Talia's Journey 117 The Thief Collector 105 To Kill a Tiger....................................................... 106 Tori and Lokita .......................................................80

Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb 106 U

Under the Fig Trees 73 Utama 73 V Victim 74 Viking .................................................................... 118 W

War Sailor 74 Where Life Begins ............................................. 118 Winter Boy 86 Without Her 118 The Word 118 World War III..........................................................74 Y You Can Live Forever 86 You Won't Be Alone .............................................74

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