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A COUPLE

At 92 years old, legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman (Titicut Follies) has made only a couple fiction films. His latest is one of those rare instances yet again, a collaboration with Nathalie Boutefeu who co-wrote and stars in this adaptation of letters and diary entries from Leo and Sophia Tolstoy.
Sat, Oct 8 12:00 PM
Sun, Oct 9 4:00 PM
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ALEPH

Loosely inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’ short story The Aleph, Iva Radivojevic’s Aleph is an exploration of Borges’ obsession with the infinite. Hybridizing interviews and scripted content with local actors and performers spanning five continents, we witness the ways in which our actions, however small, have vast, unforeseeable consequences, forcing the audience to reckon with their own significance in the grand design of human experience.
Fri, Oct 7 3:30 PM
Sat, Oct 8 6:00 PM
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ALTERNATIVE FACTS: ROCK MUSIC ON THE PAGE AND SCREEN

Start your morning with a coffee at fix! for some rock talk. Authors McLeod, McLeese and Goodman talk about the process of documenting music on the page and on screen and share stories from backstage to the audience floor.
Sat, Oct 8 10:30 AM
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AS FAR AS I CAN WALK

This modern immigrant story is a re-imagining of a traditional medieval legend in which a Ghanaian couple goes to Europe to find a better life only to land in a refugee camp in Serbia. When Strahinja's wife, Ababuo, goes missing, he must go on an epic journey to get her back, risking his safety and freedom in an inhospitable and unwelcoming land.
Fri, Oct 7 7:00 PM
Sat, Oct 8 1:00 PM
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BAND OF OUTSIDERS

In loving tribute to the late master filmmaker, we present his adaptation of the novel Fool's Gold by Dolores Hitchens. Franz and Arthur don’t have money, jobs, or prospects, but they do have a black convertible and a shared romantic interest in Odile (Anna Karina) who lets slip details that lead to a planned heist for a stash of cash.
Fri, Oct 7 9:30 PM
Sat, Oct 8 12:30 PM
Sun, Oct 9 3:30 PM
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BEAU TRAVAIL

An ex-Foreign Legion officer recalls his once glorious life leading troops in Djibouti.
Fri, Oct 7 4:30 PM
Sat, Oct 8 3:30 PM
Sun, Oct 9 6:30 PM
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BLACK PANTHER REMIX: WAKANDA NOW

Iowa City based artist Tracie Morris remixes and reimagines the narrative of the 2018 blockbuster film through a live, experimental, multi-voiced reading accompanying a visual-only screening of the 2018 film Black Panther.
Sun, Oct 9 7:00 PM
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BONES AND ALL

Adapted from the novel of the same name by Camille DeAngelis, this unconventional tale of first love follows Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee (Timothée Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter.
Thu, Oct 6 7:00 PM
Sat, Oct 8 10:00 PM
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EARTH II

Using footage, form, and structure from big budget action blockbusters of the past four decades to create a climate disaster film that is just as bombastic and ridiculous as the films it's sourced from while also speaking to our current climate crisis is no small task. But the Anti-banality Union have managed to do just that complete with an all-star cast.
Fri, Oct 7 10:00 PM
Sat, Oct 8 4:20 PM
Sun, Oct 9 4:30 PM
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FILMSPOTTING LIVE: ADAPTING FOR THE SCREEN

The #1 podcast for the movie buff according to the New York Times, Chicago’s Filmspotting has provided in-depth movie discussions, interviews, and Top 5 lists since 2005.
Sun, Oct 9 4:00 PM
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FINAL CUT

An adaptation of a modern cult classic (One Cut of the Dead) that itself was an adaptation of a play from the Academy Award winning director of The Artist, this bloody zom-com stays true to its predecessor, even casting one of the the actors from the original film in one of many meta shoutouts.
Fri, Oct 7 9:30 PM
Sat, Oct 8 9:30 PM
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FRAMING AGNES

After discovering the 1950s case files of a trans woman forced to choose between honesty and access to care, a trans director and cast interpret archival transcripts as talk show in a meta examination of the power, privilege, and perils of visibility.
Fri, Oct 7 4:30 PM
Sat, Oct 8 8:30 PM
Sun, Oct 9 1:30 PM
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HAPPY HOUR

Grab a drink and check in with your fellow festival goers. Take a break between films to enjoy a beverage and chat about what you’ve seen so far and what’s still to come!
Fri, Oct 7 5:30 PM
Sat, Oct 8 5:30 PM
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HOLD ME TIGHT

This cerebral drama follows Clarisse who has left her husband and children without explanation. In almost a dream-like haze, details begin to emerge as we cut back and forth between this portrait of a woman in crisis and the family she has left behind.
Fri, Oct 7 9:00 PM
Sat, Oct 8 7:00 PM
Sun, Oct 9 3:30 PM
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LAST AND FIRST MEN

Two billion years ahead of us, a future race of humans finds itself on the verge of extinction. Almost all that is left in the world are lone and surreal monuments, beaming their message into the wilderness.
Fri, Oct 7 2:00 PM
Sat, Oct 8 7:30 PM
Sun, Oct 9 7:30 PM
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LET IT BE MORNING

Adapted from the Hebrew language novel of the same name by Palestinian author Sayed Kashua, this gently comedic drama deals with charged issues of class and identity from the director of The Band's Visit as a bussinessman gets stuck in the Arabic village where he grew up when it is put under lockdown by Israeli soldiers without explanation.
Fri, Oct 7 5:00 PM
Sat, Oct 8 2:00 PM
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MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM

An immersive journey through the New York music scene of the early 2000s. A new generation kick-started a musical rebirth for New York City that reverberated around the world.
Sat, Oct 8 7:00 PM
Sun, Oct 9 12:30 PM
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MIRACLE IN MILAN

An open-hearted, unrelentingly energetic orphan struggles to make the best of his life on the streets of Milan. Presented in 4K restoration.
Fri, Oct 7 1:30 PM
Sat, Oct 8 4:30 PM
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MORE THAN A MOVIE: CAN ART CHANGE THE WORLD?

Listen to a multitude of artists, working in different disciplines, address the lasting social impacts of art.
Sat, Oct 8 3:00 PM
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ON THE MORNING YOU WAKE (TO THE END OF THE WORLD)

An audio-driven VR experience that reveals and dramatizes the fundamental injustice of a world held hostage by nuclear weapons.
Fri, Oct 7 2:30 PM6:30 PM
Sat, Oct 8 11:30 AM6:00 PM
Sun, Oct 9 12:00 PM
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ONODA: 10,000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE

When Japan surrenders at the end of World War II, soldier Hiroo Onoda retreats into the jungles of the Philippines to continue the war himself for another 10,000 days.
Fri, Oct 7 6:00 PM
Sat, Oct 8 12:30 PM
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ORLANDO

After Queen Elizabeth I commands him not to grow old, a young nobleman struggles with love and his place in the world. Presented in 4K restoration.
Fri, Oct 7 7:30 PM
Sat, Oct 8 9:15 PM
Sun, Oct 9 6:30 PM
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PETER VON KANT

Peter Von Kant, a successful, famous director, lives with his assistant Karl, whom he likes to mistreat and humiliate. Through the great actress Sidonie, he meets and falls in love with Amir, a handsome young man of modest means.
Fri, Oct 7 2:30 PM
Sat, Oct 8 8:30 PM
Sun, Oct 9 6:00 PM
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POSTSCRIPT OPENING NIGHT AFTER PARTY

Mingle with fellow festival goers to celebrate opening night of the fest! Chat about the opening night film and compare plans for the rest of the fest. Sip on a cocktail. Dance to some tunes from DJ Roach. Relax in the Ulysses Modern Lounge created just for fest weekend.
Thu, Oct 6 10:00 PM
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REWIND & PLAY

Director Alain Gomis recontextualizes the footage of Monk's time in Paris, before his evening concert, to give us a raw and intimate look at an artist who is in the grip of the violent factory of stereotypes from which he is trying to escape.
Sat, Oct 8 4:00 PM
Sun, Oct 9 1:30 PM
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SANSÓN AND ME

Set in rural California and Mexico’s Pacific coast, this documentary is a portrait of the unlikely friendship of two Mexican migrants, told within the frame of the dramatic clash between systemic forces and personal choices that envelop young, incarcerated men of color in America.
Fri, Oct 7 6:30 PM
Sat, Oct 8 6:00 PM
Sun, Oct 9 1:00 PM
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SECRET SCREENING: STORYBOOK

See this special screening before its official U.S. premiere! Kids bring your parents for this brand new animated film featuring a beloved storybook character come to life.
Sat, Oct 8 11:00 AM
Sun, Oct 9 11:00 AM
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SUBJECT

Subject explores the life-altering experience of sharing one’s life on screen profiling the participants of five acclaimed documentaries. The filmmakers allow the film’s collaborators to have the last word, contextualizing their own participation in the project.
Fri, Oct 7 4:00 PM
Sat, Oct 8 4:45 PM
Sun, Oct 9 1:00 PM
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SUBJECT OR COLLABORATOR: REAL STORIES AND REAL PEOPLE

Start your morning with a coffee at fix! and a conversation about how we tell stories that involve real people.
Sun, Oct 9 10:30 AM
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THE AFTERLIGHT

Using footage from hundreds of films over decades of film history, this ghost story, of sorts, brings together an ensemble cast of actors with one thing in common: each is no longer alive. There exists only a single 35mm print of the film that is touring around the world and is meant to deteriorate with each projection.
Fri, Oct 7 7:00 PM
Sat, Oct 8 1:30 PM
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