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Boys & Girls Club
Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library
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8:00 PM (180 min)
Opening Night Party
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The star-studded party for 800+ people takes place after Opening Night Film screenings, and will include awards, a live concert by John Popper (Blues Traveler) and Dar Williams (The Anthropologist), cocktails and more. Actress Kristin Davis will present the prize for Best Social Impact Film and other awards will be announced.

Festival Passholders Only

10:30 AM (92 min)
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
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Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You is a recount of Mr. Lear’s compelling achievements in Television through his influential dialogue and political activism. Directors Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady fashion this evocative documentary to prove that Norman continues to live as a vital pioneer among the idiosyncratic history of television. This portrait weaves together the past and present, and exposes Norman Lear’s thriving insight into faith, feminism, class, & culture.

Co-presented by JCC Greenwich

Part of GIFF Jewish Film Series. Reception to follow.

1:00 PM (76 min)
Germans and Jews
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Q&A to follow with filmmakers Tal Recanati and Janina Quint, AJC Jewish Rights Activist, Eugene Dubow and Deputy Director of AJC in Brussels, George Van Bergen.
6:00 PM (80 min)
Opening Night Documentary: The Anthropologist
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Told through the eyes of a cultural anthropologist and her teenage daughter, The Anthropologist opens a window into the indigenous communities that are hardest hit by climate change.

Festival Passholders Only. Rush Line Tickets will be available to the public at the Box Office 15 min before showtime.

1:00 PM (102 min)
After Spring
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As the Syrian conflict enters its sixth year, millions of people continue to be displaced. After Spring is the story of what happens next. By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what it is like to live in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. With no end in sight for the conflict or this refugee crisis, everyone must decide whether or not they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent.
3:15 PM (88 min)
Teenage Cocktail
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Feeling confined by their small town and overbearing parents, Annie (Nichole Bloom) and Jules (Fabianne Therese) hatch a scheme to run away to New York City. The only issue is, they need the money to get there. Jules, the riskier of the two, suggests they try webcam modeling. Although she’s nervous at first, Annie can’t argue when the money starts rolling in. When their secret lives are exposed by Jules’ ex-boyfriend, their intimate photos are shared with the entire school. With only a weekend to go before their parents are informed by the principal, Annie and Jules find themselves with limited options. With a lack of foresight about the consequences for their actions, the girls move forward with a dangerous plan that puts their young lives at risk.
5:30 PM (90 min)
Opening Night Narrative: Little Boxes
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It's the summer before 6th grade, and Clark is the new-in-town biracial kid in a sea of white. Discovering that to be cool he needs to act 'more black,' he fumbles to meet expectations, while his urban intellectual parents Mack and Gina also strive to adjust to small-town living. Equipped for the many inherent challenges of New York, the tight-knit family are ill prepared for the drastically different set of obstacles that their new community presents, and soon find themselves struggling to understand themselves and each other in this new suburban context.

Festival Passholders Only. Rush Line Tickets will be available to the public at the Box Office 15 min before showtime.

11:00 AM (96 min)
Uncle Howard
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Director Howard Brookner died of AIDS in NYC in 1989 while in post-production on his breakthrough Hollywood movie. His body of work has been buried for 30 years in William S. Burroughs' bunker until his nephew Aaron Brookner unearths his story and the memory of everything he was.
1:00 PM (70 min)
Documentary Shorts Program
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A collection of riveting documentary short films ranging in length and subject matter curated by GIFF Programming Team.
3:30 PM (92 min)
Tickled
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Tickled follows New Zealand Journalist, David Farrier, as he embarks on a bizarre journey to uncover the truth behind a mysterious “tickling endurance championship”. Through his research, David learns that young men are paid to participate, bound, and filmed as they are tickled. Through his investigation, David encounters fierce resistance when inquiring about the competition, and soon realizes he has uncovered a vast empire that will stop at nothing to keep the organizer’s identities anonymous including the most extreme cyber bullying tactics. Directors, David Farrier and Dylan Reeve, dismiss the sinister threats and warnings against their lives and uncover the criminals behind this mystery.
8:30 PM (93 min)
Spa Night
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A closeted Korean-American teenager takes a job at a Korean spa in Los Angeles to help his struggling family, only to discover an underground world that both scares and excites him. Spa Night explores this young man's desire and disillusionment in the face of the pressue he feels from his family as a first generation immigrant in the U.S.
11:00 AM (110 min)
Moon in the 12th House
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Separated as children by tragic circumstances, two sisters, Mira and Lenny are reunited again. This encounter leads them on a journey of self-discovery and healing. Moon in the 12th House is a coming of age story that features powerful and hypnotic performances from a solid ensemble cast.

Part of GIFF Jewish Film Series. Reception to follow.

1:45 PM (82 min)
The Tenth Man (El Rey del Once)
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Ari, who has built a successful career in New York, thinks he has left his past behind. But his distant father Usher, who runs a Jewish aid foundation in El Once, the close-knit old Jewish neighborhood of Buenos Aires summons him back to his native city. What ensues is a comedy of errors, of missed and found people and connections, and a rumination on the extent to which we can ever really leave our past behind.

Part of GIFF Jewish Film Series. Reception to follow.

3:30 PM (70 min)
Narrative Shorts Program
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A collection of riveting narrative short films ranging in length and subject matter curated by GIFF Programming Team.
6:45 PM (85 min)
Little Men
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When a couple (Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle) inherit a building in Brooklyn, their child and the son of the Chilean single mom/shopkeeper who leases the first floor of the building, form an unbreakable bond. Trouble is, the shopkeeper is leasing the space for 1/5 its value and the new owners want her out. Little Men is a story about the gentrification of a NYC neighborhood, juxtaposing the new and old inhabitants and highlighting the complicated nature of this transition.
8:30 PM (110 min)
The Duel
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The Duel stars Liam Hemsworth as a Texas Ranger who investigates a series of murders in a small town led by a charismatic preacher played by Woody Harrelson. However, the routine undercover investigation soon turns personal for the ranger who must solve the case before he loses everything to the mysterious town.