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9 Degrees

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Kalim Armstrong , Demetre Papapgeorgiou

This is the story of 5 brothers and 4 sisters, separated by distance and decades, coming together for the first time, thanks to online DNA testing.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DOCS 2

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Adam

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Maryam Touzani

In Morocco, a pregnant woman is found sleeping on the streets by a lonely widow in this generous and empathetic debut feature. The prize-winning Adam launched in the “Un Certain Regard” section of 2019 Cannes and is “an unabashed love letter to motherhood as well as to the skills of her two leads.” --Variety

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And the Birds Rained Down

SOLD OUT
Director: Louise Archambault

Three elderly men, living in deliberate isolation in the woods by a remote lake in Canada find their lives becoming increasingly threatened by society, by nature, and by time itself. When two women suddenly arrive, a photographer and a runaway octogenarian, their way of life will never be the same. Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Jocelyne Saucier.

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Arab Blues

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Manele Labidi

Back home after having lived in Paris since she was 10, psychoanalyst Selma opens a counseling practice in Tunis only to find her clients are as challenging to her as she is to them. With its cast of rich characters, Manele Labidi’s wonderful comedy is at once moving and hilarious.

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Aurora

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Miia Tervo

When Aurora meets Iranian immigrant Darien, he immediately proposes marriage in order to stay in Finland with his daughter. When she counters by telling him to give her €3,000 and she’ll find him a wife, little does she realize that she’s going to fall for the man.

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The Barefoot Emperor

Watch May 15 - May 23
Directors: Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens

Special video introduction by co-director Jessica Woodworth. A sequel to the enormously popular mockumentary King of the Belgians (which closed the 2017 MSPIFF) sees the hilariously misfortunate Belgian King Nicolas III suddenly crowned Emperor of Europe. You need not have seen the first installment to enjoy this singular satire!

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Bayt Jadeed: Seeking Home

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Mackenzie Kuhl, Danica Simonet

Bayt Jadeed narrates the search for home from the perspective of refugees and receiving communities both in Germany and in Minnesota.

Screening as part of Virtual Cinema: MN MADE DOCS 1

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Beyond the Horizon

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Delphine Lehericey

It’s the summer of 1976, and Gus’s farm family is feeling the effects--physically and financially--of a summers-long drought. When his mother’s divorced friend Cecile arrives, it piques the boy's curiosity and strains the family to its breaking point in this gorgeous coming-of-age film.

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Binti

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Frederike Migom

12-year-old Binti has thousands of followers on social media, but on paper she ‘doesn’t exist’. Living as asylum seekers in Belgium, Binti and her Congolese father flee deportation and encounter a lonely boy and his mum who invite them in. Recommended for Age 10+

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The Blessing

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Liann Kaye

When a timid, midwestern boy decides to propose to his girlfriend, he has to go through her immigrant, Chinese mother first.

Screening as part of Virtual Shorts: Comedies

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Bombay Rose

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Gitanjali Rao

Six years in the making, this lush animated feature debut from Gitanjali Rao is a fascinating mixture of stark realism, a satire of Bollywood films, and the fantastic elements of Indian mythology. Fans of the old school animation found in the best of Disney classics should not miss Bombay Rose, a hand-painted animated film that has won acclaim at festivals around the world.

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Bridge

Live Q&A on Friday, May 22 at 7:00pm
Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Spencer Patzman

On August 1st, 2007, the sudden collapse of the I-35W bridge in downtown Minneapolis shaped a community. Spencer Patzman’s debut documentary follows the many personal stories of one tragedy and the countless ways it is felt more than 12 years later.

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Bridge - Live Q&A

Live Q&A on Friday, May 22 at 7:00pm
Join MSPIFF and Bridge director Spencer Patzman for a live Q&A and conversation about the film and to take your questions.
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Carry My Heart to the Yellow River

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Alexis Van Hurkman

Taking her hospitalized friend's place on a bike tour to the Yellow River, a high school graduate travels to faraway Gannan, racing the clock to share pictures of the journey.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DRAMAS 1

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Children of Spring

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Sebastian Schnabel

A group of kids take us on a journey into Minneapolis’ biggest parade, as the event is struggling to survive.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DOCS 2

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Coaster

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Amos Sussigan, Dan Lund

A recent graduate experiences the literal ups and downs of adulthood after moving into his first home, built atop a roller coaster in sync with his emotions.

Screening as part of Virtual Shorts: Comedies

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Code_Switch

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Sigin Ojulu

When Ruby Oliver loses her big brother (Marty) and only friend to gun violence, she uses a VR game for a chance to talk to his “data life”, an identical data version of Marty.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DRAMAS 1

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Coffee Shop Names

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Deepak Sethi

Three Indian people imagine their personas as their "coffee shop names," the names they give baristas because their real names are hard to pronounce.

Screening as part of Virtual Shorts: Comedies

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Cookaphony

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Joe Chvala

A man posing as a chef creates a percussive symphony out of a kitchen full of culinary instruments in order to hide his lack of cooking skills.

Screening as part of Virtual Shorts: Comedies

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The County

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Grímur Hákonarson

After the death of her dairy farmer husband, a middle-aged woman courageously sacrifices her livelihood to speak out against the corruption and injustice at work in her community in this audience-pleasing, humanist drama. From the director of the 2015 audience favorite Rams.

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Coup 53

Live Q&A on Saturday, May 16 at 4:00pm
Watch Saturday, May 16 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM & Friday, May 22 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Director: Taghi Amirani

Celebrated documentarian Taghi Amirani turns his camera to the summer of 1953, when Britain and the United States participated in a coup d'etat, overthrowing the democratically elected leader of Iran, Prime Minister Mohammad Mossaddegh, and installing the despotic Shah of Iran.

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Coup 53 - Live Q&A

Live Q&A on Saturday, May 16 at 4:00pm
Join MSPIFF, Coup 53 director Taghi Amirani and Editor/Writer Walter Murch for a live Q&A and conversation about the film and to take your questions.
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The Crossing

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Director: Johanne Helgeland

10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto are not enjoying the usual Christmas celebration. It’s 1942, and their parents are helping the Norwegian resistance during the worst winter of the Second World War. When the parents are arrested, the children must escape to neutral Sweden, along with two Jewish children they discovered hiding.

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Danger Daisy

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Rachel Knoll

It wasn't until the 2014 winter Olympics that women were allowed to participate in Ski Jumping. Now a young female athlete fights for the right to compete on the same size hills as her male counterparts.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DOCS 2

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The Dilemma of Desire

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Maria Finitzo | SNEAK PREVIEW

A documentary exploring female sexual desire and the ways in which society both ignores and actively suppresses discussion of the clitoris and women’s desires, The Dilemma of Desire is certain to inspire, amuse and confront.

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Dream Song - Tao Of Bobo

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Daniel Appleby

The Tao Of Bobo series features meditations on consciousness and coping with the “existential crisis” currently facing human and animal kind. This particular effort attempts a disambiguation of now.

Screening as part of Virtual Shorts: Comedies

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Dreamers

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Maria Juranic

DACA immigrants are under threat and we must continue to fight. Here we witness the struggle of the DACA documentation process as one woman tries to get her papers approved.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DRAMAS 2

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Dust and Ashes

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Joshua Palmer

On the outskirts of a utopian city where only perfect health and wholeness are accepted, a mute cripple and his autistic brother smuggle resources to an outcast community.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DRAMAS 1

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Every Step

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Finn Ryan

The Healing Circle Run Walk is meant to bring peace and healing to the communities impacted by conflicts over Ojibwe treaty rights to spear fish in ceded territories.

Screening as part of Virtual Shorts: International Documentaries

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Excess Will Save Us

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Morgane Dziurla-Petit

The beginning of the dove hunting season and an argument between drunk Polish workers set off a terror alert in a small village in the North of France.

Screening as part of Virtual Shorts: International Documentaries

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The Father

Watch May 15 - May 23
Directors: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov

After his mother’s funeral, Pavel and his dad, Vassil, take a road trip to visit a shaman who can help them understand mysterious phone calls that might just be coming from the beyond. “This off-the-map road movie is a humane, compassionate, character-driven delight.” --The Hollywood Reporter

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Fire Will Come

Watch May 17 - May 23
Director: Oliver Laxe

Released from prison, Amador returns to his mother’s mountainous home in Galicia. There, in almost total isolation, he wonders if his worst impulses will return. Oliver Laxe’s spare and haunting third film won the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard Jury Prize and is a sympathetic portrait of a man at odds with himself and the world around him--one which he cannot escape.

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A Girl Missing

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Koji Fukada

Ichiko is a nurse whose years-long work with the Oisho family has made her feel very much as though she is one of their own flesh and blood. That is, until the family’s youngest daughter is abducted, and the prime suspect is Ichiko’s own nephew.

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Gloria Mundi

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Robert Guédiguian

A family struggles with life in Marseilles’s gig economy in Robert Guédiguian’s moving drama, his 19th film in collaboration with his wife Ariane Ascaride, who stars. A brilliant entry in Guédiguian’s lifelong study of French leftist ideology and its effects on the working class in Marseilles, Gloria Mundi is a heartfelt and gorgeous film.

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H Is for Happiness

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: John Sheedy

In a quirky Australian romantic dramedy, a peculiar 12-year-old, Candice Phee, meets a kindred spirit, Douglas Benson From Another Dimension. In spite of her family’s struggles, Candice marches to a different drummer in a heartwarming tale of the power of love. Recommended for Age 11+

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Happily Married After

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Alison Guessou

When sharing her tips for a happy marriage, a young wife must come to realize that marriages are never perfect, or else she risks losing it all.

Screening as part of Virtual Shorts: Comedies

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Hip Hop in Ojibwe Country

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Sam Winter

An intimate, musical portrait of young Ojibwe Hip Hop artists in Minnesota, in the Twin Cities and on the Rez.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DOCS 2

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The Hole in the Sky

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): John Akre

This scientific exploration of the hole phenomenon utilizes the most high tech film making possibilities that stop motion animation can provide.

Screening as part of Virtual Shorts: Comedies

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How Not to Be Seen

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Beth Peloff

An introverted woman takes extreme measures to avoid small talk at a wedding.

Screening as part of Virtual Shorts: Comedies

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Humans@Work | Portrait of a Potter

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Elena Valentine

In a world where family businesses are vanishing, this is a story about the perseverance of staying true to your purpose.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DOCS 2

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I Am Not Alone

Live Q&A on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00pm
Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Garin Hovannisian

In this stirring documentary, Nikol Pashinyan, journalist and politician, stands up against Armenia’s Republican Party as they try to keep their leader, Serzh Sargsyan in power through whatever means possible by trying to subvert term limits.

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I Am Not Alone - Live Q&A

Live Q&A on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00pm
Join MSPIFF, I Am Not Alone director Garin Hovannisian, and producer Alec Mouhibian for a live Q&A and conversation about the film and to take your questions.
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In Orbit

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Katie McNeice

There was once an invisible optician, living in a strange and lonely world. Her story starts with a broken lens and the woman who taught her to see things differently.

Screening as part of Virtual Cinema: LGBTQ+ IDENTITIES

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Influence

Watch May 15 - May 23
Directors: Diana Neille, Richard Poplak

A look at Bell Pottinger (BP), a reputation-management firm founded by Lord Tim Bell, and famous (or infamous) for helping to spin the truth about some of the worst dictators, companies, and leaders in the world. Directors Diana Neille and Richard Poplak peel back all the layers in this complex case, which shows the dangers of fake news by one of its most effective pioneers.

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JACKED

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Ethan Nelson

After their typical but tenuous morning routine, Paul, a fitness blogger, and his burnout, fentanyl addicted father encounter a terrorist attack down the street.

Screening as part of Virtual Shorts: Comedies

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Jumbo

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Zoé Wittock

Jeanne is a misfit to say the least. Introverted, she stays in her room, ignoring her outgoing mother’s pleas to go on dates with men, and fiddles instead with her scale models of the rides at the amusement park where she works. Then one day, she finds her true love: Jumbo, the park’s newest thrill ride. Starring an outstanding Noémie Merlant (Portrait of a Lady on Fire).

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Just Don't Think I'll Scream

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Frank Beauvais

Ruminating on a self-imposed seclusion in an Alsatian village, renowned short film director and curator Frank Beauvais lovingly assembled footage from 400 films he watched while avoiding the world. The result is a stunning film essay about grief, anger, and loneliness.

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Kuessipan

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Myriam Verreault

In this beautiful coming-of-age story, Shaniss and Mikuan, two young women, both from Quebec’s Innu community, are inseparable. That is, until Mikuan falls in love, not only with writing but with a white man, and nothing will ever be the same. Based on the acclaimed novel by Naomi Fontaine, Kuessipan is “is a beautiful, un-sensationalized look at young womanhood, friendship and community.” --NOW Toronto

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Land of My Father

Live Q&A on Monday, May 18 at 7:00pm
Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Matthew Koshmrl | SNEAK PREVIEW

Byeong-man, a farmer whose father was enslaved during Japan's occupation of Korea, protests the Japanese government's claim over the disputed island territory of Dokdo. Kyeong Sook, a woman who lived on Dokdo with her father, struggles to keep his legacy alive after the Korean government mysteriously erased their history.

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Land of My Father - Live Q&A

Live Q&A on Monday, May 18 at 7:00pm
Join MSPIFF and Land of My Father director Matt Koshmrl for a live Q&A and conversation about the film and to take your questions.
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The Last Day of School

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Clara Davies

We explore two paths, one of apathy and one of kindness: one ending in friendship and one in a tragic school shooting.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DRAMAS 2

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Lightning vs. Thunder

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): AJ Schnack, Nathan Truesdell

An eight-year-old girl and an Afghanistan war veteran develop an unlikely friendship and find inspiration on the softball field.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DOCS 2

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Like Nothing Happened

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Catherine Black

When the past interrupts the present, Johanna and Bryce have no choice but to face a recent loss head on and confront each other's silence.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DRAMAS 1

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Little Earth: Pride of a People Overcoming Pain of the Past

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Josh Chitwood

This documentary highlights the pride and humanity of the community, sharing both the challenges and joys, while attempting to break down negative stereotypes of what it means to be Native American.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DOCS 2

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Little Men

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Ayesha Adu

Early one wintery morning, in 1989, two boys make a startling discovery on the way to school.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DRAMAS 2

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Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Watch May 18 - May 23
Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji

Ugyen is a twenty-something man living in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, who yearns to move to Australia and pursue his dream of singing. But first he must finish a year of government-sponsored teaching in the most remote part of the country.

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Maria's Paradise

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Zaida Bergroth

Salome is a young woman, orphaned at a very young age, and taken-in by cult leader Maria Åkerblom. Knowing nothing but the ways of this fervent religious group, Salome goes on a trip and meets Malin, who helps her see through the deceit for the first time.

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Medicating Normal

Live Q&A on Thursday, May 21 at 7:00pm
Watch May 15 - May 23
Directors: Lynn Cunningham, Wendy Ractliffe

Most people are aware of the nation’s opioid crisis, but there are millions of Americans who are also physiologically dependent on commonly prescribed psychiatric medications that are being taken as prescribed by their doctors. From prescriptions to alleviate emotional distress to pain relievers and other drugs, big pharma is working hard to make sure every citizen is taking some kind of pill.

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Medicating Normal - Live Q&A

Live Q&A on Thursday, May 21 at 7:00pm
Join MSPIFF, Medicating Normal Co-Director/Producer Lynn Cunningham, and special guests Angela Peacock (MSW, former U.S. Army Sergeant, subject in the film), Aruna Tummala, MD (ABIHM, CEO & Medical Director, Trinergy Center For Integrative Psychiatry), and Anastasia Banicki-Hoffman, MD (child & adolescent psychiatrist) for a live Q&A and conversation.
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Milk Money

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Jimmy Nguyen

Gordon, a directionless young man, helps out on his parents' dairy farm. When Leon, his adopted Korean brother, comes home from college, sibling rivalry and desperation pushes Gordon to execute a brazen plan to save the family farm.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DRAMAS 2

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Motherland

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Emily Mkrtichian, Jesse Soursourian

The story of the trailblazing women who shake tradition to rid their country of landmines leftover from a devastating ethnic war.

Screening as part of Virtual Shorts: International Documentaries

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Narco Tumbas

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Jud Nichols

Culiacán, Mexico has some of the most lavish graves in the world. This is where Mexican Catholicism meets Narco Culture.

Screening as part of Virtual Cinema: MN MADE DOCS 1

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Nextwave Youth Filmmaking Competition - Live Q&A

Live Q&A on Saturday, May 23 at 4:00pm
Join MSPIFF, Nextwave Youth Filmmaking Competition filmmakers, and special guests for a live Q&A and conversation about the film and to take your questions.
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Nextwave Youth Shorts Competition Finalists

Live Q&A on Saturday, May 23 at 4:00pm
Watch May 15 - May 23 | FREE
Nina is an aspiring actress from a small, rural town. Hired to give some authenticity to a reality show tailing Bigfoot near her hometown, Nina is excited--as any actor would be--to work on a larger stage. But the forest has secrets of its own, pushing Nina and her crew to confront larger realities in this haunting and ruminative feature.

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Nibi Walk

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Keely Kernan 

We follow Sharon Day, an Anishinaabe elder and the leader of the Nibi (Water) Walks, an extended ceremony to heal and honor water.

Screening as part of Virtual Cinema: MN MADE DOCS 1

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Nighthawks

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Dominic Howes

Alone in a nearly empty roadside motel, an artist and a newly-returned local find quiet solace as they each struggle to escape their painful pasts.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DRAMAS 1

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Nina of the Woods

Live Q&A on Wednesday, May 20 at 8:30pm
Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Charlie Griak

Nina is an aspiring actress from a small, rural town. Hired to give some authenticity to a reality show tailing Bigfoot near her hometown, Nina is excited--as any actor would be--to work on a larger stage. But the forest has secrets of its own, pushing Nina and her crew to confront larger realities in this haunting and ruminative feature.

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Nina of the Woods - Live Q&A

Live Q&A on Wednesday, May 20 at 8:30pm
Join MSPIFF and Nina of the Woods director Charlie Griak for a live Q&A and conversation about the film and to take your questions.
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A Normal Girl

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Aubree Bernier-Clarke

A Normal Girl brings the widely unknown struggles of intersex people to light, through the story of intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis.

Screening as part of Virtual Cinema: LGBTQ+ IDENTITIES

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Okavango

Watch May 15 - May 23
Directors: Dereck Joubert, Beverly Joubert

Filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert create this cinematic “love letter” to one of the most intriguing natural sites in the world: the Okavango River Delta, where the river empties not into a sea or lake but merely into a basin of land, creating one of the most fascinating ecosystems in Africa.

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On the Ride

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Jen McGowan

A year after traumatic events shook his life, Scott sets off on a bike ride to clear his head, where his past and present have a near head-on collision.

Screening as part of Virtual Cinema: LGBTQ+ IDENTITIES

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Our Lady of the Nile

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Atiq Rahimi

This coming-of-age tale of Rwandan schoolgirls at a Belgian-run Catholic boarding school points to the subtle ways grievances and prejudices can lead to full-scale genocide in later generations. Based on the acclaimed novel by Scholastique Mukasonga (who lost literally dozens of family members in the Rwandan genocide), directed by award-winning filmmaker Atiq Rahimi, and with a cast of mostly non-professional actors, Our Lady of the Nile is a hypnotic and ultimately terrifying examination of the roots of evil.

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Out of Tune

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Frederikke Aspöck
Special video introduction by director Frederikke Aspöck.
Jailed for financial misdeeds, Markus assumes he can use his connections and money to get a decent life in prison. When he’s beaten by a gang, he demands to be moved to the isolation wing with the most vulnerable prisoners. And then his Machiavellian plans really come to a boil.

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Patrick

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Tim Mielants

In this endearing, oddball comedy, socially awkward Patrick works as the handyman on his parents’ naturist (read: nudist) campsite. His free time is spent in a rigidly ordered workshop where he designs and creates furniture. Soon, two major blows strike: his father dies and his favorite hammer goes missing.

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Pelican Blood

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Katrin Gebbe

Wiebke (Nina Hoss) is a single mother raising Nicolina, her adopted daughter, in the German countryside. As a family, the pair decides to adopt another girl, five-year-old Raya, from Bulgaria. But Raya is discovered to have an attachment disorder, and her behavior goes from strange to violent.

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The Perfect Patient

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Mikael Håfström

Based on true events, this thriller combines gripping Nordic noir with a humanistic story about a relentless and resourceful search for the truth as an investigative reporter unmasks the biggest legal scandal in Swedish history.

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Public Trust

Live Q&A on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00pm
Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: David Garrett Byars

There are 640 million acres of public land in the United States. But there are powerful forces, both in government and in corporate America, eager to plunder this bounty. David Garrett Byars’s eye-opening documentary travels to Alaska, into the red rock canyons of southern Utah, and to Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, and exposes a land war going on under our very noses.

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Public Trust - Live Q&A

Live Q&A on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00pm
Join MSPIFF, Public Trust director David Garrett Byars, producer Jeremy Rubingh, and Spencer Shaver (Conservation Director, Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters) for a live Q&A and conversation about the film and to take your questions.
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The Rabbit King

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Ann Prim

The Rabbit King moves away from home and is confronted by a strange creature.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DRAMAS 2

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Raise Your Voice

Live Q&A on Sunday, May 17 at 7:00pm
Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Maribeth Romslo

This moving documentary follows the passionate reporters of The Eagle Eye (the student run newspaper at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School) and their fight to report freely on issues as diverse as gun culture, global warming, and civil rights.

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Raise Your Voice - Live Q&A

Live Q&A on Sunday, May 17 at 7:00pm
Join MSPIFF, Star Tribune Columnist John Rash, Raise Your Voice director Maribeth Romslo, and special guests for a live Q&A and conversation about the film and to take your questions.
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Seawolf

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Chris Sitaridis

Despite being bullied by two troublemakers, Joe hangs out with them at the local rave club Seawolf. Tensions rise as Joe and Danny increasingly get closer.

Screening as part of Virtual Cinema: LGBTQ+ IDENTITIES

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The Seer and The Unseen

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Sara Dosa

Ragnhildur “Ragga” Jónsdóttir is an elf whisperer. Iceland’s huldufólk (elves, trolls, sprites) have a human champion in Ragga, who is now using her status to try and stop a highway across a lava field that is home to these creatures in this respectful and fascinating documentary.

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Signal 8

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Simon Liu

They said a storm is calling this way but we’re still waiting. Lives carry on in Hong Kong as traces of civic upkeep morph into sites of remembrance.

Screening as part of Virtual Cinema: LGBTQ+ IDENTITIES

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Song Without a Name

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Melina León

Lima, Peru, 1988. Georgiana, on the verge of giving birth to her first child, leaves her small Andean village in the hopes of getting free medical care in the city. Upon giving birth in a small clinic, the staff remove her baby and it vanishes.

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Son-Mother

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Mahnaz Mohammadi

On the edge of financial ruin, a desperate widow finally accepts a marriage proposal whose consequences could destroy her son. Iranian Documentary filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi has crafted a heartbreaking and compassionate debut fiction feature film that will leave viewers astounded.

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The Spy

Watch Friday, May 15 ONLY from 11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Director: Jens Jonsson
Opening Presentation! Special video introduction by lead actress Ingrid Bolsø Berdal.
Sonja Wigert is one of Norway’s greatest actresses, starring in a number of films in the 1930s and winning worldwide acclaim. When the war breaks out, she finds herself in neutral Stockholm, until her father is imprisoned, forcing her into a game of cat-and-mouse with the Nazis.

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State of the Game

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Robert Daniel Martin

Jamie believes he is willing to do anything to be accepted by his teammates. But soon he must find the courage to navigate his way out of the game in which he is trapped.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DRAMAS 2

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Stories I Didn't Know

Live Q&A on Sunday, May 17 at 5:00pm
Watch Sunday, May 17 Starting at 2:00 PM - May 23
Directors: Rita Davern, Melody Gilbert

As a child from St. Paul, MN, Rita Davern was always told, with pride, how her family once owned Pike Island at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. While researching her ancestors’ immigration from Ireland, she begins to explore the complicated legacy of settling on Dakota land, and her quest for reconciliation begins in this eye-opening documentary.

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Stories I Didn't Know - Live Q&A

Live Q&A on Sunday, May 17 at 5:00pm
Join MSPIFF and Stories I Didn't Know directors Rita Davern and Melody Gilbert for a live Q&A and conversation about the film and to take your questions.
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Sune vs. Sune

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Jon Holmberg

Eager to start fourth grade, Sune is suddenly confronted by the worst thing imaginable: another kid named Sune! A comedy interspersed with memorable sci-fi fantasy scenes amps up the everyday indignities and insecurities of Swedish family life. Recommended for Age 10+

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A Syrian Woman

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Louis Karim Sayad DeCaprio, Khawla Al Hammouri

Eight Syrian women living in Jordan recount their personal stories of trauma, survival, and resilience amid the ever-changing refugee crisis.

Screening as part of Virtual Shorts: International Documentaries

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A Thief's Daughter

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Belén Funes

With a 6-month-old baby whose father works abroad, 22-year-old Sara is doing all she can to keep her head above water, but remains eager and confident. Enter Manuel, her father, fresh out of prison, seeking to re-enter his daughter’s life. Anchored by Greta Fernandez as Sara (whose performance won her Best Actress at the San Sebastian Film Festival) and Belen Funes’ razor-sharp direction and script (with Marçal Cebrian), A Thief’s Daughter is not to be missed.

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This Wild Land

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Brendan Harris

Reiterating the importance of human interaction with nature and preserving the places on earth that still allow for it, like the Boundary Waters.

Screening as part of Virtual Cinema: MN MADE DOCS 1

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Those Who Remained

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Barnabás Tóth

In post-WWII Budapest, 16-year-old Holocaust survivor Klára still believes that her parents will return. When she meets Aladár, a 42-year-old doctor who lost his wife and two children in the death camps, she finds someone to live for. A tender, delicate story about the healing power of love. Shortlisted for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

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To the Ends of the Earth

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Uzbekistan, Yoko (J-Pop star Atusko Maeda), a reporter, heads to the landlocked country with a crew to file tourism reports. There, Yoko harbors a dream of becoming a singer while going through the motions of her job in this alienating place.

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Tuscaloosa

Live Q&A on Saturday, May 16 at 7:00pm
Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Philip Harder

In 1972, young Billy Mitchell is facing the draft, life after college, first love and a family mystery that may involve murder. A lush period piece from Minneapolis director Philip Harder. Based on the acclaimed novel by W. Glasgow Phillips and starring Devon Bostick, Natalia Dyer, Marchånt Davis, Tate Donovan, and YG.

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Tuscaloosa - Live Q&A

Live Q&A on Saturday, May 16 at 7:00pm
Join MSPIFF, Tuscaloosa Philip Harder, Producer Patrick Riley, and Actor and Executive Producer Tate Donovan for a live Q&A and conversation about the film and to take your questions.
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Two Wizards, One Staff

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Josh Folan

Two wizards, a young African-American apprentice and an older white Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, bump into each other while walking their dogs.

Screening as part of Virtual Shorts: Comedies

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Undercovered

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Alexandra Geller

Two suburban kids stumble into an uncomfortable confrontation – and a biology lesson – under the cloak of the woods.

Screening as part of Virtual Shorts: Comedies

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Veins of the World

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Byambasuren Davaa

When his father dies suddenly, Amra and his mother Zaya have to find a way to survive on the often harsh Mongolian steppes. To make matters worse, gold mining threatens both their livelihood herding goats… and Amra’s dream to be on Mongolia’s Got Talent.

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Viewfinder

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Melody Gilbert

Every day for the past 23 years, Michael has taken a picture with a film camera. He has never shown them to anyone, until now.

Screening as part of VIRTUAL SHORTS: MN MADE DOCS 2

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Virtual Shorts: Comedies

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Various

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Virtual Shorts: International Documentaries

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Various

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Virtual Shorts: LGBTQ+ Identities

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Various

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Virtual Shorts: MN Made Docs 1

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Various

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Virtual Shorts: MN Made Docs 2

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Various

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Virtual Shorts: MN Made Dramas 1

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Various

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Virtual Shorts: MN Made Dramas 2

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Various

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The Voice

Live Q&A on Sunday, May 17 at 1:00pm
Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Ognjen Svilicic

Special video introduction by director Ognjen Svilicic. When his mother accepts a job on a cruise ship, her teenage son Goran is forced to attend a Catholic boarding school in rural Croatia in order to get straightened out. But his rebelliousness is not contained, and the school will stop at nothing to iron out his wayward attitude.

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The Voice - Live Q&A

Live Q&A on Sunday, May 17 at 1:00pm
Join MSPIFF and The Voice director Ognjen Svilicic for a live Q&A and conversation about the film and to take your questions.
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Ways of Being Home - Live Q&A

Live Q&A on Saturday, May 23 at 1:00pm
Join MSPIFF, Ways of Being Home director Cecilia Cornejo Sotelo, and writer Victoria Blanco for a live Q&A and conversation about the film and to take your questions.
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Ways of Being Home ~ Between Northfield & Maltrata (English Subtitles)

Live Q&A on Saturday, May 23 at 1:00pm
Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Cecilia Cornejo Sotelo | English Subtitled Version

Ways of Being Home explores the immigrant experience from the perspective of the Mexican community living in Northfield, a college town in southern Minnesota. Most members of this immigrant community, about 70% or more, trace their roots back to Maltrata, a small agricultural municipality nestled in the mountains of the state of Veracruz.

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Ways of Being Home (Versión en español)

Live Q&A on Saturday, May 23 at 1:00pm
Watch May 18 - May 23
Director: Cecilia Cornejo Sotelo | Spanish Version
Creando hogar explora la experiencia inmigratoria desde la perspectiva de la comunidad mexicana que vive en Northfield, un pueblo universitario en el sur de Minnesota. La mayoría de los miembros de esta comunidad, alrededor del 70% o más, viene de Maltrata, un pueblo rural enclavado en el estado de Veracruz.

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The Weapon You Choose

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Chris Newberry

Eric Spears, a former Chicago gang member and aspiring musician, struggles to turn things around after a violent altercation with his father.

Screening as part of Virtual Cinema: MN MADE DOCS 1

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Where My Girls

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director(s): Mads Engel

Three queer women reflect on the creativity, community, and hustle required to make it in a culture that has left them to their own devices.

Screening as part of Virtual Cinema: LGBTQ+ IDENTITIES

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Women in Blue

Live Q&A on Saturday, May 23 at 7:00pm
Watch Saturday, May 23 ONLY from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Director: Deirdre Fishel | SNEAK PREVIEW
Closing Presentation! Following three female police officers in Minneapolis, Women in Blue charts their progress and efforts to remake the department to become more inclusive. When the killing of Justine Damond results in the resignation of Chief Harteau, it threatens the gains women have made in the department.

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Women in Blue - Live Q&A

Live Q&A on Saturday, May 23 at 7:00pm
Join MSPIFF, Women In Blue director Deirdre Fishel, moderator Dr. Tracie Keesee, and special guests for a live Q&A and conversation about the film and to take your questions.
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