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For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art forms to which he had dedicated his life.
PART OF MSP IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Fri, Jul 27 4:30 PM
Sun, Jul 29 3:15 PM
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8 Heads of Madness (8 hlav šílenství)

8 Heads of Madness follows the life of the talented Russian poet Anna Barkova (1906-1976), who spent twenty-two years of her life in the Gulags.
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Fri, Aug 24 9:30 PM
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Accumulator 1 (Akumulátor 1)

In this sci-fi drama, Olda suffers from a total lack of energy and falls into a coma until a natural healer tries to rejuvenate him. In doing so, he learns that Olda has an “alter ego” inside the TV that sucks the energy from Olda every time he tunes in.
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Sat, Aug 25 9:30 PM
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Ava

Living with her well-to-do parents, Ava is a bright and focused teen whose concerns resemble that of nearly any teenager. When her mistrustful and overprotective mother questions her relationship with a boy, she is overwhelmed by a newfound rage.
PART OF MSP IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Sat, Jul 28 2:00 PM
Sun, Jul 29 5:45 PM
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Barefoot (Po strništi bos)

Set in Czechoslovakia during the Nazi occupation, a young boy named Eda opens up a world of trouble when he inadvertently reveals that his father has been listening to resistance broadcasts from London.
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Sat, Aug 25 7:00 PM
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Before Summer Ends

As light as a feather yet anchored by the melancholy weight of approaching change, Before Summer Ends is the bittersweet chronicle of a single summer in the life of three Iranian students living in France, an utterly unique, beguiling mixture of documentary and fiction in the perennial form of a road movie.
PART OF LUMIÈRES FRANÇAISES

Thu, Jul 19 5:00 PM
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Black Panther

Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
PART OF MOVIES IN THE PARK

Thu, Aug 9 7:00 PM
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C'est la vie

Today is Pierre and Helena's big day. From the preparations to daybreak, we get a behind-the-scenes look at a wedding party through the eyes of the people working on it. They will all have to count on their one common quality: they know what it means to throw a good party.
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Thu, Jul 19 7:00 PM
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First Reformed

The pastor of a small New England church spirals out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife in this taut, chilling thriller.
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Thu, Jul 19 2:00 PM
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Garden Store: Family Friend (Zahradnictví: Rodinný prítel)

Three young women and two children await the return of their imprisoned husbands and fathers from Nazi concentration camps. A family friend and doctor named Jiri watches over the women forced into a family union by the war.
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Sun, Aug 26 4:00 PM
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Ice Mother (Bába z ledu)

Winner of the best screenplay award at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, sixty-year-old Hana is unexpectedly given the impulse to break out of her routine when she meets her contemporary Brona.
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Sun, Aug 26 7:00 PM
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Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to Trash Island, Atari sets off alone and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots.
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Thu, Jul 26 7:00 PM
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Israfil

Mahi is a widow mourning the death of her only son. One day she bumps into Behrooz, her teenage sweetheart, who had left Iran following the scandal of his relationship with her. Despite their families’ objections, the previous relationship begins to re-assert itself.
PART OF MSP IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Sat, Jul 28 4:30 PM
Sun, Jul 29 1:00 PM
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Kiss Me!

Fresh from yet another breakup, Océane is jogging in the woods when she spies the beautiful Cécile doing gymnastics. All it takes is one failed headstand for Océane to jump in and offer her healing touch. Before long, she is convinced she has met the woman of her life.
PART OF LUMIÈRES FRANÇAISES

Thu, Jul 19 9:30 PM
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Science on Screen: Marjorie Prime

Pre-Screening Presentation by Dr. Maria Gini! In the future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie - a jumble of disparate, fading memories - has a handsome new companion who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her.


PART OF SCIENCE ON SCREEN

Mon, Jul 30 7:00 PM
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Milada

Milada is a historical drama based on the true story of Milada Horáková, a woman executed on the basis of fabricated charges of conspiracy and treason in a political show trial by the communist regime in former Czechoslovakia.
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Sat, Aug 25 4:00 PM
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On the Seventh Day (En El Séptimo Día)

On the Seventh Day follows a group of undocumented immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days. Working long hours six days a week, they savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields. When José's team makes it to the finals, his boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells José he has to work on Sunday, the day of the finals.
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Pig

Director Mani Haghighi (Modest Reception 2011, A Dragon Arrives! 2016) returns to the Film Society with a bold and darkly comic satire.
PART OF MSP IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Fri, Jul 27 9:15 PM
Sat, Jul 28 7:00 PM
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A Prominent Patient (Masaryk)

Winner of 12 of the prestigious Czech Lion Awards, A Prominent Patient is based on the true story of Czech diplomat and politician Jan Masaryk, the son of Czechoslovakia’s founding father Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, as he desperately tries to save his homeland from Nazi occupation.
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Sun, Aug 26 1:00 PM
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Vespiary

Two petty thieves find an ancient treasure and stash it in an abandoned building that is soon to become a police station. Now they have to masquerade as police officers to retrieve their loot…
PART OF MSP IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Fri, Jul 27 7:00 PM
Sat, Jul 28 9:30 PM
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