Your Guide to FEST Films Screening on Sunday, November 17 – American Film Institute

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Your Guide to FEST Films Screening on Sunday, November 17

Films are listed in chronological order so you can find films that best fit your schedule!

 

12:15 p.m. – IVANA THE TERRIBLE

Based on actual events, this acerbic tragicomedy touches on nervous breakdowns, hitting creative walls and feeling both at home and apart in different countries. Ivana Mladenović’s charming sophomore feature enlists former lovers, family members and friends to portray semi-fictionalized versions of themselves. Buy tickets here

 

12:45 p.m. – THE FRIEND

“Incredible performances from Jason Segel, Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson create a poignant and sincere tale of love, loss and grief.” Based on the award-winning Esquire article by Matthew Teague. Buy tickets here

 

3:00 p.m. – LOVE ME TENDER

LOVE ME TENDER is anchored by lead actress Barbara Giordane is a wild tangle of hair, teeth and muscle in an intensely visceral and physical performance. Writer/director Klaudia Reynicke masterfully balances the real and the surreal, resulting in a stunning portrait of a non-conforming, eccentric young woman thrust out of her comfort zone. Buy tickets here.  

 

3:00 p.m. – THE SONG OF NAMES – FREE SCREENING

Director François Girard (HOCHELAGA, LAND OF SOULS) takes Norman Lebrecht’s acclaimed novel and orchestrates a stellar ensemble as its players in this potent film about two Jewish boys, connected by World War II. Get tickets here.

3:15 p.m. – TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

In his most emotional work to date, J-horror pioneer Kiyoshi Kurosawa delivers a profoundly affecting account of displacement. While on the surface demure and cautious, a nuanced performance from former J-pop icon Atusko Maeda reveals Yoko’s conflicted interior existence, one brimming with suppressed ambitions and anxieties. Buy tickets here

 

4:15 p.m. – ROCKS

After her troubled, single mother disappears, east London teenager “Rocks” takes it in stride. As money runs out and fears of foster care sink in, Rocks pushes away help from her all-girl crew and community in this authentic, compassionate and multi-dimensional portrait of girlhood. Buy tickets here.

 

5:45 p.m. – ANNE AT 13,000 FEET

“Deragh Campbell’s layered and dynamic performance as Anne draws us into an intimate portrait of a volatile, young woman struggling to find her place in society.” Buy tickets here.

 

7:00 p.m. – ALAN PAKULA: GOING FOR TRUTH – FREE SCREENING

Producer/director/writer Alan Pakula created some of the most emotionally penetrating, culturally significant and artistically brilliant films of the 60s, 70s and 80s. This insightful documentary portrait includes interviews with Jane Fonda, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. Buy tickets here.

 

8:00 p.m. – NOBADI

In this delightful rustic tale from contemporary world cinema, elderly Robert is in need of some help and encounters young immigrant Adib. A classic conflict of cultures and a wide generational gap ensues illustrating modern society in microcosm, begging the question: will these two men find common ground to connect on? Buy tickets here

 

9:00 p.m. – SOUTH OXFORD, ALL IOWA LAWN TENNIS CLUB, MARAVILLA, SERVE

Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe returns to the screen with a series of intimate nonfiction vignettes exploring America’s culture and passion for tennis and handball. These four stories explore the soulful bond we experience through sport. Buy tickets here.

 

10:15 p.m. – LIBERTÉ

In his latest provocation Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra (THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV) finds a small clearing in the woods somewhere between Potsdam and Berlin where, over the course of one extended night of debauchery, a band of exiled Libertines seeking support from the German Duc de Walchen (Helmut Berger) will revel in the freedom to take sexuality to its darkest places. Buy tickets here

 

SHORT FILM COLLECTIONS

If you want to experience some of the most eclectic and creative short films of this year, buy tickets for the SHORTS PROGRAM 3 & 4 screenings at 6:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

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