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Friday, April 27

American Animals
Bart Layton - USA - 116 mins

6:00 PM

In 2004, at Transylvania University in Kentucky, four students watch heist movies to learn how to pull off a robbery of rare books worth more than $5 million. What may seem like a college prank at first turns out to be an act driven by a profound desire to give some meaning to the students' uneventful middle-class lives. Director Bart ... more

Jon Garaño, Aitor Arregi - Spain - 115 mins

6:00 PM

Giant lends humanity and context to a historical figure known as the Giant from Altzo. In the Spanish civil war of the 1830s, as in any war for the monarchy, peasants sacrificed their sons but gained nothing. Politics, poverty, and loss are thus the background for this strange tale: When Martín returns disabled from the front, he finds ... more

Short Cuts 2
(various) - Czech Republic, France, Mexico, USA - 95 mins

BioBuddy (Jan Chramosta), Bridge (Thomas Moore), Cerulia (Sofia Carrillo), Everything (David O'Reilly), Grieving in a Fishbowl (Olivia Merrion), Hair Wolf (Mariama Diallo), Les Indes Galantes (Clémont Cogitore), Julius Caesar was Buried in a Pet Cemetery (Sam Green), A Night at the Garden (Marshall Curry), and Return (Pang-chuan Huang).... more

Sour Apples
Yilmaz Erdogan - Turkey - 114 mins

The "mayor" of a rural Turkish village is an authoritarian father to a trio of beautiful young women, each of whom is privately engaged in courting and being courted by men whom daddy would not approve of. Eldest sister Türkan (Songül Öden) writes letters to her intended, although they have never met in person. Youngest sister Muazzez ... more

Jean-Michel Basquiat's artistic flame burned intensely before his death at age 27 in 1988. His recognition has only increased since then. Last year, one of his paintings sold for $110.5 million at auction. He was memorialized in Julian Schnabel's film Basquiat and recently set the auction record for an American artist with his Untitled ... more

No, A Flamenco Tale
José Luis Tirado - Spain - 75 mins

A beguiling fusion of thrilling cinema and passionate music, No, a Flamenco Tale sweeps us off to a land where the joys and hardships of life are expressed in breathtaking spectacle and song. Clapping hands, stamping feet, stirring singing, intricate guitar, and arresting dance: flamenco is a tradition of bold, soul-piercing gestures. ... more

The Art of Loving: The Story of Michalina Wislocka
Maria Sadowska - Poland - 120 mins

Among her other distinctions, Polish doctor Michalina Wislocka managed to unite the church, the party, and the press's appointed censors in collective agreement: opposition to her publishing, in 1976, the Communist world's first sex manual, The Art of Loving. Wislocka might have been proud of how sexy and honest this film about her is: ... more

Valeriy Todorovskiy - Russia - 132 mins

"It's pure, absolute, complete beauty. I understood very well that behind this beauty there's not just work and incredible human sacrifice, but that there is a whole world. And I wanted to enter that world and tell a story about it," says director Valery Todorovsky (Hipsters, FFDC Opening Night 2008) about his new film. He describes the ... more

The Cleaners
Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck - Germany, Brazil - 88 mins

Dive into a secret, third-world shadow industry of online content moderation. Here we meet five "digital scavengers," a handful of thousands of people outsourced from Silicon Valley whose job is to delete "inappropriate" content from the Internet. In a parallel struggle, we meet people around the globe whose lives are dramatically affected ... more

Jan Verheyen - Belgium - 122 mins

Jan Verheyen, the director behind FFDC's 2014 Special Jury Award winner The Verdict, returns Flemish detectives Vincke and Verstuyft to the big screen with another tale adapted from books by crime novelist extraordinaire Jef Geeraerts. This new adventure tasks them with investigating a series of gruesome murders. What was once an unconditional ... more

Under the Tree
Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson - Iceland - 89 mins

8:30 PM

Atli (Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson) is kicked out of the house by his wife for watching sex tapes of an old girlfriend. Atli's only refuge is his parents' home. He arrives in the middle of an ongoing spat with next-door neighbors (Selma Björnsdóttir and Þorsteinn Bachmann), who want Atli's parents' large tree trimmed because it shades ... more

Mrs. Hyde
Serge Bozon - France - 95 mins

9:00 PM

Legendary actress Isabelle Huppert hypnotizes us again, securing her place as the ultimate queen of the screen in Serge Bozon's eccentric comedic thriller loosely based on Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Mrs. Géquil (Huppert), a timid and rather peculiar physics professor, is mocked and despised on ... more