Sunday September 07, 2014, 4:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission, $20 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Maria Sole Tognazzi
Ivan Cotroneo, Francesca Marciano

Stefano Accorsi, Henry Arnold, Eirik Bar

Our closing night reception will begin immediately following the film and is to be held in the Film Center lobby and porch area – food and libations and live music.  A Five Star Life is the sophisticated and delightful story of one woman’s quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some…

Door God

Friday September 05, 2014, 7:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Various

A festival selection committee whittled 450+ entries down to 10 finalists. We will screen each finalist film and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program. 2014 Shorts Program forthcoming.

MVIFF: KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER

| 2013 | 105 minutes | |
David Zellner

Sunday September 07, 2014, 12pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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David Zellner
David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard

A lonely Japanese woman becomes convinced that a satchel of money buried and lost in a fictional film, is in fact, real. With a crudely drawn treasure map and limited preparation, she escapes her structured life in Tokyo and embarks on a foolhardy quest across the frozen tundra of Minnesota in search…

MVIFF: HUNTING ELEPHANTS

| 2013 | 107 minutes | | ,
Reshef Levi
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Sunday September 07, 2014, 2pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Reshef Levi
Reshef Levi, Regev Levy

Sasson Gabai, Moni Moshonov, Patrick Stewart

Three elderly men and grandson Yonatan find themselves stuck together in a Jerusalem nursing home. The kid is a genius, but stammers and is bullied at school. Yonatan’s grandfather, Eliahu, whom he had never met, is a former member of the Lehi (pre-State Jewish underground), and a cold person. Eliahu’s best friend…

MVIFF: LE CHEF

| 2012 | 85 minutes | |
Daniel Cohen

Friday September 05, 2014, 1:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Daniel Cohen
Daniel Cohen, Olivier Dazat

Jean Reno, Michaël Youn, Raphaëlle Agogué

Self-taught aspiring chef Jacky (Michaël Youn) has the talent, but not the luck. Star chef Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno) is in danger of losing his reputation, along with his beloved restaurant. Fate brings the two together and helps them along a journey through the intoxicating world of French haute-cuisine.   A legend…

MVIFF: ILO ILO

| 2013 | 99 minutes | |
Anthony Chen

Saturday September 06, 2014, 1:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Anthony Chen
Anthony Chen

Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen, Angeli Bayani

Set in Singapore, ILO ILO chronicles the relationship between a family of three and their newly arrived Filipino maid, Teresa, who has come like many other Filipino women in search of a better life. The entire family needs to adapt to the presence of this stranger, which further threatens their already strained…

MVIFF: METRO MANILA

, | 2014 | 115 minutes | | , , ,
Sean Ellis

Friday September 05, 2014, 9:15 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Sean Ellis
Sean Ellis, Frank E. Flowers

Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega

Ellis, whose previous films include the award-winning CASHBACK and THE BROKEN, travels to the Philippines to tell the story of Oscar Ramirez, a down-on-his-luck farmer who flees the countryside with his family to look for a brighter future in the bustling, overwhelming metropolis of Manila. Oscar believes he has caught a break…

Saturday September 06, 2014, 4:00 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Bill Plympton

The animation showcase will encompass extraordinary animated films curated by Bill from the past year, including his new short film.  Program forthcoming. Twice Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton’s showcase reveals a collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators.  Bill Plympton, a renowned American animator, cartoonist,…

MVIFF: MAY IN THE SUMMER

| 2013 | 99 minutes | | ,
Cherien Dabis

Sunday September 07, 2014, 10:00 AM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Cherien Dabis
Cherien Dabis

Hiam Abbass, James Garson Chick, Cherien Dabis

To all appearances, May Brennan (Cherien Dabis) has it all — intelligent, gorgeous, the recipient of raves for her recently published book and set to marry her loving fiancé Ziad (Alexander Siddig), a distinguished New York scholar. But immediately upon returning to her familiar hometown of Amman, Jordan for the wedding, the…

MVIFF: Attila Marcel

| 2013 | 106 minutes | |

Saturday September 06, 2014, 7:00 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Sylvain Chomet

Guillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafont

French writer-director Sylvain Chomet creates a whimsical story about a piano prodigy, Paul, who lives a completely sheltered existence, cut off from the outside world, due to his domineering, aristocratic aunts. His life consists solely of constant piano practice, until he meets his eccentric neighbor Madame Proust and his entire world is…