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2016 MVIFF – ICAROS: A VISION with co-Director Matteo Norzi

| 2016 | 85 mins | |
LEONOR CARABALLO and MATTEO NORZI

Her medical options exhausted, an American woman travels to the Amazon in search of a miracle. Thanks to a young ayahuasca shaman who is losing his eyesight, she learns instead to confront her ‘susto’: the disease of fear.Centered on the nightly ceremonies that are the main feature of shamanic retreats, Icaros revels in darkness,…

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2016 MVIFF – COURT

| 2015 | 116 mins | | ,
CHAITANYA TAMHANE

Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the “people’s poet,” is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker…

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2016 MVIFF – CEMETERY OF SPLENDOR

| 2015 | 122 mins | |
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

A group of soldiers in a small town on the Mekong River in northern Thailand are struck with a bizarre sleeping illness.They are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier…

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2016 MVIFF – AFERIM!

| 2015 | 108 mins | | , , ,
RADU JUDE

Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife. Together with his son, they set out in search for the gypsy slave. While the unflappable Costandin comments on…

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DON’T THINK TWICE (last showing)

| 2016 | 92 minutes | | ,
Directed by Mike Birbiglia

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest of the group – all best friends – start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. From Mike Birbiglia, director of “Sleepwalk With Me”, and the creator of “This American Life” comes…

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KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

| 2016 | 101 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Travis Knight

Older viewers will tune in to its melancholy – its battles between memory and loss, its themes of filial piety and betrayal – while younger ones will dig the more basic emotions of Kubo’s epic journey. Staggeringly beautiful and immensely true, this is the best animated film of 2016.  Voice cast includes Charlize Theron,…

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WAR DOGS

| 2016 | 114 minutes | | ,
Directed by Todd Phillips

WAR DOGS follows two friends in their early 20s (Jonah Hill and Miles Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets…

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SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU

| 2016 | 84 minutes | |
Directed by Richard Tanne

Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a…

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2016 MVIFF — THE WEEKEND SAILOR

, | 2016 | 70 minutes | | , , , ,
Directed by Bernardo Arsuaga

With almost no experience, Mexican captain Ramon Carlin raced against the superstars of sailing in a 9 month deadly trip ’round the world, his regatta winning the overall prize. In 1973, the United Kingdom organized the first head to head sailing race around the world, inviting expert crews from Europe and other…

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PETE’S DRAGON

| 2016 | 102 minutes | | , ,
Directed by David Lowery

A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon.  Wonderful live-action family film from Disney.

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FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

| 2016 | 110 minutes | | ,
Directed by Stephen Frears

A wealthy New York heiress (Maryl Streep) attempts to become an opera singer despite her horrible singing voice. Hugh Grant and Rebecca Ferguson co-star in this biopic directed by Stephen Frears. Another comic gem from Streep.

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2016 MVIFF — International Short Films Juried Competition– SOLD OUT!

| 2016 | | , , , , ,

This screening is SOLD OUT!     From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 10 finalists. We will screen each finalist short film and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program.  Program notes to be added very very soon.   TO PURCHASE AN ALL-ACCESS…

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SUICIDE SQUAD

| 2016 | 130 minutes | | ,
Directed by David Ayer

Director David Ayer (FURY) takes the helm for this production adapted from the DC Comics series about a group of super-villains who are given a shot at redemption by embarking on a heroic mission that will most likely mean the death of them all.

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2016 MVIFF – THE TENTH MAN

| 2016 | 82 minutes | | , , ,
Daniel Burman

The romantic comedy, THE TENTH MAN, is a kind-hearted story about a son re-entering the world of his father, the world he left long ago.In the process of trying to meet his father and getting entangled in his charitable commitments, Ariel meets Eva. Her independent spirit motivates Ariel to come to grips…

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2016 MVIFF — OUR LITTLE SISTER

| 2015 | 128 mins | | ,
HIROKAZU KOREEDA

The beautiful film from Japan, OUR LITTLE SISTER, directed by Hirokazu Koreeda revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother’s home after the death of their father, and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister. The Huffington Post writes, “Our Little Sister is a film of surpassing beauty and sensitivity, a fully realized…

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2016 MVIFF — THE INNOCENTS

, | 2016 | 115 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Anne Fontaine

The hauntingly beautiful film from Poland, THE INNOCENTS directed by Anne Fontaine is set in 1945 Poland where a young French Red Cross doctor is sent to assist survivors of a concentration camp and discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy at a nearby convent. Warsaw, December 1945: the second World…

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2016 MVIFF – NEON BULL

| 2015 | 101 mins | | ,
Gabriel Mascaro

Wild, sensual and utterly transporting, Brazilian writer-director Gabriel Mascaro’s second fiction feature unfolds within the world of the vaquejada, a traditional exhibition sport in which cowboys try to pull bulls to the ground by their tails. Neon Bull explores the vaquejada through the eyes of Iremar, a handsome cowboy who works the…

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BAD MOMS

| 2016 | 101 minutes | |
Directed by Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

A woman with a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, overachieving kids, beautiful home, stunning looks and still holding down a career. However she’s over-worked, over committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms and all go on…

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New York Film Critics Series Premiere: SILVER SKIES

| 2015 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Rosemary Rodriguez

Post-screening simulcast Q&A with George Hamilton, Mariette Hartley, Barbara Bain, & Jack McGee. You can never be too old for new beginnings. A group of eccentric retirees’ lives are turned upside down when their beloved apartment complex is suddenly sold out from under them. About the NY Film Critics Film Series:  A regular…

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2016 ALL-ACCESS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PASS

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ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS Click here for festival information and details $225 per person $185 per person, discounted for film society members First Choice Admission to any film during festival (however pass holder must pre-select movie tickets at box office, and arrive 10 minutes before start time to guarantee a seat for themselves)…

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JASON BOURNE

| 2016 | 123 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Paul Greengrass

Years after the events of THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, former CIA assassin Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) resurfaces just as his former employers are implementing a new program aimed at hunting him down. Now fully recovered from his amnesia, Bourne teams up with Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) to uncover the ultimate truth about his…

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AGENTS OF CHANGE– One Time Screening

| 2014 | 66 minutes | |
Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg

Post-screening discussion with filmmakers Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg, and acclaimed director Stanley Nelson. AGENTS OF CHANGE is an award-winning film about the black-led student protest movement of the late 1960’s which helped bring about Black and Ethnic Studies programs across the country. Through the stories of the young men and women who…

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STAR TREK BEYOND — Last Show!

| 2016 | 120 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Justin Lin

Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise encounter an alien warrior race when marooned on a distant planet after the destruction of their spaceship in this thrilling sequel directed by Fast & Furious director Justin Lin.  ‘Star Trek Beyond’ is a terrific 50th anniversary salute to the series appeal.

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BIG FRIENDLY GIANT (THE BFG)

, | 2016 | 117 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Steve Spielberg’s BFG minimizes the darker elements of Roald Dahl’s classic in favor of a resolutely good-natured, visually stunning, and largely successful family-friendly adventure. A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because,…

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Mandie Fletcher

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and…

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GHOSTBUSTERS

| 2016 | 116 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Paul Feig

Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today–Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth….

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THE BIG CHILL with Special Guest JoBeth Williams

| 1983 | 115 minutes | | ,
Directed by Lawrence Kasdan

6:45PM pre-show reception with producer Diane English and actress JoBeth Williams. Post-screening Q&A with JoBeth Williams. She will discuss its cast, production, and lasting appeal after the screening. A seminal Thirty-Something movie in which a group of old college friends who are now all grown up and hardened by the big wide world…

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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS

| 2016 | 90 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Chris Renaud , Yarrow Cheney

A comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. Directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable…

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CAFÉ SOCIETY (final showing)

| 2016 | 96 minutes | |
Woody Allen

Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen’s bittersweet romance CAFE SOCIETY follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Centering on events in the lives of Bobby’s colorful Bronx…

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Special Event: PAPER LANTERNS

| 2016 | 60 minutes | | ,
Directed by Barry Frechette

Post-screening Q&A with director Barry Frechette, composer Chad Cannon, and cinemoatographer/ editor Max Esposito. Mr. and Mrs. Suzuki from Hiroshima will also be participating in the discussion. In the summer of 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. On August 6th, “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima, and three…