102016Aug

Women Who Kill

WOMEN WHO KILL

Dir: Ingrid Jungermann I 2016 I U.S.A. I 91 min. I Southwest Premiere
Friday, September 9 at 9:35 p.m. | Buy Tickets

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Synopsis: Morgan (Ingrid Jungermann) and her ex Jean (Ann Carr) are ‘Women Who Kill’, creators of the popular true-crime podcast who can’t seem to completely break up. When Morgan meets Simone (Sheila Vand), a dark and sexy new member of her food co-op, she is immediately smitten, but she and Jean find themselves uncomfortably close to their work when they begin to suspect Morgan’s mysterious new girlfriend has more than just a killer smile. Winner for Best Screenplay at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, Women Who Kill plays like some dark fantasy on a theme from Portlandia and elicits uneasy laughter while it ratchets up the tension. A supporting cast of comedic notables includes Orange is the New Black’s Deborah Rush, Mad City’s Shannon Patricia O’Neill, and Annette O’Toole, who definitely isn’t in Kansas anymore.


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102016Aug

Summertime

SUMMERTIME

Dir. Catherine Corsini I 2015 I France, In French w/English Subtitles I 105 min. I Texas Premiere
Sunday, September 11 at 12:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

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Synopsis: Winner of the Variety Piazza Grande Award at the 2015 Locarno Film Festival, Summertime is a beautiful and heartbreaking love story set in late 1970s France. Delphine (Izia Higelin) flees her family farm for Paris after the girl she loves breaks her heart. By chance, she meets Carole (Cecile De France The Kid with the Bike) , a spirited women’s liberation activist. The two form a fast friendship that only deepens when Carole follows Delphine to the country after her father’s tragic stroke. The traditional values of the country contrast with their growing affection, and Delphine is caught between her love, her family, and the bucolic countryside where her sweeping passions grow wild.


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 THE GARDEN THAT YOU’VE PLANTED
Dir. Kathleen Mann I 2016 I Canada I 4 min. I World Premiere
Synopsis: A woman who is having a relationship with another woman is distraught as it is ending.

102016Aug

Spa Night

SPA NIGHT

Dir. Andrew Ahn I 2016 I U.S.A., English & In Korean w/English subtitles I 93 min. I Austin Premiere
Friday, September 9 at 11:59 p.m. | Buy Tickets

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Synopsis: When his parents’ failing Korean restaurant shutters its doors, David (Sundance special jury award winner for “breakthrough” performance Joe Seo) must choose between helping his first generation family and fleeing the nest. Deciding to secretly support his parents by securing a job at a Korean spa, David discovers this new opportunity is not without temptation.  After he witnesses men cruising the spa, his own nascent attractions become undeniable. Balancing isolation, devotion, desire, and independence; David must determine his own rite of passage.


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102016Aug

Slash

SLASH

Dir. Clay LIford I 2016 I U.S.A. I 100 min.
Sunday, September 11 at 12:45 p.m. | Buy Tickets
Writer/Director Clay Liford and Producer Jason Wehling will be in attendance.

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Synopsis: Neil is your typical teen. Shy, uncertain and yearning to fit in, he has a penchant for creating homoerotic fiction featuring his favorite hero, Vanguard. Unfortunately, it’s a talent that elicits derision and disgust from most people-except kindred spirit and fellow slash author Julia. With her encouragement, Neil finds himself on a funny, bittersweet path of self-discovery where his writing is as blossoming as the exploration of his sexuality is embarrassing. Writer/director and Austin filmmaker Clay Liford’s (Wuss)  newest creation Slash is a journey where Neil must deal with an array of frustrating hurdles and awkward surprises; or just part of growing up.


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102016Aug

Paris 05:59

PARIS 05:59: THEO & HUGO (Theo et Hugo le meme bateau)

Dir. Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau I 2016 I France, In French w/English subtitles I 97 min. I Austin Premiere
Saturday, September 10 at 11:45 p.m. | Buy Tickets

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Synopsis: For Theo and Hugo one night of passion can lead to a lifetime of regret… or something more. Writer/directors Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau (The Adventures of Felix) return to aGLIFF with a French love story with scenes so steamy and graphic that James Franco would blush. Theo and Hugo meet in a torrid bathhouse encounter. Though it is love at first sight, they find a casual indiscretion may have disastrous consequences. In their ensuing late-night wander around the city, the two struggle with insecurity that threatens to derail their natural intimacy, and a possible bright future together hangs on the delicate balance of their mutual trust.

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ZEBRA
Dir. Paul Detwiler I 2015 I U.S.A. I 5 min. I Texas Premiere

Synopsis An exploration of the complex emotional and erotic landscapes navigated by two men, illustrating the multiple dimensions underlying their relations in an aggressive but loving dynamic, when individuality is lost and bodies merge into a totemic figure of animalistic sensuality and desire.

102016Aug

Jonathan

JONATHAN

Dir. Piotr J. Lewandowski I 2016 I Germany, In German w/English subtitles I 99 min. I Southwest Premiere I Drama.
Sunday, September 11 at 12:40 p..m. | Buy Tickets

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Synopsis Winner of the Jury Prize for Best First Feature at the 2016 Frameline, San Francisco’s LGBTQ Film Festival, “Jonathan” is a haunting and moving portrait of a family ready to unfold. They say family is the best and most important thing in life – that seems to be the very opposite in the case of Jonathan. He has an uncertain future, a dying father who cantankerously refuses to talk about his late mother, and an estranged aunt bitter about the past and the reappearance of the man at the heart of this conflict. But for all this dysfunction, Jonathon’s story is not one of despair, but hope. A beautiful and touching tale that shows no matter how great the anguish, there is always the chance to heal, forgive and open one’s heart again.


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102016Aug

Girls Lost

GIRLS LOST (Porkarna)

Dir. Alexandra-Therese Keining I 2015 I Sweden & Finland, In Swedish w/English subtitles I 106 min. I Austin Premiere
Sunday, September 11 at 6:00 p..m. | Buy Tickets

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Synopsis A tight-knit trio of three Swedish schoolgirls, tormented by their male peers, find freedom and excitement with the discovery of a mysterious flower growing in their garden. After drinking from the sap that flows from it—allows them to transform into male alter-egos at night. In this dark fantasy, “Girls Lost” presents an exploration of gender and burgeoning sexuality, and the desire to live authentically and free, no matter the cost. One of the most unusual films at the festival this year, this haunting supernatural drama explores the fluidity of gender and sexuality and defies our expectations of human relationships.


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102016Aug

First Girl I Loved

FIRST GIRL I LOVED

Dir. Kerem Sanga I 2016 I U.S.A. I 91 min.
Sunday, September 11 at 10:00 a..m. | Buy Tickets

First Girl I Loved


Synopsis: Anne (Dylan Gelula, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) realizes that she’s in love with Sasha (Brianna Hildebrand “Deadpool”), the most popular girl at school and the best player on the girl’s soccer team. This is a shock to Clifton (Mateo Arias), because he wants to move from the “friend zone” to a romantic relationship with Anne. Sasha is trying to be on the down low because of her parents and other pressures, which is confusing to Anne. Writer/Director Kerem Sanga captures the volcanic emotions of first love with a beautiful sensitivity, which earned him the NEXT Audience Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.


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QUEEN’S MILE
Dir. Martin Delaney I 2016 I United Kingdom I 10 min. I Texas Premiere
Synopsis “Queen’s Mile” is a heartwarming story of a young woman’s courage in coping with depression, in her own unique way.

92016Aug

Closet Monster

CLOSET MONSTER

Dir. Stephen Dunn I 2015 I Canada I 90 min. I Texas Premiere
Thursday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

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Synopsis: A coming of age movie unlike any other, Closet Monster tells the story of Oscar (Connor Jessup, recently named one of the 25 new faces of Independent film), a teenage boy whose dual childhood traumas—the virulent breakup of his parents, and his witness to an act of graphic violence—lead him to grow up with a vibrant, off-kilter, and often strange fantasy life (including his close confidant, a talking hamster voiced by the incomparable Isabella Rossellini). Veering from sweet to disturbing, banal to explosive, this dark and comedic film takes us on a coming out journey filled with intimately familiar emotions, while remaining uniquely original.


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92016Aug

Being 17

BEING 17 (Quand on a 17 ans)

Dir. Andre Techine I 2016 I France, In French w/English Subtitles I 116 min. I Southwest Premiere
Sunday, September 11 at 3:15 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Being 17


Synopsis: Always picked last for school teams and bullied by fellow students, Damien takes self defense lessons from a family friend. His life is turned upside-down when his mother’s latest patient is a parent of Thomas, his biggest nemesis (and secret crush). Things go from bad to worse when his mother invites Thomas to stay with the family. As the two enemies are forced to rely on each other, hate gives way to grudging respect that is tested with each new challenge they face. Set against the glorious backdrop of the French Alps, French master Andre Techine’s (“Wild Reeds”) latest, Being 17 captures with authenticity the many trials of young men from vastly different backgrounds as they come into their own.


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