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February 2019

Opening Night – Northwest’s Best

February 1 @ 5:30 pm
The Bing Crosby Theater,
901 W Sprague Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

Join us on opening night as we celebrate the best short and mid-length films made here in the Pacific Northwest. Our annual Best of the Northwest Shorts program will be followed by a program of select PNW mid-length films. One ticket gets you admission to both programs.

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Opening Party!

February 1 @ 9:30 pm
Montvale Event Center,
1017 W 1st Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

Join us at the Montvale Event Center as we gather to celebrate the Spokane International Film Festival’s 21st year! Rub elbows with fellow film aficionados, local filmmakers, and guest filmmakers too! This SpIFFy soirée will have food, drink, music and the artwork of Posterize!

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Rosalie

February 2 @ 12:00 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States
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Rosalie’s boyfriend Jimmy, a street musician, has decided to break up with her, causing her to experience a wealth
of different emotions and eventually sink into a destructive madness, all while recalling the memorable moments of their relationship.

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Big Bad Fox

February 2 @ 12:30 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States
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The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. An animated comedy that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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World Shorts

February 2 @ 3:00 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States
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A selection of the finest short films from around the world. With English subtitles. Sponsored by Eastern Washington University.

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Cold November

February 2 @ 3:30 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

In the beginning of the ’90s, the Yugoslavian Government canceled the autonomy of Kosovo. During this time, Fadili, who is working as an archivist, has to choose between two options, being aware that both of them are wrong.

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This Magnificent Cake and Wildebeest

February 2 @ 5:00 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States
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An anthology film set in colonial Africa in the late 19th century telling the stories of 5 different characters: a troubled king, a middle-aged Pygmy working in a luxury hotel, a failed businessman on an expedition, a lost porter and a young army deserter. From the makers of Oh Willy!

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Promise at Dawn

February 2 @ 5:30 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this epic drama tells the romantic story of Romain Gary.

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US Shorts

February 2 @ 7:00 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States
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A wide variety of short films from across the U.S.A. Sponsored by Eastern Washington University.

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Adios Amor and The Other Walla

February 2 @ 8:00 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

The discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot—Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. — This film will be preceded by the regional mid-length film “The Other Walla”. Sponsored by Eastern Washington University.

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Time for Ilhan

February 3 @ 12:00 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

Somali-born Ilhan Omar challenges the status quo as she runs for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2016.

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Animation Showcase

February 3 @ 12:30 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States
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A selection of the world’s finest animation. Sponsored by STCU.

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World Shorts

February 4 @ 7:00 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States
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A selection of the finest short films from around the world. With English subtitles. Sponsored by Eastern Washington University.

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Enormous: The Gorge Story

February 4 @ 7:30 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

Enormous: The Gorge Story documents the never before told story of The Gorge Amphitheatre, one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic music venues. Sponsored by Eastern Washington University.

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Animation Showcase

February 5 @ 7:30 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States
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A selection of the world’s finest animation. Sponsored by STCU.

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93Queen

February 5 @ 7:30 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, 93QUEEN follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City.

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US Shorts

February 6 @ 7:00 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States
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A wide variety of short films from across the U.S.A. Sponsored by Eastern Washington University.

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Shadow

February 6 @ 7:30 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

In Pei, a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander faces peril both inside and outside the palace walls. Sponsored by Sister Cities Association of Spokane.

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World Shorts

February 7 @ 7:00 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States
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A selection of the finest short films from around the world. With English subtitles. Sponsored by Eastern Washington University.

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Ulysses and Mona

February 7 @ 7:30 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

Ulysses is a fifty-five years old Contemporary artist. Mona is a bored twenty-year-old art student. After a laborious first attempt and some misfortune, both of them will end up on a journey that will change their lives forever.

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You Go To My Head

February 8 @ 7:00 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

In a desolate stretch of the Sahara, a mysterious car accident leaves a young woman lost and alone.

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Jupiter’s Moon

February 8 @ 7:30 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater,
25 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

A young refugee called Aryan is shot while illegally trying to cross the Hungarian border to escape his war-torn home. While tending him back to health, a doctor at a refugee camp discovers that Aryan has gained an extraordinary talent.

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