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21st annual Spokane International Film Festival | Feb 1 - 8, 2019

Schedule at a Glance

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018

2018 Best of the Northwest

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 @ 12:30AM

A program of unique and award-winning short films, all harvested from right here in the great northwest.

Benny and Joon

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 @ 3:00AM

Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson), a young woman with mental challenges, meets a kindred spirit in Benny (Johnny Depp).

Opening Night Gala

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 @ 4:30AM

OPENING NIGHT – Friday February 2nd following the screening of Benny and Joon (9:30pm) – held at the Montvale Event Center 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

Summer 1993

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 @ 7:00PM

After her mother’s death, 6-year-old Frida is sent to lve with her uncle’s family. But Frida’s faith in her new family’s love is tested following such a painful loss.

The Garageland Chronicles

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 @ 7:30PM

An anthology series of 12 films exploring situations, relationships, and perspective centered around workers and customers of a small town record store.

Animation Showcase

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 @ 10:00PM

A selection of the world’s finest animation.

US and Canada Shorts

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 @ 10:00PM

A wide variety of short films from across the U.S. and Canada.

Sunday, Feb 4, 2018

Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 @ 1:30AM

A young Canadian poet with Chinese and Persian parents travels to Iran to perform at a poetry festival. The poets she meets help her discover a past she never knew and to find her own poetic voice.

World Shorts

Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 @ 1:45AM

A selection of the finest short films from around the world. With English subtitles.

Bronx Gothic

Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Director Andrew Rossi follows New York writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili as she stages a final tour for her one-woman show, which the New York Times calls “a mesmerizing and sometimes harrowing solo piece.”

World Shorts

Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 @ 7:30PM

A selection of the finest short films from around the world. With English subtitles.

All Our Father’s Relations

Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 @ 10:00PM

Three siblings of blended races – their mother a member of the Musqueam First Nation, their father a Chinese immigrant – travel to their father’s ancestral village in China for the first time. Their intent is to understand the challenges their parents faced and how it fractured their lives and relationships.

US and Canada Shorts

Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 @ 10:00PM

A wide variety of short films from across the U.S. and Canada.

Monday, Feb 5, 2018

The Feels

Monday, Feb 5, 2018 @ 1:30AM

An improvised comedy about a lesbian bachelorette weekend that goes awry when one of the brides admits she’s never had an orgasm.

Armed with Faith

Monday, Feb 5, 2018 @ 1:45AM

The men of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Disposal Unit operate on the front lines of the war against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. They undertake dangerous missions in an effort to protect their country against ongoing threats in a land opposing groups call home.

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018

No Man’s Land

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 @ 1:30AM

From inception to deadly conclusion, director David Byars immerses audiences in the 2016 Malheur rebellion with exclusive access into the Oregon compound. No Man’s Land is a portrait of the fringe and doesn’t flinch when the bullets fly.

World Shorts

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 @ 1:45AM

A selection of the finest short films from around the world. With English subtitles.

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018

The Fencer

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 @ 1:30AM

Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher. When the past catches up with him, he is confronted with a difficult choice.

Expedition Alaska

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 @ 1:45AM

Produced by students at the University of Cincinnati, twenty teams compete in a 7-day expedition race through Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Expedition Alaska follows the ups and downs as the teams trek, bike, packraft, cross glaciers, whitewater raft, and kayak through the wilderness.

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018

The Endless

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 @ 1:30AM

Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago. To their surprise, they discover that the group’s beliefs may be more sane than they once thought.

Animation Showcase

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 @ 1:45AM

A selection of the world’s finest animation.

Friday, Feb 9, 2018

Tehran Taboo

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 @ 1:30AM

Iranian-born director Ali Soozandeh uses rotoscope animation to tell the story of four people from Tehran who, in their desperate search for freedom and happiness, break the taboos of a restrictive, islamic society.

US and Canada Shorts

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 @ 1:45AM

A wide variety of short films from across the U.S. and Canada.

Expedition Alaska: Gonzaga University Screening

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 @ 2:00AM

The 73-minute film tells the story of a 7-day, non-stop endurance event that took place on the Kenai Peninsula in the summer of 2015.

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 @ 2:30AM

Fred Beckey, who died in October, is a legendary American mountaineer who recorded more first ascents than anyone. Granted exclusive access, director Dave O’Leske followed Beckey as he tried to conquer one last peak.

Closing Night Awards Gala

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 @ 4:45AM

CLOSING NIGHT – Friday February 9th following the screening of Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (9:45pm) – held at the Montvale Event Center 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201