24 Hours to Live
Presented by ScreenCraft Media
Writers: Zach Dean, Jim McClain, Ron Mita
Director: Brian Smrz
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Lian Cunningham, Rutger Hauer, Paul Anderson
Travis Conrad (Ethan Hawke) is a former elite soldier devastated over the recent tragic deaths of his wife and young son, when his old army buddy, Jim Morrow (Paul Anderson), shows up with an offer he can’t refuse. Morrow now works for a powerful and highly secretive private military contractor, Red Mountain, who hires Travis for an extremely dangerous – but extremely lucrative – assassination job. Travis accepts the covert assignment, but everything goes completely wrong when he is shot and killed by an equally skilled female Interpol agent, Lin Bisset (Xu Qin) right at the moment he locates the target. But, just when we think it’s curtains for Travis, he wakes up in an operating room, his body convulsing back to life. A recipient of Red Mountain’s brand new, highly experimental medical procedure, that will give him 24 more hours of life…plenty of time for Morrow to extract the location of the target, information that only Travis knows.
Thursday, October 26 | State Theatre – 300 Seats | 7:15PM | 93 min
Director: Jack C. Newell
42 Grams documents the evolution of chef Jake Bickelhaupt. After working at some of the world’s best restaurants, Jake’s aggressive personality kept him from finding a kitchen to call home. A chef without a restaurant, Jake began cooking fifteen-course menus out of his apartment in Chicago. Alongside his dedicated wife Alexa, their underground restaurant eventually became a foodie destination. The accomplishment is unique: they present refined flavors while dirty dishes soak feet away in their bedroom. Eighteen months later, they take out a lease on an abandoned chicken joint to open their own restaurant 42 Grams.
Tuesday, October 31 | Alamo Drafthouse Village – 118 Seats | 6:30PM | 82 min
Amanda & Jack Go Glamping
Writer/director: Brandon Dickerson
Cast: David Arquette, Amy Acker, Adan Canto, June Squibb
With his mid-life marriage on rocky ground, dejected one-hit-author Jack Spencer goes glamping (glamorous camping) with his wife, Amanda, in search of a spark. The isolated retreat suddenly becomes anything but private with the arrival of double booked honeymoon hipsters and a super-hunk land owner. Jack must learn to get over himself as he dives deep off the grid into a comedic exploration of love, failure, relevance, and miniature donkeys.
An American in Texas
North American Premiere
Writers: Anthony Pedone, Stephen Floyd
Director: Anthony Pedone
Cast: James Paxton, Charlotte Best, Sam Dillon, J.R. Villarreal, Tony Cavalero, Barry Corbin
Lifelong friends and punk band, SGW (Surgeon General’s Warning), look to bust out of small town Texas as 1990 comes to a close. Faced with the reality of a dead end job at the chemical plant, a life in the oil field, or fighting a war that has no meaning to them, the boys see their band as the one ticket out of town. As they plot their escape to Los Angeles, the boys find out what holds them together could be the one thing that tears them apart.
Director: James Keach
Tough, bullheaded, and devilishly handsome, Augie Nieto lived life in the fast lane. Known as “The Henry Ford of the fitness industry,” Augie was the first person to popularize the LifeCycle in gyms across the States. At the age of 47, Augie and his wife Lynne seemed to have it all, but their lives were turned upside down by the news of Augie’s Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) diagnosis. And yet, ALS is what saved Augie’s life, as he learned to channel his will to live and his drive for success into doing everything he can to find a cure.
Beauty and Ruin
Writer/director: Marc de Guerre
The once prosperous city of Detroit is going bankrupt and emergency manager Kevyn Orr searches for cash to pay off Detroit creditors by plundering the city’s assets. One of these assets is the Detroit Institute of Art, which houses one of the richest collections in the US. Beauty and Ruin follows the story of the bankruptcy and the fight over the artwork as Detroit goes into receivership. At the top on the list of those the city owes money to are the thousands of retired city workers who stand to have their pensions and health care cut drastically. Art and culture or food and healthcare?
Writer/director: Harris Doran
Cast: Laura Bell Bundy, Jeff Kober, Madison Iseman
In rural Kentucky, Angie finds herself in dire straits. Young, poverty-stricken, and tasked with taking care of both her five-year-old son and alcoholic mother, Angie and her family are forced out of their house after discovering it has been condemned. Without a place to call her own and $65 to her name, she must find a place to stay and the money to pay for it. With desperation building and nowhere else to go, Angie turns to the only person she knows who can help: the man who abused her as a child.
Writers: Laurie Shephard, Quinn Shephard
Director: Quinn Shephard
Cast: Trieste Kelly Dunn, Tate Donovan, Chris Messina
It’s the start of a new year at a small suburban high school — Abigail is an eternal outcast returning for the first time after a mysterious event the previous year. Facing constant bullying, Abigail escapes from her hostile surroundings by immersing herself in the worlds of the characters she reads about, much to the amusement of her manipulative classmate, Melissa. When the girls’ intriguing new drama teacher Jeremy announces Arthur Miller’s The Crucible as their fall show, and casts Abigail over Melissa in the starring role, Abigail’s confidence blooms — but soon her relationship with Jeremy begins to move beyond the fantasy world she’s constructed.
Tuesday, October 31 | State Theatre – 300 Seats | 6:30PM | 100 min
Bleed. Scream. Beat!
Writers: Aldo Miyashiro, Ãrika Villalobos, Abril Cãrdenas
Director: Aldo Miyashiro
Cast: Ãrika Villalobos, Kareen Spano, Rãmulo Assereto, Ivãn Chãvez, Manuel Calderãn, Andrea Luna, Bruno Espejo, Katya Konychev, Fernando Castaãeda, Ãscar Carrillo
Ten actors star in three distinct stories, portraying a different character in each one, all to reveal the wild, chaotic, and tender city of Lima, Peru. Featured in this film is a tragic story of a man hurt by bullying, a black comedy about two women involved in an unintentional crime, and a melodrama about a daughter who needs a heart to survive. The characters of these stories are confronted with heartbreaking hurdles to overcome, each linked by the brutality of a city that is anything but merciful.
Writer: Joseph Baker
Director: Tom Large
Cast: Joesph Baker, Lisa Ronaghan, Paul Hurstfield, Chloe Massey, Luke Booys
Faced with financial troubles and the prospect of losing their home, Rosie and Ben Whitaker are thrilled when they are invited to participate in a potentially lucrative behavioral experiment run by Kenilworth Life Sciences. The study begins as a seemingly innocent examination of the strength of Rosie’s and Ben’s relationship, but soon takes a turn. As days go by and the challenges become increasingly more sinister, the experiment is no longer about money for Rosie and Ben; it’s about staying alive.
Writer/director: Darren Curtis
Cast: Nabil Rajo, Jahmil French, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Fanny Mallette, Patrick Goyette
Hakeem and A-Mac are like brothers. Both African immigrants living in Montreal’s tough Parc-Ex neighborhood, the friends work at a car wash owned by Hakeem’s uncle, where they “spot” luxury sports cars for a local crime syndicate to make extra money. A-Mac eventually persuades Hakeem to boost a car of their own, leading to a windfall of cash and a fatal accident. Now Hakeem is forced to make a life-altering decision which will define the type of man he will become.
The Boy Downstairs
Writer/director: Sophie Brooks
Cast: Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O’Connell, Sarah Ramos
Aspiring writer Diana (Zosia Mamet in her first film role since the end of HBO’s hit Girls) returns to New York City after a few years living in London and finds what seems to be the perfect Brooklyn apartment to start fresh. But on the first night in her new home she discovers that her ex-boyfriend Ben (Matthew Shear) lives in the apartment downstairs. With support from her affable landlady Amy (Deirdre O’Connell) and her best friend Gabby (Diana Irvine), Diana hopes for a cordial friendship with her ex, but as the story progresses and old wounds are reopened, she is forced to confront the true nature of her feelings.
Sunday, October 29 | Galaxy Highland – Screen 10 – 181 Seats | 7:00PM | 91 min
Writer/Director: David McCracken
Cast: Mike C. Nelson, Jenni Melear, David McCracken, Napoleon Ryan, Richard Riehle, Dorothy Lyman
Four drinking buddies reunite ten years after college for a bachelor party and head to their favorite bourbon distillery in small-town 1977 Kentucky. However, the crew soon discovers that the distillery has been turned into a winery, and the newly sober groom, Gordy, decides on a new party objective: find the buried treasure of prohibition era Bullitt County. With reluctant enthusiasm, the four friends trek deep into the woods in search of buried treasure but quickly realize there’s a reason not many people venture out to find the haunted treasure.
Call Me By Your Name
Writers: James Ivory, Andre Aciman
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
It’s the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who’s working as an intern for Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
Monday, October 30 | State Theatre – 300 Seats | 9:45PM | 132 min
Please note that limited screening is available for this screening.
Chappaquiddick - Closing Night Film
Writers: Taylor Allen, Andrew Logan
Director: John Curran
Cast: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan
Chappaquiddick recounts the tragic events of the 1969 fatal car accident involving US Senator Ted Kennedy and a young, female campaign worker who died at the scene. What happens over the ensuing ten hours before Kennedy actually reported the incident to the authorities, reveals how one of the most powerful and influential political family dynasties in US history orchestrated the facts and the real reason for the death of the campaign worker. Their efforts to control the story in the press, run damage control and preserve the family’s legacy is an extraordinary story of the powerful and the untouchable.
Thursday, November 2 | Paramount Theatre – 1100 Seats | 9:10PM | 107 min
Chasing the Blues
Writers: Scott Smith, Kevin Guilfoile
Director: Scott Smith
Cast: Grant Rosenmeyer, Ronald L. Conner, Chelsea Tavares, Jon Lovitz, Steve Guttenberg, Anna Maria Horsford
Allen’s life revolves around one thing: blues records. The high school teacher by day has amassed a huge amount of records over the years, but in 1987, he comes across an old lady with an ultra-rare 1930s record. Competing with a rival record collector, Allen attempts to con the old lady out of the record. When a series of unfortunate circumstances sends both Allen and his opponent to jail, the feud festers for over 20 years until they are released from prison and get a second chance at snagging the record, this time from a more formidable foe.
Clue (1985) - Special Costume Screening
Writers: John Landis, Jonathan Lynn
Director: Jonathan Lynn
Cast: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Martin Mull, Madeline Kahn, Chrisotpher Lloyd
There has been a murder! Join us for an evening of mystery with a screening of Clue! Walk the red carpet in your costume, participate in solving a mystery and win fun prizes!
Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving), where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn) and Col. Mustard (Martin Mull). When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer.
Tuesday, October 31 | Paramount Theatre – 1100 Seats | 7:30PM | 97 min
Coming to My Senses
Director: Dominic Gill
In 1999, Aaron Baker broke his neck in a motocross accident, leaving him completely paralyzed from the neck down. Despite his doctor’s grim prognosis and people saying ‘he had a million-to-one odds of ever feeding himself again’, Aaron, through painstaking effort, endeavored to regain as much mobility as possible. This journey through the unknown took him from the depths of depression to the joys of cross-country road tripping via tandem bicycle with his mother and friends. Now Aaron decides to take one final journey which symbolizes his recovery: cross a 20-mile tract of Death Valley unsupported on foot.
Confessions of a Serial Killer (1985)
Presented by Mark Blair
Writer/director: Mark Blair
Cast: Robert A. Burns, Berkley Garrett, Dennis Hill
Originally released in 1985, Confessions of a Serial Killer is the thinly veiled account of the chilling life and crimes of the notorious Henry Lee Lucas, whose reign of terror came to an end on July 11th,1983. After a grizzly discovery in the trunk of his stolen car and subsequent arrest, Daniel Ray Hawkins begins confessing to a long list of murders that he and his sidekick Moon Lewton committed as they crisscrossed America’s interstates. Told in flashback, Hawkins recounts in disturbing detail the killings of over 200 women as he calmly shares his stories with a wise old sheriff who cannot believe what he’s hearing.
Thursday, October 26 | State Theatre – 300 Seats | 10:00PM | 89 min
Writer/director: Bryan Buckley
Cast: Evan Peters, Barkhad Abdi, Al Pacino, Melanie Griffith
In 2008, cynical rookie journalist Jay Bahadur has just graduated college in one of the worst economic times since the great depression, leaving him desperate for money and a job. While living in his parents’ basement and amidst receiving countless rejection letters from potential employers, he forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately provides the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.
Writer: Anthony McCarten
Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ben Mendelsohn
During the early days of World War II with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill (Academy Award® nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.
Wednesday, November 1 | Paramount Theatre – Please note there is limited seating for this screening | 7:00PM | 114 min
HBO's The Deuce-
Presented by George Pelecanos and David Simon
Season 1, Episode 8– “My Name Is Ruby” (Season Finale)
Writers: George Pelecanos, David Simon, Chris Yakaitis
Director: Michelle MacLaren
Cast: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Margarita Levieva
Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon and starring James Franco and Maggie
Gyllenhaal, The Duece follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion dollar American sex industry. George Pelecanos, David Simon, James Franco, and Nina K. Noble executive produce.
Friday, October 27 | State Theatre – 300 Seats | 5:15PM | 60 min
Do You Want To See A Dead Body?
Presented by YouTube Red
Creator: Rob Huebel
Cast: Rob Huebel, special guests
Do You Want To See A Dead Body? stars Rob Huebel who takes various celebrity friends on an adventure, shoehorning them into hanging out with him. Each episode begins with the same intriguing question: do you want to see a dead body?
Friday, October 27 | State Theatre – 300 Seats | 7:30PM | 60 min
Don't Talk to Irene
Writer/director: Pat Mills
Cast: Michelle McLeod, Geena Davis, Bruce Gray, Alex Steele
Irene wants nothing more than to be a cheerleader. Her idol, Geena Davis, convinces her to risk it all and try out. This leads to an unexpected situation that lands her a suspension and a two-week community service stint at a retirement home. Tapping into her passion for cheerleading, Irene secretly signs up the senior residents to audition for a talent-search reality show to prove that you don’t need to be physically ‘perfect’ to be perfectly AWESOME.
Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks
Writers: Josh Crockett, Jonathan Pappas
Director: Josh Crockett
Cast: Kristin Slaysman, Scott Rodgers, Ashley Spillers, Robert Longstreet
Two estranged siblings are reunited at the funeral for their parents, a couple of crazy doctors-without-borders who rarely stuck around to do any parenting. Though supposedly all grown
up, Marcus and Michelle are as lost and self-centered as kids. They struggle with their lack of grief over the deaths, and they struggle with each other. The siblings can’t help but turn their current lives and relationships into chaos as they’re forced to reckon with their shared past.
This film is part of the Family Series which is free and open to the public. All admission to Family Films will be on a first come, first served basis.
Earth: One Amazing Day
Writers: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Richard Dale, Geling Yan
Director: Richard Dale, Lixin Fan, Peter Webber
From BBC Earth Films, the studio that brought you Earth, comes the long awaited sequel – Earth: One Amazing Day, an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands, from exotic jungles to urban jungles. Astounding breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring you up close and personal with a cast of unforgettable characters; a baby zebra desperate to cross a swollen river, a penguin who heroically undertakes a death-defying daily commute to feed his family, a family of sperm whales who like to snooze vertically, and a sloth on the hunt for love. Told with humor, intimacy, emotion, and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendor, Earth: One Amazing Day is the enchanting big screen family friendly adventure that spectacularly highlights how every day is filled with more unseen dramas and wonders than you can possibly imagine— until now!
Saturday, October 28 | Galaxy Highland – Screen 9 – 181 Seats | 4:15PM | 89 min
Endings: The Good, the Bad, and The Insanely Great - The Movie
Presented by Michael Arndt
Some movies leave you indifferent, some leave you satisfied, and some leave you feeling euphoric—walking on air and seeing the world through new eyes. What, then, is the difference between a bad ending, a good ending, and an insanely great ending? Join screenwriter Michael Arndt for a work-in-progress screening of the new video version of his lecture: Endings: The Good, The Bad, and the Insanely Great. In this cinematic version of an AFF favorite, Arndt explores how great endings work with a close analysis of the climaxes of Star Wars, The Graduate, and his own screenplay, Little Miss Sunshine. Stick around after the screening for an extended Q&A with Arndt.
Sunday, October 29 | Paramount Theatre – 1100 Seats | 4:00PM | 90 min
Writers: Alexander Shebanow, Regina Sobel, Nicholas Adams
Director: Alexander Shebanow
Executive Producer: Dan Rather
For most Americans today, college is the only path to a middle-class life, but it’s increasingly out of reach. Certain people in the higher education industry are happy to take advantage of this fact. Fail State reveals the dark story behind the rise of predatory for-profit colleges and why our higher education system, once the envy of the world, is leaving millions of Americans in financial ruin. This documentary follows various lower-income students who found themselves taken in by these for-profit schools and the hard truths they learned when they did not deliver.
Flock of Four
Writers: Gregory Caruso, Michael Nader
Director: Gregory Caruso
Cast: Braeden Lemasters, Urian Shelton, Shane Harper, Coco Jones, Reg E. Cathey
Since Joey was young, jazz music has been an integral part of his life. He plays it with his friends, his heroes are the jazz greats, and it stands as the last connection between him and his since-passed father. Now it’s 1959, and despite the changing times, Joey and his friends remain passionate about the music. After hearing on the radio that legendary jazz musician Pope Dixon will be playing somewhere on Central Avenue, the four high school students become determined to see him. Unfortunately, Central Avenue at night isn’t the most welcoming environment for a bunch of middle-class white kids. This won’t stop Joey from tracking down his hero.
Writer/director: Tini Tüllmann
Cast: Jessica Schwarz, Felix Schäfer, Robert Stadlober, Katharina Schüttler
Freddy’s world is crumbling around him as he is accused of beating his wife. In the midst of the downfall, he notices an old imaginary friend has returned. A man who looks like him, but does things a little bit differently. What at first looks like support from an old friend turns out to be more of a nightmare than a dream. Can you lose yourself to find yourself through another? And how do you explain the things that happen in the night?
The Great Unwashed
Writers: Louis Fonseca, Nick Horseman
Director: Louis Fonseca
Cast: Jon Pointing, Bekka Bowling, Michael Ryan
Charlie, a young and mild-mannered man, mistakenly witnesses a murder in the back of a barbershop while attempting to apply for a job. Now he’s out of friends, a job, and a place to stay. Frantically trying to escape mobsters on his tail, Charlie ends up joining a group of hippies in the country who steal from farmers for food.
HERE WE ARE
Writer/director: David Bellarosa
Cast: Alex Dobrenko, Olivia Grace Applegate, Russell Harvard, Chase Joliet, Amanda Hays, Jonathan Horstmann, David Bellarosa, Jaytyler Ferretti, Cameron Fuller, Sam Stinson
Andy, an unambitious but talented young writer stuck in Slackerdom USA, is looking to get away, to strike out on his own and see what else his life and this great country has to offer. With a broken down RV and a growing debt to his older brother, this seems like just another thing that probably wont happen. Until he hears about a way to make some long money fast as a human lab rat at Medico, a pharmaceutical testing facility on the outskirts of town. There he finds Misty, a vibrant and mysterious human being with whom he shares a true connection. However, both he and Misty’s pasts and personal fears threaten to wreck a good thing before it even begins.
High & Outside: A Baseball Noir
North American Premiere
Writer: Dan O’Dair
Director: Evald Johnson
Cast: Geoffrey Lewis, David Proval, Jason Richter, Ernie Hudson, Lindsey Haun, Eddie Jemison
Phil is a man obsessed with the game of baseball. It’s been in his blood since the day he was born to Len Harding, a legend in the game. Now, at 33, Phil is still trying to make it to the big leagues and escape the shadow of his famous and domineering father, but his marriage is falling apart, he’s broke, and he’s just been released by the last team he thought could give him a shot at the bigs.
Hollow In The Land
Writer/director: Scooter Corkle
Cast: Dianna Agron, Rachelle Lefevre, Jared Abrahamson
When a body turns up in a trailer park and her missing renegade brother becomes the number one suspect, headstrong Alison takes matters into her own hands, setting out to track him down and clear his name before the cops find him. Disturbingly, it seems that the deeper this accidental detective digs, the more people turn up dead, and soon she becomes a suspect herself, attracting all the wrong sorts of attention from the local authorities. In this town tucked away amidst the Kootenay Rockies of Canada, secrets tend to get buried deep. If Alison is not careful, she’ll get buried with them.
The House of Tomorrow
Writer/director: Peter Livolsi
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff, Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman, Maude Apatow
16-year-old Sebastian has spent most of his sheltered life with his Nana in their geodesic dome home tourist attraction. When a stroke sidelines Nana, Sebastian is taken in by a bible-banging single father from the suburbs who’s struggling to raise his sexually charged teenage daughter, Meredith and son, Jared, a chain-smoking, punk-loving teenager with a heart transplant. With his Nana’s dreams, his first real friendship, and a church talent show at stake, Sebastian must decide who he truly wants to be.
Writers: Jan-Willem den Bok, Jaap van Heusden
Director: Jaap van Heusden
Cast: Maria Kraakman, Bogdan Iancu, Ellis van den Brink
A flight attendant who has successfully existed as a single independent woman for years finds herself delivering a child mid flight. This moment flips her world on its head. She no longer understands why she’s alone. In a somewhat dire state, she becomes involved with a boy who is living under the streets of Bucharest. Her love borderlines obsession as she navigates her maternal instincts and the sexual advances of a teenager.
In Living Color (1990-1994) - Season 1, Episodes 1&2
Presented by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Writers: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans
Director: Paul Miller
Cast: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kelly Coffield Park, Jim Carey, Kim Coles
This series provides a platform for the many members of the comedic Wayans family. Popular recurring sketches include Homey D. Clown, the Homeboy Shopping Network, Men on Film and Great Moments in Black History.
Friday, October 27 | The Hideout Theatre – 94 Seats | 9:30PM | 45 min
Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death
Director: Helen Whitney
We don’t know how. We don’t know when. But death comes for us all. To be human is to wrestle with this truth and with the great unanswered question: How do we live with death in our eye? We can deny, we can rail, we can challenge, we can accept. What is our story, and will it sustain us at the end? Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death a documentary, features men and women of uncommon eloquence and intelligence who are grappling with these questions. For them, death is no longer an abstraction far off in the future, it is real. They come from all walks of life, all ages, dying and healthy, believers and unbelievers, well known and obscure. These are people who have been shocked into mortality and are forever changed. They have stories to tell, and we can listen and learn from them.
Monday, October 30 | State Theatre – 300 Seats | 6:30PM | 121 min
This film is part of the Family Series which is free and open to the public. All admission to Family Films will be on a first come, first served basis.
Into The Who Knows!
Writers: Micah Barber, Tony Faia
Director: Micah Barber
Cast: Bryce Gheisar, Delaney Wingcove, Macon Blair, Lee Eddy
Ten year old Thomas has a best friend: Felix the Fox. But his parents want him to make “real friends”, so they send him to summer camp. He hates it. After a midnight escape, Thomas and Felix find themselves deep in the forest of the Who Knows, where they pursue a mythical being called the Totem and decide to catch it.
Sunday, October 29 | Galaxy Highland – Screen 9 – 181 Seats | 4:15PM | 74 min
I, Tonya - On Closing Night
Writer: Steven Rogers
Director: Craig Gillespie
Cast: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Bobby Cannavale
Based on the unbelievable, but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie’s I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked––and checkered––glory.
Thursday, November 2 | Paramount Theatre – 1100 Seats | 5:30PM | 119 min
Writers: Jasmuel Andri, Bruno Mourral, Gilbert Mirambeau
Director: Bruno Mourral
Cast: Jasmuel Andri, Rolaphton Mercure, Manfred Marcelin, Ralphe Théodore, Rolando Etienne
Set in Haiti, Doc, a calculated man desperate to save his sick mother, gets a job from an organized crime boss. Teaming up with Zoe, a man he barely knows, he’s put in charge of driving a car through the city under the cover of night to a drop off point. Here’s the catch: there’s something in the trunk, but they’re not allowed to open it. In the gritty streets of Port-Au-Prince, riddled with stray dogs and dirty cops, the two men frantically attempt to get the car to its destination in the face of unforeseen obstacles.
Lady Bird - Opening Night Film presented by Hiscox Insurance
Writer/director: Greta Gerwig
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Beanie Feldstein
Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
Thursday, October 26 | Paramount Theatre – 1100 Seats | 7:00PM | 93 min
Writers/directors: David Dodson, Mark Dodson
Cast: Cindy Lou Adkins, Warren Farina, Don Hannah
In 1973 the United States’ manned space program experienced an extraordinary tragedy – an event that, despite its place as one of the most disturbing episodes of the space race, was nevertheless all but ignored during the emerging Watergate scandal that ultimately claimed Richard Nixon’s presidency. Interviews with witnesses and participants, conducted on the 25th anniversary of the incident, reveal new layers of a mystery that continues to obsess investigators and which nearly destroyed an American institution.
Find out more about the film here!
North American Premiere
Writer/director: Yaghoob Keshavarz Sarkar
Cast: Yaghoob Keshavarz Sarkar, Roya Bamzar
Iranian couple Leily and Mahyar move to Sweden so that Leily can pursue her graduate degree. With the culture shock and the language barrier, Mahyar finds himself struggling to find work with his engineering background and settles for a newspaper delivery job. Leily is thriving in her studies but realizes the changes are taking a toll on their relationship. The conflict builds to a fever pitch around something seemingly trivial. Meatballs, Facebook, and misunderstandings can change the course of their relationship, but will it survive?
Find out more about the film here!
Executive Producer: Gale Anne Hurd
Director/Producer: Valerie Red-Horse Mohl
Mankiller examines the legacy of the formidable Wilma Mankiller, who overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first female Principal Chief and a champion of social justice and equality. A stalwart activist for women’s rights, Mankiller was cited by the organizers of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington as one of the most important leaders in America’s movement for equality. And yet, most people still don’t know her name. Mankiller reminds audiences of the true meaning of servant leadership and serves as a wakeup call to take action for positive change.
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Directors: P. David Ebersole, Todd Hughes
Mansfield 66/67 is a true story based on the rumors and heresay surrounding Jane Mansfield’s last couple of years and the Satanic elements surrounding her untimely demise in 1967. Defined by her hunger for publicity, on the one hand, and her infamous affair with Anton LaVey on the other, the documentary is not only a portrait of one of Hollywood’s most famous bombshells, but a tribute to a fallen Hollywood idol of mythical proportions.
Friday, October 27 | Galaxy Highland – Screen 8 – 108 Seats | 8:45PM | 84 min
North American Premiere
Writer/director: Hanneke Schutte
Cast: Anchen du Plessis, Daniah de Villiers, Doctor Khasu-Nkatlo, Drikus Volschenk,
Timid, wildly imaginative 13-year-old Gideonette de La Rey learns that the name she was given comes with it a horrible curse. After her father dies, Gideonette is paralyzed by fear and is sent to live on a farm with her grandparents, where she befriends a young deaf boy who is “training” to become an astronaut and preparing to fly away in a Moonship that Gideonette’s grandfather built for him. When fate hands Gideonette a final blow, she learns the real reason her grandfather was building the Moonship. Her newfound strength is tested, and she has to decide whether she’s going to let the curse consume her life or if she’ll choose to defy it.
Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End
Director: Pablo Bryant
Having found success creating compelling, and often, adult-themed editorial cartoons, Mr. Fish may be the last great American outlaw artist. However his profession is on the way out. Editors previously willing to back controversial work are disappearing as fast as the newspapers which once employed them. Undeterred, Mr. Fish meets his plight head-on and with an abundance of creative energy, but the demands of raising a family overtake his freelance opportunities, and Mr. Fish is forced to make devastating choices. This documentary follows the artist as he struggles to stay true to his creativity in a world where biting satiric humor has an ever-diminishing commercial value.
Mudbound - Centerpiece Film
Writers: Virgil Williams (in attendance), Dee Rees, Hillary Jordan
Director: Dee Rees
Cast: Rob Morgan, Kelvin Harrison Jr.,Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Mary J. Blige
Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees’s Mudbound is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta.
Mudbound follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry (Jason Clarke), the clan’s leader, his wife Laura (Carey Mulligan) struggles to keep the faith in her husband’s losing venture. Meanwhile, Hap and Florence Jackson (Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige) — fellow sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations — struggle bravely to build a small dream of their own despite the rigidly enforced social barriers they face.
The war upends both families’ plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie McAllan (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell), forge a fast but uneasy friendship that challenges the brutal realities of the Jim Crow South in which they live.
Sunday, October 29 | Paramount Theatre – 1100 Seats | 12:30PM | 134 min
An Ordinary Man
Writer/director: Brad Silberling
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Hera Hilmar, Peter, Serafinowicz
The life of a fugitive war criminal takes a turn for the unexpected in An Ordinary Man. After years of hiding in plain sight following the brutal Balkan wars, a man known only as the General, ferried nightly from couch to couch by faithful loyalists, at last is placed in an apartment of his own. When Tanja, the young housemaid of the prior tenant, unwittingly stumbles through his door, it’s clear to both that her simply departing will not be an option. What follows is a cat and mouse game of intentions and identities, in which the General’s need for human contact drives him to take increasingly greater risks, pressing to unearth Tanja’s secrets…and setting them both on a collision course with the past.
Saturday, October 28 | Paramount Theatre – 1100 Seats | 5:30PM | 90 min
Writer: Ryan Gilmour
Director: David Haskell
Cast: Brent Morin, Sasheer Zamata, Spencer Grammer, Seychelle Gabriel
An aspiring wilderness writer prepares to cut ties with society and spend a year in the
mountains. During his preparation he meets a goal oriented, corporate woman who has quit her job to ‘find herself.’ He falls in love, but ultimately must ask himself what he wants: the ‘normal’ life he’s avoided his whole life, or to live his outdoor fantasy, alone.
Writer/director: Colette Burson
Cast: Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson, Kira McLean
Set in 1983 in small town Virginia, Permanent centers around a 13-year-old and her family. The story of a hairstyle gone incredibly wrong and a young girl’s plight to fit in while encountering bullies at a new school.
Friday, October 27 | Paramount Theatre – 1100 Seats | 9:15PM | 93 min
Please Stand By
Writer: Michael Golamco
Director: Ben Lewin
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette, Alice Eve
Wendy (Dakota Fanning) sees things differently: She’s fiercely independent, with a brilliant mind and a mischievous sense of hilarity. Wendy also has autism. To her, people are an indecipherable code and the world’s a confusing place. She has always had a hard time figuring it all out and she just wants a chance to be accepted like everybody else. But inspired by no-nonsense caregiver Scottie (Academy Award® Nominee Toni Collette), Wendy comes of age and escapes from her care home on the road-trip of a lifetime to deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a Hollywood competition.
Friday, October 27 | Paramount Theatre – 1100 Seats | 6:15PM | 93 min
Predator presented by Shane Black
Director: John McTiernan
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia CarrilloDutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a soldier of fortune, is hired by the U.S. government to secretly rescue a group of politicians trapped in Guatemala. But when Dutch and his team, which includes weapons expert Blain (Jesse Ventura) and CIA agent George (Carl Weathers), land in Central America, something is gravely wrong. After finding a string of dead bodies, the crew discovers they are being hunted by a brutal creature with superhuman strength and the ability to disappear into its surroundings.
Monday, October 30 | Paramount Theatre – 1100 Seats | 7:00PM
Writer: Brooke Purdy
Directors: Brooke Purdy, Doug Purdy
Cast: Brooke Purdy, Doug Purdy, Jen Prince, Colette Freedman
Bailey and Drew are a 40-something couple much like other couples: they have two kids, two jobs, one dad with Alzheimer’s, and one boob with cancer. Between planning daughter Scout’s eighth birthday party and son Max’s revelation about Santa, the Tooth Fairy, and her cancer, Bailey just wants to check things off of her massive ‘to do’ list. But as things escalate, she realizes she cannot control everything.
Saturday, October 28 | Galaxy Highland – Screen 9 – 181 Seats | 7:00PM | 105 min
Tuesday, October 31 | Rollins Studio Theatre presented by Sprint – 225 Seats | 5:45PM | 105 min
Writers: Santiago Rizzo & Darren Anderson
Director: Santiago Rizzo
Cast: Greg Kasyan, Lakeith Stanfield, Lou Diamond Phillips, Betsy Brandt, Dash
Mihok Mills, a 12-year-old kid on the verge of becoming a man, doesn’t feel safe at home. His abusive stepfather lurks around every corner. Mills turns to tagging as a way to make his mark on the world. He decides to join the football team, even though he’s half the size of the other boys. Tim Moellering is a humble middle school coach in Berkeley, California who believes that there is no such thing as a bad kid, only a bad situation. The coach finds it in his heart to honor Mills’ tryout and recognize that there might be more going on than what appears on the surface.
Raggedy Man presented by William D. Wittliff
Writer: William D. Wittliff
Director: Jack Fisk
Cast: Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts, Sam Shepard
While World War II rages overseas, a divorced mother of two, Nita Longley (Sissy Spacek), struggles to makes ends meet as a telephone operator in small-town Texas. As the subject of disdainful gossip due to her divorce, Nita faces a lonely existence of ostracism, where only the unscrupulous approach her — often with ill intent. When she befriends Teddy (Eric Roberts), a sailor on leave, her situation improves, but he’s soon sent to war. Once again, Nita must face her plight alone.
Friday, October 27 | The Hideout Theatre – 94 Seats | 6:15PM | 94 min
Roman J. Israel, Esq. - Centerpiece Film
Presented by The Lincoln Motor Company
Writer/Director: Dan Gilroy
Cast: Denzel Washington, Colin Ferrell, Carmen Ejogo
Roman J. Israel, Esq. stars Denzel Washington as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career. Colin Farrell costars as the ambitious, monied lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm. Dan Gilroy, who wrote and directed Roman, will be in attendance to present the film and lead a panel as part of AFF’s Writers Conference. Gilroy’s past work includes Nightcrawler, The Bourne Legacy, and Kong: Skull Island.
Sunday, October 29 | Paramount Theatre – 1100 Seats | 7:30PM | 129 min
Writers: Trysta A. Bissett, Preston DeFrancis
Director: Preston DeFrancis
Cast: Marcienne Dwyer, Matt Dellapina, Eva Hamilton, John Odom, Chris Hill
Part camping trip, part haunted house, and part escape room, Slasher Sleepout is a horror movie fan’s dream. Unfortunately Alexandra is not a fan of horror movies, and is taking part in the Sleepout only to support her boyfriend. Along with four other strangers, Alex and her boyfriend are dropped in the middle of the woods for a 36-hour weekend of terror. But what begins as a fun trip turns deadly when the participants are actually killed off one by one. And that’s just the first layer of the mystery.
The Seven-Ups presented by George Pelecanos and David Simon
Writers: Albert Ruben, Alexander Jacobs, Sonny Grosso
Director: Philip D’Antoni
Cast: Roy Scheider, Victor Arnold, Tony Lo Bianco
Buddy Manucci (Roy Scheider) is a tough New York City cop who operates as part of an unconventional team called “The Seven-Ups” that uses drastic measures to bring criminals to justice. When Vito Lucia (Tony Lo Bianco), one of Manucci’s street contacts, uses a classified police list to kidnap mobsters and hold them for ransom, it sets off a series of escalating conflicts. After a member of Manucci’s unit is killed in the ensuing violence, the cop and his crew stop at nothing to get Lucia.
Saturday, October 28 | Paramount Theatre – 1100 Seats | 2:00PM | 103 min
Shop of Little Pleasures
Writers: Julia Frick, Alice Frick
Director: Julia Frick
Cast: Petra Kleinert, Marcus Strahl, Waltraut Haas, Ben Ruedinger, Ramesh Nair
Emma is an unemployed housewife whose children have grown up and moved out. When she discovers that her husband is having an affair with another woman, Emma takes over a neon-lit sex shop that she turns into an erotic boutique for women. This journey leads her into an adventure with a group of other women who are all looking for their own sexual awakening.
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Shot in the Dark
Director: Dustin Nakao Haider
Tyquone Greer, member of Orr Academy’s basketball team, has dreams of going to college and seeing the world. However, he and other members of the team have been scarred by numerous tragedies in the harsh inner city of Chicago. Together, he and his teammates find refuge on the court. Here, Tyquone is the leader and Coach Loe is the guide and father figure to Orr’s new formidable squad.
Premiere Screening of Hulu Original Drama Series Shut Eye Season Two
Followed by moderated conversation with the show’s creative team including Emmy®-nominated Showrunner/Executive Producer John Shiban (Breaking Bad, The X Files), Oscar® and Emmy®-winning Executive Producer Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Rain Man), Emmy®-winning Executive Producer Melissa Bernstein (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad), and Writer Amy Berg (Da Vinci’s Demons, Person of Interest).
About Shut Eye:
Charlie Haverford (Jeffrey Donovan) is a scammer with a small chain of fortune-telling storefronts and contracts building tricks for a family that controls the business in the greater chunk of Los Angeles. A blow to the head from a client’s angry boyfriend intersects with a hypnosis session while auditioning a new “clairvoyant,” and suddenly, a man whose entire life has been based on fraud begins to see and feel some very real and fundamental truths. Charlie’s wife Linda (KaDee Strickland) is sick and tired of their mediocre life and wants to break away from Fonso (Angus Sampson), the single father who runs the Marks family’s psychic empire, and controls the Haverford’s future. Isabella Rossellini co-stars as Rita, the cunning, seductive, and sadistic matriarch of the Marks clan.
Friday, October 27 | State Theatre – 300 Seats | 9:45PM | 45 min
Writer/director: Tel Royal
Cast: Tel Royal, Don Scribner, Grace Montie
Chris, a charming and volatile young man, seemingly has life figured out – a reliable best friend, an adorable girlfriend, and a lusty weekend lover. However, he soon finds himself challenged by the missteps of his estranged father as he tries to escape his desolate hometown where everything isn’t always as it seems. When things don’t go according to plan, Chris hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely confidant: a mysterious hitchhiker he picks up alongside a dark highway.
Space & Time
Writer/director: Shawn Gerrard
Cast: Steven Yaffee, Victoria Kucher, Risa Stone, Andy McQueen, Alex Paxton-Beesley
As they quickly approach their 30th birthdays, academic physicist Siobhan and her
photographer boyfriend Sean realize they failed to ask key questions about themselves and their relationship. Their devotion to each other is further tested when Siobhan decides to chase a research opportunity that would move them to Geneva. Realizing their lives are moving forward in opposite directions, the couple is forced to break-up to rediscover themselves.
Writers: Raoul McFarland
Director: Jennifer Morrison
Cast: Michael Angarano, Allison Janney, Ed O’Neill, Melissa Benoist, Alvin ‘Xzibit’ Joiner
Slightly limited from an accident at birth, Ned Chipley departs on a quest to find his purpose in life only to discover that extraordinary heroes sometimes hide in the ordinary corners of everyday life.
Writer: Stacey Miller
Director: James Franco
Cast: Beth Grant, Jacob Loeb, Nina Ljeti, Vincent D’Onofrio, Scott Haze, Michael Bradley
Tom Williams, later to be known as “Tennessee”, an aspiring writer in his 20s, lives with his family in 1930s St. Louis. Caught between his overbearing mother and negligent father, Tom attempts to maintain peace in the family while also dealing with his depressed and antisocial sister. Struggling against the societal pressures and expectations of him, Tenn is determined to hone in on his artistic talent and achieve greatness.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Writer/director: Martin McDonagh
Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, Abbie Cornish
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award® nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.
Saturday, October 28 | Paramount Theatre | 8:30PM | 115 min
Please note that limited seating is available for this screening.
Writer: Mark Dennis
Directors: Mark Dennis, Ben Foster
Cast: Andrew Wilson, Cassidy Gifford, Brianne Howey, Reiley McClendon
Back in the ‘70s, a group of hippies went missing while in search of the fountain of youth. Years later, an archeological professor goes on an adventure to find the long missing crew. However, when he doesn’t return after from his expedition for days, his students sense something has gone awry and assemble a ragtag crew in search of him. The motley crew of college students and their younger siblings soon realize that they may be over their heads as they begin to question the basic laws that govern reality in this Indiana Jones-style mystery.
Saturday, October 28 | Galaxy Highland – Screen 8 – 108 Seats | 2:00PM | 85 min
Wednesday, November 1 | Rollins Studio Theatre presented by Sprint – 225 Seats | 3:00PM | 85 min
North American Premiere
Writer/drector: Karl R. Hearne
Cast: Hugh Thompson, Lola Flanery
Solitary, anti-social landlord Gabriel starts seeing ghostly visions of a girl chained to a
radiator in the apartment of one of his tenants, a woman who has gone missing. Gabriel forms a bond with the girl and begins sensing a connection between her and the missing tenant. Haunted by his loneliness, Gabriel sets off to find the missing woman. Part murder mystery, part love story between an unlikely father figure and a nine-year-old girl, Touched explores both sociopathology and the fragile power of human kindness.
Writer/director: Michael Del Monte
In the summer of 2015, former US Marine and world record weightlifter Matt Kroczaleski was publicly outed as transgender. The reaction was universal: her sponsors abandoned her, she was disowned by her parents, and banned from competing. Now Janae, she must find her place in society, unable to lose the muscle she once so desperately gained and living one day as an alpha male and the next day as a delicate girl. Will Janae’s passage from being a male bring the peace she’s looking for?
Saturday, October 28 | St. David’s Episcopal Church – Bethell Hall – 220 Seats | 6:45PM | 78 min
Monday, October 30 | Rollins Studio Theatre presented by Sprint – 225 Seats | 9:00PM | 78 min
Triumph: The Untold Story of Percy Wallace
Writers: Rich Gentile, Eli Spielman, Bruce Johnson
Director: Rich Gentile
Whenever the phrase “breaking the color line” is used, there’s a temptation to invoke Jackie Robinson’s story. However, Perry Wallace, the first black college athlete in the Southeast Conference, was a mere teenager who stood all alone at center court in such hotbeds of rabid racism as Starkville, Mississippi and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker, Triumph is not a sports film as much as it is a unique window into America’s civil rights movement that chronicles Perry Wallace’s evolution from a reluctant pioneer in the final throes of the Jim Crow era to a determined game-changer.
The Warriors presented by Walter Hill
Writers: Walter Hill, David Shaber, Sol Yurick (novel)
Director: Walter Hill
Cast: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright
In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.
Friday, October 27 | Paramount Theatre – 1100 Seats | 3:00PM | 92 min
What Haunts Us
Writer: Mark Monroe
Director: Paige Goldberg Tolmach
Producer: Matt Tolmach
Within the last 35 years, six men from Porter Gaud High School’s graduating class of 1979 have committed suicide. When Paige Goldberg Tolmach gets word that another former student from her beloved high school has killed himself, she decides to take a deep dive into her past to uncover the surprising truth and finally release the ghosts that have haunted her hometown to this day.
Writer/director: Francis Stokes
Cast: Rusty Schwimmer, Timothy Omundson, Todd Stashwick, Stephnie Weir
Gabby’s life is on hold. She’s living with her mother and more miserable with each passing hour. One day, while aimlessly and unsuccessfully working as a phone-sex operator, a mysterious man named Martin calls. They hit it off and Martin becomes Gabby’s first regular customer. He leads a glamorous life as a Hollywood sci-fi screenwriter and resides in the same city as Gabby’s estranged and successful sister. Gabby begins to fall for Martin, and in a moment of spontaneity, decides to fly to Los Angeles to meet him, dropping in on her unsuspecting sister.
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