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Border (Gräns)

Wed, Mar 27 / 9 pm
Fri, Mar 29 / 9 pm
Sat, Mar 30 / 5 pm & 7 pm
Sun, Mar 31 / 3 pm
Wed, Apr 3 / 9 pm
Thu, Apr 4 / 7 pm
Fri, Apr 5 / 9 pm
Sat, Apr 6 / 7 pm
Sun, Apr 7 / 5 pm & 7 pm
Directed by Ali Abissi
2018, Sweden, 110 min
Swedish with English subtitles

Co-written by John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In, Border is the winner of the top prize in the Cannes Film Festival’s Un  Certain Regard section. The film contains elements of Nordic folklore, supernatural horror, social realism, noir and romance. The baffling and entertaining Border centers  on the story of Tina an unusual-looking female border guard with a strange talent for smelling human emotions, sniffing out smugglers, pedophiles and various criminal behaviors.Tina’s world is upended when she meets a mysterious, yet suspicious man with a smell that confounds her detection. Vore becomes the man of her dreams. But through her affections for Vore, Tina is forced to face certain moral quandaries for humankind and confront disconcerting insights about herself.

Reviews

Unique, unforgettable and cathartic, Border is an oddball, but poignant, cult classic in the making. Abbasi’s sincerity wisely avoids caricature and mocking his marginalized characters and by doing so he crafts a surprisingly humanist and artful story of love for the diminished and dismissed outsiders of the world.
- Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist
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Thu 20

Optical Printer One on One Workshop Sessions

Appointment Based One on One Session
Thu 20

Shoot Some 16mm Film

Camera Orientation Day: Sat. June 1, 2019 – 10 AM – 2 PM (WFG Black Lodge Studio)

Shooting Days: June 3 – July 13, 2019

Processing Day: Sat. July 13 & Sun. July 14 – 10 AM – 2 PM (WFG Media Lab and Platform Dark Room)

Optical Printer Class: Sat. July 20 | 10am - 2pm

Editing: July – August

Screening Date: TBD
Thu 20

Animation School: A 5 week intensive crash course on Animation!***SOLD OUT!

WFG Black Lodge & WFG Media Lab| June 8, 15, 22, 29 & July 6
Thu 20

Jazz Film Fest: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Wed & Thu, June 19 & 20 / 7 pm
Sat & Sun, June 22 & 23 / 3 pm
Thu 20

Jazz Film Fest: Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

Wed & Thu, June 19 & 20 / 9 pm
Sat, June 22 / 9 pm
Sun, June 23 / 7 pm

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