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June 2018

OPENING NIGHT: One Strange Rock “Metamorphosis”

June 7 @ 7:00 pm
National Geographic Theater – US Space and Rocket Center, 1 Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
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  From award-winning filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and hosted by Will Smith comes One Strange Rock, a mind-bending, thrilling journey that explores the fragility and wonder of planet Earth. One Strange Rock is the extraordinary story of why life as we know it exists on Earth, brought into perspective by the only people to have left it behind – astronauts. In the "Metamorphosis" story, astronauts reveal Earth's interwoven systems, amplified by Peggy Whitson's space mission. Documentary | 70 min | USA…

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New Money

June 8 @ 6:00 pm
205 East Side Square – Formerly Parson Law Library, 205 East Side Square
Huntsville, AL United States
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  Debbie Tisdale (Louisa Krause) was promised $50,000 on her 30th birthday. Under the influence of his wife Rose (Robin Weigert), Debbie’s estranged father Boyd (Chelcie Ross) decides to cut her out of the will. Debbie suspects foul play; Boyd suffers from dementia and could have easily been manipulated. After a failed negotiation, Debbie and her boyfriend Steve (Brendan Sexton III) kidnap Boyd and head north, where they break into an elegant lake house, empty for the season. Once there,…

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SPOTLIGHT: The Cured; Preceded by Match

June 8 @ 8:00 pm
205 East Side Square – Formerly Parson Law Library, 205 East Side Square
Huntsville, AL United States
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  What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life—but…

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Science Fair; Preceded by Lemonade Mafia

June 9 @ 12:00 pm
205 East Side Square – Formerly Parson Law Library, 205 East Side Square
Huntsville, AL United States
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https://youtu.be/LioMHa_F-gg   Nine high school students from around the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the international science fair. Facing off against 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries, only one will be named Best in Fair. Documentary | 95 min | USA Directors: Cristina Maria Costantini, Darren Foster Lemonade Mafia Kiras Organic lemonade dynasty becomes in jeopardy when new comer Shantel Osgood sets up an extremely successful competing…

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Lu Over The Wall

June 9 @ 2:30 pm
205 East Side Square – Formerly Parson Law Library, 205 East Side Square
Huntsville, AL United States
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  New kid, Kai moves to a small fishing village from Tokyo. Two of his classmates invite him to join their garage band, but their practice sessions soon bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance. When Lu comes ashore to join them, she propels them to fame, but also tests the long-standing riff between humans and mere folk. Animation | 112 min | Japan Director: Masaaki Yuasa

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Crime + Punishment; Preceded by Paris Blues in Harlem

June 9 @ 5:00 pm
205 East Side Square – Formerly Parson Law Library, 205 East Side Square
Huntsville, AL United States
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  Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, the documentary chronicles the real lives and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City. It examines the United States' most powerful police department through the brave efforts of a group of active duty officers and one unforgettable private investigator who risk their careers and safety to bring light to harmful policing…

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Beauty Mark

June 9 @ 8:00 pm
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Inspired by true events, this award-winning film tells the story of Angie (Auden Thornton), a poverty-stricken young mother who must find a new home for her three year old son (Jameson Fowler) and her alcoholic mother (Catherine Curtin, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) after their house is condemned. With no money and no options, she must confront the man from her abusive past (Jeff Kober, SONS OF ANARCHY) in order to save her family. From the producer of ALL IS…

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Liyana

June 10 @ 1:00 pm
205 East Side Square – Formerly Parson Law Library, 205 East Side Square
Huntsville, AL United States
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  A Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character’s journey is interwoven with poetic and observational documentary scenes to create a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling. Documentary/Animation | 85 min | Swaziland Directors: Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp

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Goldstone

June 10 @ 3:30 pm
205 East Side Square – Formerly Parson Law Library, 205 East Side Square
Huntsville, AL United States
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https://vimeo.com/214208216     Detective Jay Swan is looking for a Chinese migrant woman who has disappeared. Things start to get interesting when he has a series of encounters with the locals: the young, sharply turned-out town cop, the head of a mining company, and the town’s brassy mayor. Swan stirs things up as he digs deeper into his investigation, uncovering an unsavoury mess of nepotism and crime. Narrative | 110 min | Australia Director: Ivan Sen Cast: Aaron Pedersen, Alex…

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CLOSING NIGHT: Cargo; Preceded by While I yet Live

June 10 @ 6:00 pm
205 East Side Square – Formerly Parson Law Library, 205 East Side Square
Huntsville, AL United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_JnztnE-DQ   When his income as a fisherman proves woefully insufficient to cover his son’s school fees, Kevin turns to human smuggling in order to raise desperately needed funds. Kevin finds that he’s good at this dangerous yet profitable vocation - good enough to trust himself with smuggling his own girlfriend and her son to the US. But when faced with having to abandon refugees at sea far from Miami shores, Kevin is suddenly forced to reassess his responsibilities. Narrative…

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