Show Times

Wednesday 22, November

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

PG-13for mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Rfor Sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material.

Friday 24, November

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3

PGfor action and rude humor

The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

PGfor some mild action and rude humor

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Rfor Sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material.

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Rfor Violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language.

Saturday 25, November

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3

PGfor action and rude humor

The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

PGfor some mild action and rude humor

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Rfor Sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material.

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Rfor Violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language.

Sunday 26, November

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3

PGfor action and rude humor

The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

PGfor some mild action and rude humor

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Rfor Sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material.

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Rfor Violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language.

Monday 27, November

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Rfor Violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language.

Human Flow

Human Flow

PG-13for thematic material including a disturbing image.

Barracuda

Barracuda

UN

Tuesday 28, November

Reel Rock 12

Reel Rock 12

NR

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

PG-13for mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking

Wednesday 29, November

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

PG-13for mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking

Reel Rock 12

Reel Rock 12

NR

Thursday 30, November

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Rfor Sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material.

Reel Rock 12

Reel Rock 12

NR

Friday 1, December

2017 AIFF All Films Pass

2017 AIFF All Films Pass

Opening Night: A Soiree of Shorts!

Opening Night: A Soiree of Shorts!

NR

Saturday 2, December

2017 AIFF All Films Pass

2017 AIFF All Films Pass

Arctic Superstar

Arctic Superstar

NR

Broken Ghost

Broken Ghost

NR

5 Day Film Royal LIMITED

5 Day Film Royal LIMITED

NR

Sunday 3, December

2017 AIFF All Films Pass

2017 AIFF All Films Pass

Saving Brinton

Saving Brinton

NR

American Folk

American Folk

NR

Monday 4, December

The Drawer Boy

The Drawer Boy

NR

Among Wolves

Among Wolves

NR

2017 AIFF All Films Pass

2017 AIFF All Films Pass

Tuesday 5, December

The Last Animals

The Last Animals

AlphaGo

AlphaGo

UN

Wednesday 6, December

After School Special

After School Special

NR

Grand Unified Theory

Grand Unified Theory

Proper Binge

Proper Binge

NR

Friday 8, December

Martini Matinee

Martini Matinee

NR

Sunday 10, December

HOLIDAY PAJAMA JAM - A DANCE PARTY FOR THE WHOLE F

HOLIDAY PAJAMA JAM - A DANCE PARTY FOR THE WHOLE F

NR

Friday 15, December

Warren Miller's Line of Descent

Warren Miller's Line of Descent

NR

Saturday 16, December

Warren Miller's Line of Descent

Warren Miller's Line of Descent

NR

2017 AIFF All Films Pass

2017 AIFF All Films Pass

This year we’re only offering one type of pass which includes a ticket to the Opening Night Gala. However, the pass alone does not grant you admission to the Opening Night Gala. You must get your Opening Night Gala ticket when you purchase your pass.*This pass will get you into all other events – screenings, workshops, and events during the entire festival – except for the Awards Gala. Awards Gala tickets will be offered at a discount to All Films Pass holders. Please be sure to show your Pass when purchasing an entry ticket for the Awards Gala.

Please bring in a copy of your confirmation email to the Bear Tooth Theatrepub box office to pick up your hard copy pass.

Passes are only good for General Admission seating and cannot be used towards any reserved seating.

Friday 1, December

Saturday 2, December

Sunday 3, December

Monday 4, December

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5 Day Film Royal LIMITED

5 Day Film Royal LIMITED

NR

The most raucous screening at AIFF, guaranteed. Participants are given 5-days to completely produce a film – writing, shooting, editing – everything, incorporating three prompts that are announced at the start of the competition. See which of the 20+ teams will win prizes, and be a part of the decision-making yourself!

Hosted by AK Filmmakers

Saturday 2, December

After School Special

After School Special

NR

In partnership with the Alaska Teen Media Institute, a showcase of young Alaskan filmmakers under age 21 show off their best and boldest video work! A limited number of free tickets can be picked up in person at a Bosco’s store location for entry. No reason to miss out! BearTooth Theatrepub. $5

Wednesday 6, December

AlphaGo

AlphaGo

UN

AlphaGo chronicles a journey from the backstreets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of Google DeepMind, to Seoul, where a legendary Go master faces an unproven AI challenger. As the drama unfolds, questions emerge: What can artificial intelligence reveal about a 3000-year-old game? What will it teach us about humanity?

Tuesday 5, December

American Folk

American Folk

NR

Two strangers, both folk musicians stranded in California, take a road trip to New York in the days after 9/11. A story about the kindness of strangers and the power of music.

Sunday 3, December

Among Wolves

Among Wolves

NR

The Wolves are no ordinary biker club as revealed in this intimate portrait of trauma and survival. Still struggling from the aftermath of the Bosnian War, this multi-ethnic club organizes charity for their small mountain town and defends the threatened herd of wild horses they first met on the frontline. It’s out there, with the horses, they confront their past and reclaim that territory as a space for healing.

When war correspondents move on to their next conflict, a more personal battle is just beginning for those left behind. Nearly 20 years after their brutal civil war, Bosnia still strives to overcome the economic depression and personal hardships left in the wake of the war. Fortunately for the small mountain town of Livno, an unorthodox leader has emerged, giving struggling veterans and their community an unlikely path to healing.

A paramilitary leader at the young age of 20, Lija helped defend the town while neighbors fell to the invading forces. Now he heads the Wolves, a motorcycle club that resembles the stereotype in rough image only. Under his leadership, this wild crew has become a positive force for good with a self-defined humanitarian focus. As their numbers grow, so do their successes, like holding charity events for the neediest in their community and securing badly needed supplies for hospitals in Livno an Srebrenica.

One mission, though, rich in symbolism, captures their spirit more than any other. On what was once the front line, they now tend to and defend a herd of wild horses that society has similarly deemed expendable. A harsh environment, poachers, and urbanization continually threaten the herd. Stirred by their strength, the Wolves are determined to control their own fate and finally emerge from the shadow of war.

Monday 4, December

Arctic Superstar

Arctic Superstar

NR

Directed by Simen Braathen

Runtime: 1 Hour 12 Min

Country of Origin: Norway

The indigenous, Samí rapper Nils Rune Utsi - aka SlinCraze - lives with his mother in Máze, a nearly abandoned town in the Arctic Highlands of Norway. Nils dreams of being able to make a living making music - and maybe even become world famous like his hero Eminem. Playing to sparsely attended shows, in remote locations, on makeshift stages, and usually for free, Niles uses his music to deal with the trauma of being bullied as a child and maybe even more importantly, prove to himself that he's not a nobody. The only problem is that less than 20,000 people in the world understand the endangered language he raps in.

Saturday 2, December

Barracuda

Barracuda

UN

A young British woman named Sinaloa comes to Texas to find Merle, her half-sister by way of their dead country musician father. It doesn’t take long for Sinaloa to charm her way into Merle’s life. Her singing awakens something in Merle and erases any lingering doubts about their shared bloodline. But an all-too-familiar chaos comes with it, which soon starts to unravel Merle’s stable world—her job, her upcoming marriage, and an already tense relationship with her mother, Patricia. And while the family music legacy brought this stranger to town, darker motives are woven into the songs she sings, showing glimpses of a violent rage that’s been building for years.

Monday 27, November

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Rfor Violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language.

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Friday 24, November

Saturday 25, November

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Monday 27, November

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Broken Ghost

Broken Ghost

NR

On the face of it, they’re just another family moving to the wide open spaces of the Big Sky Country for a tree change. But for teenage Imogen Day and her parents, the move to Montana is an escape from quite a unique kind of bullying. Desperate to make a new life for herself, Imogen must overcome new tormentors, old secrets, and a strange presence in the attic in this coming-of-age tale, wrapped in a ghost story.

Cast and crew in attendance.

Saturday 2, December

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3

PGfor action and rude humor

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.

Friday 24, November

Saturday 25, November

Sunday 26, November

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Grand Unified Theory

Grand Unified Theory

During one fateful weekend, the family of brilliant astrophysicist Albert James has a complete meltdown, setting in motion a raucous and hilarious series of events that mirror his radical theories of the behavior of the universe.

Wednesday 6, December

HOLIDAY PAJAMA JAM - A DANCE PARTY FOR THE WHOLE F

HOLIDAY PAJAMA JAM - A DANCE PARTY FOR THE WHOLE F

NR

Presented by DJ Spencer Lee and the Bear Tooth, this Holiday-themed event features costumes (wear your pajamas!), prizes and lots of dancing! The coolest dance party for parents and their kids, Baby Loves Disco Alaska hosts all-ages events recommended for kids 10 and under. DJ Spencer Lee and DJ Victamone will mix everything from 70s disco to 80s pop, 90s jams and current hits to keep the dance floor popping. There are lots of door prizes and swag bags for all attendees.

Tickets on sale Nov. 14. $15 individual $12.50/each when you buy a family four pack.

Adults and children need tickets to attend. Children 12-years-old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Non-walking babies get in free.

Sunday 10, December

Human Flow

Human Flow

PG-13for thematic material including a disturbing image.

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

Monday 27, November

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Rfor Sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material.

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced the world to Kingsman - an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…

Wednesday 22, November

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Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

PG-13for mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking

The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly.

This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world.

His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot.

Loving Vincent tells that story.

Wednesday 22, November

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Martini Matinee

Martini Matinee

NR

A delightful matinee of quirky and sometimes off-the-wall shorts of all type. Sit back, enjoy a martini, and let the show begin.

Brain Storm

Directed by Christophe Clin

Run Time: 6min, Belgium

Short

What happens in our heads when we are about to meet someone on the street? Anguish, prejudice, expectation, surprise, disappointment … These few very brief moments are the nest of a real brainstorm.

Cigare

Directed by Tom Tassel

Run Time: 6min, Canada

Animation

An animated dance choreography featuring a drop of water and a drop of oil.

Baggage

Directed by Andi Behring

Run Time: 17min, USA

Short

A comic tale of a small town girl who moves to New York City and realizes she's not in Kansas anymore. She's wide eyed about the high life of the big city - until she stumbles head first into the grip of its charming low lifes.

Conspiracy PIE

Directed by Levi Taylor

Run Time: 11min, USA

Mae in Alaska

Get ready for a nostalgic ride down memory lane to a time life was filled with Legos, video games and imaginative questions you’d muse with your best friend. Conspiracy P.I.E. reflects on friendship while reminding us to “never stop being that kid that asks 'why' after everything.”

Afterwork

Directed by: Luis Uson

RunTime: 6min, Ecuador

Animation

The cartoons entertain us, they make us laugh, but do we know what they do when the screen goes off? Do we know who they really are? Welcome to... Afterwork.

GatorAide

Directed by Alex Witkowicz

Run Time: 10min, USA

Short Docs

The world's best alligator rodeo takes place in the unsuspecting shadow of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. But the reasons behind this bizarre annual roundup will leave viewers enraptured with the animals, the people who wrestle them, and will create a newfound appreciation for what it's like to live life with all ten of their fingers still attached.

Happy End

Directed by Kamila Dohnalova

Run Time: 6min, Czech Republic

Animation

A dark comedy about death with a happy ending, with a splendid chain of unlikely encounters.

Ten Meter Tower

Directed by Maximilien Van Aertryck

Run time: 16min, Sweden

People who have never been up a ten meter diving tower before have to choose whether to jump or climb down. The situation itself highlights a dilemma: to weigh the instinctive fear of taking the step out against the humiliation of having to climb down.

Friday 8, December

Opening Night: A Soiree of Shorts!

Opening Night: A Soiree of Shorts!

NR

A First Friday to kick off winter, the Anchorage International Film Festival is stirring things up with its Opening Night. You're in for a treat!

As the film industry is reinventing itself, we too are changing things up and making some unconventional plans for Opening Night! Short films are among our favorite programs, and they, too, deserve their time in the spotlight!

Thus, we bring you a short film party to kick off the 17th Annual Anchorage International Film Festival!

Blackwater Railroad Company, one of Alaska's favorite bands, is making AIFF opening night their homecoming show after touring in the Lower 48. This band is excited to announce a documentary project rolling out in 2018, and you'll hear their original music as soundtrack to the feature film, Broken Ghost.

A festive photo booth, champagne and desserts, great live music, and many chances to talk with visiting filmmakers and guests will be part of an evening to remember!

7 p.m. Showtime (Door open at 6 p.m.)

BearTooth TheatrePub

Tickets are included with AIFF All Films Passes ($130, available at BearTooth Box Office), or for purchase separately ($30). Passes allow entry to all AIFF screenings and events, plus discounted admission to awards celebration. Individual screenings throughout the ten-day festival will be $10, sold at venue box offices. Get your pass early!

Friday 1, December

Proper Binge

Proper Binge

NR

For Burgess "Buzz" Zwink, wasting life is a way of life. After his carefree recklessness lands his lifelong friend in the hospital after another of his drunken mishaps. Buzz begins to realize just how much pain he has caused to those around him. With the help of a young Inupiaq boy, and an elderly, life-long alcoholic, Buzz must face his past, present, and possible future in order to take his life back.

Wednesday 6, December

Reel Rock 12

Reel Rock 12

NR

Get ready for climbing’s greatest stories, stars, and sends. REEL ROCK 12's five new films will blow minds and buckle knees, delivering heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration. Catch REEL ROCK 12 in more than 450 cities worldwide! Tickets are available on our website, with new dates added daily. Stay tuned for the film line-up and trailer.

Tuesday 28, November

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Saving Brinton

Saving Brinton

NR

In a farmhouse basement on the Iowa countryside, eccentric collector Mike Zahs makes a remarkable discovery: the showreels of the man who brought moving pictures to America’s Heartland. Among the treasures: rare footage of President Teddy Roosevelt, the first moving images from Burma, a lost relic from magical effects godfather Georges Méliés. These are the films that introduced movies to the world. And they didn’t end up in Iowa by accident. The old nitrate reels are just some of the artifacts that belonged to William Franklin Brinton. From thousands of trinkets, handwritten journals, receipts, posters and catalogs emerges the story of an inventive farmboy who became America’s greatest barnstorming movieman. As Mike uncovers this hidden legacy, he begins a journey to restore the Brinton name that takes us to The Library of Congress, Paris and back for a big screen extravaganza in the same small-town movie theater where Frank first turned on a projector over a century ago. By uniting community through a pride in their living history, Mike embodies a welcome antidote to the breakneck pace of our disposable society. "Saving Brinton" is a portrait of this unlikely Midwestern folk hero, at once a meditation on living simply and a celebration of dreaming big.

Sunday 3, December

The Drawer Boy

The Drawer Boy

NR

Miles, a naive actor from Toronto, turns up at a remote farm run by two men: the ruggedly practical Morgan and the simple-minded Angus. Along with his fellow actors, Miles is collecting stories about rural life in order to make a play.

Through patient research, and a good deal of eavesdropping, Miles uncovers the true story of the two farmer’s lives: as school and wartime buddies, Morgan and Angus were stationed in Britain in the 1940s, where they met their future brides. Angus suffered brain damage during the Blitz, and the foursome returned to Ontario to live out their rural dream. When the farmers let the city-boy into their home, Miles’ search for a story gradually unearths a devastating truth that threatens to destroy the tranquil lives of his hosts forever.

Beautifully written, funny and moving, The Drawer Boy is a multi-award-winning bitter sweet tale of the power of storytelling, friendship, and the very thin line between truth and fiction.

Monday 4, December

The Last Animals

The Last Animals

The Last Animals is a story about an extraordinary group of people who go to all lengths to save the planet's last animals. The documentary follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect elephants and rhinos from extinction. From Africa's front lines to behind the scenes of Asian markets to the United States, the film takes an intense look at the global response to this slaughter and the desperate measures to genetically rescue the Northern White rhinos who are on the edge of extinction.

Tuesday 5, December

The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

PGfor some mild action and rude humor

Six young ninjas Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Zane and Nya are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they're gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they're ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school

Friday 24, November

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Warren Miller's Line of Descent

Warren Miller's Line of Descent

NR

The lineage of mountain lifestyle continues in Warren Miller Entertainment's 68th full-length feature film, Line of Descent, presented by Volkswagen. In this year’s film, WME travels the globe, by land, air, and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture. For 68 years, ski families have cheered the official kickoff of winter with the ski film company that started it all. This year is no different. The family grows, and the traditions grow richer, in Warren Miller's Line of Descent. Bigger, deeper, fresher than ever.

The Alyeska Ski Club is an independent promoter for the film. 100% of the proceeds benefit ASC's programs.

Friday 15, December

Saturday 16, December

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