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THURSDAY AUGUST 23

Profile (Opening Night Film)

7:00PM | North Bend Theatre

West Coast Premiere | Cinema Vista Program | Opening Night Film

Cyprus, Russian Federation, UK, USA | 2018 | 103 Min | Dir. Timur Bekmambetov 

Amy, a struggling journalist looking for her next big story, pitches her editor on investigating the recruitment of European women by ISIS. Pretending to be recently converted to Islam, she creates an incriminating Facebook profile where she likes and shares posts themed around islamic extremism. It doesn’t take long for Bilel, a Jihad fighter in Syria, to set his eyes on this seemingly vulnerable prey.

 

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Something Strange

9:15PM | North Bend Theatre

Shorts Program #1

2018 | 80 Min | Dirs. Various

Sometimes stories are told to make sense of a nonsensical world, to impose logic on life’s confusion. Sometimes stories celebrate this bewilderment, utilizing the strange and unexpected instead of explaining it. These surreal short films feature superheroes, tampon monsters, vengeful robots, hungry forests, ghastly futures and purgatorial loops. Collected together, this block captivates as much as it challenges convention.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 24

Time Share

5:00PM | North Bend Theatre

Washington Premiere | Something Strange Program | Competition Feature

Mexico/Netherlands | 2018 | 96 Minutes | Dir. Sebastian Hoffman

A father’s holiday from Hell begins when a clerical mix-up forces his family to share their vacation home with another family. But lurking beneath the paradise resort is a shady organization with designs far worse than double bookings. Director Sebastian Hoffman’s psychological thriller expertly juxtaposes terror and surrealist comedy through weaving stories of the family man and a beaten down employee setting out for revenge from within.

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My Name Is Myeisha

7:05PM | North Bend Theatre

Cinema Vista Program | Competition Feature

USA | 2018 | 84 Min | Dir. Gus Krieger

A bold and visionary musical unlike anything on screen today, Gus Krieger’s MY NAME IS MYEISHA blends hip-hop, beat-boxing, dance and spoken word lyricism to tell the heartbreaking story of a teenage girl killed by police while she sat unconscious in a locked car. It’s essential filmmaking in a dynamic and energetic combination of storytelling methods precisely executed from beginning to end.

 

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Piercing

9:00PM | North Bend Theatre

Pacific Northwest Premiere | Something Strange Program | Competition Feature

USA | 2018 | 81 Min | Dir. Nicolas Pesce

After kissing his wife and baby goodbye for a seemingly normal business trip, Reed (Christopher Abbott) checks himself into a hotel room to accomplish something he’s always dreamed of: the perfect murder. As his sinister plans unfold, he soon realizes he might be in over his head with a mysteriously unhinged call girl named Jackie (Mia Wasikowska).

 

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Don’t Leave Home

10:45PM | North Bend Theatre

Pacific Northwest Premiere | Something Strange Program | Competition Feature

USA | 2018 | 86 Min | Dir. Michael Tully

For her latest exhibition, American artist Melanie Thomas is focused on an old Irish myth surrounding Father Alistair Burke, whose portrait of an 8-year-old Siobhan led to the little girl’s unexplained disappearance. After receiving an invite from Burke to visit him in Ireland, Melanie finds that reality and myth aren’t mutually exclusive. Drenched in classical Euro-horror dread and other strange flourishes, writer-director Michael Tully’s genre hybrid is a delightfully unnerving head trip.

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Evening Party Location TBA

SATURDAY AUGUST 25

Twin Peaks Tour

10:00AM | Departs from North Bend Theatre

Festival Badges are not eligible for this event.

Tour is hosted by an outside party and discounted 50% for the festival.

Sit back and relax for an iconic journey to some of the original shooting locations from the first two seasons of hit series TWIN PEAKS. Lead by host, David Israel, participants will walk away with a thorough history of both the town and its iconic locales that once sparked the imagination of David Lynch and Mark Frost.

 

 

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Damn Fine Coffee Hour

10:00AM | Campfire Lounge at North Bend Train Depot

Sponsored by Bottega Italiana

Kick off your weekend cinema experience with a complimentary “damn fine” cup of coffee in the festival’s Camp Fire Lounge, held in the historic North Bend Train Depot. Compare film schedules and get to know your fellow festival attendees before a jam packed day of screenings and events. Sponsored by Bottega Italiana

 

 

 

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Virtual Reality Program

12PM – 4PM | Campfire Lounge At North Bend Train Depot

Sponsored by Alstpace VR and Microsoft MR

The Caretaker

Dinner Party

Meeting A Monster

Museum Of Symmetry

The Oracle

We’re Still Here

 

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Cinema Vista

1:30PM | North Bend Theatre

Shorts Program #2

2018 | 75 Min | Dirs. Various

Boundaries are made to be pushed. This visionary group of shorts showcases the work of some of today’s most innovative and forward-thinking filmmakers. Across all genres, these films represent the vanguard of cinema with stories of life, death, justice and injustice, monsters both real and imagined, and the horror and beauty that reside inside the human heart. At times tragic, fantastical, terrifying, rousing, but always exhilarating, these shorts are at the forefront of filmmaking.

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Model Home

3:25PM | North Bend Theatre

World Premiere | Something Strange Program | Competition Feature

USA | 2018 | 82 Minutes | Dir. Patrick Cunningham

For a Latina single mother and her imaginative young son, being allowed to live in a dream house rent free seems too good to be true. As the mother’s obsessive and unstable mental state emerges, so too does living the American Dream devolve into a waking nightmare. Director Patrick Cunningham’s fascinating debut is a horrifying singular vision that speaks to Hispanic American identity.

 

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My Own Private Idaho

5:25PM | North Bend Theatre

Cinema Vista Program

USA | 1991 | 104 Min | Dir. Gus Van Sant

Set in the 1990’s runaway-dominated streets of the Pacific Northwest and loosely based on Shakespeare’s Henry IV, this seminal film by Gus Van Sant (GOOD WILL HUNTING, MILK) tells the tale of a narcoleptic street kid named Mike (River Phoenix) who befriends a fellow hustler (Keanue Reeves) on his journey to find his estranged mother.

 

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The Extra Ordinary

7:35PM | North Bend Theatre

Shorts Program #3 

1966-2000 | 75 Min | Dirs. Various

How can anyone accurately describe the one-of-a-kind experience of watching a David Lynch film? Other than using the reductive term “Lynchian” for the millionth time, not easily. With help from Jonathan Marlow of Camera Obscura, THE EXTRA ORDINARY, a collection of four short films engrained with the filmmaker’s essence, is North Bend’s attempt to encapsulate the enigma that is David Lynch down to a lone cinematic sensory overload. Open minds are highly recommended.

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Shirkers (Centerpiece Film)

9:25PM | North Bend Theatre

Washington Premiere | Cinema Vista Program | Centerpiece Film

USA | 2018 | 96 Min | Dir. Sandi Tan

Cinema-loving teenager Sandi Tan had a big idea in 1992: Shoot her own low-budget thriller on her native streets of Singapore, along with help from American mentor Georges. Then, one day, Georges disappeared along with all of their work. Twenty-five years later, Tan has turned her investigation into Georges’ motives into an autobiography turned love letter to filmmaking dreams.

 

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Braid

11:25PM | North Bend Theatre

West Coast Premiere | Cinema Vista Program | Competition Feature

USA | 2018 | 82 Min | Dir. Mitzi Peirone

Two fugitive women elude capture and seek refuge at the estate of their rich and very much psychotic childhood friend where they enter a terror fueled game of make believe. A candy color, hallucinogen-fueled lunacy binge, writer-director Mitzi Peirone’s feature debut takes you on an entrancing journey of insanity through its gorgeously framed imagery, vibrant palette and cryptic narrative riddles.

 

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Evening Party Location TBA

SUNDAY AUGUST 26

Rattlesnake Ridge Hike

9:30AM | Trail Head

Must RSVP By August 10! Free event.

Take a break from screenings and join us for some outdoor adventure in one of the area’s most iconic hiking destinations. Located a few minutes from the theatre, this four mile roundtrip hike will be sure to leave you with a new found connection to nature and a camera filled with some of the most amazing vistas Washington has to offer. Don’t worry though, rattlesnakes don’t actually dwell here.

For permitting reasons, please RSVP to this Free Event by August 10th

RSVP BY 8/10/18

Damn Fine Coffee Hour

10:00AM | Campfire Lounge at North Bend Train Depot

Sponsored by Bottega Italiana

Kick off your weekend cinema experience with a complimentary “damn fine” cup of coffee in the festival’s Camp Fire Lounge, held in the historic North Bend Train Depot. Compare film schedules and get to know your fellow festival attendees before a jam packed day of screenings and events. Sponsored by Bottega Italiana

 

 

 

BADGES ONLY

Virtual Reality Program

12PM – 4PM | Campfire Lounge At North Bend Train Depot

Sponsored by Alstpace VR and Microsoft MR

The Caretaker

Dinner Party

Meeting A Monster

Museum Of Symmetry

The Oracle

We’re Still Here

 

BADGES ONLY

Billy

1:30PM | North Bend Theatre

North American Premiere | Something Strange Program | Competition Feature

Netherlands | 2018 | 90 Min | Dir. Theo Maassen 

Ventriloquist Gerard de Groot and his puppet Billy have been inseparable for the last ten years. Until the moment they fall in love with different women and Gerard decides to take a break from his wild dummy. Easier said than done. Theo Maassen’s promising debut is a sharp tragic comedy mixing raunchy humor and deep thoughts about a career as an artist.

 

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Black Mother

3:25PM | North Bend Theatre

Pacific Northwest Premiere | Cinema Vista Program | Competition Feature

USA | 2018 | 77 Min | Dir. Khalik Allah

Powerfully hypnotic and formally singular, filmmaker/photographer Khalik Allah’s second feature is documentary storytelling at its boldest. Fueled by reflective voiceovers and dreamlike visuals, presented in digital, Super 8mm and black-and-white Bolex, BLACK MOTHER transports the viewer into a Jamaica populated by clergymen and prostitutes. The result is an examination of religion, sex, and national identity that’s one truly unforgettable cinematic meditation.

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Relaxer

5:05PM | North Bend Theatre

Washington Premiere | Something Strange Program | Competition Feature

USA | 2018 | 91 Minutes | Dir. Joel Potrykus

Joel Potrykus’ latest follows an obsessive couch potato slacker taking on his most epic challenge yet–to beat the impossible final level of Pac-Man without ever leaving the couch–even during the Y2K apocalypse. His desperate quest is fraught with gross out humor and darkly comedic perils as all sense of time is lost and takes a turn towards downright mania in a satisfyingly exhilarating conclusion.

 

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Sarah Plays a Werewolf

7:00PM | North Bend Theatre

West Coast Premiere | Cinema Vista Program | Competition Feature

Switzerland/Germany | 2017 | 86 Min | Dir. Katharina Wyss

Off the stage, 17-year-old Sarah drifts through her community in anonymity. But on her high school’s theater’s stage? The shy girl unleashes a fiery passion, stemming from personal secrets mostly from her unpleasant home life. As she falls deeper into her performances, her loneliness intensifies, causing the troubled teenager to lose herself in multiple ways. Drenched in an overriding sense of despair, Swiss filmmaker Katharina Wyss’ devastating feature-length debut is a coming-of-age stunner.

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Anna and the Apocalypse (Closing Night Film)

8:45PM | North Bend Theatre

West Coast Premiere | Something Strange Program | Closing Night Film

United Kingdom | 2018 | 92 Min | Dir. John McPhail

For Anna and her friends, high school graduation can’t come soon enough. Unfortunately for them, they must face a horde of yuletide undead creatures before passing on to adulthood. A zombie apocalypse-Christmas-comedy-musical (yes, you read that right), “Anna” is a salute to a genre you didn’t think you needed, while keeping you on the edge of your seat with its hilarity and heart.

 

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Evening Party Location TBA