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10,000KM

Spain | 2014 | 99 minutes | Carlos Marques-Marcet

SIFF 2014 Best New Director: Grand Jury Prize

Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 13.
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Is long distance the wrong distance? Even the most passionate relationships can succumb to the stress of physical separation. The steamy bond between Alex (Natalia Tena, "Game of Thrones") and Sergio (David Verdaguer) is enacted through video-chats, texts, status updates and phone calls, as Alex leaves Barcelona for LA.

4 Minute Mile

USA | 2014 | 96 minutes | Charles-Olivier Michaud

Idealistic yet troubled, teen track runner Drew is constantly coming in second--on the tracks as well as at home. When his reclusive old neighbor (Richard Jenkins, The Visitor) offers to train him using tricks from his old coaching days, they form an unexpected bond.

Alex of Venice

USA | 2014 | 86 minutes | Chris Messina

Chris Messina (”The Newsroom,” “The Mindy Project”) directs this quietly touching film about Alex, a woman who must reclaim and revive her life when her husband suddenly leaves her. Alex must navigate through all the chaos to find her true self.

Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory

USA | 2014 | 74 minutes | Michael Rossato-Bennett

This emotional documentary shows the powerful effect that music can have on Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Alive Inside touchingly presents an alternative method to awakening the memories of these patients when social worker Dan Cohen brings iPods to a nursing home.

American Refugees

USA | 2014 | 90 minutes |

Animated shorts about real families, homelessness and resilience.

Another

USA | 2014 | 80 minutes | Jason Bognacki

A phantasmagoric chiller that follows Jordyn, a young woman who explores the dark recesses of her soul when she learns she may be the devil’s kin, in this stylistic mix of giallo and Hammer horror.

Awake: the Life of Yogananda

USA | 2014 | 84 minutes | Paola di Florio, Lisa Leeman

Paramahansa Yogananda is considered the “Father of Yoga in the West,” having brought the ancient practice to America in the 1920s. His lasting impact comes alive through archival footage and the words of seekers, philosophers, and enthusiasts.

Ballet 422

USA | 2014 | 72 minutes | Jody Lee Lipes

Dancer for The New York City Ballet, Justin Peck, is asked to create the company’s 422nd original piece, a massive task and an intricate journey shown in all of its creative stages. Documenting the world behind the curtain, Ballet 422 is a captivating film about this arduous and originative process.

Beautiful Noise

USA | 2014 | 87 minutes | Eric Green

Notoriously press-shy shoegaze acts like My Bloody Valentine, the Cocteau Twins, and the Jesus and Mary Chain, along with frequent gabbers including Trent Reznor and Billy Corgan, shine a light on the sonic innovations of late 20th-century rock.

Begin Again

USA | 2013 | 101 minutes | John Carney

From the director of international sensation Once comes a soul-stirring comedy about singer-songwriter Greta (Keira Knightley), who after being dumped by her up-and-coming rock star boyfriend (Maroon 5’s Adam Levine) catches the attention of a down-on-his-luck record producer (Mark Ruffalo).

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