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The Arlington International Film Festival

Dates and showtimes

The Arlington International Film Festival

If you go

What: The Arlington International Film Festival

Where: Capitol theatre, Arlington MA

When: October 27 – 30




Stereotypes (7 min)

Michael Dillion, Director | USA | 2016 | Doc | Premiere

Stereotypes is the story behind the new photo series by photographer Kevin J. Briggs. When a negative encounter at work sparks Briggs to react, he does so in the best way he knows how, through his art. What begins as a personal reflection, grows into collaboration, and results in a strong step forward in one of today’s most important conversation. Q&A with Director Michael Dillon


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th, 2016 8:30 PM

Clarence (73 min)

Kristin Catalano, Director | USA | 2016 | Nar

After 50 years away from academia, 85-year-old WWII Vet, Clarence Garrett, returns to UW-Milwaukee to fulfill his biggest regret–not earning his Bachelor’s Degree. While Clarence’s drive and determination are idealistic, the reality of his age is undeniable. When unforeseen circumstances land him in the hospital, he is forced to abandon his goal of graduation to survive a critical operation.

Official selection of the Rome International Film Festival, Skyline Indie Film Festival, Austin Film Festival and winner of the Best Doc Feature in the Beloit International Film Festival.

The Flag

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016 12:00PM

High School Filmmakers Program (120 min)

Special Presentation … The Flag

Tyler Parker, Director | USA/South Carolina | 2015 | Doc

AIFF is pleased to feature a film from this year’s Harvard College Film Festival as the opener for this year’s High School Filmmakers Program.

In the summer of 2015, a gunman killed nine black parishioners in a Bible study at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, blowing open the doors to conversations of race, rage, and reconciliation across the state. The Flag, made during the director’s junior year of undergraduate studies, documents those conversations under the shadow of the Confederate Flag flying high in front of the South Carolina State Capitol Building in Columbia, SC.

Best Documentary – Best Direction (Documentary) – Best Editing (Documentary) – Best Sound Editing (Documentary) at Harvard College Film Festival 2016.

8:27PM Program 2 International Shorts

Dada (18 min)

Maria Luna, Director/Writer | Spain | 2015 | Nar | USA PREMIERE

A young European journalist is in Kenya, when she is kidnapped and forced to share experiences with two prostitutes. Director, writer and actress Maria Luna stars in the film Dada which was released earlier this year on the festival circuit and was chosen as an Official Selection of the prestigious Cannes Short Film Corner. As the lead actress in the film, Luna went to incredible lengths to craft this eye-opening tale for the screen. Luna researched sex trafficking and traveled to Kenya living in the slums and in a Masai Mara village.

Elemento (4 min)

Nina Paola Marin Diaz, Director | Colombia | 2016 | Experimental | USA Premiere

A visual environmental essay written by Oscar Alvarado is a journey of man and water – one element – the source. It was shot on location as one element. Filmed on location in Valledupar, Rio Seco, Rio Badillo and Manaure, Cesar.