Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Juntland, Supernatural Swedes, and Hebrew Neo-Noir at the Cinema This Week.

Posted By on Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 3:30 PM

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Tonight (Tuesday) at Crosstown Arts, Indie Memphis' weekly Shoot & Splice series brings an evening with Munirah Safiyah Jones, the creator of Juntland, an animated webseries about the perils of dating in 2018. Here's the episode that got Jones noticed when it went viral.

Wednesday night at Malco Ridgeway, Indie Memphis brings the acclaimed Sweedish film Border. Directed by Ali Abbasi and written by Let The Right One In's John Ajvide Lindqvist, the film made a splash at Cannes, winning the Un Certain Regard ("Another point of view") award. It's going to be Nordic and creepy.

On Thursday, The Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival teams up with Indie Memphis to present Shelter. Director Eran Riklis uses the classic noir trope of changing identity through radical plastic surgery as a jumping off point for the taut Israeli thriller. Tickets are available here for the screening at the Memphis Jewish Community Center.

On Thursday at the Paradiso and Malco Collierville is 2019's best title (so far), I Want To Eat Your Pancreas. It's an anime feature based on a tragic, coming-of-age novel by Yoru Sumino, so actual onscreen cannibalism is unlikely. Still, a guy can dream.

Finally, on Sunday, the MIJFF presents one of its popular dinner and a movie programs with Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel. This uplifting sports documentary by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger traces the Israeli national team's journey to the "World Cup Of Baseball".

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