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AIFF2017 Day 5


Congratulations to all the 2017 Award Winners and Honorees! View the complete list. 

The following films will receive encore screenings at the Varsity today:

Audience Award: Narrative Feature: Pushing Dead
Juried Award: Documentary Feature: Quest 
Jury and Audience Award: Narrative and Documentary Shorts: Plea,  Last Leatherman of the Vale of Cashmere, Kish, The Tables
Juried Award: Narrative Feature: My First Kiss and the People Involved
Audience Award: Documentary Feature: City of Joy
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Tickets are still available for the following films today! View our full schedule for availability.

This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

Documentary | 92 minutes | Director: Barbara Kopple
Mon 09:50 am

Are there limits to your love for your family? One family’s acceptance is tested when a champion diver, destined for the Olympics, announces he’s transitioning into a woman—and invites his YouTube followers along for every moment. A story about unconditional love and finding the courage to be yourself from Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple (AIFF2014 Lifetime Achievement Award).
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The Groove is Not Trivial

Documentary | 62 minutes | Director: Tommie Dell Smith
Mon 9:40 pm    
Oregon Premiere

From Scotland to Northern California, master fiddler Alasdair Fraser is on a journey of self-expression that takes him deep into his Scottish musical roots. There he finds a universal pulse—a groove—which acts as a through line from the past to a future sparked by hopeful possibilities. Fraser shares his art through performance and through directing wild, wonderful, multi-generational music camps, where participants learn to trust their inherent sense of the groove. The irrepressible Fraser proves that the groove in traditional music transcends toe-tapping fun and can be a source of personal and political liberation.
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Feature | 99 minutes | Director: Cheryl Nichols
Varsity Theatre
Oregon Premiere
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A talented but self-involved musician with a failing album and canceled tour goes in search of an old girlfriend in the beautifully atmospheric town of Cortez, New Mexico. Underestimating the lingering effects of their stormy history, Jesse makes an arrogant attempt at reinserting himself into Anne’s life, unaware that she has a secret that will change his.
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Thank you to our Grantor and Housing Sponsors!

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AIFF 2014 Cabernet Franc

AIFF 2014 Cabernet Franc
A unique collaboration of grape growers and winemakers.
100% of proceeds benefit AIFF!
Thank you South Stage Cellars and Weisinger Family Winery.

Available for purchase at Ashland Wine Cellar (Ashland), Weisinger Family Winery (Ashland), and South Stage Cellars (Jacksonville).

$35/bottle | $210/half case | $420/case

Also available at the following Ashland restaurants:
Pie & Vine
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