by Angela Jones, Marshall Artists Series
Week-long Fall International Film Festival at The Keith Albee Performing Arts Center

HUNTINGTON, WV- The Fall International Film Festival is making its way to the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center on November 6-12, 2015.  Providing Tri-State residents a splash of culture from around the globe, this year’s festival promises to incite emotion and provoke the senses

Kicking off the festival is Tangerines (Estonia), a film set in 1992, during the growing conflict between Georgia and Abkhazian separates in the wake of the Soviet Union’s dissolution. This compassionate tale focuses on two Estonian immigrant farmers who decide to remain in Georgia long enough to harvest their tangerine crop. When the war comes to their doorsteps, Ivo takes in two wounded soldiers from opposite sides. The fighters vow to kill each other when they recover, but their extended period of recovery has a humanizing effect that might transcend ethnic divides. This poetic films make an eloquent statement for peace. (This film is presented in Estonian and Russian with English subtitles, 1 hr. 29 min.) 

Tangerines shows on Friday, Nov. 6 @ 5:30 pm, Sunday, Nov. 8 @ 12:30 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 11 @ 5:30 pm. 

Inequality, injustice and the demand of the world we live in causes stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. The film Wild Tales (Argentina) is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover’s betrayal, a return to repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control. (This film is presented in Spanish with English subtitles, 1 hr. 59 min.)

Wild Tales shows on Friday, Nov. 6 @ 7:30 pm, Sunday, Nov. 8 @ 7:30 p.m., Tuesday Nov. 10. @ 5:30 p.m.

Landfillharmonic (USA/Paraguay), follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical youth group full of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. While their navigating this new world of arenas and sold out concerts, a natural disaster devastates their community and the orchestra provides a source of hope for the town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit. (This film is presented in Spanish & English with English Subtitles, 1 hr. 24 min.)

Landfillharmonic shows on Saturday, Nov. 7 @ 2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9 @ 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12 @ 7:30 p.m.

Oscar winner, Citizenfour (USA), is a documentary film that resulted from a series of tense encounters and is a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. In January 2013, Laura Poitras was several years in making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted emails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Snowden. She brought her camera with her and this film is the result. (This film is presented in English, 1 hr. 54 min.)

Citizenfour shows on Saturday, Nov. 7 @ 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov 8 @ 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10 @ 7:45 p.m.

Phoenix (Germany), is Christian Petzold’s riveting new film that follows Nelly, a disfigured concentration camp survivor returning to Berlin in search of Johnny, the husband she still loves, who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazi’s. Set in post-WWII Berlin, Phoenix is an engrossing reflection on the postwar reconstruction of identity couched as a nourish thriller is mistaken identity. This film is a precisely and exquisitely crafted chamber piece, resonant and gripping, softly building up to a stunning finale. (This film is presented in German with English subtitles, 1 hr. 38 min.)

Phoenix shows on Saturday, Nov. 7 @ 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9 @ 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12 @ 5:30 p.m.

Two Days, One Night (Belgium/France/Italy), follows Sandra who has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out. With Two Days, One Night, the Dardenne brothers have turned a relevant social inquiry into a powerful statement on community solidarity, once again delivering a film that is simple on the surface but alive with both compassion and wisdom. (This film is presented in French with English subtitles, 1 hr. 35 min.)

Two Days, One Night shows on Saturday, Nov. 7 @ 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8 @ 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 @ 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Fall International Film Festival are $8.00 per film or $80 (plus tax) for both the Fall and Spring International Film Festivals (12 films total).  Tickets may be purchased at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, advance tickets are not necessary.  Tickets go on sale 15 minutes prior to each film.  For more information call 304-696-6656 or visit our website at





Dates and Show Times

Fri., Nov. 6

Sat., Nov. 7

Sun., Nov. 8

Mon., Nov. 9

Tues., Nov. 10

Wed., Nov. 11

Thur., Nov. 12


12:30 pm Two Days, One Night (Belgium, France, Italy)

12:30 pm Tangerines (Estonia)






2:30 pm Landfillharmonic (USA/Paraguay)

2:30 pm Citizenfour (USA)





5:30 pm Tangerines (Estonia)

5:30 pm Phoenix (Germany)

5:30 pm  Two Days, One Night (Belgium, France, Italy)

5:30 pm Phoenix (Germany)

5:30 pm Wild Tales (Argentina)

5:30 pm  Tangerines (Estonia)

5:30 pm Phoenix (Germany)

7:30 pm Wild Tales (Argentina)

7:30 pm Citizenfour (USA)

7:30 pm Wild Tales (Argentina)

7:30 pm Landfillharmonic (USA/Paraguay)

7:45 pm Citizenfour (USA)

7:30 pm Two Days, One Night (Belgium, France, Italy)

7:30 pm Landfillharmonic (USA/Paraguay)


The Fall 2015 International Film Festival is sponsored by Cabell Huntington Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, KEE 100, B97, WVHU, WSAZ, The Herald Dispatch, Marshall University, and the Marshall Artists Series.