The 16th Annual Anchorage International Film Festival, showcasing over 100 films from 25 different countries in Anchorage, Alaska, Dec 2-11, 2016.
Passes are available online or in person at each venue. Tickets to individual screenings are available in advance only at the BearTooth TheatrePub, or in person at each venue the day of the screening. Thank you for joining us! 
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Friday, December 9 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Martini Matinee

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Il Campione (The Champion ) Dir: Boming Jiang. 12 min, Italy
Would you be able to laugh for five whole minutes? This is what Carmelo says people can do with his weird Smile Machine, the one he shows around fun fairs. He challenges people to laugh for five entire minutes without any interruption. One morning, everyone passing by his unique machine takes the challenge, with an unexpected winner.

Fresh Chocolate Bar  (Dir: Elizabeth Elston). 4 min, Australia  
A love poem to a chocolate bar.

Thunder Road
(Dir: Jim Cummings) 13 min, USA
Grand Jury Prize Winner at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Officer Arnaud loved his Mom.

I'll Wait Here (Dir: Harry Buerkle) 8min, AUSTRIA
The film follows a day in the lives of two adorable grandparents as they are adjusting to life after he has gone blind after an accident.

Starring Austin Pendleton (Dir:Gene Gallerano) 18 min, USA
'The most famous actor you've never heard of.' Austin Pendleton is that quintessential character actor you might recognize. We follow Austin as he reflects on his life and craft, while his A­-list peers discuss his vast influence and dogged determination, and what it means to be an original in today's celebrity­ obsessed world.

A Reasonable Request
(Dir: Andrw Laurich) 9 min, USA  
A desperate son reconnects with his estranged father to ask an unspeakable favor that will change their lives forever.

(Dir: Jake DeVito) 17 min, USA
A pair of senior citizens have a relationship that shocks both their families in this potty mouthed but endearing comedy.

Death$ in a $mall Town
(Dir: Mark Jones) 7 min, USA
A mayor has a unique way to revive the fortunes of his small town that had been losing citizens, businesses and tourist prior to his taking office.

Pickle (Dir: Amy Nicholson) 15 min, USA
Let us reflect on the brief existence of Pickle the fish. Although he could not swim, he was lovingly cared for by a couple that kept him propped up in a sponge. Along with an obese chicken, a cat with a heart condition, and a paraplegic possum, his life is a celebration of man’s eternal capacity to care for all creatures. He will be dearly missed.

Run Time: 103 min


Friday December 9, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm AKST
BearTooth Theatrepub 1230 W 27th Ave