Moab International Film Festival

Festival Passes & Tickets Available at Back of Beyond Books, Canyonlands Copy Center, and at the Show.

Special: Festival Partner, Homewood Suites is offering 10% off rooms if you mention you're coming to the festival when booking for 2019's festival.

Friday, March 1st 7pm


Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Palm D'or Winner - Cannes Film Festival
Nominated for 2019 Academy Award
Nominated for Golden Globe 2019
see the EXTENSIVE list of Awards and Nominations

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a family.

Directed / Written / Edited by
Kore-eda Hirokazu

Matsuzaki Kaoru, Yose Akihiko, Taguchi Hijiri

Lily Franky
Ando Sakura
Matsuoka Mayu
Kiki Kilin
Jyo Kairi
Sasaki Miyu

Friday, March 1st 9:15pm

Do You Trust This Computer?

runtime: 78 min.

Director: Chris Paine
Writer: Mark Monroe

Science fiction has long anticipated the rise of machine intelligence. Today, a new generation of self-learning computers is reshaping every aspect of our lives. Incomprehensible amounts of data are being collected, interpreted, and fed back to us in a tsunami of apps, smart devices, and targeted advertisements. Virtually every industry on earth is feeling this transformation, from job automation to medical diagnostics, from elections to battlefield weapons. Do You Trust This Computer? explores the promises and perils of this developing era. Will A.I. usher in an age of unprecedented potential, or prove to be our final invention?



Saturday, March 2nd 7pm

Running for Good

The Fiona Oakes Documentary

runtime: 74 minutes

From Executive Producer James Cromwell and award-winning director Keegan Kuhn (Cowspiracy, What The Health) comes RUNNING FOR GOOD, the feature-length sports documentary narrated by Rich Roll (Finding Ultra), following world record marathon runner Fiona Oakes in her attempt not only to set a new global record in endurance racing, but to compete in the “toughest footrace on earth,” the Marathon Des Sables, a 250km race through the Sahara Desert.
Fiona Oakes has made a name for herself as a unique endurance runner. She is the fastest woman in the world to run a marathon on all seven continents, and the north pole, in both cumulative and elapsed time. Fiona’s achievements are made even more astounding due to the fact that she was told at age 14 that she would never walk properly, let alone ever run. She would undergo more than 17 radical knee surgeries which ultimately led to having her entire right kneecap removed. The process was agonizing, the rehab worse, the records she’s gone on to set even more astounding.

With overcoming her own adversity, Fiona’s true drive to achieve incredible feats of speed and human endurance are motivated by a deep desire to raise awareness for the plight of animals. Her achievements help fund a 450+ animal sanctuary that she takes care of every day

“Fiona is a truly remarkable athlete and human being. She has defied all odds to become a world record-breaking runner despite a horrific knee injury. Her sense of purpose is so strong that nothing can stop her. Yet at the same time she is one of the most humble and selfless people I have met.”

— Elisabet Barnes, 2X MDS winner, Ultrarunner Champion

“I’m absolutely amazed by Fiona’s incredible athletic achievements, what she has been able to accomplish and that more people don’t know her story”
— Rich Roll, best-selling author, ultra-athlete

“I was deeply moved by this awe-inspiring story of how a woman has overcome a disability that would put most people in a wheelchair, to become a world record breaking ultra-marathon runner, fueled by a plant-based diet.” 
— John Robbins, best-selling author



Saturday, March 2nd 8:45pm

The Devil We Know

runtime: 95 minutes
Directors: Stephanie Soechtig, Jeremy Seifert (co-director)

A group of citizens in West Virginia challenges a powerful corporation to be more environmentally responsible.

The Devil We Know is the story of how one synthetic chemical, used to make Teflon products, contaminated a West Virginia community. But new research hints at a much broader problem: nearly all Americans are affected by exposure to non-stick chemicals in food, drinking water, and consumer products. With very little oversight on the chemical industry in this country, we invite you to learn more about the problem and how you can protect yourself and your family.

Sunday, March 3rd 7:00pm

Fig Tree

Written/Directed by: Aalam-Warqe Davidian

runtime: 93 min.

16 year old Jewish Mina, is trying to navigate between a surreal routine dictated by the civil war in Ethiopia and her last days of youth with her Christian boyfriend Eli. When she discovers that her family is planning to immigrate to Israel and escape the war, she weaves an alternate plan in order to save Eli.
But in times of war, plans tend to go wrong.
Marsha’s coming of age film debut film is based on her childhood memories of a civil-war-torn Ethiopia.

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Moab, Utah 84532