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You can catch 36 films at the Wilma, MCT Center for the Performing Arts, the Elks Lodge and the Roxy Theater, beginning at 10:45 a.m.

Kirby Dick retrospective continues: Two more of the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated director’s films screen today: “Derrida,” MCT, 10:45 a.m; “The Invisible War,” Roxy 2, 2 p.m.

Shorts galore: Six blocks of short films screening throughout the day.

“The Last Honey Hunter” — In the mist-shrouded mountains of Nepal’s Hongu River Valley, the Kulung people carve their lives out of the land and practice an ancient form of animism structured around the god Rongkemi. There, a wiry and unassuming man named Mauli Dhan Rai is believed to be chosen by the gods for the perilous rite of honey harvesting. Roxy 2, 9:15 p.m.

“Spetaccolo” — Once upon a time there was a tiny hill town in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to confront their issues: They turned their lives into a play. Every summer for the past 50 years, their piazza has become their stage and villagers ages 6 to 90 play a part: the role of themselves. MCT, 6:30 p.m.

“A Shot in the Dark” — Despite a lifetime of adversity, a blind high school wrestler attempts to win a New Jersey State Championship before the end of his senior year. Elks Lodge, 6 p.m.

“Transformer” — In the summer of 2015, former U.S. Marine and world-record weightlifter Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski was publicly outed as transgender. Janae attempts to find her place in a world where one day she is alpha male and the next she is a delicate woman. Wilma, 8:15 p.m.

“Coyote: The Mike Plant Story” — Mike Plant burned his way through life with his daring spirit and an unconventional set of rules. This is the story of a man and his vessel as they navigate the unknown waters of the world via professional offshore sailing — a thrilling account of a man’s insatiable appetite for adventure. MCT, 8:45 p.m.

Filmmakers in attendance

Q&A following film screening.

“Derrida” — MCT, 10:45 p.m.; “The Invisible War” — Roxy 2, 2 p.m. BSDFF Retrospective on Kirby Dick, director.

“The Godfathers of Hardcore” — Ian McFarland, director, producer and editor; Aaron Drake, composer; Anthony Jarvis, director of photography. Roxy 2, 11:15 a.m.

“The Native Tongue” — Jeanette Many Guns, director. “The Quiet Zone” — Elisa Gonzalez, co-director. Elks Lodge, 1 p.m.

“Pink Gold” — Daniel Anguiano, director. Shorts block, MCT, 1:15pm.

“Rodents of Unusual Size” — Quinn Costello and Jeff Springer, co-directors. Wilma, 3:15 p.m.

“Down River” — Luisa Conlon, director. Shorts block, Elks Lodge, 3:30 p.m.

“Swan Song” — Igor Myakotin, director. “They Come Home” — Rowena Potts, director; Hildreth Potts, producer. Shorts Block, MCT, 4 p.m.

“Like Any Other Kid” — Victoria Mills, director; Kathy Leichter, producer. Roxy 3, 5 p.m.

“Operation Wolf Patrol: Poacher’s Kingdom” — Joseph Brown, director; Keepers of the Future — Karolo Aparicio, director; “The Trouble With Wolves” — Collin Monda, director/producer. Wilma, 5:30 p.m.

“A Shot in the Dark” — Chris Suchorsky, director/editor. Elks Lodge, 6 p.m.

“Mr. Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End” — Pablo Bryant, director. Roxy 2, 7:30 p.m.

“Transformer” — Michael Del Monte, director. Wilma, 8:15 p.m.

“Through the Darkness” — Mike Gatanella, producer; Star Rosencrans, editor; Chris Uettwiller, executive producer; Jessica Young, director of photography; Marvin Mutch, subject. Elks Lodge, 8:30 p.m.

“Coyote: The Mike Plant Story” — Thomas Simmons, director; Brandon Brock, executive producer. MCT, 8:45 p.m.

“My Indiana Muse” — Ric Serena, director; Robert Townsend, subject. Roxy 2, 9:15 p.m.

Events

“The Antarctica Series” — From the New York Times, a collection of four virtual reality projects films on, above and below the ice in Antarctica. MCT, any time during operating hours.

Full schedule of films and events: bigskyfilmfest.org.



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