Artists and Aliens Film Festival

18.08.2017 @ 12:00 – 20.08.2017 @ 22:00
18-20 August 2017 in Ritz, Vaasa Artists and Aliens Film Festival brightens up the City of Vaasa for the first time this August. This festival is happening for the first time and you don’t want to miss it.The festival exhibits international, independent movies from around the world that are screened for the first time in a Finnish movie theatre. Accompanying the movies will be live music performances and interviews interviews with some of the filmmakers. More details will follow and more interesting surprises might be revealed.


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The program:
Our featured features (All films in English or with English subtitles). The films are not rated in Finland and therefore all the movies have the age restriction K-18.

Friday 18:08.17
16:30 Doors open
17:30 Jupiter’s Moon by Kornél Mundruczó
Hungary | Germany
A Hungarian film that defies categorisation. It combines elements of thriller, science fiction, superhero movies and action with an arthouse sensibility.

20:00 Shepherds and Butchers by Oliver Schmitz
South Africa | USA | Germany
A lawyer takes on a case of a prison guard in South Africa who is traumatized by the executions he’s witnessed.

Saturday 19.08.17
11:30 Door open

 Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong by Emily Ting
USA | Hong Kong
An attraction forms when a Chinese American girl visiting Hong Kong for the first time meets an American expat who shows her the way, but timing may not quite be on their side. A walk and talk romance set in the beautiful city of Hong Kong, the film asks the question – what happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time?

14:00 About Scout by Laurie Weltz
A rebellious girl embarks on a road trip across Texas with a suicidal young man in an effort to find her little sister.

16:00 Garden Party Massacre by Gregory Blair (WORLD PREMIERE)
A few friends gather for a garden party. At first it seems their quirks are the only thing causing tension. That is until a pickaxe wielding maniac shows up and starts killing.

18:00 Saga by Jørn Steen
A Norwegian Black Metal, Biker, Viking movie with zombies.

Sunday 20.08.17
11:30 Doors open

12:00 Dolls Can’t Cry by Aleksandra Czenczek
UK | Poland
A really intense film about a woman struggling with mental health issues trying to keep her family together.

14:00 Dust Cloth by Ahu Öztürk
Turkey | Germany
Nesrin and Hatun are two Kurdish cleaning women living in Istanbul. While Nesrin tries to survive with her little daughter, trying to understand why her husband left her, Hatun dreams of buying a house in the district where they clean.

16:00 Hold Me by Teace Snyder
Canada | USA
Hold Me is the story of Hannah, a woman whose job it is to hold and console people who are being voluntarily euthanized.

18:00 The Divine Order by Petra Volpe
1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village with her husband and their two sons. The Swiss countryside is untouched by the major social upheavals the movement of 1968 has brought about. Nora’s life is not affected either – until she starts to publicly fight for women’s suffrage, which the men are due to vote on in a ballot on February 7, 1971.

On Saturday at 20:00 we end the day with a concert by SACRAMENTAL SMOKE! And on Sunday the band ROTHWELLS GROUP will be playing at 20:00!

Important: All movies are in English, or with English subtitles. K-18.

Buy tickets from Studio Ticket:
Ticket to one movie: 8€
Tickets to three movies: 16€
Tickets to five movies: 20€
Tickets to all 10 movies: 30€
Tickets are also sold at the door starting 30 minutes before the first movie. On Friday 60 minutes before the first movie.