International Falls

Director: Amber McGinnis
Magnolia :: Narrative Features
Running Time:92:40 minutes
Event Date(s)
1:15 PM
Friday, November 15
Thalian Main
7:00 PM
Saturday, November 16
Thalian Ballroom

Director: Amber McGinnis
Writer: Thomas Ward
Producer: Nicholas Dunlevy

Dee is a wife and mom stuck in a boring job and a broken marriage in what feels like the frozen edge of the world: International Falls, Minnesota. A comedy nerd with a secret dream of getting on stage, she meets Tim, a burned-out touring comedian at a moment of crisis. Her walls crumble as she faces the realities of a life she’s become adept at ignoring: a dead end job, a cheating husband, and a dream she’s never had the guts to pursue. Tim, nursing his own miseries, tells Dee this will be his last show as a comedian, which turns out to be a sadly ominous prediction. The line between comedy and tragedy is blurred as Dee is forced to ask the inevitable question that all must face: Now what?


Amber directs both film and theatre and has been called the “rising star” of DC theatre directors where she has received numerous Helen Hayes Award nominations. Her feature-length screenplay “Girl in the Red Corner” was a 2018 semifinalist at the Sundance Writers Lab and Austin Film Festival. Amber has worked as an Associate Producer for the Kennedy Center Honors, and has 10 years experience writing and directing interactive films with branching storylines. She is now self-producing work through her new company, Outskirt Media LLC.

Screening with:
Meditation Minute!!!
Director: Jebby Wanes / 1:35
A guided meditation through the realities of our inevitable hellscape.