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International Falls

Director: Amber McGinnis
Magnolia :: Narrative Features
Running Time:96:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
1:15 PM EST
Friday, November 15
Thalian Main
7:00 PM EST
Saturday, November 16
Thalian Ballroom

Writer: Thomas Ward
Producer: Nicholas Dunlevy
Cinematographer: Andrew Aiello
Casting Director: Matthew Lessall
Editor: Esin Ozdag
Cast: Rachael Harris, Rob Huebel, Matthew Glave

Dee is a middle-aged wife and mother stuck in a boring job and a broken marriage in what feels like the frozen edge of the world: International Falls, Minnesota. A self-proclaimed comedy nerd with a secret dream of getting on stage, her only escape comes in the form of no-name touring comics performing weekly in the hotel bar where she works as a front desk clerk. This particular weekend brings Tim, a burned out headliner who is all too aware of his status as a low-level nobody telling the same hack jokes to small town slobbering drunks year after year. The line between comedy and tragedy is blurred as Dee and Tim begin an awkward fling. And now they must ask the inevitable, unavoidable question: Now what?


Amber McGinnis directs both film and theatre and has been called the “rising star” of DC theatre scene – with 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. McGinnis 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.

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