MADEIRADiG / 1-4.12. / Music | www.madeiradig.com MMiFF / 5-8.12. / Film | www.mmiff.com The MADEIRADIG Festival is a unique adventure in extraordinary music. Each December the Portuguese island – celebrated as a ‘paradise island’ and ‘floating garden’ – is transformed into a hotbed of digital art and culture. This is an avant garde journey through the world of serious music. Program/Line-Up 2017: Friday, 01.12.2017 | 21:30 • Carl Stone (US) • The Necks (AU) + Aftershow with Frank D'Arpino (DE) | 00:00 Saturday, 02.12.2017 | 21:30 • Ectoplasm Girls (Sweden) • NaN Collider + Miguel Pedro (Portugal) + Aftershow with Shins-K (JP) | 00:00 Sunday, 03.12.2017 | 21:30 • Greg Fox (US) • Rhys Chatham (France/US) + Friends & Family Night | 00:00 Monday, 04.12.2017 | 21:30 • Maja S. K. Ratkje (Norway) • Laraaji (US) + Aftershow with Daniel Meteo & Michael Rosen (DE) | 00:00 The MMIFF Festival is a fantastic festival for creative, international and auteur cinema with an artistic claim. We present fantastic and surreal films from all over the world. With a limited capacity of 180 guests, this intimate and unique Festival is set to be a magical and adventurous experience for cineastes. Film Program 2017: Tuesday, 05.12.2017 | 22:00 at Cine Sol Space is the Place (1974 / USA / Sci-fi/Music / 85 min) by John Coney (out of competition) "Space is the Place has more than a few hokey moments, but it also illuminates Ra's work. For him, outer space wasn't just a gimmick or a convenient source of song titles. It was a zone where racism was inoperative." -The New York Times Wednesday, 06.12.2017 | 18:30 at Cine Sol Euthanizer by Teemu Nikki (2017 / Finland / Thriller/Comedy / 85 min) "Propelled by vibrant, B-movie enthusiasm, The Euthanizer offers the brazen psychological insights and aesthetic brio of classic exploitation movies like Cockfighter or God Told Me To." -Toronto Film Festival Wednesday, 06.12.2017 | 22:30 at John Dos Passos Cultural Centre Gook by Justin Chon (2017 / USA / Drama / 96 min) "Justin Chon looks at bigotry through the eyes of two Korean brothers in L.A.'s South Central in 1992. The result is hardass yet hypnotically beautiful." -The Rolling Stone Thursday, 07.12.2017 | 18:30 at Cine Sol Pin Cushion by Deborah Haywood (2017 / UK / Drama / 85 min) "Pin Cushion is most emotionally piercing in depicting the daily ways in which the world still punishes this loving, mild-as-milk woman for her difference." -Variety Thursday, 07.12.2017 | 22:30 at John Dos Passos Cultural Centre Train Driver's Diary by Milos Radovic (2016 / Serbia / Comedy / 85 min) "Train Driver’s Diary is a lot of fun; jokes are macabre without being distasteful, conflicts are emotional without feeling melodramatic, and generally the whole film runs smoothly, and arrives on time with a sweet and affecting resolution." -Raindance Festival Friday, 08.12.2017 | 21:00 at John Dos Passos Cultural Centre Les Affamés by Robin Aubert (2017 / Canada / Drama/Horror / 110 min) "Robin Aubert's idiosyncratic and nuanced drama breathes fresh life into the zombie apocalypse subgenre." -Variety More about our films here: http://mmiff.com/program2017/ Tickets are on sale here: http://mmiff.com/tickets/ Our Jury members for this year are Portuguese-Brazilian actress Joana de Verona, contemporary Swiss pop-artist Sylvie Fleury and Tobias Nölle, director of last year's MMiFF laureate with the psychological drama "Aloys".