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Interrobang Film Festival, Presented by AARP, Announces 55 Films from 30 Countries Selected for 2018 Festival

The Interrobang Film Festival (IFF) presented by AARP Movies for Grownups is proud to announce the 55 films from 30 countries that will be screened over the three days of the Des Moines Arts Festival® June 22-24.

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Part juried competition, part public screening and part workshop, the unique IFF event allows both cinema enthusiasts and curious newcomers to experience films from artists around the globe from the comfort of the air-conditioned South Wing of the Des Moines Central Library. 2018 is a banner year for IFF, as the 55 films will be more films than have ever screened before.

“This is the Interrobang Film Festival’s most dynamic year ever, featuring exclusive premieres from all around the world,” said Kristian Day, Interrobang Film Festival Producer. “We’re excited about this new partnership with AARP Movies for Grownups so IFF can continue to grow in Des Moines.”

Complete synopses of each of the films along with information about the filmmakers is available on the Des Moines Arts Festival website. You can also see our 2018 sizzle reel here:

The films selected for the 2018 Interrobang Film Festival are:
• The Happiness Machine
• Sgt Stubby - An Unlikely Hero
• Funfair
• Farewell
• Room Tone
• Break from the Herd
• Genesis
• The Masseuse
• Dispassion
• Iku Manieva
• A Different Script
• Brothers
• American Fútbol
• Balance
• America
• Red Season
• Belonging
• A Place to Stay
• Amma Meri (Mother)
• Brujas
• The Hustle: Life of Subway
• Performers
• Skateboarding
• Outpost
• Cancel the F---ing Internet
• The Inescapable Arrival of Lazlo
• Petushki
• Sunnyside
• The Accomplice
• The Manual
• Intercourse
• ANORI/Wind
• My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes
• The Provider
• The Things You Think I’m
• Thinking
• Search Engines
• Yarchen Gar
• Ettore’s Stargate
• Lola
• The Boat
• The Observer Effect
• Faded
• Lingua Absentia
• The Old Stripper
• Every Ghost Has An Orchestra
• Blows With The Wind
• Frank and Lamar
• Shoken
• Portrait : A Ballet Film in Four
• Movements
• Marieke
• Beth’s three o’clock with
• Dr. Harlow
• Nobody Dies Here
• 165708
About AARP Movies for Grownups
The AARP Movies for Grownups program offers free screenings of prerelease films in select cities across the country for AARP members and their guests. The movies are selected to appeal to audiences 50-plus. Tickets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and the events fill up fast. For more information, visit

About Interrobang Film Festival
The term “interrobang” indicates a non-standard punctuation mark in an exclamatory manner, as in, “What are you doing?!” This mixture of query and interjection leaves room for reflection, contemplation, and exploration.

The Interrobang Film Festival presented by AARP has brought the art of film to the Des Moines Arts Festival’s three-day lineup since 2007. IFF is part juried competition, part public screening, and part workshop. Cinema enthusiasts and curious newcomers alike can experience curated screenings from artists around the globe. To learn more, visit

About the Des Moines Arts Festival®
The eleven-time Grand Pinnacle Award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival presented by Nationwide will be held June 22-24, 2018. This free annual three-day arts and culture festival will surround the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. DMAF invites you to “…go where it takes you…” by engaging with 180 invited professional visual artists, emerging Iowa artists, the cutting-edge Interrobang Film Festival, live music, performing arts, interactive arts activities, award-winning community outreach programs, live artist workshops and demonstrations, artisan food, and beverages for every taste. The Des Moines Arts Festival is presented by Nationwide and sponsored by Bravo Greater Des Moines, Prairie Meadows, Principal, and MidAmerican Energy.

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