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SpIFF 2019: Animation and real life

Above: A frame from the Oscar-nominated animated short "Late Afternoon."

SpIFF 21 — or, more specifically, the 2019 Spokane International Film Festival — continues tonight with a pair of 7:30 screenings at the Magic Lantern Theatre.

"93Queen": A group of Hasidic woman in Brooklyn, New York, struggles to form its own voluntary ambulance service. Says Ben Kenigsberg of the New York Times, "Without denying that these women face discrimination in reaching their goal, the movie shows how its subjects are able to find ways to combine strict observance and progress."

Animation Showcase: Nine animated films from countries as diverse as Ireland, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium and the U.S. explore a range of narrative topics. Two have been nominated for Academy Awards.

Note: Tickets to both programs are limited and will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis.