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11 September 2016


This genre-bending documentary brings Alma Har’el’s signature poetic imagery and fascination with performance in nonfiction to three complimentary stories that seek to demystify the fantasy of true love.

Immersive real-life atmosphere of the film is complemented by the music of Flying Lotus.

After winning Tribeca’s Best Documentary Feature Award in 2011 for her remarkable debut Bombay Beach and the screening work-in-progress selection from LoveTrue at TFF 2015, director and cinematographer Alma Har’el returns with the premiere of her anticipated sophomore feature.

Using an atmospheric blend of follow-along footage, artful camerawork, and scenes depicting the past, present, and future of her subject, Har’el follows three complicated, real–life relationships as they unfold in distinct corners of the country. Alaskans Blake and Joel pursue a promising romance, in spite of physical limitations and her stripping career. In Hawaii, free spirit Coconut Willie discovers another side of true love after realizing his son is not biologically his own. And singer/songwriter Victory philosophizes on faith and faithfulness as she and her sibling perform in the streets of New York City accompanied by their father John, who was abruptly separated from his wife.

Set to a hypnotizing score by Flying Lotus and executive produced by Shia LaBeouf, three revelatory stories emerge about a deeper definition of love.

Director Alma Har’el. 70 minutes, USA, 2016
Special screening in Garage Museum as part of Documentary Film Festival CENTER


Documentary Film Festival CENTER is created by the Documentary Film Center and the Museum of Moscow. It is dedicated to contemporary urban culture and the life of modern society. Films in the program cover various aspects of life in big cities and show how the urban environment evolves due to the emergence of new communities and subcultures, the development of architecture and design and activities of contemporary musicians and artists. It also focuses on the lives of the young generation in the new socio-political circumstances in Europe and America. 

Festival CENTER-2016 presents films which premiered internationally at Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Berlin and Venice Film Festivals. All of the films are Russian premieres.

The main programme will take place at Documentary Film Center; parallel venues are Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and New Holland Island (Saint-Petersburg).


Admission – 400 rubles
Admission for visitors with disabilities – 200 rubles.*
Admission for one carer accompanying a disabled visitor – 200 rubles.*

50% discount for GARAGE cardholders
Priority booking for GARAGE cardholders by phone +7 (499) 345-10-00 or email
Bookings must be paid for at least 30 minutes before the screening.

* with relevant documentation

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