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SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! This darkly comic, genre-bending piece of gonzo journalism from international provocateur Mads Brugger (filmmaker behind Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner RED CHAPEL) rips the corroded lid off the global scheme of political corruption and exploitation happening in one of the most dangerous places on the planet: the Central Africa Republic. Armed with a phalanx of hidden cameras, black-market diplomatic credentials and a bleeding-edge wit, Brugger transforms himself into an outlandish caricature of a European-African consul. As he immerses himself in the life-threatening underworld of nefarious bureaucrats, Brugger encounters blood diamond smuggling, bribery, and even murder – while somehow managing to crack amazing razor-sharp barbs at every step along the way. From each absurdly terrifying/hilarious situation to the next, THE AMBASSADOR is a one-of-a-kind excursion from the man whom The Huffington Post has called “the most provocative filmmaker in the world.” Dir: Mads Brugger. 2012. Denmark. In English/Danish/French with English subtitles. Digital. 97 mins. Nightly at 7pm and 9pm, plus Sat. + Sun. at (3:15pm) & 5pm.