Audiences seeking true representation of the larger world need only peruse the progressive programming of the 36th annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF). The multi-week event features an impressive 350 films from over 70 countries. Commencing and closing with two Minnesota premieres (respectively, the lavish adventure The Lost City of Z and the buzz-worthy mockumentary King of the Belgians), MSPIFF categorizes its programming around such major themes as contemporary global concerns, black cinema, LGBTQ lives, and women and film, a collection showcasing female filmmakers. Minnesota Made offers a local spotlight, while worldwide perspectives are explored with categories such as Asian Frontiers, Cine Latino, Images of Africa, and Midnight Sun (Nordic). Moving beyond feature-length films, MSPIFF also showcases a wide selection of documentaries and short films, while Frame Forward: Cinema Expanded explores experimental works. This year’s festival also offers tributes to Frederick Wiseman and Sarah Pillsbury, a slate of special events, panel discussions, and a virtual and augmented reality exhibition. The MSPIFF website, mspfilm.org/festivals/mspiff, gives full details on all selections, encouraging audiences to make their own schedules as wonderfully idiosyncratic as the festival itself.