One of the longest-running film fests returns this week. Now in its 38th year, MSPIFF brings an insane number of films to Minnesota. Over 250 flicks will screen; programs include women-made films, animation shorts, horror movies, and documentaries. There will be local productions, plus works from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and pretty much every other corner of the world. There are films about political unrest, films about global warming, and films about people coming of age. Opening night includes a screening of Yuli, which tells the incredible story of Carlos Acosta (known as Yuli), who went from life on the streets of Havana to lead dancer with London’s Royal Ballet. Festival attendees will be invited to enjoy a variety of receptions and parties with actors, filmmakers, and other creatives, and free MetroTransit rides are available online. For tickets and the complete lineup, visit mspfilm.org.