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The Zurich Film Festival is spread over 11 days and packed with excellent movies from all over the world and an increasing number of red carpet stars. September 25 to October 5. www.zff.com

Winterthur is holding the 8th annual Open Doors art exhibition on September 27 and 28. Visit the studios of 45 different local artists, see how their works are created and talk to them in person. See www.opendoorswinterthur.ch for details

Freestyle, the largest freestyle sports event in Europe, is on agai this year from September 28 to 29. www.freestyle.ch

Funny or stupid? Kino Xenix takes on the world of Will Ferrell and odd comedies in its September programme, which includes the following movies in English: Wayne's World, Anchorman, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Bridesmaids, Melinda and Melinda, Borat, Design for Living, Walk Hard, Blades of Glory, You're Welcome America, Step Brothers, The Other Guys, The Big Lebowsky, This is Spinal Tap, The Party, Anchorman II, Stranger Than Fiction, Four Lions, Sideways and Talladega Nights. See www.xenix.ch (in German) for movie details.

American writer and photographer Teju Cole talks about his time as the writer in residence at the Literaturhaus Zürich on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30 pm. More...

ewz.stattkino is not your usual film festival. The movies are enhanced depending on their content, potential for providing an innovative experience, according to the directors' whim, or all of the above – with new soundtracks, dance troupes, magic shows, or simultaneous ad-libbed lines. To gear up for the annual event in February, the people at ewz.stattkino are hosting a best-of series from October 13 to 26 the Arthouse Le Paris movie theater and ewz-Unterwerk Selnau. See website for details.

Meier Shalev reads from his book Two She-Bears at the Literaturhaus Zürich on Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30 pm. More...

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