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Films & Schedules - Wednesday, November 16, 2011

BASIN

Wed, Nov 16, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

BASIN

DIRECTOR: DAVID GEISS - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VICTORIA)

(DOC) “Images of the once pristine landscape of northern Alberta scarred by industrial development compels us to take environmental action.”—AG

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Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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THE BIG SAYONARA

DIRECTOR: DON HAMILTON - WASHINGTON (SPOKANE)

(NAR) “Some of the funniest understated dialogue I’ve heard in a short independent film about a former Wall Street employee hitting rock bottom in rural Rosalia, Washington.”—AG

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LASZLO LASSU

Wed, Nov 16, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

LASZLO LASSU

DIRECTOR: BEN POPP - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(ANI) “This masterful cut-paper animation has an Eastern European folk art flare to its lines and narrative.”—AG

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Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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META ABERRATIO

DIRECTOR: TIMOTHY FIRTH - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(ANI) “This gorgeous black-and-white animation makes three typewriters and their guts come to life, calling to mind a century of stop-motion animation from Georges Méliès to the Brothers Quay.”—AG

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MT. PARNASSUS

Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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MT. PARNASSUS

DIRECTOR: JESSE LARSON, KYLE PARKER - OREGON (WILSONVILLE)

(DOC) “A lovely story of a man and his airplane home, with striking compositions of fuselage in the forest.”—AG

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Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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OLD-TIME FILM

DIRECTOR: BARBARA TETENBAUM, MARILYN ZORNADO - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(ANI) “A fiddle and some antique engravings make for good times in this short toe-tapper.”—AG

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STRANDS, A MUSIC VIDEO

Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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STRANDS, A MUSIC VIDEO

DIRECTOR: ROB TYLER - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) “A visual celebration of the ghosts of mixtapes past.”—AG

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THE SWIMMER

Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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THE SWIMMER

DIRECTOR: SALISE HUGHES - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(EXP) “Burt Lancaster from the 1968 film THE SWIMMER free-styling his way through a strange hand-painted landscape, peppered with synchronized swimmers.”—AG

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WOMAN WAITING

Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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WOMAN WAITING

DIRECTOR: ANTOINE BOURGES - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VANCOUVER)

(NAR) “This powerful narrative uses minimal dialogue and long takes to depict a middle-aged woman on the edge of homelessness and invisibility.”—AG

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SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS

Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS

DIRECTOR: MATT MCCORMICK - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) “Delicately weaving together the lives of three lonely strangers, the story explores the elusiveness of personal fulfillment as McCormick’s characters bump up against the discarded and are forced to confront their own impermanence and need for human connection. Subtle, convincing performances by musicians James Mercer (The Shins) and Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney) and lyrical cinematography reveal McCormick’s finely tuned directorial eye. As a silent main character, the city of Portland is the common thread—a reminder that, as bleak as things may seem, in small, unexpected moments around unlikely corners, the possibility for hope and beauty remains. McCormick establishes himself as...

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