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Films & Schedules - WASHINGTON

Fri, Nov 11, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

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

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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HEART BREAKS OPEN

Tue, Nov 15, 2011
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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HEART BREAKS OPEN

DIRECTOR: BILLIE RAIN - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(NAR) A model queer activist and poet, Jesus (Maximillian Davis) prides himself in his work with the Seattle LGBT community. At the same time, Jesus is having unprotected sex and cheating on his long-time partner Johnny (Samonte Cruz). Jesus’ world implodes when he discovers that he is HIV positive, forcing him to confront his innermost fears, his relationship with his ex-boyfriend, and a future living with HIV. Faced with the unknown, Jesus is pulled from the brink of self-destruction by Sister Alysa Trailer (Brian Peters), a drag nun who leads him down a path of self-discovery. “A triumph for the...

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Fri, Nov 11, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

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

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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Thu, Nov 17, 2011
at 8 PM (Worksound Gallery, 820 SE Alder)

NW FILMMAKERS’ FESTIVAL AND GRAND DETOUR PRESENT CAMERA-FREE FILMS BY DEVON DAMONTE

WASHINGTON (OLYMPIA)

(EXP) The Festival partners with Grand Detour to present this collection of camera-free films produced by Olympia’s Devon Damonte. The program will include a multiple projector performance employing a dazzling array of outmoded light-throwing contraptions, including overhead projector, Kodak Carousel Slide projector, Tamron Fotovix, and various 16mm projectors, as well as the following films by Damonte: THE ARTIFACTS OF LIFE (2011), BLUE BALLS SUITE (2010), BROWNIE RUBBING (1989), SCRATCH FEATURE TEASER (2011), LOOPIN LI (2009-11), and the as-yet-unproduced THE MASTERPIECE MADE THE NIGHT BEFORE (2011)—a project made at the Hand Painted Film Society workshop the preceding Wednesday.

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Thu, Nov 17, 2011
at 9 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE OFF HOURS

DIRECTOR: MEGAN GRIFFITHS - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(NAR) “In the languid world of the night shift at a highway diner in the Pacific Northwest, Francine’s small-town life consists of quickies in public restrooms and pouring coffee for truckers and townies. And the inertia isn’t limited to Francine; it extends to the diner owner, a short-order cook, a Serbian waitress, and Francine’s roommate. What they want is out of reach—or is it that they’ve lost track of wanting anything at all? When Oliver, a banker turned big-rig driver, becomes a diner regular, he sparks hope in Francine, introducing the possibility for change.”—Sundance Film Festival. “A reverse angle for...

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THE OREGONIAN

Sat, Nov 19, 2011
at 9 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE OREGONIAN

DIRECTOR: CALVIN LEE REEDER - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(NAR) “There is a place where the skies are wide and the forests are thick and strange. You can lose yourself forever in these woods. Here live troubled truckers and old women with strange powers. You may even make a furry friend. Just be sure to stay quiet. Spend some time with a woman from Oregon who is lost on the road and running away from her past. Now she has a chance to experience everything the Northwest has to offer, whether she likes it or not. If you know Calvin Lee Reeder’s short films LITTLE FARM and RAMBLER, you...

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THE SWIMMER

Fri, Nov 11, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

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

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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