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THE FALLS

Thu, Nov 15, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE FALLS

DIRECTOR: JON GARCIA - OREGON (LAKE OSWEGO)

(NAR) At 20 years old, the time has come for RJ to leave his family, his girl, and his home for his two-year mission for the Mormon Church. He travels to a small town in Oregon where he meets Elder Chris Merrill, his assigned constant companion who acclimates him to the rituals and lifestyle of the white shirts, the bicycles, and the street corner proselytizing. Elder Merrill proves a valuable mentor and the two quickly grow close, unleashing jealousies and tension that soon have RJ questioning his religion and finding a truth worth fighting for.

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FAMILY PORTRAIT IN BLACK AND WHITE

Tue, Nov 13, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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FAMILY PORTRAIT IN BLACK AND WHITE

DIRECTOR: JULIA IVANOVA - WASHINGTON (SPOKANE)

(DOC) “In a Ukrainian village, big-hearted, formidable Olga Nenya singlehandedly raises 23 foster children. Sixteen are the biracial offspring of visiting African students and Ukrainian women, who, living in a country of blue-eyed blondes that’s racked with endemic racism, often see no choice but to abandon their babies. Olga reveals herself to be loving and protective but also narrow-minded and controlling. A product of Communist ideology, she favors collective duty over individual freedom. It’s this philosophy that gives the orphans the rich sense of belonging they ache for, as well as cause for rebellion and distrust, in this lyrical, sometimes...

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FIELD WORK: A FAMILY FARM

Wed, Nov 14, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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FIELD WORK: A FAMILY FARM

DIRECTOR: JOHN HELDE - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(DOC) A quietly powerful journey to the heartland of America, FIELD WORK tells the story of the Swansons, family farmers who stay small in an era of mega-farms. In the last 60 years, technology and economics have reshaped America’s agricultural landscape: the quest for ever-higher yields and the flight of the younger generation have resulted in bigger and bigger farms. FIELD WORK follows Judy and Charlie Swanson and their three grown children through the economic meltdown as they pursue a dream of farming together as one extended family. When son Jeremy purchases his first 80 acres, he plants a stake...

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FRESH FILM NORTHWEST WINNING WORKS

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
at 1 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

FRESH FILM NORTHWEST WINNING WORKS

YOUTH

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