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BUOY

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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BUOY

DIRECTOR: STEVE DOUGHTON - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) A woman receives a telephone call from her long-lost brother—reconnecting with the central, though neglected, emotional anchor in her life. Over the span of real-time phone conversation, the two siblings test the strength of a deep, if challenged love. “BUOY is a powerful, deeply engrossing meditation on family, middle class alienation, and love. What begins as a minimalist nod to MY DINNER WITH ANDRE and JEANNE DIELMAN results in a dramatic, emotionally gripping excavation of contemporary life, exquisitely controlled and grounded in its pitch-perfect performances, writing, and direction.”—Todd Haynes (SAFE, FAR FROM HEAVEN, I’M NOT THERE)

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CPR

Sat, Nov 10, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Thu, Nov 15, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

CPR

DIRECTOR: KIMBERLY WARNER - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) While watching lifeguards perform rescue drills at a neighborhood pool, a woman recognizes her own need to be saved in this mid-century style short.

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EAST HASTINGS PHARMACY

Mon, Nov 12, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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EAST HASTINGS PHARMACY

DIRECTOR: ANTOINE BOURGES - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(NAR) “Bourges documents the daily routine of a typical pharmacy in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside where most clients are on treatments that require taking daily doses of methadone witnessed by the pharmacist. The architecture of the space is as much a character as the population that passes through it, with borders of glass between the street and the pharmacy and again between the pharmacist and her clients. The tension of the situation and the struggles on both sides of the glass are punctuated with moments of good humor and camaraderie.”—Images Festival (47 mins.)

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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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FRESH FILM NORTHWEST WINNING WORKS

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

FRESH FILM NORTHWEST WINNING WORKS

YOUTH

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THE GREAT NORTHWEST

Sun, Nov 18, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE GREAT NORTHWEST

DIRECTOR: MATT MCCORMICK - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick’s new film is inspired by—and recreates—a 3,200-mile road trip made in 1958 by four Seattle women who recorded their journey in an elaborate scrapbook of photos, postcards, brochures, and receipts. Fifty years later, McCormick found the scrapbook in a thrift store and, charmed, set out to retrace their route, searching out every stop that the ladies had so lovingly documented five decades earlier. The resulting film juxtaposes the land and landmarks then and now, a double portrait capturing the eternal and the new. “Like McCormick’s other quasi-documentary film projects, THE GREAT NORTHWEST is notable for...

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HELLO, MY NAME IS DICK LICKER

Sat, Nov 10, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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HELLO, MY NAME IS DICK LICKER

DIRECTOR: BRADY HALL - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(NAR) “Rich Winthrop is a likable if slightly neurotic high school student whose mom is engaged to an effete and personality-deficient man with the last name Licker. Realizing that his life is about to be scarred by rebranding with the name ‘Dick Licker,’ he enlists his smart-aleck friend Chad to devise a plot sabotaging his mother’s marriage. Writer/director Brady Hall takes potty mouth to an Aaron Sorkin-esque level as Rich and Chad exchange barbs slathered in dizzyingly complex references to human anatomy and derogatory putdowns. In the course of executing their despicable plot, they enlist the help of a psychotic...

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LATER THAN USUAL

Fri, Nov 9, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 16, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

LATER THAN USUAL

DIRECTOR: DAVID HOVAN - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VANCOUVER)

(NAR) An elderly couple marks time toward a not-so-inevitable end.

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LINGO

Sat, Nov 10, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Thu, Nov 15, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

LINGO

DIRECTOR: BAHAR NOORIZADEH - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VANCOUVER)

(NAR) Protective of her son and hindered by the language barrier, an Afghan immigrant to Canada is interrogated by the police about a fire her son mistakenly started.

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OLYMPIA STORY

Sun, Nov 11, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
at 5 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

OLYMPIA STORY

DIRECTOR: KANAKO POOKNYW - WASHINGTON (OLYMPIA)

(NAR) From the near silence and invisibility of late motherhood, a resolute woman attempts to help a young stranger who also finds herself at the fringe of existence.

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PARKDALE

Fri, Nov 9, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 16, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

PARKDALE

DIRECTOR: LISA JACKSON - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VANCOUVER)

(NAR) Two sisters roam the inner-city streets of their neighborhood as they try to escape another stint in the foster care system.

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SEARCHING FOR YELLOW

Sat, Nov 10, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

SEARCHING FOR YELLOW

DIRECTOR: IAN CLARK - OREGON (LA GRANDE)

(NAR) Voted one of Filmmaker Magazine’s Top 25 New Faces of Independent Film, Clark’s latest is “the story of a graffiti artist going through a breakup who uses spray cans to literally paint flowers, making nature his canvas. (Clark was also inspired by the story of Antonioni painting trees white while shooting RED DESERT.) In the ultra-restrained, pared-down YELLOW, Clark’s quiet, lingering shots of Oregon’s sleepy towns and countryside are resonantly, hauntingly lovely, simultaneously intimate and expansive.”—Nick Dawson, Filmmaker Magazine

Screening with HELLO, MY NAME IS DICK LICKER.

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SHORTS I

Fri, Nov 9, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Fri, Nov 16, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORTS I

SHORTS

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SHORTS II

Sat, Nov 10, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Thu, Nov 15, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORTS II

SHORTS

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SHORTS III

Sun, Nov 11, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sat, Nov 17, 2012
at 5 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORTS III

SHORTS

Appropriate for all ages!

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SOMEONE

Sat, Nov 10, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Thu, Nov 15, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

SOMEONE

DIRECTOR: JOSH LUNDEN - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) On his way home from school, a boy discovers the body of a homeless man.

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TIME OF THE ROBOTS

Sun, Nov 11, 2012
at 7 PM (Mission Theatre)
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TIME OF THE ROBOTS

DIRECTOR: ERIK HAMMEN - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(NAR) Working with a treasure trove of public domain films with titles like FLASH GORDON CONQUERS THE UNIVERSE, RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON, THE PHANTOM CREEPS, and TARZAN THE FEARLESS, Hammen has fashioned his own new sci-fi adventure tale harkening back to the matinees of 1940s Hollywood. This bustling good fun gives new life to expired stars like Buster Crabbe and Bela Lugosi in an authentically convoluted story of aliens, phantom planets, and robots running rampant.

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YOUR SISTER’S SISTER

Fri, Nov 16, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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YOUR SISTER’S SISTER

DIRECTOR: LYNN SHELTON - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(NAR) “Relationships are killers, and this tough, tender, deeply satisfying romantic comedy from writer-director Lynn Shelton (HUMPDAY) is also bruisingly funny. After his brother’s death, Jack (Mark Duplass) takes an offer from his platonic friend Iris (Emily Blunt) to chill at her family’s island cottage. Expecting solitude, Jack instead finds Iris’ older sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt), nursing her own wounds after breaking up with her girlfriend of seven years. A tequila night ends with Jack and Hannah improbably in bed and Iris’ arrival the next morning as Jack and Hannah try to hide all evidence of their one-nighter. A trio...

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