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BACKBONE: EARLY VANCOUVER EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA, 1967-1981

Sun, Nov 10, 2013
at 4 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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BACKBONE: EARLY VANCOUVER EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA, 1967-1981

DIRECTOR: RICHARD MARTIN - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VANCOUVER, BC)

(DOC) From the mid-1960s through the 1970s, Vancouver, BC, was an international hub for experimental film and the source of an enduring body of work that resonates today. Martin’s documentary examines some of the key works of the era, offering perspective on the social and cultural context of the time and the varied influences of psychedelic pop, structuralism, experimental drama, and poetic cinema. Featuring interviews from members of Vancouver’s cultural community—including the artists themselves—the film offers a primer for appreciating a program of key works curated by Martin, all of which reveal vibrant visions. Martin’s BACKBONE (2013) (60 mins.) will...

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BARZAN

Sun, Nov 10, 2013
at 2 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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BARZAN

DIRECTOR: ALEX STONEHILL - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(DOC) To neighbors, Sam “Barzan” Malkandi was the model immigrant and perfect, hard-working family man. To investigators, Malkandi was a cold-blooded terrorist who represented a potential link between Iraq and the 9/11 attacks. To audiences, Malkandi is a mercurial character whose story embodies controversial issues of immigration, xenophobia, and the price of security in the 21st century. Shot both in Iraq and Seattle and featuring haunting sand animation sequences, BARZAN offers an epic geopolitical journey of a family torn apart by suspicion as it examines the opaque government agencies charged with keeping us safe, even at the cost of freedom....

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BIBLE QUIZ

Sat, Nov 16, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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BIBLE QUIZ

DIRECTOR: NICOLE TEENY - WASHINGTON (GIG HARBOR, WA)

(DOC) In Tacoma, Washington, and all over the country, many church groups participate in an annual competition of memorizing and reciting Bible verses and trivia, all in the hopes of making it to a national competition where the best of the best duel it out. With an approaching National Bible Quiz Championship on the horizon, 17-year-old Mikayla and the other members of her Bible quiz group study and practice with unbeatable dedication. But for Mikayla, it is more than just Bible trivia. Her quiz group is an escape from family troubles, a chance at belonging, and the place where she...

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