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BELLA VISTA

Sat, Nov 8, 2014
at 4 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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BELLA VISTA

DIRECTOR: VERA BRUNNER-SUNG - MONTANA (MISSOULA, MT)

(NAR) Having recently moved to Missoula, Montana to teach English to a group of international students, thirty-something Doris finds herself alone. She wanders listlessly, but her students possess courage, purpose, and grounding and understand what it takes to belong. Inspired in part by director Brenner-Sung’s experience moving to Montana in 2011, BELLA VISTA is a meditation on displacement and adaptation in the contemporary American West exploring both the perils of rootlessness as well as the optimism of new beginnings. (83 mins.)

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BFE

Sun, Nov 9, 2014
at 8:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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BFE

DIRECTOR: SHAWN TELFORD - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE, WA)

(NAR) In his debut feature, Seattle filmmaker Shawn Telford follows four individuals living in
 a small town dominated by drugs and brutality and their lasting desire to mold their lives into something more meaningful. In an attempt to escape his failing health, Grampa embarks with his grandson Ian on an adventure full of shady deals and risk taking. They meet Ellie, a troubled teenager searching for love and salvation from Zack, a young romantic whose future hinges on how he reacts to temptation. While Ellie, Zack, Grampa, Ian, and their comrades have had very different life experiences, they all need...

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DUENDE: SUIT OF LIGHTS

Sat, Nov 15, 2014
at 8 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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DUENDE: SUIT OF LIGHTS

DIRECTOR: JEFF ROWLES - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING—(NAR) After fleeing the trappings of fame, for- tune, and success in the bullfighting arena, an orphan turned beloved matador navigates the afterlife. On the advice of a mystic healer he journeys into the desert to perform a ritual of rebirth and burns his suit of lights, the traditional bull-fighting costume. Upon waking he is joined on his path through limbo by three joyful yet mischievous companions—guiding spirits in the form of rodeo clowns. As the clowns begin to tease out the matador’s secrets and ease him into his new life, they are meanwhile being closely pursued by...

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Sat, Nov 8, 2014
at 2 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

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FRIENDSHIP (w/ TACO NIGHT)

Sat, Nov 8, 2014
at 8 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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FRIENDSHIP (w/ TACO NIGHT)

DIRECTOR: NATHANIEL BENNETT - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

(NAR) Alex, Todd, and Stephen are three hard-working friends who are content with spending their paychecks on hunting, beer, and women. Their simple life is soon disrupted when a strange band of brothers begin antagonizing them. (64 mins.)

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TACO NIGHT
DIRECTOR: KYLE EATON / PORTLAND, OR
(NAR) Two old friends who haven’t kept in touch drop by a party where they encounter a combative couple. (16 mins.)

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THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ANSE AND BHULE IN NO-MAN’S LAND

Thu, Nov 13, 2014
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ANSE AND BHULE IN NO-MAN’S LAND

DIRECTOR: BARRY L. HUNT - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

(NAR) Created by Portland’s award recognized Sowelu ensemble, filmed on majestic landscapes in rural Oregon and Southern Washington, and shot in a 70’s retro art-house style, ANSE AND BHULE is an original drama of two cultures that survive a cataclysm. In this post-apocalyptic love story, a group of boys living in a cave develop a unique ritual culture and language influenced by religion, childhood fears, and superstition. Through ritual vision quests, they decide to travel the earth killing diseased creatures, making the world “clean” for their brotherhood. on their way, they discover a “her”, the first woman they have seen....

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HOUSE OF LAST THINGS

Fri, Nov 14, 2014
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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HOUSE OF LAST THINGS

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL BARTLETT - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

(NAR) Alan is a successful classical music critic. His wife Sarah is an obsessively grieving woman, struggling with an unspoken tragedy even after months of institutionalized therapy. The couple embarks on a recuperative trip to Italy and arranges for a house sitter, Kelly. Young and lonely, longing for commitment and the better things in life, Kelly is quickly joined by her younger brother Tim (RJ Mitte from BREAKING BAD) and her trashy boyfriend Jesse. It’s not long before the trio find themselves drawn into a web of disturbing revelations when Jesse suddenly decides to kidnap eight-year-old Adam from the supermarket....

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SHORTS I

Fri, Nov 7, 2014
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Wed, Nov 12, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORTS I

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SHORTS II

Sat, Nov 8, 2014
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Thu, Nov 13, 2014
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORTS II

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SHORTS III

Sun, Nov 9, 2014
at 6:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Fri, Nov 14, 2014
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORTS III

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