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Films & Schedules - Saturday, November 14, 2015

WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS

Sat, Nov 14, 2015
at 1:30 PM (WHITSELL AUDITORIUM)
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WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS

DIRECTOR: COURTNEY COULSON - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

 

(DOC) Set in the West Bank city of Ramallah, The Palestinian Circus School welcomes The Lido, a visiting circus school from France. In a month, the two schools must come together to create a mobile circus for children. Living in the West Bank means that mastering acrobatics isn’t the only challenge for a traveling Palestinian circus—hitting the road means an obstacle course of permits and checkpoints along the way. But for these students, the circus is a form of peaceful resistance; instead of surrendering to despair, they overcome their difficult circumstances through the power of art and unity. 

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SHORTS III: Intimate Portraits

Sat, Nov 14, 2015
at 6:30 PM (WHITSELL AUDITORIUM)
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SHORTS III: Intimate Portraits

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS - SHORTS

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THE CURIO

Sat, Nov 14, 2015
at 8:30 PM (WHITSELL AUDITORIUM)
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THE CURIO

DIRECTOR: DICKY DAHL - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

 

(NAR) Based on his short film of the same name, Dahl’s first feature weaves documentary and narrative elements into a poignant and funny memoir about the collapse of his marriage and subsequent struggles to find his footing in the bohemian paradise that is Portland, Oregon. His ex-wife, parents, and brothers appear as themselves in the film and scripted material, footage from the director’s married life, and interviews with family and friends paint the picture of a somewhat misguided late-bloomer experiencing all the freedom, loneliness and humiliation that come with having to start over when the bloom is off the...

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