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CHRISTIANIA—40 YEARS OF OCCUPATION

Wed, Nov 18, 2015
at 7 PM (WHITSELL AUDITORIUM)
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CHRISTIANIA—40 YEARS OF OCCUPATION

DIRECTOR: ROBERT LAWSON, RICHARD JACKMAN - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE, WA)

 

(DOC) For over 40 years a squatter community has occupied an abandoned military base in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark. The community was born when youthful idealism and a severe housing shortage incited hundreds of young people to turn 85 acres of deserted brick buildings, woods, ramparts and canals into their home. Finding the idea of eviction to be politically unpopular, the government declared Christiania a short-term social experiment. Decades later, Christiania is still standing. Through interviews with longtime residents, police officers and government officials, Lawson and Jackman’s film explores consensus democracy, alternative building methods, drug policy, and Scandinavian...

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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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