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Sun, Feb 8, 2009
at 11:45 AM (WH)

Sun, Feb 8, 2009
at 11:45 AM (WH)

Dangerous Loop

DIRECTOR: Brian Knowles - Short Cuts II: Oregon Made (Oregon)

Exhilarating stop-motion blossoms of cut paper burst forth in colorful and decorative formations. 

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Sat, Feb 14, 2009
at 2:45 PM (B1)

Mon, Feb 16, 2009
at 1:30 PM (WH)

Dream Weavers: Beijing 2008

DIRECTOR: Jun Gu - China

This year's Chinese submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar--a rare documentary in a category dominated by narrative films--offers a fascinating, human perspective on Beijing's preparations for the 2008 Olympics.  Filmed over the course of five years, Dream Weavers follows five interwoven story lines: the plight of one of the 4,000 families who were relocated to make room for the Olympic Village; the construction of the innovative, welded-steel Bird's Nest stadium; the grueling regime of young female gymnasts; the training of hurdler Liu Xiang; and the training of the Beijing SWAT team.

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Sun, Feb 15, 2009
at 12 PM (WH)

Duim | Lantaarnpaal | Windvlagg | Schoorsteenhuisje | Rijwind | Boom

DIRECTOR: Tomas Schats - Short Cuts IV: Sketched in Time (Netherlands)

In Schats' subtle "clear-line drawings" of man's opportunities and limitations, the seemingly personal becomes extraordinarily universal. Duim: a thumb nail, Lantaarnpaal: a lamppost, Windvlaag: a gust of wind, Schoorsteenhuisje: a house, Rijwind: a moped passing by, Boom: a tree.

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Sat, Feb 7, 2009
at 8:45 PM (B1)

Sun, Feb 8, 2009
at 7 PM (B4)

Mon, Feb 9, 2009
at 8:30 PM (B4)

Dunya & Desie

DIRECTOR: Dana Nechushtan - Netherlands

A spin-off of an award-winning TV series of the same name, this warm-hearted and upbeat film catches up with best friends Dunya (Moroccan-born, Muslim and conservative) and Desie (Dutch, outgoing and fond of skimpy clothes) at age 18.  To her chagrin, Dunya's parents are taking her to Morocco for an arranged marriage.  Meanwhile, Desie faces a very different problem: she's pregnant.  When Desie learns that her estranged father lives in Morocco, a spontaneous cross-cultural road trip ensues, as the two friends attempt to navigate familial expectations and learn what it means to straddle two worlds. "Sunny and clever, never preachy,...

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