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Sun, Feb 15, 2009
at 2 PM (B4)

Mon, Feb 16, 2009
at 5:30 PM (B2)

Thu, Feb 19, 2009
at 9:15 PM (B2)

Fermat's Room

DIRECTOR: Luis Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopeña - Spain

Invitations have been sent to four notable Spanish mathematicians to attend a mysterious weekend excursion to a remote location (rowboat-across-the-lake remote).  Code names of famous mathematicians from history are assigned to protect their identities--or for some other sinister purpose?  The host is named Fermat, and the weekend's goal is to solve one of the world's greatest enigmas.  After an elegant dinner, though, the real challenge is presented: the foursome must solve incoming logic puzzles and submit the answers through a handheld PDA, or else… let's just say that not knowing your math might be dangerous to your health.  With their...

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Sat, Feb 7, 2009
at 1:30 PM (WH)

Sat, Feb 21, 2009
at 11:45 AM (WH)

Forty Men for the Yukon

DIRECTOR: Tony Massil - Short Cuts I: International Ties (Canada)

This postcard from the isolated wilds of the Yukon introduces us to a couple of old codgers who have lived the rough life for decades.

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Sat, Feb 14, 2009
at 12 PM (WH)

Frankie

DIRECTOR: Darren Thornton - Short Cuts III: International Ties (Ireland)

Frankie is a 15-year-old boy who wants to be the best dad ever, but as his day goes on, he starts to realise how impossible this will be for him.

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Sun, Feb 15, 2009
at 7 PM (B4)

Sat, Feb 21, 2009
at 5:30 PM (B1)

The Friend

DIRECTOR: Micha Lewinsky - Switzerland

As quirky and humorous as it is heartbreaking, this gentle coming-of-age tale proves that losing someone can sometimes help you find yourself.  When Larissa asks awkward college student Emil to pretend to be her "boyfriend," he readily agrees.  Even if it is a ruse for her parents, it's a dream come true for Emil. But before he's even gotten to know Larissa, she dies unexpectedly.  Taken as her real boyfriend, Emil is asked to meet the family and help plan the funeral.  Swept up by the easy acceptance of Larissa's parents and sister, Emil is transformed from a wallflower into...

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Sat, Feb 7, 2009
at 1:30 PM (WH)

Sat, Feb 21, 2009
at 11:45 AM (WH)

Friends Forever

DIRECTOR: Marçal Forés - Short Cuts I: International Ties (Great Britain)

Returning to school following the death of his closest friend, young George is bedeviled by his friend's ghost who seems to follow him everywhere.  But who is following whom?

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