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

The Heart is a Hidden Camera

DIRECTOR: Gabriel Judet-Weinshel - Short Cuts III: International Ties (United States)

A young boy discovers at an early age that his heart is a camera, capable of capturing the beauty and horror of the world around him.

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Sat, Feb 14, 2009
at 3:30 PM (B2)

Sun, Feb 15, 2009
at 3:45 PM (B2)

Tue, Feb 17, 2009
at 9 PM (WH)

Home of Dark Butterflies

DIRECTOR: Dome Karukoski - Finland

Juhani, a troubled teen with a tragic past, lands in a home for boys known as "the Island." A world unto itself, the Island is run by Mr. Harjula, a strict disciplinarian intent on shaping his charges into respectful, confident young men.  When a romance between Juhani and Harjula's daughter, Juhani discovers something he has never before experienced: a home.  As his haunting childhood slowly comes into focus, Juhani is forced to confront his demons, risk vulnerability and learn to forgive himself.  Niilo Syväoja shines as Juhani, delivering a nuanced performance that at once captures Juhani's heartbreaking inner trauma and...

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

Hot Dog

DIRECTOR: Bill Plympton - Short Cuts III: International Ties (United States)

In the second sequel to Plympton's Guard Dog, our intrepid canine hero eagerly joins the local fire department--and, as always, chaos ensues.

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Sat, Feb 7, 2009
at 8:30 PM (WH)

Wed, Feb 11, 2009
at 8:30 PM (WH)


DIRECTOR: Steve McQueen - Great Britain

Turner Prize-winning video artist McQueen won the Camera d'Or (Best First Film) at Cannes Film Festival for Hunger, a provocative exploration of the politics of torture and the yearning for spiritual transcendence.  Set in Belfast's Maze Prison, the film is an interpretation of the highly emotive events surrounding the 1981 Irish Republican Army hunger strike, led by Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender).  Hunger plunges us into the world of the infamous H-blocks, a hellish place for prisoners and guards alike.  Their bodies are the prisoners' only weapons, and after a new round of humiliation and violence, Sands decides to start a...

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


DIRECTOR: Nicolas Beault - Short Cuts III: International Ties (Canada)

Inspired by African rock paintings and the musical instrument from which it takes its name, Hungu is a tale of hope amid death.

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