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Wed, Feb 18, 2009
at 6 PM (WH)

Thu, Feb 19, 2009
at 6:45 PM (B4)

Idiots and Angels

DIRECTOR: Bill Plympton - United States

Plympton's latest cartoon noir--what he calls an "intimate one man film"--tells the provocative tale of Angel, a cruel, misanthropic, sex-hungry, gun-dealing businessman who hangs out at his local bar, berating the other patrons.  One day Angel, much to his dismay, mysteriously wakes up with a pair of wings on his back.  The wings gradually spur him into doing good deeds for the fellow inhabitants of his suburban world of dive bars and seedy unhappiness.  Unfortunately he is shot by Bart, the nasty bartender, who then has a doctor sew the wings onto his own back and uses them to his...

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Sat, Feb 14, 2009
at 8:30 PM (WH)

Mon, Feb 16, 2009
at 7 PM (WH)

Il Divo

DIRECTOR: Paolo Sorrentino - Italy

Giulio Andreotti, arguably the most famous and notorious Italian politician of the post-war era, was prime minister in his country no less than seven times.  His professional career is a history of contemporary Italian politics, and the allegations repeatedly leveled against him of corruption and Mafia involvement reflect the darkest elements of Italian society from the 1960s through the 1980s.  Sorrentino manages to weave a complicated maze of political conspiracies and skullduggery into an engrossing, stylistically dazzling drama. "To call Il Divio a biopic would be a gross injustice.  It is, indeed, a depiction of the life and times of...

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Fri, Feb 13, 2009
at 6:15 PM (B3)

Sat, Feb 14, 2009
at 1:30 PM (B3)

In a Dream

DIRECTOR: Jeremiah Zagar - United States

Winner of the audience award at the South by Southwest Film Festival, In a Dream takes us on an intimate, visceral journey into the world of artist Isaiah Zagar, the director's father, who over the course of four decades has covered more than 50,000 square feet of Philadelphia with stunning mosaic murals.  Beyond exploring the artist's astounding life's work, the film chronicles his tumultuous relationship with his wife and the implosion of a marriage.  As it turns from a character study ingo an incredibly personal, stirring drama, In a Dream explores both the power of art and the mysteries of...

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