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Films & Schedules - Short Cuts I: International Ties

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

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

6.5 Minutes in Tel Aviv

DIRECTOR: Mirev Brantz - Short Cuts I: International Ties (Israel)

A Tel Aviv bus station is the setting for an unexpected confrontation brought on by fear and panic.  In this part of the world, it only takes a minute for the landscape to become completely unrecognizable.

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

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

Manon on the Asphalt

DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Marre, Oliver Pont - Short Cuts I: International Ties (France)

After a bicycle accident, Manon has an out-of-body experience that gives her a new, birds-eye perspective of her life.

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

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

Portrait of a Woman

DIRECTOR: Margot Quan Knight - Short Cuts I: International Ties (United States)

A woman, well-documented by home snapshots (Kodachrome to digital), ages before our eyes.

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

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

Procrastination

DIRECTOR: Johnny Kelly - Short Cuts I: International Ties (Great Britain)

An amusing animated meditation on the subject of inertia.

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

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

Sikumi (on the Ice)

DIRECTOR: Andrew Okepeaha MacLean - Short Cuts I: International Ties (United States)

A troubling tale about a conflict between members of an Eskimo tribe in a remote, visually spectacular locale.

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

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

Toyland

DIRECTOR: Jochen Alexander Freydank - Short Cuts I: International Ties (Germany)

When a young boy's mother, responding to her son's question about the whereabouts of his best friend whose family has been sent to a concentration camp, tells her son that his friend has been sent to Toyland, the boy sneaks off to join him.

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

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

The Wednesdays

DIRECTOR: Conor Ferguson - Short Cuts I: International Ties (Ireland)

An elderly couple utilize an illicit substance to inject some zing back into their marriage.

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