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

Water Paper Time

DIRECTOR: Gretchen Hogue - Short Cuts II: Oregon Made (Oregon)

Exploiting the compression of time possible with motion pictures, this documentary artfully shows paper artist Helen Hiebert's process.

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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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Fri, Feb 6, 2009
at 7:15 PM (B1)

Sun, Feb 8, 2009
at 4:30 PM (B1)

Tue, Feb 10, 2009
at 9:15 PM (B3)

The Window

DIRECTOR: Carlos Sorin - Argentina

Set in the lush Patagonia countryside, The Window is a tender, nostalgic film about nature, memory, aging and impending death.  Ill and bedridden, 80-year-old Antonio awaits a visit from his estranged son, now a world-famous concert pianist. He wants everything to be perfect for the reunion, and the women who coddle and nurse him in his hacienda work non-stop to make him happy. A piano tuner arrives make sure that the instrument is in working order, and the champagne bottle that has been kept in the cellar for 40 yars is on hand for the welcome toast.  Unable to assist...

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Sat, Feb 14, 2009
at 1 PM (B2)

Mon, Feb 16, 2009
at 2:30 PM (B1)

Tue, Feb 17, 2009
at 6:30 PM (B2)

Wolf--The Laws of Wilderness

DIRECTOR: Daniel Alfredson - Sweden

A riveting study of man vs. nature and traditional society vs. modern life, Wold boasts a bravura performance from Coen Brothers veteran Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski), stunning panoramic vistas of the Arctic wilderness, and intense courtroom drama. Stormare plays Klemens Klemensten, a native Sami (or Lapplander) in the far north of Sweden who herds reindeer as his father did before him, assisted by his teenage nephew Nejla.  When a wolf attacks the herd, the two track the predator down, and, in a gripping encounter, Nejla kills the wolf with a single ax blow.  But wolves are endangered species...

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Mon, Feb 16, 2009
at 7 PM (B1)

Fri, Feb 20, 2009
at 8:30 PM (WH)

Worlds Apart

DIRECTOR: Niels Arden Oplev - Denmark

Based on a newspaper story Oplev read about a girl expelled from the Jehovah's Witness Church, Worlds Apart tells the story of Sara, a pretty, sheltered 17-year-old who goes from door to door with her community members to preach about judgment day and eternal salvation.  But when Sara meets and falls in love with the worldly Teis--not a Jehovah's Witness--she is confronted with the most difficult choice of her life.  Torn between her conscience, faith and passion, she is forced to choose between her own desires and those of her family.  As Sara, Rosalinde Mynster gives a magical, sensitive portrayal...

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