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Fri, Feb 13, 2009
at 6 PM (B1)

Sun, Feb 15, 2009
at 1:45 PM (B1)

24 City

DIRECTOR: ZhangKe Jia - China

"The dean of Chinese independent cinema, Jia's latest bulletin on the state of the world's most rapidly expanding economy is more obviously documentary than the director's previous fiction films--or perhaps more obviously fictional than his documentaries.  24 City takes as its subject a gigantic Chengdu munitions plant slated for conversion into high-rise luxury apartments. A half-dozen retired workers, brought form all over China to labor in the massive factory, play themselves as the (barely) living monuments of Mao's China, their stories supplemented by monologues delivered by several professional actors, including Joan Chen.  Jia's framing is, as always, impeccable.  His oral...

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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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