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ABOUT ELLY

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
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ABOUT ELLY

DIRECTOR: Asghar Farhadi - IRAN

A taut, involving drama centered around the mysterious disappearance of a young woman.

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AJAMI

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
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Wed, Feb 17, 2010
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AJAMI

DIRECTOR: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani - ISRAEL

A powerful crime drama set in Jaffa’s multi-ethnic Ajami neighborhood, a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims, and Christians.

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THE ART OF THE STEAL

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 2:45 PM (WH)
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THE ART OF THE STEAL

DIRECTOR: Don Argott - UNITED STATES

The decades-long battle for control of the Barnes Foundation's near-priceless collection of impressionist art—as waged by the city of Philadelphia against the collection's protectors—is the riveting focus of Don Argott's documentary.

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BAD DAY TO GO FISHING

Tue, Feb 23, 2010
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Wed, Feb 24, 2010
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Sun, Feb 28, 2010
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BAD DAY TO GO FISHING

DIRECTOR: Alvaro Brechner - URUGUAY

This quirky tale pits a scamming hustler and his wrestler sidekick against the inhabitants of a small Uruguayan town.

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BLUEBEARD

Thu, Feb 18, 2010
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Fri, Feb 19, 2010
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Sun, Feb 21, 2010
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BLUEBEARD

DIRECTOR: Catherine Breillat - FRANCE

In this retelling of the tale of the wife-killing Bluebeard, Breillat reminds us all that the best fairytales are dark around the edges. The film intercuts between the stories of two pairs of sisters. The first is set in the 1950s and features a young girl who loves torturing her older sister with dramatic readings of the story of Bluebeard. In the second, set during the Renaissance, a young girl becomes engaged to Lord Bluebeard, despite the suspicious disappearances of his previous wives.

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CHAMELEON

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
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Tue, Feb 23, 2010
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Wed, Feb 24, 2010
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CHAMELEON

DIRECTOR: Krisztina Goda - HUNGARY

A suspenseful psychological thriller, Chameleon centers on a clever con man who targets lonely, disillusioned women, playing on their romantic fantasies. But can the con man be conned if love gets in the way?

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CHARLIE HADEN: RAMBLIN BOY

Thu, Feb 18, 2010
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CHARLIE HADEN: RAMBLIN BOY

DIRECTOR: Reto Caduff - SWITZERLAND

Charting the renowned jazz bassist’s life from his rural roots through his seminal collaborations with the legendary likes of Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane, Reto Caduff’s rollicking documentary affords the unassuming music icon the chance to take centre stage.

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CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
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Mon, Feb 22, 2010
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CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH

DIRECTOR: Lu Chuan - CHINA

“The Rape of Nanking” by Japanese soldiers remains one of China's darkest historical chapters. This luminous black-and-white film uses several small stories to illustrate the bigger picture: man's incredible inhumanity to man.

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COOKING HISTORY

Sun, Feb 14, 2010
at 3 PM (B3)
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Thu, Feb 18, 2010
at 9 PM (B3)
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Sun, Feb 21, 2010
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COOKING HISTORY

DIRECTOR: Péter Kerekes - CZECH REPUBLIC

This riveting, unusual documentary takes a tour of 20th century battlefields through the eyes of those who kept the soldiers fed and fighting: military cooks.

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DAWSON ISLA 10

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
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Mon, Feb 22, 2010
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DAWSON ISLA 10

DIRECTOR: Miguel Littin - CHILE

Dawson, Isla 10 focuses on the imprisonment of advisors close to the deposed socialist government of president Salvador Allende. The men were jailed and endured hellish conditions on the island, the world's southernmost concentration camp, for more than a year.

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DOWN TERRACE

Mon, Feb 22, 2010
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DOWN TERRACE

DIRECTOR: Ben Wheatley - GREAT BRITAIN

Father and son gangsters freshly released from prison must keep their criminal enterprise afloat while trying to figure out who ratted them out. Was it Bill's wife or their despised family "friend"? Anyone is a suspect in this blackly comic piece of criminal realism.

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EVERYONE ELSE

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
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EVERYONE ELSE

DIRECTOR: Maren Ade - GERMANY

Chris and Gitti are a happy couple on the surface, but when they meet a happier, more successful couple on vacation, their fragile relationship starts to fall apart.

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FISH TANK

Fri, Feb 19, 2010
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FISH TANK

DIRECTOR: Andrea Arnold - GREAT BRITAIN

Fish Tank is the story of an alienated Essex teenager whose life becomes even more complicated when her mom brings home a new boyfriend.

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FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES

Sun, Feb 14, 2010
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FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES

DIRECTOR: Gerald Peary - UNITED STATES

For the Love of Movies offers an insider’s view of the critics’ profession, with commentary from some of America’s best-regarded reviewers.

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FOREVER ENTHRALLED

Tue, Feb 23, 2010
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Thu, Feb 25, 2010
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FOREVER ENTHRALLED

DIRECTOR: Chen Kaige - CHINA

The life and career of opera star Mei Lenfeng is the subject of Chen Kaige's opulent period drama which traces Mei from childhood through his career-threatening refusal to perform during the occupation.

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GARBAGE DREAMS

Tue, Feb 16, 2010
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Sun, Feb 21, 2010
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GARBAGE DREAMS

DIRECTOR: Mai Iskander - EGYPT

Garbage Dreams explores the rapidly disappearing way of life of the Zaballeen, Cairo's "garbage people."

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GIGANTE

Wed, Feb 17, 2010
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Sat, Feb 20, 2010
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GIGANTE

DIRECTOR: Adrián Biniez - URUGUAY

The story of a supermarket security guard's obsession with a late-shift janitor.

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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

Wed, Feb 17, 2010
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Thu, Feb 18, 2010
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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

DIRECTOR: André Téchiné - FRANCE

The Girl On The Train tells the true story of a young woman who claimed to be the victim of an anti-Semitic attack on a Paris suburban train.

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THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

Fri, Feb 12, 2010
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Sun, Feb 14, 2010
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THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

DIRECTOR: Niels Arden Oplev - SWEDEN

Based on the best-selling novel by Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the tale of a disgraced journalist trying to crack a 40-year-old murder that may have been the work of a still-at-large serial killer.

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THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 9 PM (B1)
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Mon, Feb 15, 2010
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Wed, Feb 17, 2010
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THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD

DIRECTOR: Kim Ji-woon - SOUTH KOREA

Set in the 1930s Manchurian desert, three Korean men—a bounty hunter, a gang leader, and a train robber—meet aboard a train and engage in a chase across Manchuria to take possession of a mysterious map.

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HEIRAN

Tue, Feb 16, 2010
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Fri, Feb 19, 2010
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Thu, Feb 25, 2010
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Sun, Feb 28, 2010
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HEIRAN

DIRECTOR: Shalizeh Arefpoor - IRAN

Heiran and Mahi are in love. He is Afghan, she is Iranian. Her father forbids her to see him, and thus begins a tale of love and prejudice, a modern-day, Middle Eastern Romeo and Juliet.

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HELIOPOLIS

Fri, Feb 12, 2010
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HELIOPOLIS

DIRECTOR: Ahmad Abdalla - EGYPT

Heliopolis follows the lives and frustrations of a host of characters living in Cairo's historic Heliopolis district.

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HIPSTERS

Fri, Feb 12, 2010
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HIPSTERS

DIRECTOR: Valery Todorovsky - RUSSIA

Valery Todorovsky's period-set musical Hipsters centers around a group of splashy young rebels living in Moscow in the 1950s.

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HOME

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
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HOME

DIRECTOR: Ursula Meier - SWITZERLAND

Marthe and Michel live with their kids on the edge of a near-completed freeway. When the road is suddenly opened up to traffic, the noise and pollution threatens to destroy the family unit. Ursula Meier's absurd comedy—a "road movie in reverse"—brilliantly redefines the meaning of home.

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I AM LOVE

Thu, Feb 11, 2010
at 7:30 PM (NT)
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I AM LOVE

DIRECTOR: Luca Guadagnino - ITALY

I Am Love moves through the cultivated world of a wealthy and distinguished industrial family.

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THE INHERITORS

Thu, Feb 25, 2010
at 6 PM (B3)
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Sat, Feb 27, 2010
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THE INHERITORS

DIRECTOR: Eugenio Polgovsky - MEXICO

Eugenio Polgovsky’s remarkable documentary is a day-by-day study of the lives of several groups of child laborers in rural Mexico.

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JOHN RABE

Fri, Feb 12, 2010
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Sun, Feb 21, 2010
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JOHN RABE

DIRECTOR: Florian Gallenberger - GERMANY

A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.

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LEARNING FROM LIGHT: THE VISION OF I.M. PEI

Sun, Feb 14, 2010
at 2:30 PM (WH)
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Fri, Feb 19, 2010
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LEARNING FROM LIGHT: THE VISION OF I.M. PEI

DIRECTOR: Bo Landin, Sterling Van Wagenen - UNITED STATES

A revelatory documentary exploring the vision of I.M. Pei, the distinguished 90-year-old Chinese-American architect as he works on his latest commission, the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar, one of the most complex building projects of his long career.

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THE LETTER FOR THE KING

Mon, Feb 15, 2010
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Sat, Feb 20, 2010
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Sun, Feb 21, 2010
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THE LETTER FOR THE KING

DIRECTOR: Pieter Verhoeff - NETHERLANDS

The Letter for the King follows the medieval quest of sixteen-year old Tiuri, who risks his future as a knight to fulfill a promise, and in so doing discovers adventure, honor, valor, and love.

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LETTERS TO FATHER JACOB

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
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Mon, Feb 22, 2010
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Sun, Feb 28, 2010
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LETTERS TO FATHER JACOB

DIRECTOR: Klaus Härö - FINLAND

When Leila is pardoned after serving 12 years of a life sentence, she agrees to work as an assistant to Father Jacob, answering the letters of those who write asking for his help. Although she regards the pastor’s correspondence as pointless, the letters ultimately play a role in her redemption.

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LIKE YOU KNOW IT ALL

Wed, Feb 24, 2010
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Sat, Feb 27, 2010
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LIKE YOU KNOW IT ALL

DIRECTOR: Hong Sang-soo - SOUTH KOREA

Hong Sang-soo's latest wry, comic bulletin from the sex-war centers on a middle-aged man who encounters two married women—and has two very different experiences.

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LOOKING FOR ERIC

Fri, Feb 26, 2010
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LOOKING FOR ERIC

DIRECTOR: Ken Loach - GREAT BRITAIN

Loach makes an unexpected leap into romantic comedy in this tale of a lovelorn mailman who receives some unexpected life coaching from Manchester United star Eric Cardona.

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LOURDES

Fri, Feb 12, 2010
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LOURDES

DIRECTOR: Jessica Hausner - AUSTRIA

Christine, a crippled skeptic, joins a pilgrimage to Lourdes in an effort to reconnect with society. When she is apparently healed and the media gets hold of the story, Hausner's film becomes a sensitive, satirical look at faith and doubt.

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MID-AUGUST LUNCH

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
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MID-AUGUST LUNCH

DIRECTOR: Gianni Di Gregorio - ITALY

In this good-hearted film about the trials of caring for the elderly, a middle-aged bachelor who lives with his mother finds himself looking after the mothers and aunts of two acquaintances over a long weekend.

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THE MISFORTUNATES

Fri, Feb 26, 2010
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at 12 PM (B1)
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THE MISFORTUNATES

DIRECTOR: Felix van Groeningen - BELGIUM

The Misfortunates examines the unconventional adolescence of thirteen year old Gunther and his dysfunctional family. A bawdy film full of pathos and humor that ponders what it takes to raise a child.

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MOOMIN AND MIDSUMMER MADNESS

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
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MOOMIN AND MIDSUMMER MADNESS

DIRECTOR: Maria Lindberg - FINLAND

When a volcanic eruption forces the Moomin family to take refuge in an old theater, Moominpappa decides to write a play for the family to perform.

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MOTHER

Fri, Feb 19, 2010
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MOTHER

DIRECTOR: Bong Joon-ho - SOUTH KOREA

Mother is the story of an over protective mothers’ undying love and devotion for her mentally handicapped son.

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MUSIC ON HOLD

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
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MUSIC ON HOLD

DIRECTOR: Hernán A. Goldfrid - ARGENTINA

In this sensational comedy, a film composer with writer's block and a pregnant executive enter into an unusual bargain to keep a secret from the exec's conservative mother.

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MY YEAR WITHOUT SEX

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 5:45 PM (WH)
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Tue, Feb 16, 2010
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MY YEAR WITHOUT SEX

DIRECTOR: Sarah Watt - AUSTRALIA

A suburban family is forced to put their life in perspective and figure out what's worth fighting for in this sensitive, hilarious comedy from the director of Look Both Ways (PIFF 30).

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NOBODY TO WATCH OVER ME

Wed, Feb 24, 2010
at 8:30 PM (B1)
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NOBODY TO WATCH OVER ME

DIRECTOR: Ryoichi Kimizuka - JAPAN

A shocking crime brings together a frightened girl and a battle-hardened cop in this drama from writer and director Ryoichi Kimizuka.

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NORA’S WILL

Thu, Feb 18, 2010
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NORA’S WILL

DIRECTOR: Mariana Chenillo - MEXICO

Before dying, Nora devises a plan to make José, her ex-husband, take care of her funeral during the height of Passover celebration. But despite her meticulousness, she misses something—a mysterious photograph left under the bed which leads to unexpected outcomes.

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NOTHING PERSONAL

Fri, Feb 26, 2010
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NOTHING PERSONAL

DIRECTOR: Urszula Antoniak - IRELAND/NETHERLANDS

Urszula Antoniak's Nothing Personal is the intensely personal and engrossing tale of a ferociously independent young woman's involvement with a kind widower in a remote part of Ireland.

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OCTOBER COUNTRY

Wed, Feb 17, 2010
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OCTOBER COUNTRY

DIRECTOR: Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher - UNITED STATES

October Country is a beautifully rendered portrait of an American family struggling for stability while haunted by the ghosts of war, teen pregnancy, foster care, and child abuse.

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PASSENGER SIDE

Fri, Feb 19, 2010
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Wed, Feb 24, 2010
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PASSENGER SIDE

DIRECTOR: Matthew Bissonnette - CANADA

In this quirky road movie about two bickering brothers traveling to Los Angeles, various encounters with local flora, fauna, and inevitable oddballs contribute to the tender, hilarious panorama of these men and their lives.

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POLICE, ADJECTIVE

Fri, Feb 12, 2010
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POLICE, ADJECTIVE

DIRECTOR: Corneliu Porumboiu - ROMANIA

Police, Adjective follows a morally conflicted, undercover cop as he stakes out a young boy accused of selling drugs.

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A PROPHET

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
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A PROPHET

DIRECTOR: Jacques Audiard - FRANCE

Sentenced to prison at age 19, A Prophet is the story of a seemingly shy and weak boy who slowly rises in the ranks of the prison’s reigning Corsican gang, all the while secretly devising his own plans.

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PROTECTOR

Sun, Feb 14, 2010
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PROTECTOR

DIRECTOR: Marek Najbrt - CZECH REPUBLIC

Set in Nazi-occupied Prague, Protector focuses on the fraying marriage of a radio personality and his Jewish wife. The film asks many questions about love and morality, most importantly, "Who would you betray to save the one you love?"

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REMBRANDT’S J’ACCUSE

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
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Sun, Feb 21, 2010
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REMBRANDT’S J’ACCUSE

DIRECTOR: Peter Greenaway - NETHERLANDS

In this companion piece to Nightwatching (PIFF 32), Greenaway, a former painter, deconstructs Rembrandt's The Night Watch and examines it in terms of the time and place it was completed, and the controversy surrounding its accusation of murder.

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REPORTER

Mon, Feb 15, 2010
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REPORTER

DIRECTOR: Eric Daniel Metzgar - UNITED STATES

Reporter, a feature documentary about Nicholas Kristof, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the New York Times, reveals the man and his methods, and just how and why real reporting is vital to our democracy, our world-awareness, and our capacity to be a force for good.

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THE REVERSE

Wed, Feb 17, 2010
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THE REVERSE

DIRECTOR: Borys Lankosz - POLAND

A darkly comic story of three generations of Polish women and the mysterious young man whose presence sparks a series of surprising events that change all of their lives.

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REYKJAVIK-ROTTERDAM

Fri, Feb 19, 2010
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REYKJAVIK-ROTTERDAM

DIRECTOR: Óskar Jónasson - ICELAND

Financial concerns tempt an ex-con to return to his smuggling ways in this taut psychological thriller.

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ROOM AND A HALF

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
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ROOM AND A HALF

DIRECTOR: Andrey Khrzhanovsky - RUSSIA

Room and a Half portrays the life of Nobel prize-winning poet Joseph Brodsky, who was forced into American exile in 1972.

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SHAMELESS

Fri, Feb 26, 2010
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SHAMELESS

DIRECTOR: Jan Hrebejk - CZECH REPUBLIC

Oskar is a devoted family man who, on a whim, decides to cheat on his wife. Thus begins a downward spiral of comedic tragedy that finds him out of a job and in a series of loveless, problematic affairs.

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A SHINE OF RAINBOWS

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
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A SHINE OF RAINBOWS

DIRECTOR: Vic Sarin - CANADA

A lonely orphan's life is transformed by an extraordinary woman who teaches him to conquer grief and discover the magic in nature and himself.

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THE SHOCK DOCTRINE

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
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THE SHOCK DOCTRINE

DIRECTOR: Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross - GREAT BRITAIN

An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war, and terror to establish its dominance.

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SHORT CUTS I: INTERNATIONAL TIES

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
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SHORT CUTS I: INTERNATIONAL TIES

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SHORT CUTS II: INTERNATIONAL TIES

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SHORT CUTS II: INTERNATIONAL TIES

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SHORT CUTS III: MADE IN PORTLAND

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
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SHORT CUTS IV: INTERNATIONAL TIES

Mon, Feb 22, 2010
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SHORT CUTS V: RESILIENT STRUCTURES

Thu, Feb 25, 2010
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SHORT CUTS V: RESILIENT STRUCTURES

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A program of experimental films presented by Cinema Project and the Northwest Film Center.

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THE SICILIAN GIRL

Fri, Feb 26, 2010
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THE SICILIAN GIRL

DIRECTOR: Marco Amenta - ITALY

The true story of 17-year-old Sicilian Rita Atria who confessed all she knew about the inner workings of the Palermo Mafia after her father and brother were murdered.

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SMALL CRIME

Sun, Feb 14, 2010
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SMALL CRIME

DIRECTOR: Christos Georgiou - CYPRUS/GREECE

Leonidas is a small-town cop who yearns to solve important crimes in the big city. However, with the mysterious death of the town drunk, Leonidas' subsequent investigation reveals that there is more to this sleepy beach community than he first imagined.

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SONS OF CUBA

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
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SONS OF CUBA

DIRECTOR: Andrew Lang - GREAT BRITAIN

Sons of Cuba follows three boys at the prestigious Havana Boxing Academy as they prepare for the 2006 National Boxing Championship of Under-12’s.

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STRONGMAN

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
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STRONGMAN

DIRECTOR: Zachary Levy - UNITED STATES

Strongman is a moving story of determination and heart in the face of the hard facts of life.

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SWEETGRASS

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 1:15 PM (B1)
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Tue, Feb 16, 2010
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SWEETGRASS

DIRECTOR: Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor - UNITED STATES

Sweetgrass takes on the mythology of the American West as it observes a seasonal last roundup of sheep by ranchers in Montana.

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TERRIBLY HAPPY

Fri, Feb 12, 2010
at 6:45 PM (B1)
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Sun, Feb 14, 2010
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TERRIBLY HAPPY

DIRECTOR: Henrik Ruben Genz - DENMARK

A Danish village with many secrets is the setting for this blackly comic thriller. When Robert, a Copenhagen policeman, tries to help the beautiful Ingelise escape her abusive husband, the stage is set for a glorious flaunting of conventions and a melding of noir, comedy, and thriller.

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THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 1 PM (B3)
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Sun, Feb 14, 2010
at 4:30 PM (B4)
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Mon, Feb 15, 2010
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THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY

DIRECTOR: Jesper W. Nielsen - NORWAY

Through a Glass, Darkly is the moving story of a Norwegian teen suffering from a terminal illness who comes to terms with her life and imminent death via conversations with an otherworldly presence.

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THE TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 4 PM (B1)
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Sun, Feb 14, 2010
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THE TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS

DIRECTOR: Leanne Pooley - NEW ZEALAND

Jools and Lynda Topp are twin sisters and one of New Zealand's most beloved performing duos. This affectionate portrait mixes remembrances of their childhood, testimonies from friends, fans, and colleagues, and examples of what the girls do best, a mix of lesbian folk songs and anarchist vaudeville.

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A TOWN CALLED PANIC

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 3:45 PM (B3)
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Sun, Feb 21, 2010
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A TOWN CALLED PANIC

DIRECTOR: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar - BELGIUM

This surreal, stop-motion adaptation of a popular European television show has Cowboy, Indian, and Horse traveling through space and time on a quest to free their wrongly imprisoned neighbor. A gleefully surreal treat for animation fans of all ages.

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VIDEOCRACY

Wed, Feb 24, 2010
at 6:15 PM (B1)
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Sat, Feb 27, 2010
at 2:30 PM (B1)
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VIDEOCRACY

DIRECTOR: Erik Gandini - SWEDEN

Videocracy offers a look at the media empire of Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and how his reality TV shows beguiled a nation.

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VINCERE

Fri, Feb 19, 2010
at 8:45 PM (WH)
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Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 4:45 PM (B1)
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VINCERE

DIRECTOR: Marco Bellocchio - ITALY

The early life and rise of Benito Mussolini is shown here through the eyes of his first wife, Ida, all but erased from history. Juxtaposing Ida's tragic decline into insanity with Mussolini's phantasmagoric rise to power, Bellocchio fashions a unique glimpse of a little-known aspect of history.

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WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 1:30 PM (B3)
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Mon, Feb 22, 2010
at 9:30 PM (B2)
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WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY

DIRECTOR: Don Hahn - UNITED STATES

Don Hahn's engaging look at the resurgence of the Disney company's animation tradition.

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WARD NO. 6

Wed, Feb 24, 2010
at 6 PM (WH)
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Thu, Feb 25, 2010
at 8:15 PM (B3)
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WARD NO. 6

DIRECTOR: Aleksandr Gornovsky, Karen Shakhnazarov - RUSSIA

Ward No. 6 is the modern update of Chekhov’s tale of a psych-ward doctor turned patient in his own asylum.

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THE WARLORDS

Wed, Feb 17, 2010
at 9:30 PM (B3)
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Thu, Feb 18, 2010
at 6:45 PM (B2)
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Thu, Feb 18, 2010
at 9:30 PM (B2)
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THE WARLORDS

DIRECTOR: Peter Chan Ho-Sun - HONG KONG

Set during the Qing Dynasty, The Warlords tells the story of the rise of General Pang, whose ascent is aided by two bandits who become his blood brothers. Almost inevitably, power breeds greed and hubris, and the brotherhood collapses in a spiral of resentment and betrayal.

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THE WEDDING SONG

Thu, Feb 18, 2010
at 7 PM (B3)
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Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 9 PM (B3)
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THE WEDDING SONG

DIRECTOR: Karin Albou - TUNISIA

Set in Tunis during the Nazi occupation, The Wedding Song is the story of the powerful friendship between Nour, a Muslim, and Myriam, a Jew.

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WELCOME

Wed, Feb 17, 2010
at 8:45 PM (B1)
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Fri, Feb 19, 2010
at 8:15 PM (B2)
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WELCOME

DIRECTOR: Philippe Lioret - FRANCE

Welcome tells the story of a young Kurd, Bilal, who aims to swim to England from Calais, and the swimming instructor who agrees to train him for the treacherous crossing.

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WILD GRASS

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 8:30 PM (WH)
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Sun, Feb 21, 2010
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WILD GRASS

DIRECTOR: Alain Resnais - FRANCE

Resnais' career-defining masterpiece deals with the fate-altering ripples triggered by a seemingly ordinary purse snatching.

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THE WILD HUNT

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 7:30 PM (B3)
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Sat, Feb 27, 2010
at 2:30 PM (C21)
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THE WILD HUNT

DIRECTOR: Alexandre Franchi - CANADA

Love, identity, and role-playing games all come together in this meshing of myth and reality. A man enters a LARP (Live Action Role Playing) game to find his girlfriend, who has left him for the game. His refusal to role-play angers the dedicated players and sets fantasy and reality on a collision course, capturing the potentially dangerous intersection of actual and made-up worlds.

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THE WIND JOURNEYS

Thu, Feb 18, 2010
at 6 PM (WH)
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Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 12 PM (B1)
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THE WIND JOURNEYS

DIRECTOR: Ciro Guerra - COLOMBIA

Ignacio Carrillo, a retired musician, journeys to return his supposedly cursed accordion to his old teacher. Along the way, he picks up a teenage boy who dreams of becoming a wandering musician like Ignacio. This touching odd-couple story mixes the evocative landscapes of Colombia with the magic of its music to tell a timeless tale.

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THE WINDOW

Fri, Feb 12, 2010
at 9 PM (B1)
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Sat, Feb 13, 2010
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Sun, Feb 14, 2010
at 8 PM (B2)
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THE WINDOW

DIRECTOR: Buddhadeb Dasgupta - INDIA

A simple act of generosity sends a young man on a picaresque journey through a frightening netherworld of crime and weirdness in this evocative tale.

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WOMAN WITHOUT PIANO

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 2 PM (B4)
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Mon, Feb 22, 2010
at 9:15 PM (B4)
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Sat, Feb 27, 2010
at 8 PM (C21)
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WOMAN WITHOUT PIANO

DIRECTOR: Javier Rebollo - SPAIN

Woman Without Piano is a quietly comic look at a Madrid housewife's attempt to escape from her mundane and tedious existence.

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YANG YANG

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 3:30 PM (B2)
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Tue, Feb 23, 2010
at 9 PM (B2)
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Fri, Feb 26, 2010
at 8:45 PM (B1)
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YANG YANG

DIRECTOR: Cheng Yu-Chieh - TAIWAN

This coming-of-age story follows a young Eurasian woman in Taipei as she transitions from high-school athlete to aspiring actress.

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