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Films & Schedules - Saturday, February 13, 2010

SHORT CUTS I: INTERNATIONAL TIES

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 12:30 PM (WH)
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SHORT CUTS I: INTERNATIONAL TIES

SHORT CUTS

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THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 1 PM (B3)
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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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SWEETGRASS

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 1:15 PM (B1)
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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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MUSIC ON HOLD

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 2:30 PM (B4)
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Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 7:45 PM (B4)
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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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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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THE WINDOW

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 3 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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ABOUT ELLY

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 3:15 PM (B3)
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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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THE TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 4 PM (B1)
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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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LOURDES

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 5:15 PM (B4)
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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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HIPSTERS

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 5:30 PM (B2)
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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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MY YEAR WITHOUT SEX

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 5:45 PM (WH)
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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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A SHINE OF RAINBOWS

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 6 PM (B3)
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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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MID-AUGUST LUNCH

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 6:15 PM (B1)
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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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A PROPHET

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 8 PM (WH)
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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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HOME

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 8:30 PM (B2)
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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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AJAMI

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 8:45 PM (B3)
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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 GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 9 PM (B1)
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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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