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Films & Schedules - Tuesday, February 16, 2010

GARBAGE DREAMS

Tue, Feb 16, 2010
at 6 PM (WH)
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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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HEIRAN

Tue, Feb 16, 2010
at 6 PM (B1)
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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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THE TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS

Tue, Feb 16, 2010
at 6:15 PM (B3)
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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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HELIOPOLIS

Tue, Feb 16, 2010
at 6:45 PM (B2)
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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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MY YEAR WITHOUT SEX

Tue, Feb 16, 2010
at 7 PM (B4)
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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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HIPSTERS

Tue, Feb 16, 2010
at 8:15 PM (B1)
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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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SHORT CUTS II: INTERNATIONAL TIES

Tue, Feb 16, 2010
at 8:15 PM (WH)
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SHORT CUTS II: INTERNATIONAL TIES

SHORT CUTS

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SWEETGRASS

Tue, Feb 16, 2010
at 8:30 PM (B3)
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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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SMALL CRIME

Tue, Feb 16, 2010
at 9 PM (B2)
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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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AJAMI

Tue, Feb 16, 2010
at 9:15 PM (B4)
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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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