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Films & Schedules - Saturday, February 20, 2010

THE WIND JOURNEYS

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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MOOMIN AND MIDSUMMER MADNESS

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 12:45 PM (B4)
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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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GIGANTE

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 1 PM (B2)
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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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SHORT CUTS III: MADE IN PORTLAND

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 1 PM (WH)
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SHORT CUTS III: MADE IN PORTLAND

SHORT CUTS

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WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 1:30 PM (B3)
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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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SONS OF CUBA

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 2:45 PM (B1)
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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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THE LETTER FOR THE KING

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 3 PM (B4)
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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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REMBRANDT’S J’ACCUSE

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 3:30 PM (WH)
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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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YANG YANG

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 3:30 PM (B2)
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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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A TOWN CALLED PANIC

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 3:45 PM (B3)
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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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STRONGMAN

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 5 PM (B1)
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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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REYKJAVIK-ROTTERDAM

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 5:30 PM (B4)
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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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EVERYONE ELSE

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 5:45 PM (WH)
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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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WELCOME

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 6:15 PM (B3)
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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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THE SHOCK DOCTRINE

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 6:45 PM (B2)
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Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 9:15 PM (B2)
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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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LETTERS TO FATHER JACOB

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 8 PM (B1)
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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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DAWSON ISLA 10

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 8:15 PM (B4)
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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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WILD GRASS

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 8:30 PM (WH)
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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 WEDDING SONG

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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