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Films & Schedules - Sunday, February 21, 2010

MOOMIN AND MIDSUMMER MADNESS

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 12 PM (WH)
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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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GARBAGE DREAMS

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 12:15 PM (B1)
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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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COOKING HISTORY

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 12:45 PM (B3)
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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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THE SHOCK DOCTRINE

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 1 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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JOHN RABE

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 2 PM (WH)
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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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WOMAN WITHOUT PIANO

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 2 PM (B4)
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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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REPORTER

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 2:30 PM (B1)
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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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BLUEBEARD

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 3 PM (B3)
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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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THE LETTER FOR THE KING

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 3:30 PM (B2)
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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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REYKJAVIK-ROTTERDAM

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 4:30 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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VINCERE

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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WILD GRASS

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 5 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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REMBRANDT’S J’ACCUSE

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 5:15 PM (B3)
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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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ROOM AND A HALF

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 6:30 PM (B2)
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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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CHAMELEON

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 6:45 PM (B4)
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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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CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 7:30 PM (WH)
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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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THE WILD HUNT

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 7:30 PM (B3)
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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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A TOWN CALLED PANIC

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 7:45 PM (B1)
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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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