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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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CHARLIE HADEN: RAMBLIN BOY

Thu, Feb 18, 2010
at 8:30 PM (WH)
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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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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
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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FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES

Sun, Feb 14, 2010
at 4:45 PM (WH)
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Mon, Feb 15, 2010
at 4:15 PM (B1)
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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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GARBAGE DREAMS

Tue, Feb 16, 2010
at 6 PM (WH)
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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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THE INHERITORS

Thu, Feb 25, 2010
at 6 PM (B3)
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Sat, Feb 27, 2010
at 2:45 PM (WH)
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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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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
at 6:30 PM (B1)
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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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OCTOBER COUNTRY

Wed, Feb 17, 2010
at 6 PM (WH)
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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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REMBRANDT’S J’ACCUSE

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

Mon, Feb 15, 2010
at 4:30 PM (B3)
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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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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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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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SONS OF CUBA

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 2:45 PM (B1)
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Mon, Feb 22, 2010
at 6 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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STRONGMAN

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 5 PM (B1)
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Thu, Feb 25, 2010
at 8:45 PM (WH)
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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
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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THE TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 4 PM (B1)
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Sun, Feb 14, 2010
at 7:15 PM (B1)
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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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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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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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