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ABOUT ELLY

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 3:15 PM (B3)
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Sun, Feb 14, 2010
at 1:45 PM (B4)
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Sun, Feb 14, 2010
at 7 PM (B4)
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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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AJAMI

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 8:45 PM (B3)
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Tue, Feb 16, 2010
at 9:15 PM (B4)
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Wed, Feb 17, 2010
at 6 PM (B1)
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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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BAD DAY TO GO FISHING

Tue, Feb 23, 2010
at 7 PM (B4)
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Wed, Feb 24, 2010
at 6 PM (B3)
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Thu, Feb 25, 2010
at 6:45 PM (B2)
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Sun, Feb 28, 2010
at 2:30 PM (C21)
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BAD DAY TO GO FISHING

DIRECTOR: Alvaro Brechner - URUGUAY

This quirky tale pits a scamming hustler and his wrestler sidekick against the inhabitants of a small Uruguayan town.

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CHAMELEON

Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 6:45 PM (B4)
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Tue, Feb 23, 2010
at 6:15 PM (B3)
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Wed, Feb 24, 2010
at 7:15 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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DAWSON ISLA 10

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 8:15 PM (B4)
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Mon, Feb 22, 2010
at 6:45 PM (B2)
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Wed, Feb 24, 2010
at 8:45 PM (B3)
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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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FOREVER ENTHRALLED

Tue, Feb 23, 2010
at 8:15 PM (B1)
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Thu, Feb 25, 2010
at 7 PM (C21)
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FOREVER ENTHRALLED

DIRECTOR: Chen Kaige - CHINA

The life and career of opera star Mei Lenfeng is the subject of Chen Kaige's opulent period drama which traces Mei from childhood through his career-threatening refusal to perform during the occupation.

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HOME

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 8:30 PM (B2)
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Sun, Feb 14, 2010
at 3:15 PM (B2)
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Mon, Feb 15, 2010
at 8 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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LETTERS TO FATHER JACOB

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 8 PM (B1)
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Mon, Feb 22, 2010
at 7 PM (B4)
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Tue, Feb 23, 2010
at 6 PM (B1)
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Sun, Feb 28, 2010
at 12 PM (C21)
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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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THE MISFORTUNATES

Fri, Feb 26, 2010
at 9 PM (C21)
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Sat, Feb 27, 2010
at 12 PM (B1)
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THE MISFORTUNATES

DIRECTOR: Felix van Groeningen - BELGIUM

The Misfortunates examines the unconventional adolescence of thirteen year old Gunther and his dysfunctional family. A bawdy film full of pathos and humor that ponders what it takes to raise a child.

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MOTHER

Fri, Feb 19, 2010
at 9:15 PM (B1)
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Tue, Feb 23, 2010
at 6 PM (WH)
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MOTHER

DIRECTOR: Bong Joon-ho - SOUTH KOREA

Mother is the story of an over protective mothers’ undying love and devotion for her mentally handicapped son.

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NOBODY TO WATCH OVER ME

Wed, Feb 24, 2010
at 8:30 PM (B1)
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Sat, Feb 27, 2010
at 5 PM (C21)
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NOBODY TO WATCH OVER ME

DIRECTOR: Ryoichi Kimizuka - JAPAN

A shocking crime brings together a frightened girl and a battle-hardened cop in this drama from writer and director Ryoichi Kimizuka.

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POLICE, ADJECTIVE

Fri, Feb 12, 2010
at 6:30 PM (WH)
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POLICE, ADJECTIVE

DIRECTOR: Corneliu Porumboiu - ROMANIA

Police, Adjective follows a morally conflicted, undercover cop as he stakes out a young boy accused of selling drugs.

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A PROPHET

Sat, Feb 13, 2010
at 8 PM (WH)
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Mon, Feb 15, 2010
at 7 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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PROTECTOR

Sun, Feb 14, 2010
at 12:45 PM (B2)
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Mon, Feb 15, 2010
at 2 PM (B1)
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Mon, Feb 15, 2010
at 7:45 PM (B4)
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PROTECTOR

DIRECTOR: Marek Najbrt - CZECH REPUBLIC

Set in Nazi-occupied Prague, Protector focuses on the fraying marriage of a radio personality and his Jewish wife. The film asks many questions about love and morality, most importantly, "Who would you betray to save the one you love?"

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THE REVERSE

Wed, Feb 17, 2010
at 6:45 PM (B2)
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Thu, Feb 18, 2010
at 8:15 PM (B4)
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Wed, Feb 24, 2010
at 9:15 PM (B4)
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Sun, Feb 28, 2010
at 2:30 PM (WH)
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THE REVERSE

DIRECTOR: Borys Lankosz - POLAND

A darkly comic story of three generations of Polish women and the mysterious young man whose presence sparks a series of surprising events that change all of their lives.

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REYKJAVIK-ROTTERDAM

Fri, Feb 19, 2010
at 7 PM (B4)
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Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 5:30 PM (B4)
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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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TERRIBLY HAPPY

Fri, Feb 12, 2010
at 6:45 PM (B1)
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Sun, Feb 14, 2010
at 4:45 PM (B1)
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TERRIBLY HAPPY

DIRECTOR: Henrik Ruben Genz - DENMARK

A Danish village with many secrets is the setting for this blackly comic thriller. When Robert, a Copenhagen policeman, tries to help the beautiful Ingelise escape her abusive husband, the stage is set for a glorious flaunting of conventions and a melding of noir, comedy, and thriller.

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WARD NO. 6

Wed, Feb 24, 2010
at 6 PM (WH)
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Thu, Feb 25, 2010
at 8:15 PM (B3)
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WARD NO. 6

DIRECTOR: Aleksandr Gornovsky, Karen Shakhnazarov - RUSSIA

Ward No. 6 is the modern update of Chekhov’s tale of a psych-ward doctor turned patient in his own asylum.

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THE WIND JOURNEYS

Thu, Feb 18, 2010
at 6 PM (WH)
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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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