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THE ACCORDION

Sat, Feb 19, 2011
at 12 PM (WH)

THE ACCORDION

DIRECTOR: Jafar Panahi - IRAN

When their accordion is taken from them, two young street musicians in Tehran provide a metaphor for a new generation that, led by understanding, prefer solidarity to conflict. (9 mins.)

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AFTERSHOCK Buy Tickets

Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 7 PM (WH)

Mon, Feb 14, 2011
at 7 PM (B4)

Thu, Feb 17, 2011
at 5:30 PM (WH)

AFTERSHOCK

DIRECTOR: Feng Xiaogang - CHINA

This year’s Chinese submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar also reigns as the most popular film in Chinese box office history. Feng Xiaogang tells the epic story of the survivors of one of China’s greatest natural disasters, the Tangshan Earthquake of 1976, which killed nearly 250,000 people. What starts as a disaster movie of Titanic proportions—with impressive special effects—moves to a deeply moving family melodrama that has wrung billions of tears from Chinese audiences. When the earthquake strikes, father Daqing is killed, and mother Yuanni (Xu Fan) is forced to make an impossible choice involving her two children...

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ALL FLOWERS IN TIME

Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 12:15 PM (WH)

ALL FLOWERS IN TIME

DIRECTOR: Jonathan Caouette - UNITED STATES

Chloë Sevigny stars in a mysterious and fantastical world where a television signal possesses young viewers, making them believe they can transform into other people or monsters. (13 mins.)

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ALL THAT I LOVE Buy Tickets

Fri, Feb 18, 2011
at 6 PM (WH)

Mon, Feb 21, 2011
at 7:30 PM (CM)

ALL THAT I LOVE

DIRECTOR: Jacek Borcuch - POLAND

Eighteen-year-old Janek has a dream familiar to many kids his age: start a band with your best friends, write provocative music, hang out with your girlfriend, lose your virginity. However, in 1981 Communist Poland, those dreams can lead to nightmares: martial law is threatened as the Solidarity movement gains increasing momentum, and Janek begins to realize that his band’s anti-establishment message could well lead to trouble for his friends and family. With a naval officer father and a girlfriend whose own father is under investigation by the state, Janek’s coming-of-age is fraught with conflict between his ideals and his desire...

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ANGRY MAN

Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 12 PM (WH)

ANGRY MAN

DIRECTOR: Anita Killi - NORWAY

“One day I hope to be like Daddy—my big, kind daddy! I’ll be good, and quiet, and hope the day will turn out fine.” (20 mins.)

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APRIL SNOW

DIRECTOR: Lewis Klahr - UNITED STATES

“Another ‘couplet’ from my ongoing Prolix Satori series. I thought up the juxtapostion of these two pop songs while creating a mix-tape back in 1988 but never thought I’d work with them as a film soundtrack. Back then the taboo in experimental film circles about using music was so strong it seemed permanent.”—L.K. (10 mins.)

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Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 12:15 PM (WH)

AQUARIUM

DIRECTOR: Bård Røssevold - NORWAY

If living your life is like living in a fish bowl, are you the fish looking out or the observer looking in? (17 mins.)

Adult audiences.

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THE ARBOR Buy Tickets

Sat, Feb 19, 2011
at 2:15 PM (B1)

Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 8 PM (B1)

THE ARBOR

DIRECTOR: Clio Barnard - GREAT BRITAIN

British playwright Andrea Dunbar made a name for herself in 1980 with the raw semi-autobiographical play (later a film) “Rita, Sue and Bob Too.” The plot is set in The Arbor, a poor housing project in the English town of Bradford and a hotbed of domestic squabbles, eternally drunk and vulgar fathers, frustrated mothers, and children in trouble with the law. Dunbar had a similarly hard life, dying at age 29 and leaving behind three young children by three different fathers. Over a two-year period, Barnard made recordings of conversations she had with members and acquaintances of the Dunbar family,...

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ARMADILLO Buy Tickets

Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 12:15 PM (B3)

Mon, Feb 14, 2011
at 6 PM (B1)

ARMADILLO

DIRECTOR: Janus Metz - DENMARK

Armadillo is the name of a heavily fortified UK-Danish army base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. In 2009, Metz and crew followed a group of young Danish recruits as they adjusted to the grim realities of conflict, inside and outside their secure camp. The result is one of the most harrowing reports on the war and a vivid portrait of the impact of boredom and battle on mind and body. Venturing off the base, the voices of Afghan citizens, caught in the complexities of the coalition and Taliban crossfire, reveal the daunting challenge of finding a stable peace. Whether capturing the...

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Tue, Feb 22, 2011
at 6 PM (WH)

ATLANTIQUES

DIRECTOR: Mati Diop - SENEGAL/FRANCE

Chronicling the odyssey of Senegalese friends who attempt a life-threatening boat crossing, this melancholic and mysterious film urgently addresses the perils of illegal migration. (15 mins.)

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