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BARBERSHOP PUNK

Sat, Feb 12, 2011
at 1 PM (B3)
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Thu, Feb 17, 2011
at 6 PM (B1)
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BARBERSHOP PUNK

DIRECTOR: Georgia Sugimura Archer, Kristin Armfield - UNITED STATES

While trying to share his collection of rare, turn-of-the-century barbershop quartet recordings over the internet (legally), a software engineer named Robb Tolposki living in Hillsboro, Oregon, found that his uploads were being secretly blocked by his service provider, Comcast. His response soon made him the unlikeliest of heroes in the “net neutrality” debate, compelling the Federal Communications Commission to focus on Comcast’s—and other large media corporations’—efforts to control free expression and, of course, internet profits. Filmmakers Archer and Armfield expertly interweave Tolposki’s—self-described as a “social liberal, fiscal conservative, Republican Libertarian”—inspiring personal battle against censorship with opinions on both sides of...

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A BAREFOOT DREAM

Sat, Feb 12, 2011
at 5:30 PM (WH)
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Wed, Feb 16, 2011
at 6 PM (WH)
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A BAREFOOT DREAM

DIRECTOR: Kim Tae-Kyun - SOUTH KOREA

This year’s Korean submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, based on a true story, is a feel-good family film that will delight anyone who loves soccer. Kim Won-Kang, a former player for Korea’s national soccer team, hits the skids after he’s too old to play. Traveling through Southeast Asia, he lurches from one get-rich-quick scheme to another until he lands in war-torn East Timor. There, he finds children playing soccer in bare feet because their families don’t have money for shoes, and in their devotion to the game, he finally finds purpose. Kim Tae-Kyun dwells on the excitement...

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BEHIND BLUE SKIES

Sat, Feb 12, 2011
at 5 PM (B4)
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Sat, Feb 12, 2011
at 7:45 PM (B4)
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Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 1:30 PM (B1)
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Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 8:30 PM (B4)
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BEHIND BLUE SKIES

DIRECTOR: Hannes Holm - SWEDEN

Martin, a 17-year-old growing up in mid-1970s Sweden, is a good-hearted boy with a troubled home life. When he’s given the opportunity to live and work at a resort on the Stockholm archipelago for the summer, he leaps at the chance. There he is taken under the wing of restaurant manager Gösta who seems to appreciate Martin’s innocence, even as he recruits him for work in illegal sidelines ranging from hookers to drugs to worse. “Holm’s clever coming-of-age comedy has real heart and soul, with young Bill Skarsgård (son of Stellan Skarsgård) delivering a star-making turn as Martin and Josefin...

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Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 6 PM (B2)
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Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 8:30 PM (B2)
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Fri, Feb 25, 2011
at 3:15 PM (WH)
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BLACK BREAD

DIRECTOR: Agustí Villaronga - SPAIN

Adapted from a novel by Emil Teixidor, Black Bread is set in the harsh years of post-war rural Catalonia. Andreu, a 10-year-old boy, comes across the bodies of a man and his son in the woods. Leaning over the dying boy, Andreu hears him whisper “Pitorliu”—the name of a monster supposedly haunting the village. When the local Fascist authorities want to pin the blame on Andreu’s father, a carefully watched Republican sympathizer, the boy sets out to find the real killers and brings to light long-hidden secrets. Black Bread is a moving plunge into the world of a child making...

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BOY

Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 1:45 PM (B4)
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Thu, Feb 17, 2011
at 6:45 PM (B2)
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Fri, Feb 18, 2011
at 6 PM (B1)
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Sat, Feb 19, 2011
at 8:15 PM (B4)
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Sun, Feb 27, 2011
at 10:30 AM (WH)
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BOY

DIRECTOR: Taika Waititi - NEW ZEALAND

Lightly blending quirky comedy and gentle naturalism, Waititi’s heart-tugging story explores the elusive moment when a boy starts to make the choices that determine the man he will become. Inspired by Waititi’s Oscar-nominated short, Two Cars, One Night (PIFF 31), this coming-of-age tale is set in 1984. “Michael Jackson is king—even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy’s father, Alamein (Waititi), appears out of the blue. Having...

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Wed, Feb 23, 2011
at 6 PM (WH)

BREATHE, RUMMEL, BREATHE

DIRECTOR: Kyle Eaton - UNITED STATES (PORTLAND)

Hospitalized after a swimming accident, Rummel drifts in and out of consciousness, recounting his youth and the memories of his late parents. (11 mins.)

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BROTHER AND SISTER

Wed, Feb 23, 2011
at 8:45 PM (B3)
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Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 6:15 PM (B3)
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Sat, Feb 26, 2011
at 7:45 PM (B1)
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BROTHER AND SISTER

DIRECTOR: Daniel Burman - ARGENTINA

The love-hate relationship between two 60-something siblings provides for both wryly amusing and heart-warming drama. When their mother falls ill and dies, scheming Susana (Graciela Borges) and timid, altruistic Marcos (Antonio Gasalla) are thrown back into each other’s lives after a long period of separation. They need each other but, unable to heal old wounds, also despise each other. When dominant Susana sells their mother’s apartment—Marcos’s home too—it’s a less-than-kind attempt to undermine his happiness. Marcos’s decision to finally start living his own life catalyzes when his sister forces him to leave Buenos Aires for Uruguay for a dubious real-estate...

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BUDRUS

Tue, Feb 15, 2011
at 8 PM (B1)
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Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 2:15 PM (WH)
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BUDRUS

DIRECTOR: Julia Bacha - UNITED STATES

As Israeli-Palestinian tensions continue to escalate, Bacha’s inspiring film about the Palestinian village of Budrus (population 1,500) and its unlikely hero reveals the power of ordinary people to peaceably fight for extraordinary change. When a new Israeli-built wall threatened to lop off part of the border town, Ayed Morrar—a simple family man—was inspired to act. Soon rival parties Fatah and Hamas, Western activists, and even groups of Israelis were united peaceably behind Morrar and the citizens of Budrus, providing a galvanizing glimpse into the power of ordinary people to peaceably fight for justice in one of the most war-torn parts...

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