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EASTERN PLAYS

Mon, Feb 21, 2011
at 6:45 PM (B4)
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Tue, Feb 22, 2011
at 9 PM (B3)
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Wed, Feb 23, 2011
at 9 PM (CM)
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EASTERN PLAYS

DIRECTOR: Kamen Kalev - BULGARIA

The challenges of life for youth in Bulgaria and many Eastern European countries in the post-Soviet era—high unemployment, lack of direction and opportunity, and rising nationalism—movingly surface in Kalev’s debut film. Disaffected and impressionable teen Georgi falls in with a gang of skinheads in Sofia. When the gang hassles a Turkish family on the street, the man who comes to their aid turns out to be Georgi’s estranged older brother Christo, nicknamed Itso. An artist and recovering drug addict, Itso is surprised to discover newfound motivation after this incident, reconnecting with his brother and bonding with the beautiful Isil (Saadet...

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EVEN THE RAIN

Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 9:15 PM (WH)
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Sat, Feb 26, 2011
at 8 PM (B3)
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EVEN THE RAIN

DIRECTOR: Icíar Bollaín - SPAIN

A huge wooden cross is carried by helicopter over the highlands of Bolivia. Close behind is a film crew, led by producer Costa and director Sebastian (Gael García Bernal), there to make a new film about Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. A call for native extras leads to a veritable flood of candidates, as the local population is desperate for work. But the drama of conquest and opposition about to be enacted for the movie is soon dwarfed by the real-life struggle of these extras and many others against the government’s efforts to take control of the local water supply....

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

EVERYWHERE WAS THE SAME

DIRECTOR: Basma Al Sharif - PALESTINE/US

Innocence lost, a city mired and mutilated. With slideshow images of abandoned homes and an apocalyptic tale inspired by a massacre in Gaza in 2006. (12 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS VI: EVERYWHERE WAS THE SAME to purchase tickets.

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EYE LINER

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

EYE LINER

DIRECTOR: Joanna Priestley - UNITED STATES (PORTLAND)

This second installment in a trilogy of abstract films inspired by botany and organic patterns examines two-dimensional patterns and archetypes of the human face. (4 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS V: MADE IN PORTLAND to purchase tickets.

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