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A FAMILY Buy Tickets

Sat, Feb 12, 2011
at 3:15 PM (B1)

Sat, Feb 12, 2011
at 8:45 PM (B1)

Mon, Feb 14, 2011
at 9 PM (B2)

A FAMILY

DIRECTOR: Pernille Fischer Christensen - DENMARK

Rikard Rheinwald is the last in a line of five generations of prosperous Copenhagen bakers (“purveyors to the Royal Court!”). Diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, the proud man decides that his daughter Ditte should take over the family business. But Ditte has her hands full with her successful art gallery, a dream job offer in New York, and difficulties with her boyfriend. The conflicting demands of family and tradition, an aging father and a determined daughter, are given powerful dramatic treatment in a film that deftly explores the universal with no pat answers, just resonating recognition and understanding. (102 mins.)

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THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL THING Buy Tickets

Fri, Feb 11, 2011
at 8:45 PM (B2)

Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 7:30 PM (B1)

Wed, Feb 16, 2011
at 6 PM (B1)

THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL THING

DIRECTOR: Paolo Virzì - ITALY

Mixing warm comedy and nostalgic drama, Virzì tells the story of a misanthropic son named Bruno returning to his hometown to see his dying mother. When Bruno was eight, his sister Anna was roped into a beauty contest in their hometown of Liverno and, as a great beauty, easily won. His father, enraged by the leering attention she attracted, abandoned the family, setting in motion a life that led his spirited mother to do whatever was necessary to support Bruno and Anna. Always embarrassed by her ways, Bruno found a life as far away from Liverno as possible. When he...

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THE FIRST GRADER Buy Tickets

Fri, Feb 11, 2011
at 6 PM (B2)

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

THE FIRST GRADER

DIRECTOR: Justin Chadwick - GREAT BRITAIN

A deep and rich exploration of a man’s life-long fight for dignity and freedom, The First Grader, based on a true story, is set in a remote primary school in Kenya. Among the hundreds of children hoping to enroll for the free education newly promised by the government, one applicant causes astonishment. He is Maruge, an old Mau Mau veteran in his eighties. He fought for the liberation of his country and now wants the chance of an education so long denied. Moved by his passionate plea, head teacher Jane Obinchu supports his struggle to gain admission, and together they...

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FLAMENCO, FLAMENCO Buy Tickets

Sat, Feb 19, 2011
at 6:30 PM (CM)

Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 2:30 PM (CM)

FLAMENCO, FLAMENCO

DIRECTOR: Carlos Saura - SPAIN

Fifteen years after Flamenco, his landmark film on the history of Spanish music and dance, Saura re-teams with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and music director Isidro Muñoz to introduce an exciting new generation of flamenco singers, musicians, and dancers. “There is a new and incredibly powerful flamenco being created by young talents who have so much to offer—both in orthodox flamenco and in fusion flamenco, blending in other music styles. The new work cannot be conveyed without giving the context of the great Spanish masters. So, our first mission was to start ‘placing’ the different artists we already know in the...

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

FLAWED

DIRECTOR: Andrea Dorfman - CANADA

Dorfman’s drawings burst colorfully into life as she animates the story of her long-distance relationship with a man whose profession, plastic surgery, gives her plenty of fodder for creative imagery. (12 mins.)

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THE FOUR TIMES (LE QUATTRO VOLTE) Buy Tickets

Sat, Feb 19, 2011
at 8:30 PM (WH)

Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 2:45 PM (B3)

THE FOUR TIMES (LE QUATTRO VOLTE)

DIRECTOR: Michelangelo Frammartino - ITALY

Vivid and colorful, Frammartino’s four-part meditation on man and nature traces the cycle of life through the humble daily rituals of rural existence in the southern Italian region of Calabria. “An elderly shepherd ingests the dust from a church floor to treat his cough; a baby goat from his flock tentatively ventures out to pasture; a majestic fir tree is felled and repurposed as the centerpiece of a village celebration; finally, its logs are transformed into wood charcoal through the ancient methods of the local workers. Connecting the dots among animal, vegetable, mineral, and dust, the film is both concrete...

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