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MAMORI

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

MAMORI

DIRECTOR: Karl Lemieux - BRAZIL/CANADA

Its title taken from a site in the Amazon Rainforest, Mamori captures the textures of tropical vegetation and its various transformations according to the phenomena of light. (8 mins.)

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THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Fri, Feb 25, 2011
at 6 PM (WH)
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Sat, Feb 26, 2011
at 5:30 PM (WH)
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THE MAN NEXT DOOR

DIRECTOR: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat - ARGENTINA

“The star of this dry and wicked black comedy is a building: the Curutchet House in La Plata, south of Buenos Aires—the only residence designed by Le Corbusier in the Americas. In this Argentine satire about class, love of beautiful things, and violent urges, the landmark structure plays the fictional home of world-famous interior designer Leonardo, his wife, and his daughter. All cherish the privileged status conferred by living in the house. Then horror strikes: a neighbor who wants more sun puts a window in the wall facing the family’s courtyard! Suddenly, aesthetic symmetry is destroyed, and the neighbor—too friendly,...

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THE MAN WHO WILL COME

Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 7:30 PM (CM)
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Mon, Feb 21, 2011
at 4:15 PM (B4)
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Wed, Feb 23, 2011
at 6:15 PM (CM)
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THE MAN WHO WILL COME

DIRECTOR: Giorgio Diritti - ITALY

Winner of the Jury Prize at the Rome Film Festival and this year’s David de Donatello (Italian Oscar) Award for Best Film, Diritti’s film is a moving anti-war parable. In the fall of 1944, the German army committed an atrocity of Italian genocide known as the Massacre of Marzabotto—slaughtering almost 800 Italian peasants near Bologna, many women, children, and the elderly. Diritti explores the events that led to this act through the eyes of an eight-year-old peasant girl and her family, including the fateful decision by their community to aid the partisans fighting the occupying Fascist forces. Diritti, who worked...

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MARTHA

Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 4 PM (B3)
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Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 8:45 PM (B3)
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Sat, Feb 26, 2011
at 5:30 PM (B1)
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MARTHA

DIRECTOR: Marcelino Islas Hernández - MEXICO

After 30 years as an archivist at a small Mexico City insurance company, life is suddenly turned upside down for prim 75-year-old Martha (Magda Vizaino) when a computer is brought in to replace her. Once she is fired, life loses all meaning for her. With no one she can trust and nothing else to live for, Martha decides to end her life. With the help of Eva, the young woman hired to transfer the files to the computer, her journey towards death surprisingly leads her back to life. Marrying socially conscious neo-realist instincts with touches of black humor and religious...

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MOTOR AWAY

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

MOTOR AWAY

DIRECTOR: Shawn Sullivan - UNITED STATES (PORTLAND)

Gretchen Corbett stars in this portrait of exhausted love set in an RV beside the Columbia River. (7 mins.)

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MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD

Fri, Feb 25, 2011
at 11:30 PM (C21)
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MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD

DIRECTOR: Tak Sakaguchi, Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura - JAPAN

“Rin’s normal high school life dramatically changes on her 16th birthday when her father reveals that he is a mutant, and she has inherited his mutant gene. Moments later, government special forces break into her home and blow both of her parents to bits. Suddenly, Rin’s dormant mutant abilities are awakened, and her arm transforms into a sharp, knife-encrusted claw! Fleeing and fighting her way, she joins a group of girls also born as mutants: one can transform her arms into swords, one can grow tentacles from her fingertips, and another can grow a chainsaw out of her body. Their...

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MY JOY

Sat, Feb 19, 2011
at 8 PM (B1)
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Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 6:45 PM (B2)
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Mon, Feb 21, 2011
at 2 PM (CM)
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MY JOY

DIRECTOR: Sergei Loznitsa - UKRAINE

A road movie through the dark side of rural Russia, My Joy posits a violence-filled former Soviet Union absent the most basic humanity. Georg leaves his hometown with a truckload of goods for the market. A wrong turn leads him down back roads where brutal local police, mysterious passengers, hostile locals, and a teenage prostitute he picks up at an endless traffic jam all offer their own picture of a surreal and oddly timeless hidden society. Here, the scars of the past are ever in the present. As Georg descends into the wilds, it seems a matter of time before...

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MY LIFE WITH CARLOS

Fri, Feb 25, 2011
at 6 PM (B1)
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Sat, Feb 26, 2011
at 2:30 PM (B1)
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MY LIFE WITH CARLOS

DIRECTOR: Germán Berger - CHILE

Through photos, recordings, archival material, and the memories of his brothers and mother (renowned human rights lawyer Carmen Hertz), Germán Berger lovingly assembles the puzzle of who his father was and the searing impact his father’s disappearance under the Pinochet regime had on the life of his family. Germán was only a child when his father disappeared, and in the process of making the film, his own silhouetted memories are made more vivid as his relationship to his father takes on a new complexity. This intensely personal, engaging, and elegantly crafted journey is paced like a thriller, with gorgeous cinematography...

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MY TEHRAN FOR SALE

Fri, Feb 18, 2011
at 6:15 PM (B3)
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Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 5:15 PM (B3)
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MY TEHRAN FOR SALE

DIRECTOR: Granaz Moussavi - IRAN

Filmed in secret, renowned poet Moussavi’s bold first feature crafts a timely story of a generation living double lives in their own country. Marzieh, a young actress in Tehran, chafes under the pressure of government authorities who want to suppress her theater work. When she meets Saman at an underground rave, the Iranian-born Australian citizen offers her a way out of Iran and the possibility of a livelihood without fear. Set against the backdrop of Tehran’s thriving underground art, music, and theater scene and framed through a series of artful and dramatic flashback sequences, Moussavi acutely registers the trials of...

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MY WHITE BABY

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

MY WHITE BABY

DIRECTOR: Akosua Adoma Owusu - GHANA/US

“Owusu begins with a portrait of hairdressing salons in Accra, weaves in audio from Oprah Winfrey’s mission to distribute black dolls in Africa, and then transitions to her sister’s story of encountering white children for the first time after their family moved to the US.”—Ed Halter. (22 mins.)

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