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ABU, SON OF ADAM Buy Tickets

Sun, Feb 12, 2012
at 3 PM (Cinemagic)

Tue, Feb 14, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)

Thu, Feb 16, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Pioneer Place 5)



This year’s Indian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar is a quiet, contemplative film in which one man’s sincerity and virtue shine through. Aging Abu and his wife share the lifelong dream of devout Muslims to go on a religious pilgrimage to Mecca before they die. They register their names with a travel agent but soon realize that their ambition will require severe sacrifices. They sell everything they have of any value, including the jackfruit tree in front of their house. Although the tree is found to be hollow and the timber merchant is willing to take the...

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Sun, Feb 12, 2012
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)


DIRECTOR: Rudi Rosenberg - FRANCE

Aglaée isn’t interested when Benoit asks her out, but upon discovering it was a cruel playground joke, the tables begin to turn. (19 mins.)

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Fri, Feb 10, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 3:15 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)

Sun, Feb 12, 2012
at 8 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)


DIRECTOR: Yasemin Samdereli - GERMANY

Winner of the Audience Award at the Chicago Film Festival and German Film Prizes for Best Film and Best Screenplay, Almanya is a breezy culture clash comedy centering on multiple generations of a German-Turkish clan. After working for 45 years in Germany as a Turkish “gastarbeiter” or guest worker, Hüseyin Yilmaz, now in his 70s and a citizen, announces to his family that he has bought a house in Turkey and wants everyone to go back with him to renovate it. After some convincing, the family is Anatolia-bound. Cross-cutting between Hüseyin and his young family’s migration to Germany (Almanya) in...

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AMADOR Buy Tickets

Fri, Feb 10, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)

Sun, Feb 12, 2012
at 5 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)

Tue, Feb 14, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Lloyd Mall 5)

Wed, Feb 15, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)


DIRECTOR: Fernando León de Aranoa - SPAIN

Marcela is a young Bolivian immigrant woman living in Spain. Her sweetness and sensitivity are instantly perceptible, yet when she learns she is pregnant with the child of her flower-thief boyfriend, the terrified Marcela is forced to find a way to support herself and her extravagant husband. Taking a job caring for the ill and elderly Amador, Marcela’s kind nature enables her to make friends with the lonely old man. They quickly share an understanding for one another, revealing the unhappiness in their pasts. But when Amador suddenly dies, Marcela is forced to go to great lengths to pretend he...

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Mon, Feb 13, 2012
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)

Mon, Feb 13, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Cinemagic)

Wed, Feb 15, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)

Fri, Feb 17, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Cinemagic)


DIRECTOR: Athina Rachel Tsangari - GREECE

Attenberg is about Marina, a young woman living in a small coastal town who is infatuated with synth-pop band Suicide and the mammal documentaries of David Attenborough. Her other primary cultural influence is Monty Python, prompting her and her one friend Bella to adopt some Silly Walks. Despite help from her dying father, a visionary architect, and Bella, she struggles to understand the rituals of human interactions, attempting to make sense of her relationships with sex and death with the same detached manner demonstrated by her favorite naturalist. Given the oddities of human nature, will the virginal Marina ever overcome...

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AURORA Buy Tickets

Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 6 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)

Wed, Feb 22, 2012
at 6:30 PM (Pioneer Place 5)



Following his spellbinding Romanian hospital odyssey The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Aurora is Puiu’s second film in his planned series “Six Stories from the Outskirts of Bucharest.” Here, the tightly wound coldness of middle-aged metallurgical engineer Viorel—played by Puiu himself with inscrutable intensity—slowly metastasizes into a discreet, inaccessible unraveling. Elliptically observing the day-to-day life of a seemingly normal guy who will eventually commit violent acts, Puiu invites the audience to puzzle over his motives. We watch him from a distance as simmering anger and disconnection take hold. “For all the viewer’s constant immersion in the specifics of Viorel’s activity, there’s...

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