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FIRST POSITION

Thu, Feb 23, 2012
at 6 PM (Cinema 21)
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Fri, Feb 24, 2012
at 3:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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FIRST POSITION

DIRECTOR: Bess Kargman - UNITED STATES

Just as Spellbound certified that spelling bees are akin to gladiatorial combat, Kargman proves that ballet is not for the faint of heart either. The film follows six ballet students, aged 9-19, as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, a top competition at which the world’s leading dance companies and schools prospect for new talent. Some of the delightful youngsters featured include Michaela DePrince, an orphan from Sierra Leone nurtured by her American mom; Aran Bell, a boy dance wonder from a US military family; and Joan Sebastian Zamora, a Colombian youth with aspirations for a career with...

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GERHARD RICHTER

Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 3 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 26, 2012
at 12 PM (Cinema 21)
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GERHARD RICHTER

DIRECTOR: Corinna Belz - GERMANY

“Corinna Belz’s documentary is an unprecedented and oddly dangerous journey into the studios of Gerhard Richter, widely considered to be among the world’s most important living painters. Famously cranky and iconoclastic, Richter is an ideal subject to illuminate the deep fissures in the contemporary art world. His career has been a high-wire balancing act between eye-popping, colorful abstractions—seen in construction throughout much of the film—and enormously famous photorealist portraiture. He has also been an influential essayist on art-making and its place in the world. Though we see the 79-year-old artist talking with his legendary gallerist Marian Goodman, being feted at...

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JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI

Fri, Feb 10, 2012
at 6:15 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 12 PM (Cinema 21)
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JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI

DIRECTOR: David Gelb - UNITED STATES

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar. For most of his life, Jiro has been mastering the art of making sushi,...

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THIS IS NOT A FILM

Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 8:45 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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THIS IS NOT A FILM

DIRECTOR: Jafar Panahi - IRAN

“Accused of collusion against the Iranian regime and currently appealing a prison sentence and a ban from filmmaking, Jafar Panahi collaborated with the documentarian Mojtaba Mirtahmasb on a remarkable day-in-the-life chronicle that, as with many great Iranian films, finds a rich middle ground between fiction and reality. Shot with a digital camera and an iPhone, the movie is almost entirely confined to the director’s apartment, where he discusses his films and an unrealized script, while the outside world imposes itself through phone calls, television news, a few comic interruptions, and the sound of New Year’s fireworks. Far more than the...

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UNFINISHED SPACES

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 3:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 26, 2012
at 4 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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UNFINISHED SPACES

DIRECTOR: Benjamin Murray, Alysa Nahimas - UNITED STATES

In 1961, in the expansive first days of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro asked three visionary architects—Ricardo Porro, Roberto Gottardi, and Vittorio Garatti—to build the Cuban National Arts Schools—one school each for dramatic arts, modern dance, ballet, music, and sculpture—on what had been the golf course of a country club. But before construction was completed, the Revolution took a Soviet turn and suddenly the project was denounced as bourgeois and counterrevolutionary. The story has many more fascinating twists and turns as these radical, magnificent buildings become a prism through which we see the turbulent, ever-shifting history of Castro’s Cuba and...

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