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Films & Schedules - B

BEYOND THE ROAD

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Lloyd Mall 5)
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Tue, Feb 14, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Pioneer Place 5)
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Thu, Feb 16, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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BEYOND THE ROAD

DIRECTOR: Charly Braun - BRAZIL

On the ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo, twenty-something Argentine banker Santiago meets Juliette, a free-spirited Belgian tourist. He is headed to claim some inherited property, she to meet up with her boyfriend at a hippie commune. The materialist opposites impulsively decide to road trip together up the Uruguayan coast—falling in love with it and each other along the way. Braun captures the airy restlessness of youth in his beguiling road movie, as well as gorgeous panoramic coastal vistas and backcountry punctuated with an agglomeration of whimsical roadside attractions and quirky Uruguayan locals. “Like all good road movies, this one...

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BIG BANG BIG BOOM

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

BIG BANG BIG BOOM

DIRECTOR: Silvia Siberini - ITALY

An ingenious animation that uses the city as its canvas to tell a short, unscientific story about evolution and its possible consequences. (10 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS I: INTERNATIONAL TIES to purchase tickets.

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A BITTER TASTE OF FREEDOM

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 6 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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A BITTER TASTE OF FREEDOM

DIRECTOR: Marina Goldovskaya - UNITED STATES

In her fearless quest to uncover the wrongdoings of the Russian state, Anna Politkovskaya inspired awe in some and fear in countless others. An investigative journalist for Moscow’s liberal Novaya Gazeta, she was often the only spokesperson for victims of the Russian government. Her scalding criticism of Russia’s government-sanctioned war in Chechnya, A Dirty War, infuriated many in power. In 2006, at age 48, she was assassinated for simply doing her job. The murder remains unsolved, but for many that fact does not eliminate Vladimir Putin himself from suspicion. Drawing on unique footage of Anna’s conversations with filmmaker Marina Goldovskaya,...

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BONSAI

Wed, Feb 15, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Lloyd Mall 5)
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Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 8 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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Fri, Feb 24, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Cinema 21)
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BONSAI

DIRECTOR: Cristián Jiménez - CHILE

Reading Flaubert and Proust with your girlfriend after passionate lovemaking—what more could a young intellectual want? Adapting the award-winning novel by Alejandro Zambra, Jiménez’s effortlessly shimmering, sensually Latin story chronicles the lengthy love affair between two college students, Julio and Emilia. The two initially meet after a class in which Julio lies about reading Proust; fast-forwarding eight years into the future, Julio is still spinning tales about his literary prowess to his latest lover, Blanca, while staying up each night writing a novel about his love affair with Emilia. With a structure that revolves loosely around Proust’s Remembrance of...

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BREATHING

Fri, Feb 10, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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Sun, Feb 12, 2012
at 8 PM (Cinemagic)
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Tue, Feb 14, 2012
at 6 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)
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BREATHING

DIRECTOR: Karl Markovics - AUSTRIA

Nineteen-year-old Roman Kogler lives in a grim juvenile detention center on the outskirts of Vienna for having accidentally killed a minor. After a series of disastrous job tryouts, his compassionate parole officer finds him a place driving a truck for the city morgue, working on the team that collects cadavers—a job that gives Roman a sense of purpose for the first time in his life. After a surprising turn of events on the job, Roman is compelled to seek out the birth mother who abandoned him as a child. Perhaps the years of holding his breath for life to start...

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

BUKOWSKI

DIRECTOR: Derk Jan Warrink - NETHERLANDS

A precocious 12-year-old makes a drolly indelible impression at an Amsterdam hotel. (8 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS I: INTERNATIONAL TIES to purchase tickets.

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BULLHEAD

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Tue, Feb 14, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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BULLHEAD

DIRECTOR: Michael R. Roskam - BELGIUM

In an unlikely setting for organized crime—the farmlands of Flanders—Bullhead plunges us into the corrupt underbelly of a mafia-run meat industry, where illegal use of growth hormones on cattle runs rampant. After a detective is murdered, Jacky, a grotesquely muscular man supped up on steroids, becomes suspicious of a potential partnership with a rival manufacturer. Compounding his weariness is the presence of Diederik. Flashbacks into Jacky’s childhood soon reveal the two men are linked by a physically traumatic, life-altering tragedy. A fascinating genre mash-up—a gritty, gonzo crime thriller with quirky humor, harrowing suspense, and elements of Frankenstein and Dr....

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BY FOOT-CANDLE LIGHT

Tue, Feb 21, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

BY FOOT-CANDLE LIGHT

DIRECTOR: Mary Helena Clark - UNITED STATES

“Scenes from the proscenium wings. A film imagined and recounted by foot-candle light. You close your eyes and suddenly it is dark.”—Mary Helena Clark (9 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS V: IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT, DARKNESS PREVAILS to purchase tickets.

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