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Films & Schedules - CANADA

CAFÉ DE FLORE

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 5:30 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)
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Mon, Feb 13, 2012
at 6 PM (Lloyd Mall 5)
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Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 7:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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CAFÉ DE FLORE

DIRECTOR: Jean-Marc Vallée - CANADA

Blending smooth electro beats with the retro sounds of big band strings and horns, the music sets the tone for a story about love in its many forms. The film opens in present-day Montreal, where Antoine, a successful DJ in his early ’40s, has not only a dream job and home but also two beautiful young daughters and the love of his life, Rose, by his side. Life is not as rosy for the occasionally foul-mouthed, working-class Frenchwoman Jacqueline who is raising her mentally challenged seven-year-old son alone in 1967 Paris. These two stories unspool side by side, bound together...

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COLD BLOOD

Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

COLD BLOOD

DIRECTOR: Martin Thibaudeau - CANADA

A mother brings her reluctant son to the hospital for an ambiguous procedure. (4 mins.)

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MONSIEUR LAZHAR

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 3 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)
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Mon, Feb 13, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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Wed, Feb 15, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Pioneer Place 5)
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MONSIEUR LAZHAR

DIRECTOR: Philippe Falardeau - CANADA

When a group of Montreal students finds that their beloved teacher has committed suicide, the shock is traumatizing. Her replacement, Algerian refugee Bachir Lazhar, now has the doubly difficult task of reaching his distraught students while securing his own asylum from past tragedies in his homeland. Falardeau tackles both threads with a delicate touch, bringing wit and warmth to the classroom scenes and granting the political appropriate gravity. As Bachir and his students come to terms with loss, guilt, and other issues that life has prematurely thrown at them, insight, empathy, and eloquence shine through. “With Falardeau’s gentle humor and...

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PINK RIBBONS, INC.

Wed, Feb 22, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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Sat, Feb 25, 2012
at 3:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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PINK RIBBONS, INC.

DIRECTOR: Léa Pool - CANADA

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. As one of the scientists interviewed puts it, “The most important risk factor in getting breast cancer is being a woman.” Léa Pool’s eye-opening film pulls the curtain back on the industry surrounding breast cancer awareness and exposes the truth of how little money actually goes toward research while corporations fatten their bottom line. Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk, bike, climb, and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are raised in the name of...

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SEA SERIES #10

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

SEA SERIES #10

DIRECTOR: John Price - CANADA

“Hovering at the brink of widescreen extinction with Fukushima in mind.”—John Price (10 mins.)

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SUNDAY

Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

SUNDAY

DIRECTOR: Patrick Doyen - CANADA

On a gray afternoon, a young boy creates his own form of entertainment when the family makes its weekly trek to visit the grandparents. (9 mins.)

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WILD LIFE

Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 12 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

WILD LIFE

DIRECTOR: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby - CANADA

A dapper Englishman tries his hand at becoming a “rancher” in Alberta, but his romanticized visions of Canadian prairie life soon take a turn for the worse. (14 mins.)

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