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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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GOODBYE

Sun, Feb 26, 2012
at 2 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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GOODBYE

DIRECTOR: Mohammad Rasoulof - IRAN

Goodbye is the story of Noora (Leyla Zareh), a Tehran lawyer in search of a visa to leave the country. Recently disbarred for participating in activist campaigns against the government, Noora is pregnant and alone, her husband exiled because of his role as a political journalist. But Noora’s problems are compounded by her gender: women are not allowed to drive, cannot get medical procedures or check into a hotel without a male family member’s consent, and cannot take charge of simple transactions, like getting a security deposit back, without being harassed or cheated. Fed up, she decides to leave the...

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GOODBYE FIRST LOVE

Sun, Feb 12, 2012
at 2 PM (Lloyd Mall 5)
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Fri, Feb 17, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Cinema 21)
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GOODBYE FIRST LOVE

DIRECTOR: Mia Hansen-Løve - FRANCE

Mia Hansen-Løve shows her talent for capturing the agony and the ecstasy of adolescence in this perceptive, delicate portrait of a bright young woman in the wake of her first romance. Fifteen-year-old Camille (Lola Créton) is a serious, intensely focused girl who has joyously fallen in love with cheerful Sullivan, an older boy who reciprocates her feelings, mostly, but wants to be free to explore the world. When he leaves her to travel through South America, she is totally devastated. But over the next eight years, she develops into a more fully formed woman with new interests and a new...

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GOODBYE MANDIMA

Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

GOODBYE MANDIMA

DIRECTOR: Robert Jean Lancomb - SWITZERLAND

Drawing on home movies from his African childhood, Lancomb reflects on a pivotal moment: the day friendships, culture, and identity changed forever. (10 mins.)

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GRANDMA, A THOUSAND TIMES

Fri, Feb 17, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 5 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Fri, Feb 24, 2012
at 8:45 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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GRANDMA, A THOUSAND TIMES

DIRECTOR: Mahmoud Kaabour - LEBANON

Grandma, A Thousand Times is filmmaker Mahmoud Kaabour’s poetic cinematic tribute to his feisty, larger-than-life grandmother. Teta Kaabour is an 83-year-old family matriarch and sharp-witted queen bee of an old Beiruti quarter. In the apartment where she raised six children and 13 grandchildren, she now spends her days smoking Argileh and drinking endless cups of coffee, alone with memories of her beloved violinist husband (who’s been dead for 20 years). Bearing his grandfather’s name as well as his likeness, the filmmaker is clearly his grandmother’s favorite. This affection allows for an intimate portrait comprised of recollections, revelations of closely guarded...

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