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THE EAGLEMAN STAG

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

THE EAGLEMAN STAG

DIRECTOR: Michael Please - GREAT BRITAIN

Repeat the word “fly” long enough and it sounds like “life.” But this doesn’t help Peter, the cranky protagonist of this darkly comic tale. (9 mins.)

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HOW MUCH DOES YOUR BUILDING WEIGH, MR. FOSTER?

Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 6 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 3 PM (Cinema 21)
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HOW MUCH DOES YOUR BUILDING WEIGH, MR. FOSTER?

DIRECTOR: Carlos Carcas, Norberto López Amado - GREAT BRITAIN

Norman Foster’s vision and passion to improve quality of life through design has not only earned him the nickname the “Mozart of Modernism” but has led to some of the world’s most stunning landmarks, including the Gherkin and Wembley Stadium in London, the Hearst Tower in New York City, the Beijing Airport, France’s Millau Bridge, the Great Court at the British Museum, and an entire university campus for Petronas in Malaysia. This insightful documentary follows Foster’s life from his humble beginnings in Manchester, through his collaborations with R. Buckminster Fuller, to his designs for Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, the...

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KILL LIST

Fri, Feb 24, 2012
at 11:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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KILL LIST

DIRECTOR: Ben Wheatley - GREAT BRITAIN

A truly unique crime thriller that unravels into terrifying horror. Jay, a retired hitman, is trying his hand at a normal family life. But when the money starts to dry up and he can’t keep up with his wife’s spending, he decides to take on one last high-paying job and enlists his old partner Gal. The mysterious client only gives them a short list of names, no whys, and they set out to execute the “kill list.” It doesn’t take long before they realize that they are involved in something far more sinister than simple assassinations. The increasingly bizarre job...

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LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

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

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

DIRECTOR: Michael Davies - GREAT BRITAIN

Love can be found in the most unexpected places. With John Hurt and Phyllida Law. (13 mins.)

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PATAGONIA

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)
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Tue, Feb 14, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Pioneer Place 5)
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Thu, Feb 16, 2012
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)
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Sun, Feb 26, 2012
at 2:15 PM (Cinema 21)
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PATAGONIA

DIRECTOR: Marc Evans - GREAT BRITAIN

In the midst of the stunning mountains of Patagonia is an almost mythical community of Welsh natives, born of settlers from the 1800s. Evans incorporates the culture and countryside of both countries to tell the tales of two women. In Cardiff, Gwen and husband Rhys have felt a strain on their relationship. When Rhys is sent on a photographic project to Patagonia, Gwen sees a chance to repair their relationship with a bit of escapism. In Patagonia, elderly Argentinean Cerys is starting a pilgrimage to the Welsh countryside that was once her mother’s home. Gwen’s quest for meaning in her...

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

SACK BARROW

DIRECTOR: Ben Rivers - GREAT BRITAIN

A sulphurous portrait of a London suburb plating factory established in 1931 for limbless and disabled war veterans. Documenting a vanished world, the film’s decelerated rhythm and focus on surface—from chemical aggregate to nostalgia-era pin-up girls—lend a portentous feel. (21 mins.)

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SAILCLOTH

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

SAILCLOTH

DIRECTOR: Elfar Adalstein - GREAT BRITAIN

The poignant story of an elderly widower (John Hurt) who sets in motion a series of events to hide his disappearance from a Cornish nursing home. (18 mins.)

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SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

Thu, Feb 9, 2012
at 7:30 PM (Newmark Theatre)
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SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

DIRECTOR: Lasse Hallström - GREAT BRITAIN

With a script from Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) based on Paul Torday’s bestselling novel, this witty romantic comedy revolves around the effort to make the impossible possible. Fred (Ewan McGregor), a stuffy government fisheries scientist, is reluctantly drawn into the seemingly ludicrous effort to introduce British salmon into the highlands of the Yemen by a fishing-obsessed Arab sheik (Amr Waked). At first resistant, he is pressured into going along with the plan at the behest of senior diplomats and the prime minister’s PR maven (Kristin Scott Thomas), who are all intent upon gaining the sheik’s favor. Urged on...

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TOOTY’S WEDDING

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

TOOTY’S WEDDING

DIRECTOR: Frederick Casella - GREAT BRITAIN

A young couple’s marriage hits the rocks during a weekend wedding in the country. (19 mins.)

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