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HABANASTATION

Sun, Feb 26, 2012
at 10 AM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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HABANASTATION

DIRECTOR: Ian Padrón - CUBA

Cuban director Ian Padrón presents his first feature-length film as “a fictional story about reality.” Tracing the lives of two Cuban classmates with contrasting lives, Padrón follows Mayito, a young boy whose wealthy jazz pianist father showers him with privilege, who gets lost and wanders blindly into the dangers of Carlos’ West Havana neighborhood, La Timba. What follows is a heartwarming journey of friendship and inspirational discovery as the selfish Mayito learns there are other joys than having the latest PlayStation. Featuring members of the internationally renowned children’s theater company La Colmenita, Padrón’s stylish film offers a telling portrait of...

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HABEMUS PAPAM

Wed, Feb 15, 2012
at 6 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)
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Fri, Feb 17, 2012
at 6 PM (Cinema 21)
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HABEMUS PAPAM

DIRECTOR: Nanni Moretti - ITALY

Moretti’s new film (translated as “We Have a Pope”) is a gentle satire centered around papal succession in the Catholic Church: what if a newly elected pontiff got cold feet, in the time between the Conclave of Cardinals’ election (declaring him infallible) and the announcement of “Habemus Papam” to the public in St. Peter’s Square, ensnaring the clergy in a doctrinal loophole of suspended succession? Call a shrink, of course. The result is a winning blend of witty farce (emphatically not anti-clerical and filmed at the Vatican) with a deeply affecting portrait of a man elected to an office that...

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HEADHUNTERS

Fri, Feb 17, 2012
at 11:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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HEADHUNTERS

DIRECTOR: Morten Tyldum - NORWAY

Roger Brown is Norway’s most successful headhunter, recruiting personnel for powerful corporations. But as successful as he is, it’s not enough to keep up with what he thinks his wife needs. So to keep things afloat, he uses his job to find wealthy people he can steal art from. When the master conman sets his sights on a priceless painting, its owner turns out to be a former mercenary with a terrible secret, and Roger is in for much more than he ever could have imagined. His client has excellent hunting skills, leading to a perilous journey rife with gunfights,...

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HELLO! HOW ARE YOU?

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Tue, Feb 14, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Cinemagic)
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Thu, Feb 16, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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HELLO! HOW ARE YOU?

DIRECTOR: Alexandru Maftei - ROMANIA

The antithesis of the grim naturalism of the best known new Romanian cinema, this rare romantic comedy tells a story full of humor and recognition. Gabriel and Gabriela have been happily married for years, but all desire has waned. As they lead their almost separate lives, they each can’t help but notice that everyone around them seems to be getting it on just fine. Even their teenage son, whose hilarious voiceover commentary intermittently provides important narrative information, prides himself on being the high school stud. Facing an “is this all life has to offer?” moment, they each turn to the...

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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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