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LA LUNA

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

LA LUNA

DIRECTOR: Enrico Casarosa - UNITED STATES

This Pixar-produced film tells the story of a boy who finds himself conflicted about the ways of his elders as he takes to the sea with his Papa and Grandpa. (7 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS I: INTERNATIONAL TIES to purchase tickets.

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LANDSCAPE WITH DUCK

Thu, Feb 23, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

LANDSCAPE WITH DUCK

DIRECTOR: Patrick Neary - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

A wayward duck tries to catch up with his companions on their migration south in this hand-drawn animated short. (4 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS VI: MADE IN OREGON to purchase tickets.

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LAS ACACIAS

Mon, Feb 13, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Lloyd Mall 5)
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Wed, Feb 15, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)
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LAS ACACIAS

DIRECTOR: Pablo Giorgelli - ARGENTINA

Rubén is a lonely, middle-aged truck driver who has been hauling timber from Asunción, Paraguay to Buenos Aires for years. But the journey he’s about to make today will be different. At the behest of his boss, he is to pick up Jacinta—who arrives with Anahí, her eight-month-old daughter—and take them to a new life in Argentina. Used to his solitary journey, he is not looking forward to the company. But as the miles go by, despite their difficulties in communicating, they come to know each other until, arriving at their destination, both share the same desire: they don’t want...

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LAST DAYS HERE

Sat, Feb 25, 2012
at 3:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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LAST DAYS HERE

DIRECTOR: Don Argott, Demian Fenton - UNITED STATES

In the basement of his parents’ house in suburban Maryland lives Bobby Liebling, former vocalist with the 1970s cult legends Pentagram. A band once described as the street Black Sabbath, Pentagram’s heavy rock and heavy metal riffs blew audiences’ minds. But something went wrong in their career trajectory and Liebling ended up battling many years of drug addiction. New friend, fan, and manager Sean Pelletier believes he can help Bobby quit his addictions and launch Pentagram once again. A combination of the unexpectedly hilarious, tragic, poignant, and of course rocking, Last Days Here offers a fascinating portrait of the vocalist,...

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LET THE BULLETS FLY

Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 11:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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LET THE BULLETS FLY

DIRECTOR: Jiang Wen - CHINA

In remote 1920s Warlord China, a gang of bandits, led by “Pocky” Zhang (Jiang Wen), hijack a train that happens to have the destination town’s new governor on board. When the train crashes, the lone survivors are the governor’s sleazy advisor (Ge You) and his wife (Carina Lau). Zhang, an honorable outlaw, decides to pose as the new governor and share the fortune from the hijacking with the townspeople. But ruthless mobster Master Huang (Chow Yun-Fat) aims to stop Zhang’s scheme, launching an epic battle of both wits and bullets. As action-packed as it is hilarious, Jiang Wen’s film is...

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THE LIFE OF FISH

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 1 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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Wed, Feb 15, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Pioneer Place 5)
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THE LIFE OF FISH

DIRECTOR: Matías Bize - CHILE

At a house party, a handsome man wanders around catching up with friends he has not seen for some years. A travel writer now based in Berlin, Andre appears to be living an exciting international life, and yet something has drawn him back home to Santiago. As the night goes on, we realize that a tragedy binds this group—an event that was also the impetus for Andre’s departure from Chile years ago. Moreover, there is someone at the party he goes to great lengths to avoid. But she is the very person he most needs to see. The weight of...

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LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE

Sun, Feb 12, 2012
at 8 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Tue, Feb 21, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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Thu, Feb 23, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Cinemagic)
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LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE

DIRECTOR: Johnnie To - HONG KONG

A departure from To’s action films, Life Without Principle is a sharp and complex look at contemporary Hong Kong life in the wake of the financial crisis over the last few years. The film tells the story of three characters: a financial analyst forced to sell high-risk securities to customers in order to meet sales targets, a thug dealing in futures in order to earn enough money to post bail for a friend, and a police inspector suddenly in financial straits due to family obligations. In dire need of money, each is forced to make morally questionable choices when stolen...

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THE LONELIEST PLANET

Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 5:15 PM (Cinema 21)
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Fri, Feb 24, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Cinema 21)
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THE LONELIEST PLANET

DIRECTOR: Julia Loktev - GERMANY

Nica (Hani Furstenberg) and Alex (Gael García Bernal), a few months away from their wedding, are on a backpacking trip in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia. With their guide Dato, the two appear to be completely in control of their environment and wildly attracted to each other. But as they journey through the deserted landscape, they are suddenly taken by surprise. A momentary mistake is made, an involuntary gesture. Brief though this is, it threatens everything the couple believed about themselves and each other. With looks and glances, no words are needed to uncover the toxic, erosive effects of disappointment...

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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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