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


DIRECTOR: James Cunningham - NEW ZEALAND

A witty homage to submarine action films. (4 mins.)

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Wed, Feb 15, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Lloyd Mall 5)
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Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 2:30 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 2:30 PM (Pioneer Place 5)
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While The Orator’s status as Samoa’s first feature film makes it a native landmark, writer/director Tusi Tamasese’s deft command of atmospherics, tone, and rhythm transforms it into a genuinely noteworthy achievement. Primarily employing first-time actors to bring this delicately wrought tale to life, Tamasese centers his film on Saili, a diminutive taro farmer who lives with his wife Vaaiga and her willful daughter at the outskirts of a remote jungle village. When Vaaiga’s estranged family suddenly demands her return, Saili must settle the dispute through the Samoan tradition of oration. As he prepares, we witness a sense of self-worth being...

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