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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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PELOTERO

Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 2:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sat, Feb 25, 2012
at 1:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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PELOTERO

DIRECTOR: Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, Jonathan Paley - UNITED STATES

In the build-up to the most important day of their lives, two young Dominican baseball players confront competition and corruption to achieve their Big League dreams. Baseball is a way of life in the Dominican Republic. From the streets to the stadiums, young boys dream of one day emerging from the dugout onto a Big League field. From the time they can walk, kids practice with rolled-up sock balls and broomsticks, waiting for the day they are old enough to sign. That day comes at age 16 when they try out for professional teams. Pelotero follows two of the nation’s...

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PENTECOST

Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 12 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

PENTECOST

DIRECTOR: Peter McDonald - IRELAND

When Damian is forced to serve as an altar boy at an important mass, he faces a difficult choice: conform to the status quo or serve an extended ban from his passion in life … football. (11 mins.)

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PINK RIBBONS, INC.

Wed, Feb 22, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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Sat, Feb 25, 2012
at 3:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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PINK RIBBONS, INC.

DIRECTOR: Léa Pool - CANADA

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. As one of the scientists interviewed puts it, “The most important risk factor in getting breast cancer is being a woman.” Léa Pool’s eye-opening film pulls the curtain back on the industry surrounding breast cancer awareness and exposes the truth of how little money actually goes toward research while corporations fatten their bottom line. Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk, bike, climb, and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are raised in the name of...

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PLAY

Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 5:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Tue, Feb 21, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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PLAY

DIRECTOR: Ruben Östlund - SWEDEN

“A deliberately provoked racial incident, based on numerous similar real life transgressions, is played for all it’s worth in Play. Swedish writer/director Östlund employs mesmerizing visual strategies to relate a disturbing tale of how five savvy African immigrant boys in Gothenburg take advantage of the liberal guilt and placating temperament of three local kids to rob them and take them for a ride to unknown destinations. Social, racial, and political credos are twisted, pulled inside out, and stood on their heads by this bracing and confronting work, which will challenge the assumptions of many a viewer. Play poses more questions...

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POSTCARD

Thu, Feb 16, 2012
at 6 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)
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Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 5:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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POSTCARD

DIRECTOR: Kaneto Shindo - JAPAN

This late-life masterpiece—his 49th film—won writer/director Shindo the Tokyo Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize and is this year’s Japanese submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. A powerful and moving anti-war film driven by Shindo’s own experience, it focuses on the impact of World War II at home. Toward the war’s end, 100 middle-aged Japanese soldiers are ordered to the frontlines. Expecting that he will not return, one soldier, Sadazo, leaves a postcard from his wife Tomoko with his bunkmate, Matsuyama, asking that he let her know he appreciated it. Matsuyama is one of only six men who survive...

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A PREFACE TO RED

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

A PREFACE TO RED

DIRECTOR: Jonathan Schwartz - TURKEY/UNITED STATES

“A single recording, recorded in a tunnel that one passes through after exiting a boat taking you from one continent to another, where people are selling bright colored toys and bright white sneakers.”—Jonathan Schwartz (6 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS V: IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT, DARKNESS PREVAILS to purchase tickets.

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