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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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THE SALT OF LIFE

Fri, Feb 10, 2012
at 6 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)
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Sun, Feb 12, 2012
at 5:45 PM (Cinemagic)
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THE SALT OF LIFE

DIRECTOR: Gianni Di Gregorio - ITALY

Writer/director/star Gianni Di Gregorio follows up his acclaimed Mid-August Lunch with another gentle comedy of manners and melancholy. Rome retiree Gianni has time on his hands, but none of the women in his life do—his wife works, his daughter is busy with university, his mother has a full social calendar, and his party-girl neighbor just has too much drama in her life. Gianni’s friend Alfonso thinks he should have an affair, which Gianni pursues half-heartedly with comically inept results. In the end, his big-hearted desire and lively imagination prove that the wanting may be as good as the getting. Throughout...

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SALTY

Thu, Feb 23, 2012
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SALTY

DIRECTOR: Malia Jensen - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

Possibly hilarious, possibly erotic (depending on your sexual and comedic fetishes) art converges with behavioral science when cattle find an anatomically correct salt lick in their pasture. (13 mins.)

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SEA SERIES #10

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

SEA SERIES #10

DIRECTOR: John Price - CANADA

“Hovering at the brink of widescreen extinction with Fukushima in mind.”—John Price (10 mins.)

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SHINE

Thu, Feb 23, 2012
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SHINE

DIRECTOR: Jesse Blanchard - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

Members of a barbershop quartet fear their moment out of the spotlight. (3 mins.)

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Sun, Feb 12, 2012
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORT CUTS I: INTERNATIONAL TIES

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Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORT CUTS II: INTERNATIONAL TIES

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Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 12 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORT CUTS III: INTERNATIONAL TIES

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Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORT CUTS IV: INTERNATIONAL TIES

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Tue, Feb 21, 2012
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SHORT CUTS V: IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT, DARKNESS PREVAILS

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A program of short avant-garde works presented by Cinema Project and the Northwest Film Center.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORT CUTS VI: MADE IN OREGON

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THE SILVER CLIFF

Fri, Feb 17, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Cinemagic)
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Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 2:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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Thu, Feb 23, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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THE SILVER CLIFF

DIRECTOR: Karim Aïnouz - BRAZIL

Violeta has it all: a loving husband, a beautiful child, a fulfilling career, and a new apartment near the beach. Like any normal day, she dives into her routine, gets ready for work, kisses her husband goodbye, and heads off on her bike commute through the hectic city of Rio de Janeiro. The tides violently change when she receives a stunning voicemail from her husband. He is leaving and never plans on returning. In shock and confusion, Violeta leaves work and floats heartbroken through the streets. Inspired by the song “Eye to Eye” by Brazil’s celebrated Chico Buarque, Aïnouz’s beautifully...

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SMALL FRY

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

SMALL FRY

DIRECTOR: Angus MacLain - UNITED STATES

Pixar’s new installment in its “Toy Story Toons” finds Buzz hilariously getting trapped at a fast food restaurant support group for discarded Happy Meals toys from over the years. (7 mins.)

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SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)
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Mon, Feb 13, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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Thu, Feb 16, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)
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SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO

DIRECTOR: Robert Guédiguian - FRANCE

“Inspired not by the Hemingway novel but by a Victor Hugo poem, Guédiguian returns to the working-class Marseille that inspired his Marius and Jeannette. Brimming with passion, humanity, and political conviction, the film asks what it means to be socialist in the 21st century. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with laid-off dock comrades, union rep Michel finds himself jobless but faces the future with dogged optimism. Then, for their anniversary, he and his wife are presented with cash and tickets for an African dream holiday. But a shocking event leaves the couple traumatized and causes Michel to ponder the nature of solidarity and...

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SNOWTOWN

Fri, Feb 24, 2012
at 6:30 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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Sat, Feb 25, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SNOWTOWN

DIRECTOR: Justin Kurzel - AUSTRALIA

During the 1990s, a dozen people were murdered in an area north of Adelaide. All were killed by the same group of people, under the leadership of John Bunting, Australia’s most notorious serial killer. With harrowing authenticity, Kurzel’s account of how this happened and what brought the killings to an end is disturbingly memorable. The central character is 16-year-old Jamie, who is taken under the charismatic Bunting’s wing and gradually manipulated into becoming one of his gruesome gang. Jamie has been a victim in the past, and although he is in a sense still a victim, Bunting manages to make...

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SOMEWHERE BETWEEN

Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 12 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Wed, Feb 22, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Cinema 21)
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SOMEWHERE BETWEEN

DIRECTOR: Linda Goldstein Knowlton - UNITED STATES

Somewhere Between tells the intimate stories of four teenaged girls. They live in different parts of the US in different kinds of families, and are united by one thing: all four were adopted from China because all four had birth parents who could not keep them due to personal circumstances colliding with China’s “One Child Policy.” Of the roughly 80,000 girls that have been adopted from China since 1991, these strong young women allow us to grasp what it is like to come of age in today’s America as transracial adoptees. At the same time, we see them as typical...

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

SOUNDING GLASS

DIRECTOR: Sylvia Schedelbauer - GERMANY

A man in a forest is subject to a flood of impressions; structurally rhythmic waves of images and sounds give form to his introspection. (10 mins.)

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SPECKY FOUR EYES

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

SPECKY FOUR EYES

DIRECTOR: Jean-Claude Rozek - FRANCE

Arnaud’s prescribed glasses interfere with his best views: the fantastical world his shortsightedness enables him to imagine. (9 mins.)

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THE STRANGE ONES

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

THE STRANGE ONES

DIRECTOR: Christopher Radcliff, Lauren Wolkstein - UNITED STATES

A man and a boy traveling to an unknown destination find respite in a motel swimming pool. On the surface all seems normal, but nothing is what it seems to be. (5 mins.)

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

SUMMER BUMMER

DIRECTOR: Bill Plympton - UNITED STATES

A man about to go swimming imagines what horrors are lurking deep in the waters of his backyard pool. (2 mins.)

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SUNDAY

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

SUNDAY

DIRECTOR: Patrick Doyen - CANADA

On a gray afternoon, a young boy creates his own form of entertainment when the family makes its weekly trek to visit the grandparents. (9 mins.)

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SURVIVING LIFE

Wed, Feb 15, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Wed, Feb 22, 2012
at 9 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SURVIVING LIFE

DIRECTOR: Jan Svankmajer - CZECH REPUBLIC

“Legendary surrealist director Svankmajer returns with one of the warmest and funniest films of his career. Eugene, seemingly content in his marriage and mundane career, finds himself repeatedly dreaming of a mysterious beautiful woman. Seeking the help of a psychoanalyst to explain this phenomenon, he finds himself torn between his erotic dream life and the waking world. This being Svankmajer, complete with his trademark mix of live action with animation and scabrous wit, Eugene surprises his doctor by saying he doesn’t want to stop the dreams but rather wants to plunge deeper into his subconscious to spend more time with...

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