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DARWIN

Fri, Feb 17, 2012
at 8:45 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Sat, Feb 25, 2012
at 1 PM (Cinema 21)
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DARWIN

DIRECTOR: Nick Brandestini - SWITZERLAND

In its glory years, Darwin, Calif., was a thriving mining town in Death Valley. Today, just 35 hard scrabble survivors hold on in a near ghost town with no jobs, government, or much connection to the modern outside world. Survival depends on a fragile waterline running down the mountain from a secret weapons test range. Brandestini’s evocative film interviews the town’s citizens, each of them driven to their solitary Mojave Desert outpost by poignant circumstances. Capturing his subjects with empathy and the place’s atmospheric tone with uncanny sensitivity, a compelling portrait emerges of a uniquely American place. “Darwin is a...

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GOODBYE MANDIMA

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

GOODBYE MANDIMA

DIRECTOR: Robert Jean Lancomb - SWITZERLAND

Drawing on home movies from his African childhood, Lancomb reflects on a pivotal moment: the day friendships, culture, and identity changed forever. (10 mins.)

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