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TALES OF THE NIGHT

Sun, Feb 12, 2012
at 5:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Wed, Feb 15, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 1 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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TALES OF THE NIGHT

DIRECTOR: Michel Ocelot - FRANCE

Renowned animation auteur Michel Ocelot’s new film extends the distinguished shadow puppet style of his Princes and Princesses and Azur and Asmar with black-silhouetted characters set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns. A girl, a boy, and an old man get together in a small movie theater full of wonders where they invent, draw, dress up, and become characters in magical stories. The film weaves together six of their exotic fables, each unfolding in a unique locale—Tibet, medieval Europe, an Aztec kingdom, the African plains, and even the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot’s...

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TARGET

Fri, Feb 10, 2012
at 6:30 PM (Lloyd Mall 5)
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Fri, Feb 17, 2012
at 8 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 7:45 PM (Cinemagic)
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TARGET

DIRECTOR: Alexander Zeldovich - RUSSIA

In 2020, the Russian rich—now beyond rich—have sealed themselves off in their single-minded pursuit of technological and hedonistic pleasure. A powerful minister, his bored but beautiful wife, her game show host brother, and a cynical military officer make their way to a mysterious military facility on the remote, spectacular Mongolian border. While exposure to the installation’s “radiation” treatment promises to arrest the aging process and perfect them physically, it also leads them to discover insatiable desires and, ultimately, their own special chaos. Written by the much admired novelist Vladimir Sorokin, this wild science fiction ride features the astonishing visual design...

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THIS IS NOT A FILM

Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 8:45 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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THIS IS NOT A FILM

DIRECTOR: Jafar Panahi - IRAN

“Accused of collusion against the Iranian regime and currently appealing a prison sentence and a ban from filmmaking, Jafar Panahi collaborated with the documentarian Mojtaba Mirtahmasb on a remarkable day-in-the-life chronicle that, as with many great Iranian films, finds a rich middle ground between fiction and reality. Shot with a digital camera and an iPhone, the movie is almost entirely confined to the director’s apartment, where he discusses his films and an unrealized script, while the outside world imposes itself through phone calls, television news, a few comic interruptions, and the sound of New Year’s fireworks. Far more than the...

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TIME FREAK

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

TIME FREAK

DIRECTOR: Andrew Bowler - UNITED STATES

Chronology goes comically awry for a wacky inventor trying to change his life using his time machine. (10 mins.)

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

TMZ

DIRECTOR: Bill Plympton - UNITED STATES

Plympton animates a new “Weird Al” Yankovic music video. (4 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS III: INTERNATIONAL TIES to purchase tickets.

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TO BE HEARD

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 3:30 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 2:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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TO BE HEARD

DIRECTOR: Roland Legiardi-Laura, Deborah Shaffer, Edwin Martinez - UNITED STATES

To Be Heard is a riveting documentary that tells the story of three teens from the Bronx who use spoken word/beat poetry as a catalyst to inspire change in themselves and others. Karina, Pearl, and Anthony are in many ways your average teenagers. They call themselves “The Tripod” and they constantly support one another in their efforts to succeed, find love, and overcome life’s challenges. But they are also unique. The top talents in a poetry workshop called Power Writing, they use the power of the written and spoken word to articulate their deepest experiences. To Be Heard is the...

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TOLL BOOTH

Thu, Feb 23, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Pioneer Place 5)
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Sat, Feb 25, 2012
at 3:30 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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TOLL BOOTH

DIRECTOR: Tolga Karaçelik - TURKEY

Kenan is a taciturn 35-year-old tollbooth attendant shuffling between a suffocating home with his ailing but domineering father and the monotony of the traffic-hounded box where he spends his working life. Desperate to resist his father’s attempt to marry him off to a neighbor and equally determined to prove his worth by fixing his father’s idle old car, the pressure on Kenan drives him to the edge of a nervous breakdown. Temporarily reassigned to a tollbooth on a desolate country road, Kenan begins a flirtation with a beautiful woman who drives by at the same time each day—in a car...

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TOOTY’S WEDDING

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

TOOTY’S WEDDING

DIRECTOR: Frederick Casella - GREAT BRITAIN

A young couple’s marriage hits the rocks during a weekend wedding in the country. (19 mins.)

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TREEVERSE

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

TREEVERSE

DIRECTOR: John Waller - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

Two arborists spend five days traversing the canopy of a grove of Oregon white oaks. (15 mins.)

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THE TURIN HORSE

Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 8:15 PM (Cinema 21)
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Tue, Feb 21, 2012
at 7 PM (Cinema 21)
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THE TURIN HORSE

DIRECTOR: Béla Tarr - HUNGARY

The prologue describes an (apocryphal) event in the life of Friedrich Nietzsche—witnessing a carriage driver whipping his horse, the philosopher flung himself around the defenseless animal, then collapsed, a mute invalid for the final decade of his life. But what of the horse? Recalling both Tarr’s masterpiece Sátántangó and the parable-like work of Bresson, Tarr introduces the miserable cabman Ohlsdorfer leading his long-suffering steed home to their hovel, both to be cared for by his granddaughter. The Ohlsdorfers’ lives consist of drudgery, subsistence on potatoes, and repetition, monumentally staged and hypnotically paced by Tarr, aided by Fred Keleman’s striking camerawork...

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TURN ME ON, DAMMIT!

Sun, Feb 12, 2012
at 8 PM (Lloyd Mall 5)
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Wed, Feb 15, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Cinemagic)
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Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 12 PM (Cinemagic)
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TURN ME ON, DAMMIT!

DIRECTOR: Jannicke Systad Jacobsen - NORWAY

Only a woman could tell this wry, astonishingly candid tale of a teenage girl with an unbridled sexual appetite. Fifteen-year-old Alma is consumed by her out-of-control hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to down-and-dirty daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on. Alma and her best friend Saralou live in an insufferably boring little town in the hinterlands of Norway. After Alma has a highly perplexing encounter with Artur, she makes the mistake of telling her incredulous friends, who ostracize her at school. At home, Alma’s mother is overwhelmed and...

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TWO’S A CROWD

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

TWO’S A CROWD

DIRECTOR: Jim Isler, Tom Isler - UNITED STATES

Quintessential New Yorkers Allen and Collette, after four years of marriage, finally decide to move in together. (19 mins.)

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