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THE WATER AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Tue, Feb 21, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Pioneer Place 5)
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Thu, Feb 23, 2012
at 6:30 PM (Cinemagic)
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Sat, Feb 25, 2012
at 6 PM (Lloyd Mall 5)
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THE WATER AT THE END OF THE WORLD

DIRECTOR: Paula Siero - ARGENTINA

Sisters in their twenties, Laura and Adriana live together in a dingy Buenos Aires apartment. When Adriana is diagnosed with a terminal illness that gives her only weeks to live, she makes a final request of her sister, namely that she travel with her to the literal end of the earth—Ushuaia, at the southern tip of Argentina. The problem is that the paltry income Laura earns by working at a pizzeria isn’t enough to pay for the trip. Then she hooks up with Martín, an alcoholic accordion player, and the two embark on an intense liaison while scheming to raise...

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WEST OF THE MOON

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

WEST OF THE MOON

DIRECTOR: Brent Bonacorso - UNITED STATES

An old man plays cards with a robot, has a grenade instead of a heart, and pines for his long-lost love. (10 mins.)

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WHERE ARE YOU TAKING ME?

Mon, Feb 13, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 5 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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WHERE ARE YOU TAKING ME?

DIRECTOR: Kimi Takesue - UGANDA/US

“My work often expresses the process of ‘looking’ cross-culturally and the interplay between the observer and the observed.”—Kimi Takesue. A high society wedding, a movie set, a beauty salon, bustling city streets, a center for former child soldiers, a nightclub full of music and laughter: these are the many images that form Takesue’s vivid portrait of today’s Uganda, a country at work dealing with the aftermath of years of civil war. Whether exploring the pulsating energy of Kampala or contemplating quiet moments in the country, lyrical pacing, disarming sights and sounds, and the unadorned honesty of an outsider’s perspective offer...

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WHERE DO WE GO NOW?

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Mon, Feb 13, 2012
at 6 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)
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Mon, Feb 13, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)
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WHERE DO WE GO NOW?

DIRECTOR: Nadine Labaki - LEBANON

In a remote Lebanese village, Christians and Muslims have lived together all their lives, largely in peace despite occasional flare-ups precipitated by external forces. Although semi-isolated from the outside world, landmines nevertheless surround the countryside and intermittent television reception makes all aware of the religious conflicts that grip the country. To combat their edgy men from absorbing outside tension and localizing violence, the women are constantly inventive in creating distractions—everything from importing Ukrainian showgirls to baking hash cookies to keep everyone mellow. But when there is a death from crossfire outside the village, it is time for stronger measures. Labaki’s...

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THE WHOLLY FAMILY

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

THE WHOLLY FAMILY

DIRECTOR: Terry Gilliam - ITALY

An American family in the streets of Naples. Their young son steals a Pulcinella doll, which is reputed to bring bad luck. (19 mins.)

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WHORE’S GLORY

Thu, Feb 23, 2012
at 8:15 PM (Cinema 21)
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WHORE’S GLORY

DIRECTOR: Michael Glawogger - AUSTRIA

Glawogger was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival for the third part of his observational trilogy—preceded by Megacities and Workingman’s Death—on globalization and its impact on lives around the world. Focusing on the uncertain lives of prostitutes in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Mexico, the jury praised its “stunning visual eloquence and precision,” which produces imagery whose beauty and emotional engagement almost match that of fiction cinema. We see women speaking freely about all aspects of their work, including aging and the role of religion as a form of support, as well as customers who have their say...

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WILD LIFE

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

WILD LIFE

DIRECTOR: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby - CANADA

A dapper Englishman tries his hand at becoming a “rancher” in Alberta, but his romanticized visions of Canadian prairie life soon take a turn for the worse. (14 mins.)

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WOMAN IN THE SEPTIC TANK

Fri, Feb 17, 2012
at 6:15 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 8 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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WOMAN IN THE SEPTIC TANK

DIRECTOR: Marlon Rivera - PHILIPPINES

Woman in the Septic Tank chronicles a comic day in the life of three ambitious, passionate, but misguided filmmakers determinedly intent on making an award-winning film. Their screenplay will show the real essence of Philippine culture: poverty. The story will follow Mila, a mother from the slums who out of desperation has sold her child to a pedophile. As they discuss the possible ways to do the film, the movie-within-a-movie gets reborn: as a gritty, no-frills, neo-realist film; a glossy musical; an over-the-top melodrama; and a docudrama using non-actors. Visiting the dump, excitement sets in when they see the “beauty”...

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