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Films & Schedules - Tuesday, February 12, 2013

WASTELAND

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 5:45 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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WASTELAND

DIRECTOR: Rowan Athale - GREAT BRITAIN

“Cross Ocean’s Eleven with The Usual Suspects, move the setting to a northern English city, and you have the basis of this remarkable debut. Harvey had dreams of becoming a lawyer before being convicted of drug possession. We meet him in a police interview room. Bloodied, bruised, and recently paroled from prison, he’s about to be interrogated about the violent robbery of a workingmen’s club. What follows is a series of flashbacks as Harvey reveals his version of how he ended up back in the hands of the law. Wasteland has all the elements of a classic heist thriller: a...

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BIRD OF FLAMES

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

BIRD OF FLAMES

DIRECTOR: Chel White - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

With music by David Lynch and Chrysta Bell, a spider-like Vietnamese sorcerer coaxes a beautiful chanteuse to perform like a living doll. (6 mins.)

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Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE BUS

DIRECTOR: H.L. Mitchell - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

A young man finds a microcosm and possibilities in transit. (8 mins.)

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CONTENTS OF C___’S BOX, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

CONTENTS OF C___’S BOX, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER

DIRECTOR: Ian Berry - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

The filmmaker examines the artifacts of an ended love affair. (3 mins.)

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CPR

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

CPR

DIRECTOR: Kimberly Warner - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

While watching lifeguards perform rescue drills at a neighborhood pool, a woman faces her own need to be saved. (7 min.)

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DEAR PETER, WOODCHIPS I

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

DEAR PETER, WOODCHIPS I

DIRECTOR: Orland Nutt - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

Orland’s open letter to Peter concerns a steaming pile of woodchips, Mt. Fuji, and the concept of context. (4 mins.)

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Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

DEAR PETER, WOODCHIPS II

DIRECTOR: Orland Nutt - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

A continuation of the correspondence in which Orland’s relationship to the woodchips evolves. (4 mins.)

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DEAR PLUTO

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

DEAR PLUTO

DIRECTOR: Joanna Priestley - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

An open letter to the celestial body formerly known as a planet, written and performed by slam poet Taylor Mali and wryly animated by Priestley. (4 mins.)

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Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

DOING VERY WELL

DIRECTOR: Zach Schultz - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

A stream-of-consciousness tribute to our own often ridiculous, rambling inner monologues. (4 mins.)

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JANUARY DRIFT

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

JANUARY DRIFT

DIRECTOR: Enie Vaisburd - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

In the cold of January, a mind drifts. (4 mins.)

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LATER THAN USUAL

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

LATER THAN USUAL

DIRECTOR: David Hovan - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

An elderly couple marks time toward a not-so-inevitable end. (7 mins.)

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A LETTER TO MOMO

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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A LETTER TO MOMO

DIRECTOR: Hiroyuki Okiura - JAPAN

From anime master Hiroyuki Okiura comes this touching, fantastical tale of a young girl’s grief and the three mischievous spirits sent to look after her. After the death of her father, 13-year-old Momo and her mother move from Tokyo to the remote island of Shio. Here, Momo is haunted by the discovery of an unfinished letter her father was writing to her—and plagued by the presence of three heaven-sent goblins whose bumbling efforts to protect her tend to cause more chaos than good. “As gorgeous as Momo is to behold, the film’s sensitive portrayal of a teenager dealing with grief...

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LOST AND FOUND

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

LOST AND FOUND

DIRECTOR: Joan Gratz - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

Metamorphosed images with the appearance of sculpted wood and shifting sand summon memories of a life. (4 mins.)

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Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORT CUTS V: MADE IN OREGON

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THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)
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THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA

DIRECTOR: Marten Persiel - GERMANY

Skateboarding becomes a metaphor for freedom in this love letter to the subversive power of youth. In East Germany in the 1980s, for three teens—Nico, Dirk, and Dennis—life in the GDR was dominated by skateboarding. But in a nation where “the streets were not for playing around,” skating was as much a revolutionary act of defiance as it was a spectacular sport. Using a clutch of priceless Super-8 films, animations, reenactments, and archival footage, all set against a delirious punk soundtrack, This Ain’t California follows the three through adolescence and into adulthood on the eve of reunification. Through the lenses...

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THE TITANIC OF SOUTHAMPTON

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE TITANIC OF SOUTHAMPTON

DIRECTOR: Justin Zimmerman - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

The city of Southampton feels the lasting and haunting effects of the Titanic disaster a century later. (13 mins.)

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Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

TO BEE OR NOT TO BE

DIRECTOR: James Lowry - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

An accidental meeting recording the possible (last) thoughts of a bumblebee. (3 mins.)

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Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

WHILE YOU WERE OUT

DIRECTOR: Noah Lambie - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

Flip books made of memo pads and other found folios come to life. (7 mins.)

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BARFI!

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 7 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)
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BARFI!

DIRECTOR: Anurag Basu - INDIA

In this timeless, enchanting fable, rising Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor gives a winning performance as a deaf-mute man whose life is a series of comic and tragic misadventures. Dedicated to Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, the nearly wordless Barfi! follows the resourceful title character as he falls in and out of love with the beautiful Shruti, whose parents pressure her into a respectable arranged marriage. Later, he finds love again with the autistic Jhilmil—whose father plots to defraud her of a sizable trust fund—only for Shruti to unexpectedly reenter his life. In between, Barfi finds himself caught up in a...

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GINGER & ROSA

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 8:15 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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GINGER & ROSA

DIRECTOR: Sally Potter - GREAT BRITAIN

London, 1962. While tied to the hip—“forever”—of her best friend Rosa (Alice Englert), Ginger (Elle Fanning) is beset by two crises: the collapse of her parents’ marriage and the growing worldwide anxiety concerning nuclear Armageddon. If that’s not enough, the joys and terrors of dawning sexual identity and creative ambition are equally consuming. As her family implodes and the Cold War meets the sexual revolution, lifelong friendship will be shattered by ideology and personal betrayals. Looking back on the idealism and roots of a feminist generation, Potter’s exploration of the price of coming of age features a striking performance by...

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ALOIS NEBEL

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 8:30 PM (Cinemagic)
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ALOIS NEBEL

DIRECTOR: Tomáš Lunák - CZECH REPUBLIC

Based on the graphic novel trilogy by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír Svejdík, this superbly atmospheric rotoscope animation employs noirish black-and-white images and an evocative soundtrack to portray the fractured psychology of a man and his country. In summer 1989, Alois Nebel works as a stationmaster in a small village in the Jeseník Mountains, close to the Polish border. Preferring old timetables to people, Nebel lives through his memories, haunted by the violent postwar expulsion of the Germans and getting lost in the mists of time. Encounters with a mysterious mute man and the kind Květa help him to connect the...

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PURGE

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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PURGE

DIRECTOR: Antti Jokinen - FINLAND

Estonia, 1994. Soviet occupation has ended, but not the grip of Stalinist memories or the new hold of the Russian Mafia. Aliide, who has lived through a generation where a sentence to Siberian prison camps was all too regular, encounters Zara, a young girl who has exhaustedly escaped the clutches of sex slavery. Though from different eras, both women are haunted by their own tragic pasts and a dark history that binds them. Based on the award-winning novel of the same title by Sofi Oksanen, this unflinching family drama, a story of sex trafficking, violent abuse, betrayal, and loss, is...

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