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Thu, Feb 14, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Tue, Feb 19, 2013
at 6:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

ABIOGENESIS

DIRECTOR: Richard Mans - NEW ZEALAND

A strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation. (5 mins.)

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AFTER LUCIA

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 2:15 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)
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Thu, Feb 21, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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AFTER LUCIA

DIRECTOR: Michel Franco - MEXICO

Following a car accident, Roberto is left grieving the death of his wife and raising his emotionally distant yet self-sacrificing daughter Alejandra alone. The broken family uproots their lives in Puerto Vallarta and moves to Mexico City in hopes of starting anew. After Lucia focuses on Alejandra as she simultaneously attempts to deal with both her mother’s death and a drunken, teenage mistake that makes her the target of cruel harassment and abuse from her classmates. Ashamed and unable to tell her distressed father or anyone else about the escalating bullying at school, Alejandra’s silence ultimately takes a dreadful toll....

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ALIEN BOY: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JAMES CHASSE

Fri, Feb 15, 2013
at 7 PM (Cinema 21)
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ALIEN BOY: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JAMES CHASSE

DIRECTOR: Brian Lindstrom - UNITED STATES

On September 17, 2006, James Chasse, a shy and gentle man with schizophrenia, was tackled by three police officers in front of dozens of eyewitnesses on a downtown street corner in Northwest Portland. He was not suspected of a crime, nor had he committed one, but nonetheless he suffered 17 broken ribs, a separated shoulder, a punctured lung, and numerous bruises and contusions—before dying. Chasse’s death and treatment shocked the city, asking profound questions about how we treat those with mental illness and what kind of a police force we want. Lindstrom’s moving film, six years in the making, provides...

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ALOIS NEBEL

Sat, Feb 9, 2013
at 3:30 PM (Cinemagic)
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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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AMERICAN WINTER

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 3 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Mon, Feb 18, 2013
at 7:30 PM (Cinemagic)
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AMERICAN WINTER

DIRECTOR: Joe Gantz, Harry Gantz - UNITED STATES

Five years into the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, American Winter presents a telling snapshot of the state of our society as it exists for millions of American families across the country. Shot over the course of the winter months of 2011–2012, the film follows eight Portland families—found through their calls to 211info, a referral service that steers thousands of families in crisis to available social services—as they were battling to keep their heads above water while facing overwhelming financial challenges and a shrinking social safety net. The devastating effects of the mortgage lending crisis, soaring unemployment, a broken...

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THE ANGELS’ SHARE

Sat, Feb 9, 2013
at 6 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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Fri, Feb 15, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE ANGELS’ SHARE

DIRECTOR: Ken Loach - GREAT BRITAIN

In his bittersweet caper-comedy, which won the Jury Prize at Cannes, Loach turns his gaze on Robbie, a new father in trouble with the law. When he holds his newborn son for the first time, Robbie is determined that the boy will have a better life, one with opportunities. But Robbie must first sort out his life as a prison sentence looms. Given one more chance and sentenced to community service, he meets Rhino, Albert, and Mo, former criminals who also can’t find work. But, ironically, turning to drink changes their lives. Robbie, it turns out, has a rare gift—a...

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Thu, Feb 14, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Tue, Feb 19, 2013
at 6:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

ASAD

DIRECTOR: Bryan Buckley - SOUTH AFRICA/UNITED STATES

In a war-torn fishing village in Somalia, a boy is faced with falling into the pirate life or rising above to choose the path of an honest fishing man. (18 mins.)

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