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CAESAR MUST DIE

Fri, Feb 8, 2013
at 9 PM (Cinemagic)
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Mon, Feb 11, 2013
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)
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CAESAR MUST DIE

DIRECTOR: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani - ITALY

Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and this year’s Italian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Caesar Must Die deftly melds narrative and documentary in a powerful drama-within-a-drama. In Rome’s Rebibbia prison, the prisoners prepare to stage Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and in exploring the text find a tale of fraternity, power, and betrayal that parallels their own lives and stories. Seamlessly moving in and out of the text as they wrestle with notions of necessity and the boundaries of order, drama comes alive on multiple, and timeless, levels. “This latest masterpiece from Italy’s famed...

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CARMINA OR BLOW UP

Thu, Feb 14, 2013
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)
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Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 8:15 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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Sun, Feb 24, 2013
at 3:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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CARMINA OR BLOW UP

DIRECTOR: Paco León - SPAIN

Welcome to the surreal and wild world of Carmina, a crass 58-year-old bar owner in Seville. When the insurance company refuses to pay up following a series of robberies, Carmina (director León’s real-life mother) has to find an alternative way of getting the money back to support her family. While she waits in her kitchen for her plan to develop, the chain-smoking Carmina reflects on her life, deeds, and miracles and feeds the goat that lives with her. A box office phenomenon in Spain, León’s charming and wild film won the Special Jury Prize, Audience Award, and Best Actress Award...

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Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 12 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Mon, Feb 18, 2013
at 12 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

CATERWAUL

DIRECTOR: Ian Samuels - UNITED STATES

An aging fisherman develops an intimate relationship with a lobster as he struggles to find closure with his lost wife. (14 mins.)

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

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

THE CENTRIFUGE BRAIN PROJECT

DIRECTOR: Till Nowak - GERMANY

Since the 1970s, scientists have been conducting experiments with bizarre amusement park rides to study their effects on the human brain. (7 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS III: INTERNATIONAL TIES to purchase tickets.

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CHICKEN AND ZOE

Sat, Feb 9, 2013
at 1 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

CHICKEN AND ZOE

DIRECTOR: Yael Bridge - UNITED STATES

Eating chicken takes on new meaning for four-year-old Zoe as she observes her first slaughter. (4 mins.)

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CHINESE TAKE-OUT

Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 2:30 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 3 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Sun, Feb 24, 2013
at 10 AM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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CHINESE TAKE-OUT

DIRECTOR: Sebastián Borensztein - ARGENTINA

Staunch loner Roberto, owner of a small hardware store in Buenos Aires, is shaken out of his solitary daily routine of collecting absurd newspaper clippings and visiting his parents’ grave when Chinese immigrant Jun literally falls into his life out of the back of a cab. Through a series of events that go against Roberto’s better judgment, the out-of-work Jun moves in with him, which proves a nightmare for Roberto as he makes increasingly desperate (and also touching and hilarious) attempts to get rid of his new roommate. Borensztein’s warm, endearing film offers a heartfelt reminder that friendship can crop...

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CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD

Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 7:30 PM (Cinemagic)
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Mon, Feb 11, 2013
at 9:15 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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Thu, Feb 14, 2013
at 6:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD

DIRECTOR: Benjamín Ávila - ARGENTINA

Ávila’s partly autobiographical account of his upbringing is a moving portrait of adolescent life in politically tumultuous 1970s Argentina. After years of exile, 12-year-old Juan and his family cautiously return to Buenos Aires with fake identities. Juan’s parents are members of the Montoneros organization, fighting against the ruling military junta. His friends at school know him as Ernesto, and as he tries to make friends and lead a normal life, he knows his life depends on him not forgetting who he really is. Ávila’s powerful portrait of childhood innocence at odds with life-or-death political ideals won the Casa de America...

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COMING OF AGE

Sat, Feb 9, 2013
at 3:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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Wed, Feb 13, 2013
at 6:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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COMING OF AGE

DIRECTOR: Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl - AUSTRIA

Rosa meets Bruno. Two people who consider themselves to be over the hill and irrelevant in today’s world suddenly learn what it means to pursue once-in-a-lifetime happiness, to find one’s soulmate. The only problem: Rosa has only six months to live. The two decide to go for it anyway. Bruno breaks out of his marriage and a family life where everything’s been routine for some time, and Rosa runs away from the retirement home where her niece hoped she would quietly disappear. They set up house together and are then forced to face the question of whether happiness has an...

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COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING — SPECIAL SCREENING

Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 5:15 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)
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Fri, Feb 15, 2013
at 6:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING — SPECIAL SCREENING

DIRECTOR: Anja Daelemans, Nicholas Bonner, Kim Gwang Hun - NORTH KOREA/BELGIUM/GREAT BRITAIN

“A winning, life-affirming fable about a young coal miner’s pursuit of her dream to become an acrobat, this is the first Western-financed fiction feature made entirely in North Korea. But this charming film wears its heavy historical mantle with grace, weaving a lovely, light-hearted tale whose themes—overcoming adversity and realizing the dream of a lifetime—upend our assumptions of a largely cloistered culture. Kim Yong-mi works as a coal miner in a small village. She dreams of one day joining the national circus and performing on the trapeze—despite the fact that she is deathly afraid of heights. When she is promoted...

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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.)

See SHORT CUTS V: MADE IN OREGON to purchase tickets.

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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.)

See SHORT CUTS V: MADE IN OREGON to purchase tickets.

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Sat, Feb 9, 2013
at 1 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

A CURIOUS CONJUNCTION OF COINCIDENCES

DIRECTOR: Joost Reijmers - NETHERLANDS

An absurdist journey through time in which the worlds of three hapless heroes living in different centuries collide unexpectedly in present-day Amsterdam. (9 mins.)

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THE CURSE

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

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

THE CURSE

DIRECTOR: Fyzal Boulifa - GREAT BRITAIN/MOROCCO

Fatine has ventured far from the village to meet her older lover. When a small boy catches her, all she wants to do is return home. (16 mins.)

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