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Films & Schedules - E

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

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

EDMOND WAS A DONKEY

DIRECTOR: Franck Dion - CANADA/FRANCE

Edmond is diligent, hard working, and effective at his lowly job—loved by his boss but maligned by his colleagues. But when co-workers play a juvenile prank, Edmond’s life begins to change. (15 mins.)

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THE END OF TIME Buy Tickets

Sat, Feb 9, 2013
at 3:15 PM (World Trade Center Theater)

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 6 PM (World Trade Center Theater)

THE END OF TIME

DIRECTOR: Peter Mettler - CANADA

“Time is nature’s way of preventing everything from happening at once,” Einstein once said. But how do we really get our heads wrapped around it? Swiss/Canadian filmmaker Peter Mettler takes the challenge with a probing, playful meditation on the elusive nature of time. From the 27-mile-long particle accelerator in Switzerland where scientists seek to probe regions of time we cannot see to frozen-in-time lava flows in Hawaii, from the time-stands-still disintegration of downtown Detroit to a Hindu funeral rite near the place of Buddha’s enlightenment, Mettler explores our perceptions, dreams the future, and celebrates the wonder of the everyday in...

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ENGLISH VINGLISH Buy Tickets

Thu, Feb 14, 2013
at 8:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 7 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)

Mon, Feb 18, 2013
at 1:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)

ENGLISH VINGLISH

DIRECTOR: Gauri Shinde - INDIA

Shashi (Sridevi) is a beautiful, dedicated Pune homemaker, devoted wife, and mother. Yet because of her poor English, she is made to feel insecure by her husband and teenage daughter and by society at large. When she is called to New York to help prepare her niece’s wedding, Shashi overcomes her fears of traveling alone but is nevertheless overwhelmed. Humiliated for not being able to order a cup of coffee properly, she secretly enrolls in an accelerated English class and quickly becomes a dedicated student. With the other multi-ethnic students acting as a support system and boosted by the admiration...

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THE EXAM Buy Tickets

Wed, Feb 13, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)

Mon, Feb 18, 2013
at 5:15 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)

Thu, Feb 21, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE EXAM

DIRECTOR: Péter Bergendy - HUNGARY

Following the failed 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the Soviet-appointed prime minister—a very paranoid János Kádár—orders that each and every national security office’s loyalty be tested according to new and rigorous directives. András supervises a network of civilians spying on their neighbors and coworkers. But little does he know that the government is now monitoring him as well. His superiors have chosen Christmas Eve to implement “the exam,” a procedure designed to challenge an agent’s loyalty without his or her knowledge. The problem with finding surprises is that you may find surprises. Bergendy’s sardonic thriller twists and turns through a world where...

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