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MADRID, 1987

Mon, Feb 11, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Cinemagic)
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Thu, Feb 14, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Cinemagic)
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Fri, Feb 22, 2013
at 8:45 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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MADRID, 1987

DIRECTOR: David Trueba - SPAIN

On a hot summer day in a vacant Madrid during a period of social and political transition in Spain, Miguel, a feared and respected journalist, sets up a meeting in a café with Ángela, a young journalism student. He takes her to a friend’s studio. His intentions are clearly sexual; hers are less clear. Chance events force them together for more time than they would have chosen, and the pair, who represent polarized generations, are pitted in a witty, sensual, but unevenly matched duel involving age, intellect, ambition, and experience. The political and social context of the period provides the...

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

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

THE MAKER

DIRECTOR: Christopher Kezelos - AUSTRALIA

A strange creature races against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life. (6 mins.)

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MASQUERADE

Mon, Feb 11, 2013
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Tue, Feb 19, 2013
at 7 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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MASQUERADE

DIRECTOR: Choo Chang-min - SOUTH KOREA

During King Gwang-hae’s reign in 17th century Korea, conspiracies abound. Driven by paranoia, Gwang-hae (Lee Byung-hun) orders his councilor to find him a body double. Soon after finding the perfect lookalike in the form of Ha-sun, a simple jester and mimic, the king is poisoned and Ha-sun is forced to take the stage. The ensuing events form the dramatic, and often comedic, heart of Masquerade, a riff on the classic Prince and the Pauper story. Instead of Gwang-hae’s rigid policies and demeanor, the new king has charisma and rules on far more personal and humanitarian grounds, thus risking discovery—not to...

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MEMORIES LOOK AT ME

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 2:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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Tue, Feb 19, 2013
at 9 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)
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MEMORIES LOOK AT ME

DIRECTOR: Song Fang - CHINA

Song Fang’s remarkable directorial debut, in which she travels from Beijing to Nanjing for a visit with her family (many of whom play themselves), gracefully expounds on several poignant topics: how an adult child’s relationship with her parents changes as they grow older and how to negotiate one’s place as a single woman in a world of married couples. Song, who many will remember for her wonderful performance as Juliette Binoche’s nanny and aspiring filmmaker in Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Flight of the Red Balloon (PIFF 2008), perfectly captures the rhythms of brief sojourns home, trips filled with reunions (both joyful and...

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MEN AT LUNCH

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 5:15 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Mon, Feb 18, 2013
at 12 PM (Cinema 21)
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MEN AT LUNCH

DIRECTOR: Seán Ó Cualáín - IRELAND

This remarkable documentary explores the untold story behind “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper,” one of the most iconic images of the twentieth century. Anonymously published in 1932 in the New York Herald Tribune, the photograph of immigrant workmen taking their lunch perched on a girder high above New York City on the 69th floor of Rockefeller Center symbolized an era. After exhaustive research, including interviews with archivists, photographers, and historians, Cualáín eventually uncovers compelling evidence that a few of the photo’s subjects may have roots in the small village of ... Part homage, part investigation, this is the beautiful tale of...

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MODEST RECEPTION

Fri, Feb 8, 2013
at 9 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 2:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 3:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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MODEST RECEPTION

DIRECTOR: Mani Haghighi - IRAN

Leyla and Kaveh are a mysterious pair from Tehran, traveling the mountainous countryside in their Lexus coupe to push big bags of money on the locals. This turns out to be not so easy but fascinating to watch as the cagey couple invent increasingly brazen stratagems to place cash in the hands of the wary, proud, or indifferent. Will they push things too far? Are they losing sight of their mission? What exactly is their mission? This bold, perversely fascinating comedy-drama unfurls with unexpected force amid subtle themes of power, privilege, and corruption. “Setting the scene is a brilliantly shot...

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MORE THAN HONEY

Thu, Feb 14, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Mon, Feb 18, 2013
at 2:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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MORE THAN HONEY

DIRECTOR: Markus Imhoof - SWITZERLAND

Einstein supposedly said, “If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years left to live.” All over the world, bees have been dying, and although the causes are still a mystery, one thing is already clear: more is at stake than honey. Seeking answers—and employing incredible cinematography—Imhoof embarks on a journey to meet with people whose lives depend on bees: a Swiss beekeeper living in the Alps, a gigantic almond plantation in California, a bee brain researcher in Berlin, and a pollen trader in China. All report on how the bees...

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MR. CHRISTMAS

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 12:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sat, Feb 23, 2013
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

MR. CHRISTMAS

DIRECTOR: Nick Palmer - UNITED STATES

Bruce Mertz is the kind of guy who lights up the lives of those around him—quite literally—when every holiday season he transforms his house into a beacon with 50,000 colorful lights and himself into Mr. Christmas. (15 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS IV: INTERNATIONAL TIES to purchase tickets.

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