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Films & Schedules - Middle Eastern

THE GATEKEEPERS Buy Tickets

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 5:15 PM (Cinema 21)

Thu, Feb 21, 2013
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)

THE GATEKEEPERS

DIRECTOR: Dror Moreh - ISRAEL

“How exactly do six million people maintain control over several million stateless neighbors for 45 years? That’s how long the Israeli occupation of the West Bank has lasted. Some of the occupation’s instruments are obvious—border crossings, military checkpoints, soldiers on patrol. But the most vital and lethal lurk beneath the surface: the vast and ubiquitous intelligence network of the Shin Bet, Israel’s feared internal security organization. Using intelligence operatives and informants, interrogators and assassins, the directors of the Shin Bet enable Israel to fight any who take up arms—or suicide bombs—against it. Dror Moreh’s path-breaking documentary interviews six former directors...

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MODEST RECEPTION Buy Tickets

Fri, Feb 8, 2013
at 9 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 2:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 3:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

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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OFF-WHITE LIES Buy Tickets

Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 1:45 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)

Mon, Feb 11, 2013
at 8:30 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 2:15 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)

OFF-WHITE LIES

DIRECTOR: Maya Kenig - ISRAEL

A deadbeat Israeli inventor and his estranged teenage daughter try to reconcile their differences in this delicate blend of poignant coming-of-age drama and offbeat comedy. After years living in California with her mother and stepfather, sharp-witted but introverted 13-year-old Libi returns to Israel to spend time with her unemployed and homeless father Shaul. With the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War, Shaul devises a scheme to put a roof over their heads by posing as war refugees until they are taken in by a well-off family in Jerusalem. As the masquerade wears thin, the bemusing circumstances give way to a...

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