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THE SAPPHIRES Buy Tickets

Fri, Feb 8, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 5 PM (Cinemagic)

THE SAPPHIRES

DIRECTOR: Wayne Blair - AUSTRALIA

In 1968, in a remote Australian town where white racism rules, an Aboriginal country-western singing group struggles to make it in the music business. Their fortunes change when they meet garrulous Irish pianist/drinker Dave (Chris O’Dowd, Bridesmaids), who recognizes their talent and adds soul music to their repertoire. Soon, the precocious singer Julie (Australian music star Jessica Mauboy), boy-crazy Cynthia, tough and tart-tongued leader Gail, and cousin Kay who wishes she were white, score an unexpected gig: entertaining American troops in Vietnam. A rousing, heartfelt tale based on screenwriter Tony Briggs’s true-life family, the mix of charming romance, fine performances,...

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

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

SHORT CUTS I: INTERNATIONAL TIES

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

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

SHORT CUTS II: INTERNATIONAL TIES

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

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

SHORT CUTS III: INTERNATIONAL TIES

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

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

SHORT CUTS IV: INTERNATIONAL TIES

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Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

SHORT CUTS V: MADE IN OREGON

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SHUN LI AND THE POET Buy Tickets

Sat, Feb 9, 2013
at 8:45 PM (World Trade Center Theater)

Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 5 PM (World Trade Center Theater)

SHUN LI AND THE POET

DIRECTOR: Andrea Segre - ITALY

Winner of the Best First Feature Prize at the London Film Festival, this tender story begins with Shun Li working in a textile factory near Rome. She’s slowly paying off the broker who brought her from China to Italy, while trying to save money to bring her young son over. Transferred to work as a bartender in Chioggia, a small island town in the Venetian lagoon, she meets Bepi, a handsome old Slav immigrant nicknamed “The Poet.” A soulful friendship grows between them, but soon prejudice threatens their innocent relationship. Both a tender portrait of survival in an immigrant world...

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SIGHTSEERS Buy Tickets

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

Sat, Feb 23, 2013
at 3:15 PM (Cinema 21)

SIGHTSEERS

DIRECTOR: Ben Wheatley - GREAT BRITAIN

Lovey-dovey Tina and Chris set out on an erotic holiday in their camper through the North of England, aiming to take in Yorkshire, the Lakes, and hit such must-sees as the Ribblehead Viaduct and the Keswick Pencil Museum. But things get off to a bloody start when Chris casually rolls over a litterbug at the Crich Tramway Village, revealing a certain antisocial behavior. As more people meet his disapproval, Tina, initially confused, quickly opts to stand by her man, joining him on a rolling murder spree that whacks anyone who happens to intrude on their bliss. As this Midlands Bonnie...

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A SIMPLE LIFE Buy Tickets

Fri, Feb 8, 2013
at 9:15 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)

Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 2:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)

A SIMPLE LIFE

DIRECTOR: Ann Hui - HONG KONG

With perfectly judged performances from Andy Lau and Deanie Ip (winner of the Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival), Ann Hui’s moving film looks at the decades-long relationship between a man and his devoted family servant. Ip plays Ah Tao, who has worked for the Leung family for 60 years. For the past decade, the only member of the family left in Hong Kong is Roger (Lau), who works in the film industry. Having cared for Roger from childhood, Ah Tao suffers a stroke and asks to be admitted to a nursing home. There, she becomes part of...

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SLEEP TIGHT Buy Tickets

Fri, Feb 15, 2013
at 8:45 PM (World Trade Center Theater)

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 7:30 PM (Cinema 21)

Sat, Feb 23, 2013
at 6 PM (World Trade Center Theater)

SLEEP TIGHT

DIRECTOR: Jaume Balagueró - SPAIN

Toiling silently amongst the residents of an everyday Barcelona apartment building, doorman César harbors a dark secret: his sole desire in life is to make others unhappy. When he sets his sights on Clara, one of his building’s cheeriest residents, his need blossoms into a full-fledged obsession. Embarking on a series of harassments, César becomes determined to ruin her life by any means necessary. Soon his thirst for others’ sadness becomes manically unquenchable. Balagueró delves into the perverse fantasies of a man on the brink and delivers an unnerving tale of obsession and torment that delivers nonstop thrills right up...

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SOMETHING IN THE AIR Buy Tickets

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Thu, Feb 21, 2013
at 5:45 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)

SOMETHING IN THE AIR

DIRECTOR: Olivier Assayas - FRANCE

Assayas’s evocative portrait of the upheaval in France in the early 1970s is seen through the eyes of a group of youth living in suburban Paris amidst a whirlwind of new politics, art, and sex. Gilles is a high school student torn between left-wing activism and his aspiration to become a painter or filmmaker. He and his friends take to the streets in running battles with the police, continuing the struggle that in May 1968 took France to the brink of revolution. When someone is badly injured, Gilles and his friends must flee to Italy, where they live a bohemian...

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STARRY STARRY NIGHT Buy Tickets

Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 5:15 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)

Fri, Feb 15, 2013
at 6 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)

STARRY STARRY NIGHT

DIRECTOR: Tom Lin - TAIWAN

Based on the children’s book by Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy Liao, the gentle Starry Starry Night follows the intersecting lives of inward 13-year-old Mei, who’s coping with the death of her grandfather and her parents’ crumbling marriage, and shy Jay, who endures a rootless existence caused by his abusive father. When Mei falls in love with Jay, a recent transfer student at her school, she finds solace from her troubles and begins a journey to find the missing parts of her troubled life. Venturing into the starry night, Mei and Jay set off on a romantic, perilous trip into the mountainous...

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