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WAR WITCH

Fri, Feb 8, 2013
at 8:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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Mon, Feb 18, 2013
at 4:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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WAR WITCH

DIRECTOR: Kim Nguyen - CANADA

War Witch unfolds as a harrowing fairy-tale told by a 14-year-old African child soldier to her unborn son. Taken from her village, Komona is given a hallucinogenic milk that gifts her with a sorceress’s ability to see the ghosts of the fallen. Fighting alongside an albino boy named Magician, she soon comes to understand that her career as “witch” to the rebel leader will only last as long as their victories. The two set off together, putting their violent past behind them as they bond while searching for the white rooster she has demanded as proof of his love. Nguyen...

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WASTELAND

Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 4 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 5:45 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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WASTELAND

DIRECTOR: Rowan Athale - GREAT BRITAIN

“Cross Ocean’s Eleven with The Usual Suspects, move the setting to a northern English city, and you have the basis of this remarkable debut. Harvey had dreams of becoming a lawyer before being convicted of drug possession. We meet him in a police interview room. Bloodied, bruised, and recently paroled from prison, he’s about to be interrogated about the violent robbery of a workingmen’s club. What follows is a series of flashbacks as Harvey reveals his version of how he ended up back in the hands of the law. Wasteland has all the elements of a classic heist thriller: a...

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

WHILE YOU WERE OUT

DIRECTOR: Noah Lambie - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

Flip books made of memo pads and other found folios come to life. (7 mins.)

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

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WHITE ELEPHANT

Thu, Feb 21, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Cinemagic)
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Sat, Feb 23, 2013
at 6 PM (Cinema 21)
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WHITE ELEPHANT

DIRECTOR: Pablo Trapero - ARGENTINA

In the dangerous, poverty-stricken slums of Buenos Aires, two Catholic priests tirelessly fighting for the dispossessed take very different paths in their struggle against violence, corruption, and injustice. The older Julian uses his political connections to see to the construction of a critical hospital, while the younger Nicholas, troubled by his lack of faith in the Church’s ability to help the poor, questions his calling. Between them is Luciana, an atheistic social worker who works with one as she becomes romantically involved with the other. Enduring constant struggle, torn apart by the conflicting interests of rival drug cartels, venal politics,...

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WHITE TIGER

Thu, Feb 14, 2013
at 9 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)
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Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 9 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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Mon, Feb 18, 2013
at 7:30 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)
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WHITE TIGER

DIRECTOR: Karen Shakhnazarov - RUSSIA

World War II is drawing to a close. Furious fighting is exhausting both the Soviet and Nazi forces. The more the Soviet army advances, the more often “White Tiger,” a huge, indestructible Nazi tank, appears on the battlefield. Emerging from the smoke of combat, it ruthlessly destroys the adversary and then swiftly vanishes. The Soviets decide they must build an extraordinary tank—with a team headed by a commander who was nearly burnt alive. Although he no longer remembers his own name, he has gained the ability to understand the mystical language of tanks ... The pursuit of the monster begins....

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

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

WILD

DIRECTOR: Edward Bishop - GREAT BRITAIN

The unsettling effects of rumor on a teenage girl. (13 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS I: INTERNATIONAL TIES to purchase tickets.

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THE WILD ONES

Mon, Feb 11, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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Fri, Feb 15, 2013
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)
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Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 4:45 PM (Cinemagic)
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THE WILD ONES

DIRECTOR: Patricia Ferreira - SPAIN

Ferreira’s elegant triptych of coming-of-age tales follows three teenage friends and their individual struggles to define themselves amidst hard family conditions and a seemingly indifferent society: Graffiti artist Alex, ignored by his parents and faced with the mounting living expenses for an art grant he wins; kickboxer Gabi, who lives in fear of his domineering gym-owner father; and wealthy Oky, who lives comfortably but without affection from her parents. “The sins of parents and teachers are visited on their progeny and students in this largely subtle, compassionate, and perceptive take on bad education affecting a trio of Catalan teens. ......

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WRINKLES

Fri, Feb 8, 2013
at 6:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 1:45 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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WRINKLES

DIRECTOR: Ignacio Ferreras - SPAIN

Adapted from Paco Roca’s comic book, winner of the Spanish National Comic Prize, this beautifully crafted animated feature focuses on the friendship of Emilio and Miguel, two senior citizens living in a care facility. Suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s, Emilio is apprehensive about moving into a nursing home. Helping him make the transition is his roommate Miguel, a rascally Argentinean. Both sensitively told and refreshingly acerbic, Wrinkles smoothes its challenging subject into an inspiring story full of charm, wit, and universal appeal. (89 mins.)

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WRITTEN IN INK

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

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

WRITTEN IN INK

DIRECTOR: Martin Rath - POLAND

This compelling story of a man trying to get back in touch with his sister after 14 years asks the question, “Can one change what has already been written in ink?” (11 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS IV: INTERNATIONAL TIES to purchase tickets.

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