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AFTERMATH

Sun, Feb 9, 2014
at 8 PM (CANCELLED)
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Tue, Feb 11, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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Sun, Feb 23, 2014
at 6:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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AFTERMATH

DIRECTOR: Wladyslaw Pasikowski - POLAND

A gripping psychological thriller, Aftermath tells the story of two estranged brothers, Franek and Josef, who discover a terrible secret that forces them to revise their perception of their family, neighbors, and the history of their nation. The sons of a poor farmer from a small village in central Poland, Franek immigrated to the US in the 1980s and cut ties with his family. Only when his brother’s wife arrives two decades later without explanation does Franek decide to return to his homeland. There he finds his brother has been ostracized from the community and receiving various threats, and soon...

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AGE OF UPRISING: THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL KOHLHAAS

Sat, Feb 8, 2014
at 3:30 PM (Cinema 21 (large theater))
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Mon, Feb 10, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Cinemagic)
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AGE OF UPRISING: THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL KOHLHAAS

DIRECTOR: Arnaud des Pallières - FRANCE

Arnaud de Pallières’s adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist’s 1808 novella, a classic of German Romanticism, explores a fault line between declining feudalism and modernity. In 16th-century France, enterprising horse farmer Michael Kohlhaas (Mads Mikkelsen) runs afoul of a venal baron, who attempts to shake down the farmer as he crosses the nobleman’s woods on the way to market. After events escalate, causing great harm to Kohlhaas’s horses, farmhands, and family, he raises an army and wages war against the baron, who soon sues for peace. But with the clergy and courts adjudicating, will Kohlhaas win the war and lose the...

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AGLAJA

Tue, Feb 11, 2014
at 5:45 PM (Cinemagic)
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Mon, Feb 17, 2014
at 12 PM (Fox Tower)
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AGLAJA

DIRECTOR: Krisztina Deák - HUNGARY

In the hope of a better life, a Hungarian-Romanian family of circus artists escapes from the Ceausescu dictatorship in Romania to the West in the early 1980s. There they realize that to stay in the ring they will need to devise an exotic and different performance. The mother devises a special act in which she hangs by her hair in the circus dome. However, her daughter Aglaja is constantly worried that her mother will fall to her death, and this fear becomes an everyday burden for her to bear. Yet one day—following the family tradition—she herself will become “the Woman...

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ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA

Mon, Feb 10, 2014
at 8:45 PM (Cinema 21 (large theater))
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Fri, Feb 14, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Cinemagic)
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ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA

DIRECTOR: Declan Lowney - GREAT BRITAIN

“Those who have hungered for the big-screen debut of Steve Coogan’s singular comic creation need wait no longer: Alpha Papa has landed, and it is uproariously funny. Since 1994, various BBC series have chronicled the hilarious downward trajectory of the vain and obliviously tactless Alan Partridge, from failed television talk-show host to obnoxious regional radio broadcaster, mercilessly skewering English mediocrity and media ineptitude along the way. When the staff of Radio Norwich is seized at gunpoint by downsized DJ Pat, a siege scenario is set in motion, and Alan is obliged to risk his life by serving as the intermediary....

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AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA

Fri, Feb 14, 2014
at 5:45 PM (Fox Tower)
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Thu, Feb 20, 2014
at 5:45 PM (Cinema 21 (small theaters))
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AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA

DIRECTOR: Peter Ho-Sun Chan - HONG KONG

In 1985, in the midst of China’s economic reform period, three college students in Beijing—an overzealous country boy who refuses to accept his destiny of being a farmer, a cynical intellectual with a superiority complex, and a romantic idealist who wants to be a movie star—bond through a shared fascination with Western literature, music, and movies and an ambition to live the American dream. This sets the three on a roundabout course toward the foundation of a wildly successful English-language tutorial institute—but fame, enormous fortune, and lawsuits test the bonds of ambition. Shot by superstar cinematographer Christopher Doyle and dubbed...

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ANTBOY

Thu, Feb 13, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sat, Feb 15, 2014
at 1 PM (Cinemagic)
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ANTBOY

DIRECTOR: Ask Hasselbalch - DENMARK

A delightful adventure spoof based on the popular Danish children’s books by Kenneth Bøgh Andersen, Antboy has enough action, comedy, and charm to entertain superhero fans of all ages. Pelle, a shy 12-year-old, develops unimaginable superpowers after being bitten by a genetically modified ant. With help from his friend, comic book nerd Wilhelm, Pelle creates a secret superhero identity as Antboy and becomes a local crime fighter. When a supervillain named The Flea enters the scene with a plan to kidnap his schoolmate crush Amanda, Antboy must step up to the challenge. “An exciting, fun twist on a popular genre...

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THE APOSTLE

Sat, Feb 8, 2014
at 1 PM (Fox Tower)
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Wed, Feb 19, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Cinema 21 (small theaters))
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THE APOSTLE

DIRECTOR: Fernando Cortizo - SPAIN

Ramon, a convict who has escaped from jail, arrives in a remote Galician mountain village searching for a treasure hidden there years earlier. What at first appears to be a deserted town in which only a few old people live turns out to be a village under a mysterious curse that has existed for over 600 years. He soon finds himself in a nightmarish world in which the harmless elders are actually looking for souls to trade with the grim reaper himself. This adult fairy tale—a beguiling mix of stop-motion, 3D animation, and motion capture, steeped in a dark, gothic...

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AYA OF YOP CITY

Sat, Feb 15, 2014
at 3:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Mon, Feb 17, 2014
at 12:15 PM (Cinema 21 (small theaters))
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AYA OF YOP CITY

DIRECTOR: Clément Oubrerie, Marguerite Abouet - FRANCE

Based on the series of young adult graphic novels, this vibrant animated tale unfolds in a colorful, working-class neighborhood in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Life is good in Yop City: its sun-soaked markets, open air bars, and quirky cafés are the perfect backdrop for 19-year-old Aya and her two best friends, Adjoua and Bintou. While the bookish Aya hopes to get a degree in medicine, the ambitions of Adjoua and Bintou lean more toward the degree to which they can attract young men. In this upbeat, gentle weave of modern urban Africa, the three girls navigate nosy neighbors, meddling relatives, young...

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