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Films & Schedules - Comedy

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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THE DON JUANS

Wed, Feb 19, 2014
at 6 PM (Fox Tower)
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Thu, Feb 20, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Cinemagic)
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THE DON JUANS

DIRECTOR: Jirí Menzel - CZECH REPUBLIC

A lovingly observed valentine for opera fans, Czech New Wave master Jirí Menzel’s sex farce gently lampoons the opera world’s eccentricities, egomania, abiding passions, and workaday realities. We watch a small town opera company’s efforts to mount a production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The eccentric director Vitek has unusual views on opera—he confides to the audience that he’s a great lover of sopranos, opera not so much—and uses the production as an excuse to seduce every woman he meets. Passions flare onstage and behind the scenes as the company prepares for a wholly unique adaptation of the Mozart classic. This...

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OF HORSES AND MEN

Sat, Feb 8, 2014
at 3:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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Wed, Feb 12, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Cinemagic)
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Wed, Feb 19, 2014
at 6 PM (Cinema 21 - Small Theater)
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OF HORSES AND MEN

DIRECTOR: Benedikt Erlingsson - ICELAND

This dry, very Icelandic comedy is a country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced with immense consequences through several interlinked short episodes that follow the inhabitants of an isolated hamlet. “This is not a straightforward story. I hope that the title gives the right point of view. And of course it must be said that here in the north, women are also men. It is important to state that no horses were hurt in the making of this film. The entire cast and crew are horse owners...

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THE LAST CALL

Sat, Feb 15, 2014
at 9 PM (OMSI)
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Tue, Feb 18, 2014
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)
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THE LAST CALL

DIRECTOR: Francisco Franco Alba - MEXICO

From The Producers to Bullets Over Broadway, the challenges of putting on a stage show have proved a rich source of inspiration for comedy films. In this comedic ensemble piece, a Mexican theater company is in rehearsals for a production of Caligula by Albert Camus. Things aren’t going well: the lead actress is furious with the neurotic and depressed director, the lead actor is having panic attacks, and an older actor can’t memorize his lines. The assistant director—a failed actress—turns out to have a drug problem. Then the tech crew gets attacked by a group of “emo” teenagers. It’s going...

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THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT

Fri, Feb 7, 2014
at 6 PM (Cinema 21 (large theater))
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Mon, Feb 10, 2014
at 6 PM (Fox Tower)
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THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT

DIRECTOR: Ramon Zürcher - GERMANY

This droll, comic day-in-the-life chronicles a multigenerational family preparing a dinner in their Berlin apartment. Compared with siblings Karin and Simon, their parents, and their little sister Clara, the cat is ironically the paragon of normalcy. Clara displays her penchant for screaming, Mom flirts with the neighbor fixing the washing machine, doors open and close as in a bedroom farce, and family members scramble hither and thither. Putting the absurdities of daily life on display, seemingly unspectacular details are assembled into a surreal choreography of the quotidian that will leave audiences grinning at the film’s audacity and perfect execution. “Zürcher...

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