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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 DAY OF THE CROWS

Wed, Feb 19, 2014
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)
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Sat, Feb 22, 2014
at 12 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE DAY OF THE CROWS

DIRECTOR: Jean-Christophe Dessaint - FRANCE

Filled with charming, gorgeous animation, The Day of the Crows is a delightful family film. A father raises his son Courge in the wild and warns him never to venture beyond the forest. One day the boy’s father is injured, and the son must leave the woods in search of help. Entering a neighboring village, he befriends a young girl and experiences the wonders civilization offers—and the truth about his family’s past. Exploring the blurred lines between animal and human, nature and civilization, and the realms of the living and of spirits, underneath is a simple story of a father’s...

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ERNEST AND CELESTINE

Fri, Feb 7, 2014
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Tue, Feb 11, 2014
at 6 PM (Fox Tower)
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Sun, Feb 23, 2014
at 12:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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ERNEST AND CELESTINE

DIRECTOR: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner - FRANCE

Ernest and Celestine is the winner of France’s Cesar Award for Best Animated Feature and numerous other festival prizes. Tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels lives a civilization of hard-working mice, terrified of the bears that live aboveground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer, and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for burly troubadour Ernest, the pair forms an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities. Like a gorgeous watercolor painting brought to life, influences as varied as Buster...

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MAIDENTRIP

Sat, Feb 8, 2014
at 6:15 PM (OMSI)
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Tue, Feb 18, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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MAIDENTRIP

DIRECTOR: Jillian Schlesinger - NETHERLANDS

“At just 14 years old, Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage ‘to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.’ While the Dutch teen’s announcement spurs a highly publicized custody battle with the Child Welfare Office, Schlesinger focuses on the real heart of the story, a fiercely independent girl and her audacious dream. Schlesinger films Laura at her many exotic ports of call, but it’s the young captain herself who shoots all the footage at sea in journal-like conversations with the camera. Far from scrutiny and land, she’s visibly free and speaks so confidently and...

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THE TOUGH GUYS

Sun, Feb 16, 2014
at 3 PM (Fox Tower)
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Mon, Feb 17, 2014
at 2:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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THE TOUGH GUYS

DIRECTOR: Christian Lo - NORWAY

Eleven-year-old Modulf fancies himself as something of a superhero, saving the other kids at his school from being bullied by “allowing” the tough kids to pick on him so they can escape. While he’s the one being soaked in the bathroom, the other kids are protected. Then one day Lise joins Modulf’s class, wreaking havoc with his plan. Lise doesn’t agree with his theories, and her interfering suddenly makes her a target for trouble, forcing him to reexamine his strategy and save her. Winner of the Best Children’s Film Prize at the Nordic Film Days. (74 mins.)

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THE ZIGZAG KID

Sat, Feb 8, 2014
at 1 PM (Cinema 21 (large theater))
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Sun, Feb 9, 2014
at 3 PM (CANCELLED)
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Sun, Feb 23, 2014
at 10 AM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE ZIGZAG KID

DIRECTOR: Vincent Bal - NETHERLANDS

The Zigzag Kid is a stylish, witty, action-packed caper à la The Pink Panther that also touches on more serious themes of self-discovery, the strength of family, and acceptance. The son of the world’s greatest police inspector, Nono is on a train trip to see his uncle when he meets his father’s arch-nemesis, the notorious criminal Felix Glick, and must put his own detective skills to work. Wearing disguises and evading police, he heads to the French Riviera but only has 24 hours to compete his high-stakes mission—while also confronting the mystery of his own identity and the truth about...

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