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THE SACRAMENT

Sat, Feb 8, 2014
at 11:45 PM (Cinema 21 - Large Theater)
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THE SACRAMENT

DIRECTOR: Ti West - UNITED STATES

A shocking tale of devotion gone horribly wrong, The Sacrament offers a disturbing vision of the power of groupthink. Patrick is a photographer whose once drug-addicted sister Caroline is a member of an isolated sober-living community in Mississippi. Patrick discovers that the program is closer to a communal-living collective and that there is a strange and charismatic leader of the group, known only as “Father.” When his sister leaves the country to start a new utopian society in the jungle, he enlists two co-workers to shoot a documentary on their whereabouts. Based on detailed research of the infamous Jonestown massacre,...

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SALVO

Sun, Feb 9, 2014
at 2:45 PM (CANCELLED)
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Fri, Feb 14, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Cinema 21 (small theaters))
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Sun, Feb 23, 2014
at 4:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SALVO

DIRECTOR: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza - ITALY

A hit man for the Sicilian mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold, and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house on an assignment, he discovers Rita, an innocent young blind girl who must stand by powerlessly while her brother is assassinated. What follows is an intense exchange, fueled by adrenaline and fear, between the killer and his witness, one that changes their two lives in an instant. The darkness is lifted from Rita’s eyes just as Salvo decides, against his murderous instincts, to spare her life. Haunted by their encounter, both of these damaged souls will attempt to navigate their dangerous...

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THE SEARCH FOR EMAK BAKIA

Sun, Feb 16, 2014
at 7:45 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Fri, Feb 21, 2014
at 9:15 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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THE SEARCH FOR EMAK BAKIA

DIRECTOR: Oskar Alegría - SPAIN

In 1926, avant-garde artist Man Ray, a legendary figure in the Dada and Surrealist movements, shot a cine-poem on Spain’s Basque coast. The film was called Emak Bakia, a title rumored to be obtained from a gravestone in a Biarritz cemetery—or perhaps it was the name of the house in which the artist stayed. But what did it really mean? Alegría, inspired by the whimsically inventive Ray, determines to uncover the truth behind the layers of myth. His journey is not, however, a straightforward one. At one point he decides to follow the path of a hare. He finds references...

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Sat, Feb 8, 2014
at 1 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 16, 2014
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORT CUTS I: INTERNATIONAL TIES

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Sun, Feb 9, 2014
at 12:30 PM (CANCELLED)
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Mon, Feb 17, 2014
at 12 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORT CUTS II: INTERNATIONAL TIES

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Thu, Feb 13, 2014
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Tue, Feb 18, 2014
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORT CUTS III: INTERNATIONAL TIES

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Sat, Feb 15, 2014
at 12:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Thu, Feb 20, 2014
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORT CUTS IV: INTERNATIONAL TIES

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Tue, Feb 11, 2014
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORT CUTS V: OREGON FILMMAKERS' SHOWCASE

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THE SNOW ON THE PINES

Sun, Feb 16, 2014
at 3 PM (Cinema 21 (small theaters))
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Thu, Feb 20, 2014
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)
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THE SNOW ON THE PINES

DIRECTOR: Peyman Moaadi - IRAN

Roya (Mahnaz Afshar), a piano teacher about to turn 40, realizes that her marriage to her older husband Ali is in crisis when  a phone call reveals that there is much she does not know. Lost in fear and doubt, she tries to pull herself together and find her way out of the crisis, but an encounter with a charming neighbor changes her world in yet another unforeseen way and forces a painful choice. This directorial debut from writer and actor Peyman Moaadi (A Separation), evocatively filmed in black and white, scored a Best Actress Award for Afshar and Best...

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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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STRANGER BY THE LAKE

Fri, Feb 14, 2014
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)
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Sat, Feb 22, 2014
at 9:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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STRANGER BY THE LAKE

DIRECTOR: Alain Guiraudie - FRANCE

Franck is a regular at a secluded lakeside beach, a popular hotspot for gay men to sunbathe in the nude and sneak off for casual sex in the nearby woods. On the first day of the season, he spots the rugged, mustachioed Michel and is infatuated. Even after Franck witnesses Michel commit a sudden and shocking crime, it only serves to deepen Franck’s carnal attraction to the stranger, and the two men descend into a truly dizzying bout of amour fou. Filmmaker Alain Guiraudie’s tense, erotic, and lurid thriller won the top directing prize in the Un Certain Regard section...

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STRAY DOGS

Sat, Feb 15, 2014
at 3:15 PM (Fox Tower)
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Mon, Feb 17, 2014
at 7:30 PM (Cinemagic)
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STRAY DOGS

DIRECTOR: Tsai Ming-Liang - TAIWAN

In Ming-Liang’s vision, existence seems to hang by a thread that could snap at any moment. Under a torrential downpour in Taipei, a single father does odd jobs to make a meager living. His children, left without supervision, roam the streets. Their divorced mother spends her nights creeping around like a ghost in her rundown building and feeding the stray dogs that take shelter there. With his latest offering, the Taiwanese filmmaker delves deeper into his evocative cinematic world, one where disenfranchised people are overcome with an uneasiness they can’t explain. With its gorgeous lighting and striking locations and compositions,...

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