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Films & Schedules - Tuesday, February 17, 2015

THE PRESIDENT

Tue, Feb 17, 2015
at 5:45 PM (Fox Tower)
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THE PRESIDENT

DIRECTOR: MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF - GEORGIA

In this dark satire, The President and his family rule their land with an iron fist, enjoying lives of luxury and leisure at the expense of their population’s misery. When a coup d’état overthrows his brutal rule and the rest of his family flees, The President is suddenly left to care for his young grandson and is forced to escape. Now the country’s most wanted fugitive with a bounty on his head, they crisscross the country to reach a ship waiting for them. Posing as street musicians and traveling together with the people who suffered for years under the dictatorship,...

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AUGUST WINDS

Tue, Feb 17, 2015
at 6 PM (Moreland Theater)
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AUGUST WINDS

DIRECTOR: GABRIEL MASCARO - BRAZIL

Shirley has left the big city to live in a small seaside town and look after her elderly grandmother. She drives a tractor on a local coconut plantation, loves rock music, and wants to be a tattoo artist, but she feels trapped in the tiny coastal village. She is involved with Jeison, who free dives for lobster and octopus in his spare time. During the month of August, when tropical storms pound the coastline, a researcher registering the sound of the trade winds arrives in their village. The high tides and the growing winds mark the following days of the...

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THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN SUMMER

Tue, Feb 17, 2015
at 6 PM (CINEMA 21)
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THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN SUMMER

DIRECTOR: PIF - ITALY

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned TV host and political comedian), better known as Pif, wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, which soon spread through the country. A brave and intelligent dark comedy with...

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SORROW AND JOY

Tue, Feb 17, 2015
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SORROW AND JOY

DIRECTOR: NILS MALMROS - DENMARK

In Malmros’s moving autobiographical film, a meditation on the limits of human law and the infinite possibilities of kindness, Johannes, a filmmaker, is married to Signe, a schoolteacher. Together, they experience the biggest sorrow and misfortune one can ever imagine. When Johannes returns from a trip, he discovers that Signe—not out of spite or hate but out of a sense of despair and loneliness and psychosis—has killed their infant child during a psychotic fit. Johannes doesn’t judge her but tries to come to grip with all the ways he has failed her without ever meaning any harm. Her students and...

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EYES OF A THIEF

Tue, Feb 17, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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EYES OF A THIEF

DIRECTOR: NAJWA NAJJAR - PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES

This taut political thriller weaves a tale of love and loss, revealing the suspicions and sacrifices lurking beneath the surface of contemporary Palestinian society. At the height of the 2002 Palestinian Uprising, Tareq, an enigmatic man bearing fresh wounds, is tended to by local nuns who help him to escape. He is soon arrested by Israeli soldiers. Ten years later, Tareq is released from prison and returns to his town, a place drastically transformed and filled with secrets, to find his daughter. As secrets are uncovered, Tareq’s hidden past is revealed, and as moral certainty is replaced by questionable...

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HORSE MONEY

Tue, Feb 17, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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HORSE MONEY

DIRECTOR: PEDRO COSTA - PORTUGAL

Set in a crumbling infirmary, Pedro Costa’s haunting, dreamlike film serves as an indictment of social injustice in postcolonial Europe. Ventura, a 70-year-old Cape Verdean immigrant, has been worn down from a lifetime of manual labor and civil strife in the Lisbon slums of Fountainhas. He is recuperating from a nervous disease and looks back on his life through a series of fragmented and ghostly encounters in a film of considerable visual and narrative originality and power. “In the soul-space of Ventura . . . a self-reckoning, a moving memorialization of lives in danger of being forgotten, and a...

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QUOD ERAT DEMONSTRANDUM

Tue, Feb 17, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Moreland Theater)
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QUOD ERAT DEMONSTRANDUM

DIRECTOR: ANDREI GRUZSNICKI - ROMANIA

The story of the man on the edge becomes a film about people who are at crossroads. Set in Romania, 1984, a mathematician’s decision to publish a paper in a magazine, edited by an American university and not asking for the authorities’ permission, triggers a chain of events that will change his friends’ lives. After all, decisions with no consequences do not exist. What follows is a tense story of paranoia and betrayal—skillfully shot in black and white with remarkable attention to period details—in which the issues explored are anything but black and white. “The film tries to reproduce the...

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Tue, Feb 17, 2015
at 8:30 PM (WHITSELL AUDIOTORIUM)
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SHORT CUTS 7: SHE NEVER DREAMS OF PLACES

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS - SHORT CUTS

This program of experimental cinema, programmed and introduced by Cinema Project, delves into personal, familial, and cultural pasts, revealing the difficulty in going back to or moving between physical and psychic spaces.

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