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Films & Schedules - Friday, February 20, 2015

CONDUCTA

Fri, Feb 20, 2015
at 4:15 PM (Fox Tower)
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CONDUCTA

DIRECTOR: ERNESTO DARANAS SERRANO - CUBA

One of the most heralded Cuban films of the last decade, Conducta provides a sensitive, unembellished look at contemporary life in Cuba. Life isn’t easy for 11-year-old Chala. When he isn’t getting into trouble at school for his violent behavior, or with the police for raising fighting dogs, he has to contend with an alcoholic mother who spends her nights hustling in Havana’s nightclubs. Chala has one person on his side: his teacher Carmela, who absolutely believes that no child is a lost cause. But when Carmela falls ill, Chala himself is in danger of falling through the cracks...

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Fri, Feb 20, 2015
at 4:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORT CUTS 8: NEW SPANISH SHORTS

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS - SPAIN

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Fri, Feb 20, 2015
at 4:15 PM (WHITSELL AUDITORIUM)
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SHORT CUTS 8: NEW SPANISH SHORTS

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS - SHORT CUTS (SPAIN)

These films are selected from the Festival of New Spanish Cinema, a larger touring program, curated and organized by Pragda and Spain arts&culture. Supported by Accion Cultural Española (AC/E), and the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport. Special thanks to Marvin & Wayne and Cinelandia.

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PARADISE

Fri, Feb 20, 2015
at 6:45 PM (Fox Tower)
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PARADISE

DIRECTOR: MARIANA CHENILlO - MEXICO

A touching comedy about how true beauty comes from the inside and how paradise is closer to home than you might think. Carmen and Alfredo live a happy, quiet life in the suburbs surrounded by friends and family. After Alfredo receives a promotion, the two move away to Mexico City where they immediately feel the social pressure of being overweight in a bustling metropolis full of beautiful people. Taking the initiative, Carmen convinces her husband to join her in losing weight, but their relationship is put to the test when Alfredo’s program yields far better results than Carmen’s. Paradise is...

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THE THIRD SIDE OF THE RIVER

Fri, Feb 20, 2015
at 6:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE THIRD SIDE OF THE RIVER

DIRECTOR: CELINA MURGA - ARGENTINA

Seventeen-year-old Nicholas’s father is a respected doctor, but he lives a double life: one, seemingly harmonious, with Nico and his mother and siblings; and the other, mere blocks away, with his second family—with whom he spends most of his time and the bulk of his money. The titular third side of the river refers to a sort of purgatory or limbo, effective imagery for Nicholas, who, torn between protecting the family he loves and choosing his own future, becomes tormented by a tension so tightly wound it threatens to become explosive. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese and winner of the...

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I'M STILL

Fri, Feb 20, 2015
at 9:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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I'M STILL

DIRECTOR: JAVIER CORCUERA - PERU

Corcuera’s documentary is more than a celebration of Peru’s rich musical heritage. Through these diverse musicians’ personal stories (some of them filmed for the first time) and their music, Corcuera explores issues of identity and nationality. Divided in three parts—Lima, Ayacucho, and the Amazon—I’m Still captures some of the country’s most beautiful and distant spots without turning its back to some of its most pressing social and economic problems. Winner of the Documentary Prize, Lima Film Festival.

Director Javier Corcuera will be in attendance 2/19 and 2/20

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Fri, Feb 20, 2015
at 9:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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YVY MARAEY, LAND WITHOUT EVIL

DIRECTOR: JUAN CARLOS VALDIVIA - BOLIVIA

Valdivia’s lyrical and philosophical road movie provides a journey not to a destination, but to a deeper understanding of memory and identity. Using a 1911 Swedish ethnographic film as a starting point, a Bolivian filmmaker (Valdivia) and a Guaraní guide travel together through the forests of southeastern Bolivia to make a film about the Guaraní people. Each man creates and interprets his own character, walking the thin line between documentary, fiction, and performance. The journey not only takes them to the interior of the country, but to their own inner selves, as they seek to define their identities within a...

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ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS

Fri, Feb 20, 2015
at 10:30 PM (HOLLYWOOD THEATRE)
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ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS

DIRECTOR: MARK HARTLEY - AUSTRALIA

“Cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus helped to create the modern Israeli film industry. . . . During the ’80s, Golan and Globus set up shop in Hollywood by purchasing The Cannon Group. Dismal titles such as The Apple quickly gained Cannon a reputation as purveyors of rotten movies. Despite the criticism, the pair . . . went on to produce a stunningly eclectic array of films, ranging from straight-up genre (Invasion USA; Death Wish 3) to more esteemed fare (King Lear; Barfly). Hartley expertly weaves together clips from Cannon’s back catalog with an impressive array of interviews with...

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