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CHARLIE'S COUNTRY

Sat, Feb 14, 2015
at 6:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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Mon, Feb 16, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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CHARLIE'S COUNTRY

DIRECTOR: ROLF DE HEER - AUSTRALIA

This year’s Australian submission for the Best Foreign Film Oscar features a soulful performance from David Gulpilil, who received the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. Gulpilil is Charlie, a restless elder in alcohol-free Arnhem Land reservation who feels the government’s growing grip on his culture while he decries the rapid disappearance of Yolngu traditions. Although well past his prime, Charlie decides to “go bush” and sets out into the wild to practice the old ways, without reckoning how much things really have changed and exactly where he might be going. Eloquently depicting the daily indignities endured...

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CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

Sat, Feb 7, 2015
at 9 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Mon, Feb 9, 2015
at 5:45 PM (Fox Tower)
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CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

DIRECTOR: OLIVIER ASSAYAS - FRANCE

“Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is a middle-aged actress who soared to stardom in her twenties in a play called Maloja Snake, in which she created the role of a ruthless young woman named Sigrid who engages in a power game with her older boss. Now an established international actress, Maria is considering the role of the older woman in a heavily promoted revival, with an infamous young superstar (Chloë Grace Moretz) as Sigrid. What begins as a chronicle of an actress going through the paces of celebrity culture (fashion shoots, official dinners, interviews, Internet rumors) gradually develops into something...

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COME TO MY VOICE

Sun, Feb 8, 2015
at 1 PM (Roseway Theater)
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Wed, Feb 11, 2015
at 5:45 PM (Moreland Theater)
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COME TO MY VOICE

DIRECTOR: HUSEYIN KARABEY - TURKEY

In a snowy Kurdish mountain village in the east of Turkey, an old woman and her granddaughter are distressed. The only man in the household, the son of one and the father of the other, was arrested by the Turkish military. The commanding officer has been told that the villagers are hiding weapons, so he arrests all the town’s men and announces that they will be kept in prison until their families hand over the weapons. The problem is that no weapons actually exist. Desperate, the pair embarks on a long journey in search of a gun that they can...

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CONCRETE NIGHT

Thu, Feb 12, 2015
at 8:45 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Sun, Feb 15, 2015
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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CONCRETE NIGHT

DIRECTOR: PIRJO HONKASALO - FINLAND

In a run-down Helsinki ghetto, 14-year-old Simo spends 24 hours with his dangerous older brother Ilkka as he prepares to go to prison. As they talk and drink and explore the concrete jungle they’re trapped in, both Simo and Ilkka find themselves pushed to the very edge by a city that wants to forget they exist. Based on the acclaimed cult novel of the same name, Concrete Night’s lustrous black and white images hauntingly portray a seething, urban underworld of discarded men and women who power big-city dreams. “Stunning to look at and chilling at its core . ....

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CONDUCTA

Wed, Feb 18, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Fri, Feb 20, 2015
at 4:15 PM (Fox Tower)
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Wed, Feb 25, 2015
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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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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CORN ISLAND

Sat, Feb 7, 2015
at 9 PM (Fox Tower)
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Sat, Feb 14, 2015
at 12:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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Sun, Feb 22, 2015
at 1:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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CORN ISLAND

DIRECTOR: GEORGE OVASHVILI - GEORGIA

The Inguri River forms Georgia’s border with the breakaway Republic of Abkhazia, and tensions between the nations run high. Every spring the river brings fertile soil from the Caucasus, creating tiny islands: small clusters of no man’s land. An old Abkhaz farmer and his teenage granddaughter build a hut on one of the islands, plowing the earth to sow corn. When the corn has shot up, the girl, herself blossoming, finds a wounded Georgian soldier hiding among the stalks as border patrol boats look for trouble in a no-man’s land. “An astonishing feat of cinema presented with the utmost...

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COWBOYS

Sat, Feb 14, 2015
at 1 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Sun, Feb 15, 2015
at 3:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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COWBOYS

DIRECTOR: TOMISLAV MRŠI? - CROATIA

Based on a popular, award-winning Croatian play, Cowboys mixes social drama and dark comedy as it puts a fresh spin on a lovingly familiar cinematic scenario. Offered an opportunity to re-start the neglected community theatre in his hometown, big-city director Saša reluctantly returns to the dull industrial town of his youth. Without any experienced actors, Saša is forced to cast a group of eight lovable misfits, his troupe wildly unprepared for the rigors of show business. Settling on a classic Hollywood Western, the underdogs must come together and give it their all if they want to make it to...

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CRACKS IN CONCRETE

Sun, Feb 8, 2015
at 3:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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Sat, Feb 14, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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CRACKS IN CONCRETE

DIRECTOR: UMUT DAG - AUSTRIA

After a decade in prison for second-degree murder, hardened but broken 35-year-old Ertan is intent on making a new start by staying away from the criminal world, but nobody really believes him. Returning to the grim streets of Vienna, he seeks out his son Mikail, now a teenager and unaware that his father even exists. Mikail dreams of being a rapper, but has turned to drug dealing and stealing to get his career started. To try and save his son from the life that ruined his own, Ertan works his way into his son’s quickly spiraling world without letting...

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