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FACTORY GIRL

Sun, Feb 15, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Mon, Feb 16, 2015
at 3:30 PM (Moreland Theater)
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FACTORY GIRL

DIRECTOR: MOHAMED KAHN - EGYPT

Hiyam, a young clothing factory worker, lives in a lower-middle-class neighborhood in Cairo. Under the spell of the factory’s new supervisor Salah, she believes love can transcend the class differences between them. When a pregnancy test kit is discovered, her family and friends accuse her of losing her virginity. Deciding to ignore them, she pays a high price in a society that can’t accept independent women. Following the changes that take place in her life over the course of the year, from falling in love to facing heartbreak, Factory Girl’s portrait of everyday female struggle earned the Critic’s Prize...

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THE FAREWELL PARTY

Sat, Feb 7, 2015
at 6:30 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Mon, Feb 9, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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THE FAREWELL PARTY

DIRECTOR: TAL GRANIT, SHARON MAYMON - ISRAEL

The question “Who has the right to play God?” is at the center of this comedic tale of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who construct a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help a terminally ill pal. With a dream cast of septuagenarian talent, a finely honed visual sense, and superbly ironic comic timing and dialogue, this compassionate film doesn’t belabor the ethics of assisted suicide but instead treats this tricky topic with rare sensitivity. “A provocative issue is addressed with wisdom, sensitivity, and a welcome strain of humor. Anyone ever touched by the inexorable...

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FELIX & MEIRA

Fri, Feb 6, 2015
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 8, 2015
at 1 PM (Cinema 21)
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FELIX & MEIRA

DIRECTOR: MAXIME GIROUX - CANADA

Winner of the Audience Best Canadian Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival, Felix & Meira is set in Montreal’s Mile End neighborhood, characterized by a mixture of hipsters and Hasidism, which coexists amicably but independently. When Meira, an Orthodox Jewish wife and mother with an undercurrent of rebelliousness, meets Félix, a middle-aged atheist-loner adrift grieving the recent death of his estranged father, Félix hopes her religious devotion will provide insight into his loss. Though she rebuffs him at first, a mutual, slow-blooming affair takes shape that will present Meira with a difficult fork in the road: remain within the...

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THE FOOL

Wed, Feb 11, 2015
at 9 PM (Roseway Theater)
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Fri, Feb 13, 2015
at 5:45 PM (Fox Tower)
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Thu, Feb 19, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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THE FOOL

DIRECTOR: YURIY BYKOV - RUSSIA

A plumber’s assistant, honest and idealistic Dima devotes his free time studying to fulfill his dream of becoming an engineer. Leaving his family at home one evening, he goes to a seemingly derelict building housing the city’s poor to investigate a leak. What he finds is much worse, however, and he realizes that the 800 tenants need to be evacuated immediately. Requiring municipal authorization, he goes to see the mayor, where he discovers that other interests come before those of ordinary citizens. Dima spends the night chasing the corrupt in order to save those whom everyone has forgotten. In...

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