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Films & Schedules - GEORGIA

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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THE PRESIDENT

Sun, Feb 15, 2015
at 6:30 PM (Moreland Theater)
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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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