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Films & Schedules - I

I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY

Sat, Feb 14, 2015
at 1 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Sun, Feb 15, 2015
at 1:30 PM (Moreland Theater)
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I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY

DIRECTOR: DAVE LAMATTINA, CHAD WALKER - UNITED STATES

One of the most recognizable and beloved children’s television characters in history, Big Bird has been entertaining and educating children around the world for over 40 years. But few fans know about the man who brings Big Bird (and Oscar the Grouch) to life: Caroll Spinney. A delightfully sweet examination of the power of following your dreams, I Am Big Bird chronicles a fascinating life journey with epic loves and losses, those of a man who has brought joy to millions by never losing his childlike sense of wonder. Even at age 79, he is Big Bird. “If your heart...

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I'M STILL

Thu, Feb 19, 2015
at 6:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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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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IN A FOREIGN LAND

Thu, Feb 19, 2015
at 9:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sat, Feb 21, 2015
at 9:45 PM (Fox Tower)
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IN A FOREIGN LAND

DIRECTOR: ICÍAR BOLLAÍN - SPAIN

The current financial crisis in Spain has forced an estimated 700,000 young people to emigrate in the hope of a better life. Edinburgh is one of the most popular destinations, and the city is home to more than 20,000 Spanish people. In a Foreign Land follows three expatriates as they build new lives and search for new opportunities while suffering the indignation of having been cast aside by their own country. One of them is Gloria, 32, a teacher from Almería who works in Edinburgh as a shop assistant. Gloria decided to create the collective “Ni perdidos ni callados” (“Not...

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IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE

Thu, Feb 12, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 15, 2015
at 12:45 PM (Fox Tower)
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Tue, Feb 24, 2015
at 8 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE

DIRECTOR: HANS PETTER MOLAND - NORWAY

Weaving dark Scandinavian comedy with Tarantino-esque revenge thriller, Moland tells the tale of an ordinary, upstanding Swedish snowplow driver in a small Norwegian town who suddenly has his own roads to clear. Dickman (Stellan Skarsgård) suddenly finds that his son has apparently overdosed and died—mysterious since he didn’t do drugs. It’s not long before he’s plowing into what really happened—the boy was just collateral damage in a drug war between “The Count” (Tobias Santelmann) and a Serbian crime don (Bruno Ganz)—and a odd assortment of henchmen. It will be methodical, but “A father must avenge his son.” “A delightfully droll...

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THE INVISIBLE FRONT

Thu, Feb 12, 2015
at 8:45 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Sun, Feb 15, 2015
at 3:30 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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THE INVISIBLE FRONT

DIRECTOR: JONAS OHMAN, VINCAS SROUGINIS - LITHUANIA

The Invisible Front was the code name used by the Soviet Union’s Interior Forces for the armed resistance in Lithuania, a key occupied territory. The resistance arose with hardly any outside support during World War II, continuing in various forms until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The film tells the story of one of the most significant anti-Soviet resistance movements through the words and experiences of its leaders, Juozas Luksa and his fellow Forest Brothers. Luksa risked his life to escape to Paris in 1948, joined up with Western intelligence agencies, wrote a memoir, and married...

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IRIS

Sat, Feb 14, 2015
at 3:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Wed, Feb 18, 2015
at 5:45 PM (Moreland Theater)
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IRIS

DIRECTOR: ALBERT MAYSLES - UNITED STATES

The great documentarian Albert Maysles’s (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter) latest film is about fashion and interior design maven Iris Apfel, now 93 years old, as she celebrates the late wave of career popularity enjoyed on the heels the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2006 exhibition “Rare Bird of Fashion” featuring her collection of often affordably priced fashion accessories. Maysles, himself 89, who pops up from time to time as a cheerful on-camera presence, follows Iris as she makes selections for the touring exhibition, advises young women on their fashion choices, and bargains with store owners, usually in the company of...

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THE IRON MINISTRY

Tue, Feb 10, 2015
at 9 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Mon, Feb 16, 2015
at 6 PM (Fox Tower)
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THE IRON MINISTRY

DIRECTOR: J.P. SNIADECKI - UNITED STATES

“This thrilling new film, shot over three years during a series of train journeys across China, begins with metal: the sounds and sights of gears, wheels on tracks and linked railway cars meshing, crunching, and grinding. We are gradually introduced to the people who ride and work on the cars, with their luggage, their produce, the products they’re hawking, the goods they’re transporting. People are crammed into every corner of every train car, with the exception of a first-class compartment from which the filmmaker is barred. Moving from one end of a train to the other, little by little,...

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