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Films & Schedules - Sunday, February 21, 2016

SHORT CUTS VI: INTERNATIONAL TIES

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 1 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORT CUTS VI: INTERNATIONAL TIES

DIRECTOR: Various - SHORT CUTS

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HOME CARE

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 1:30 PM (Roseway Theater)
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HOME CARE

DIRECTOR: Slávek Horák - CZECH REPUBLIC

Writer-director Slávek Horák’s mother, a home care nurse, inspired the central character of this insightful feature debut. Working in the Czech wine country, nurse Vlasta (Alena Mihulová, awarded Best Actress at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival) puts the needs of her patients, husband Lá?a, and daughter above her own – until an accident puts her on the receiving end of the healthcare system. “Wryly humorous and bittersweet, Home Care is an appealing humanist tale that puts a poignant spin on that perennial staple of the Czech cinema, the village dramedy.”—Alissa Simon, Variety. (92 mins.)

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LAMB

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 1:30 PM (Regal Fox Tower)
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LAMB

DIRECTOR: Yared Zeleke - ETHIOPIA

Set against the magnificent mountains of southern Ethiopia, Lamb is heartwarming and visually stunning coming-of-age fable about a boy learning to come to terms with profound loss. After the death of his mother, nine-year-old Ephraim is taken from his drought-stricken home and placed in the care of his uncle, a hard-working peasant farmer. Ephraim and his pet sheep Chuni are inseparable, spending all their time playing together. When he learns that Chuni will be sacrificially slaughtered at the next religious feast, Ephraim decides that he must take drastic action to save his only friend, even if that means returning home....

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LANDFILL HARMONIC

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 1:30 PM (World Trade Center)
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LANDFILL HARMONIC

DIRECTOR: Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley - UNITED STATES

A testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit, Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is suddenly catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the band must learn to navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their country, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town....

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ROAD TO LA PAZ

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 1:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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ROAD TO LA PAZ

DIRECTOR: Francisco Varone - ARGENTINA

Varone’s warm and funny South American road trip opens up a world of understanding between two strangers. Unemployed and adrift, Sebas decides to become a private driver almost on a whim. When an elderly client, Jalil, offers him a large sum to drive him to La Paz, Sebas can’t refuse and the two set off on an epic 2,000 mile, life-changing journey. Jalil is a devout Muslim, something that initially makes Sebas very uncomfortable, but little by little life on the road brings the two men closer together. (92 mins.)

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50 Feet from Syria

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 3:30 PM (WHITSELL AUDITORIUM)
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50 Feet from Syria

DIRECTOR: Skye Fitzgerald - UNITED STATES (PORTLAND, OR)

For Dr. Hisham Bismar, a successful hand surgeon in the United States, images of wounded Syrian refugees flowing across international borders compels action. Hisham’s journey serves as a portal into a tragic conflict and remarkable people working to save lives at great personal risk. (39 min.)

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OPEN YOUR EYES
DIRECTOR: Irene Taylor Brodsky - UNITED STATES

Living under the Himalayan sun, their eyes have slowly gone milky white. Manisara and Durga have cataracts, and their mountain home in Nepal has become a warren of darkness. Shot over three days, Open Your Eyes follows their extraordinary journey down the mountain for a chance...

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OPEN YOUR EYES

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 3:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium )
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OPEN YOUR EYES

DIRECTOR: Irene Taylor Brodsky - UNITED STATES

Living under the Himalayan sun, their eyes have slowly gone milky white. Manisara and Durga have cataracts, and their mountain home in Nepal has become a warren of darkness. Shot over three days, Open Your Eyes follows their extraordinary journey down the mountain for a chance to see again. (34 mins.)

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50 Feet From Syria
Skye Fitzgerald | Portland  
For Dr. Hisham Bismar, a successful hand surgeon in the United States, images of wounded Syrian refugees flowing across international borders compels action. Hisham’s journey serves as a portal into a tragic conflict and remarkable people working to save...

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THE PROJECT OF THE CENTURY

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 4:15 PM (Regal Fox Tower)
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THE PROJECT OF THE CENTURY

DIRECTOR: Carlos Machado Quintela - CUBA

The Electro-Nuclear City was once part of an ambitious Soviet/Cuban venture to build the first nuclear power station the Caribbean. But the fall of the Soviet Union brought the project to a halt, leaving dismal blocks of worker’s apartments in the shadow of reminding enormous dome towers. Drifting effortlessly between raw psychological realism and dreamy surrealism and loaded with unique Cuban archive footage, Quintela portrays three generations of Cubans left to carry ?on waiting for “the project of the century.” (100 mins.)

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RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 4:15 PM (Cinema 21)
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RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN

DIRECTOR: Hong Sang-Soo - SOUTH KOREA

Film director Ham arrives in Suwon a day early for a screening and speaking engagement. Roaming about, he meets a much younger artist named Yoon and they spend the day together in conversation, winding up at a café where things turn awkward. Hong then rewinds the story, telling it again with subtle differences and a different outcome, playfully playing with the alluring possibility of love going down two different paths, one bitter, one sweet. Winner of the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival, Hong’s meditation on male behavior, social graces, and the complexity of communication provides compelling viewing. (121...

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KING GEORGES

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 4:30 PM (World Trade Center)
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KING GEORGES

DIRECTOR: Erika Frankel - UNITED STATES

Fiery French chef Georges Perrier is on a crusade to save his world-renowned 40-year-old Philadelphia restaurant Le Bec-Fin from closing. For decades, Perrier was on top of the world and Le Bec-Fin was consistently rated as one of the best restaurants in the country. But times and tastes have changed: what was once cutting edge is now out of favor. Frankel captures the mastery in the kitchen and charisma on the dining room floor, and has us rooting for a determined, tragi-comic figure and his quixotic fight to keep his cherished culinary traditions alive. Interviews with such legends as Thomas...

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THRU YOU PRINCESS

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 4:30 PM (Roseway Theater)
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THRU YOU PRINCESS

DIRECTOR: Ido Haar - ISRAEL

The Israeli musician and artist Kutiman rose to fame with his “Thru You” project, which mashes up samples from You Tube clips featuring amateur musicians. Samantha, a nurse in New Orleans, uploads her songs and candid video diaries, hoping for an audience. Director Ido Haar documents her attempt to make it in the music scene in her hometown and mixes these scenes with footage of Kutiman at home on a kibbutz, watching Samantha online, singing her a cappella vocals and sampling them in a video. Samantha couldn’t possibly imagine that halfway around the world, there’s someone who is about to expand her...

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DON'T BLINK: ROBERT FRANK

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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DON'T BLINK: ROBERT FRANK

DIRECTOR: Laura Israel - UNITED STATES

“The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’re one in the same, and the vast amount of territory he’s covered, from The Americans in 1958 up to the present, is intimately registered in his now formidable body of artistic gestures. From the early ’90s, Frank has made his films and videos with the brilliant editor Laura Israel, who has helped him keep things homemade and preserve the illuminating spark of first contact between camera and people/places. Don’t Blink is Israel’s like-minded portrait of her friend and collaborator, a lively rummage sale of...

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I SAW THE LIGHT

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 7 PM (Cinema 21)
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I SAW THE LIGHT

DIRECTOR: Marc Abraham - UNITED STATES

British actor Tom Hiddleston inhabits the role of legendary singer/songwriter Hank Williams, an artist who revolutionized country music with his raw charisma, haunting voice, and original songs. While ?I Saw the Light showcases Williams’ meteoric rise to fame and fortune, it also reveals the dark and troubled life that existed away from the spotlight. From the drug and alcohol addictions to troubled relationships to the string of broken hearts he left in his wake, it was Hank Williams’ tumultuous existence that not only fueled his powerful lyrics and heartfelt songs, but also brought his life to its tragically short end....

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IN TRANSIT

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 7 PM (World Trade Center)
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IN TRANSIT

DIRECTOR: Albert Maysles, Lynn True, Nelson Walker III, David Usui, Benjamin Wu - UNITED STATES

The final, fitting film of documentary legend Albert Maysles, In Transit, journeys into the hearts and minds of everyday passengers aboard Amtrak’s Empire Builder, the busiest long-distance train route in America. Unfolding as a series of interconnected vignettes, ranging from overheard conversations to moments of deep intimacy, we are swept into a fleeting community that transcends normal barriers. To some passengers, the train is flight and salvation; to others it is reckoning and loss. But for all, it is a place for personal reflection and connecting with others they may otherwise never know. (76 mins.)

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MISS HOKUSAI

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 7 PM (Roseway Theater)
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MISS HOKUSAI

DIRECTOR: Keiichi Hara - JAPAN

In 1814 Edo, an accomplished artist works tirelessly in his studio. His name is Katsushika Hokusai and decades later his work will come to mesmerize prominent Western artists. But few were aware of the woman who often painted for him while remaining un-credited. Based on the manga Sarusuberi by Hinako Sugiura, Miss Hokusai is the untold and beautifully animated story of O-Ei, aka Katsushika Oi, a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father—her own art is so powerful that it leads to trouble. (93 mins.)

Sponsored by LAIKA and the Consular Office of Japan in Portland.

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SHORT CUTS III: INTERNATIONAL TIES

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 7 PM (Empirical Theater at OMSI)
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SHORT CUTS III: INTERNATIONAL TIES

DIRECTOR: Various - SHORT CUTS

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THE THIN YELLOW LINE

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 7 PM (Regal Fox Tower)
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THE THIN YELLOW LINE

DIRECTOR: Celso García - MEXICO

Winner of the Audience Award at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, The Thin Yellow Line is the buddy-comedy story of five financially strapped men hired to paint the center stripe of a lonely rural road that connects two villages. While the crew makes their own fun in the middle of nowhere, their foreman (Damián Alcázar) promises to impart the reward of a hard day’s work. “As in the best road movies, the journey of the workers changes their way of seeing and understanding life. For them and us, the line they paint comes to symbolize the thin line between right...

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WHAT WE BECOME

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 10 PM (Cinema 21)
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WHAT WE BECOME

DIRECTOR: Bo Mikkelsen - DENMARK

Idyllic suburban life is shattered when news spreads of a viral infection at a neighboring rest home. Soon enough, the military rolls in, placing the entire town under quarantine. As the virus spreads, the strictures of quiet family life begin to break down under the pressures of impending danger. Mikkelsen’s debut is a tense and clever take on the zombie genre and far more compelling than any season of The Walking Dead. “It’s the kind of noirish horror that is rapidly becoming extinct.” —Peter Martin, Twitch Film. (85 mins.)

PRECEDED BY:
Invaders, Jason Kupfer | US.

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