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BASKIN

Fri, Feb 12, 2016
at 10:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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BASKIN

DIRECTOR: Can Evrenol - TURKEY

While en route to answer distress calls from a rural village, a small group of policemen find themselves diverted to investigate a mysterious figure that skitters out into the road in front of their van. Evrenol takes viewers on a ride to hell as his characters stumble upon a ceremony with dire consequences for all involved. “Baskin has cult midnight written all over it. It’s the kind of art house horror that becomes a household name among genre fans.”– Bloody Disgusting.com (97 mins.)

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THE CHICKENING
Dir. Nick DenBoer, Davy Force | Canada. ?
What if Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining...

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Best of the Shorts

Sun, Feb 28, 2016
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Best of the Shorts

DIRECTOR: Various - SHORT CUTS (Various)

This is a selection of the PIFF 39 audience's favorite short films.

Films may not be presented in the order listed here.

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BODY

Sat, Feb 13, 2016
at 3:45 PM (Cinema 21)
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Tue, Feb 16, 2016
at 6:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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BODY

DIRECTOR: Malgorzata Szumowska - POLAND

“Balancing bleakness and mirth in equal measure, Body chronicles three haunted souls in Warsaw: an icy coroner who suspects his dead wife may be trying to contact him; his anorexic, suicidal daughter; and her hospital therapist, who moonlights as a medium. Playing unexplained phenomena for dry laughs, like a hanged man who miraculously regains consciousness, the film is a morbidly funny guide to the Great Beyond. Not afraid to find humor in the darkest of places, Szumowska illustrates her character’s spiritual crises with the macabre insight of a contemporary Grimm’s fairy tale. Frank and enigmatic, Body is a film that challenges and rewards in equal measure.”—Chicago Film Festival. Silver Bear, Best Director, Berlin Film Festival. (90 mins.)

Filmography: In the Name Of (2013), Elles (2011), 33 Scenes from Life (2008)

Sponsored by the Polish Library Building Association.

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