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LAMB

Sat, Feb 13, 2016
at 1:30 PM (Moreland Theater)
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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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LAND AND SHADE

Sat, Feb 20, 2016
at 3:15 PM (Roseway Theater)
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Fri, Feb 26, 2016
at 8:30 PM (OMSI Empirical Theater)
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Sat, Feb 27, 2016
at 6 PM (Regal Fox Tower)
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LAND AND SHADE

DIRECTOR: César Agusto Acevedo - COLOMBIA

“A poetic and devastating statement on how environmental issues impact every aspect of life, César Augusto Acevedo’s Camera d’Or–winning (Best First Feature) directorial debut is not to be missed. The elderly Alfonso (Haimer Leal) returns to the small house in Valle del Cauca he left 17 years earlier in order to care for his bedridden son Geraldo (Edison Raigosa), who suffers from a mysterious ailment related to the harsh farming techniques of the sugar-cane plantations around them. Tensions quietly simmer between Alfonso and his ex-wife (the wonderful Hilda Ruiz), but familial ties and pride keep them tied to the land...

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LANDFILL HARMONIC

Sat, Feb 13, 2016
at 6:30 PM (World Trade Center)
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Sat, Feb 20, 2016
at 3:30 PM (World Trade Center)
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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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Sat, Feb 13, 2016
at 1:15 PM (Cinema 21)
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Sat, Feb 20, 2016
at 5:45 PM (Roseway Theater)
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LAST CAB TO DARWIN

DIRECTOR: Jeremy Sims - AUSTRALIA

Rex, a stubborn cab driver, has lived his entire life in the small, outback town of Broken Hill. When he learns he doesn’t have long to live, he sets out for a doctor in Darwin, nearly 2,000 miles away, who is fighting for die-with-dignity legislation and can help him control his fate. But along his epic road trip Rex learns that before you can end your life, you have to live it.  Full of charm, humor, and drama, Sim’s film is “As much about an expiring way of life as the controversial decision of a terminally ill man . ....

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L'ATTESA

Tue, Feb 23, 2016
at 6 PM (Cinema 21)
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Thu, Feb 25, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Regal Fox Tower)
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L'ATTESA

DIRECTOR: Piero Messina - ITALY

Anna (Juliet Binoche) sits alone in an old country house in Sicily. Her son Giuseppe has just died and there is nothing to do but mourn. When Jeanne (Lou de Laâge), her son’s girlfriend arrives—unaware of his passing—Anna chooses to withhold the truth, knowing that the secret must come out. As they wait and the days pass, they grow closer as the drama builds. A moving debut from Paolo Sorrentino’s (The Great Beauty) former assistant director. (100 mins.)

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LET THEM COME

Sat, Feb 13, 2016
at 4 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Tue, Feb 16, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Regal Fox Tower)
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LET THEM COME

DIRECTOR: Salem Brahimi - ALGERIA

Up to 200,000 Algerians are thought to have perished in clashes between the government and fundamentalist Islamist rebels in the 90s during the turbulent “dark decade.” Salem Brahimi’s pared-down drama traces one non-religious young couple—civil servant Nouredine and proud proto-feminist Yasmina—and their increasingly difficult lives as sectarian strife initially breaks them apart before bringing them back together under dangerous circumstances. Spanning a decade, the suspenseful narrative provides profound insight into the day-to-day lives of citizens caught up in a hell not of their making and of which they want no part. (95 mins.)

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Mon, Feb 15, 2016
at 12:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Tue, Feb 23, 2016
at 5:45 PM (OMSI Empirical Theater)
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LITTLE BIG MASTER

DIRECTOR: Adrian Kwan - HONG KONG

Faced with a broken education system and misguided parents and school board, headmistress Lui Wai-hung resigns her post at a prestigious private school and takes on the job running a failing rural kindergarten. With only five children enrolled, it’s slated for shutdown if one of them drops out, and because the kids have poor parents and tough lives, she figures her job will be to ease their transition. But after meeting the kids she vows to keep the doors open by any means necessary. Based on a true story, Director Adrian Kwan fashions an enlightening, moving and culturally complex chronicle...

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LIZA THE FOX-FAIRY

Sun, Feb 14, 2016
at 10 PM (Cinema 21)
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Mon, Feb 15, 2016
at 1 PM (Moreland Theater)
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LIZA THE FOX-FAIRY

DIRECTOR: Károly Ujj Mészáros - HUNGARY

Liza’s a lonely nurse whose search for a companion always ends in the same way— with the death of her suitor. Now the bodies are piling up and Liza, whose only friend is the ghost of a 1950s Japanese pop singer, is coming under the suspicion of a bumbling detective. Reminiscent of both Amélie and Takashi Miike’s The Happiness of the Katakuris, Mészáros blends whimsy, death, Japanese lore, and catchy pop songs into a delightfully dark cocktail. “Rarely has grisly death been packaged in such adorable wrapping.”—Film School Rejects. (98 mins.) 

PRECEDED BY:
KNIFE OF THE PARTY
Brian Henderson,...

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THE LOBSTER

Sat, Feb 13, 2016
at 6 PM (Cinema 21)
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THE LOBSTER

DIRECTOR: Yorgos Lanthimos - GREECE

The Lobster is a love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of “The City,” are arrested and transferred to “The Hotel.” There they are obliged to find a mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into “The Woods.” A desperate man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love there, although it is against their rules. Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Lanthimos’ surreal romantic drama, with its absurdist science fiction...

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