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SCHNEIDER VS. BAX

Fri, Feb 19, 2016
at 8:30 PM (World Trade Center)
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Mon, Feb 22, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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Sun, Feb 28, 2016
at 4:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SCHNEIDER VS. BAX

DIRECTOR: Alex Van Warmerdam - NETHERLANDS

The twists and turns surprise in this unsparing, deadpan, black comedy. Schneider, a contract killer, gets a phone call from Mertens who has a rush job for Schneider. The killer refuses to take it; it’s his birthday and he has promised his wife to help with the celebratory dinner. Mertens stresses that it is important and needs to be done that day. “It’s Ramon Bax, a writer over sixty. He lives on his own on a lake. He’s got no neighbors. It’s an easy job, you’ll be back before lunchtime.” Reluctantly, Schneider agrees, but the easy job turns out to...

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SHORT CUTS I: INTERNATIONAL TIES

Sat, Feb 13, 2016
at 1 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Tue, Feb 16, 2016
at 6:15 PM (Regal Fox Tower)
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SHORT CUTS I: INTERNATIONAL TIES

DIRECTOR: Various - SHORT CUTS

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SHORT CUTS II: ANIMATED WORLDS

Sun, Feb 14, 2016
at 1 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Mon, Feb 15, 2016
at 3:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORT CUTS II: ANIMATED WORLDS

DIRECTOR: Various - SHORT CUTS

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SHORT CUTS III: INTERNATIONAL TIES

Thu, Feb 18, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Moreland Theater)
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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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SHORT CUTS IV: INTERNATIONAL TIES

Fri, Feb 19, 2016
at 6 PM (Roseway Theater)
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Fri, Feb 26, 2016
at 6 PM (Empirical Theater at OMSI)
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SHORT CUTS IV: INTERNATIONAL TIES

DIRECTOR: Various - SHORT CUTS

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SHORT CUTS V: MADE IN OREGON

Sat, Feb 20, 2016
at 1 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Mon, Feb 22, 2016
at 6 PM (Roseway Theater)
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SHORT CUTS V: MADE IN OREGON

DIRECTOR: Various - SHORT CUTS

Directors in attendance.

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SHORT CUTS VI: INTERNATIONAL TIES

Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 1 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Thu, Feb 25, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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SHORT CUTS VI: INTERNATIONAL TIES

DIRECTOR: Various - SHORT CUTS

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SHORT CUTS VII: SPACE TIME BEING

Tue, Feb 23, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORT CUTS VII: SPACE TIME BEING

DIRECTOR: Various - SHORT CUTS

Parallel universes, bi-location, autohypnosis, alternate dimensions, and past lives: this program of new experimental films, programmed and introduced by Cinema Project, follows the idea that mental movement between imagined, physical, or psychological spaces is also at the core of the cinematic experience.

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SHORT CUTS VIII: INTERNATIONAL TIES

Wed, Feb 24, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Roseway Theater)
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Sat, Feb 27, 2016
at 12:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORT CUTS VIII: INTERNATIONAL TIES

DIRECTOR: Various - SHORT CUTS

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SIVAS

Wed, Feb 24, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Empirical Theater at OMSI)
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Fri, Feb 26, 2016
at 6 PM (Regal Fox Tower)
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SIVAS

DIRECTOR: Kaan Müjdeci - TURKEY

Sivas is set in remote, eastern Anatolia, where Aslan, a troubled 11-year-old boy, rescues and adopts a shepherd dog who has been injured and left to die after a vicious, illegal dog fight. Sivas is at first just an impressive weapon in Aslan’s fight for the affection of his classmate Ay?e, but the potential for the animal to return to a more brutal and cruelly competitive world is always simmering below the surface. Müjdeci doesn’t try to make a comment about the macho culture of fighting dogs, but instead paints a portrait of a boy trying to make his way...

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THE SKY TREMBLES AND THE EARTH IS AFRAID AND THE TWO EYES ARE NOT BROTHERS

Wed, Feb 17, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sat, Feb 20, 2016
at 3:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE SKY TREMBLES AND THE EARTH IS AFRAID AND THE TWO EYES ARE NOT BROTHERS

DIRECTOR: Ben Rivers - UNITED KINGDOM

“A labyrinthine and epic film that moves between documentary, fantasy, and fable, shot against the staggering beauty of the Moroccan landscape, from the rugged terrain of the Atlas Mountains to the stark and surreal emptiness of the Moroccan Sahara, with its encroaching sands and abandoned film sets. Rivers’ work contains multiple narratives, the major strand being an adaptation of ‘A Distant Episode,’ the savage short story by Paul Bowles. The film also features the enigmatic young film director Oliver Laxe, whose on-screen presence becomes interwoven with the multiple narratives that co-exist amid the various settings of Rivers’ cinematic exploration.”—New York...

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SLEEPING GIANT

Fri, Feb 12, 2016
at 6:15 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Tue, Feb 16, 2016
at 6:15 PM (Cinema 21)
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SLEEPING GIANT

DIRECTOR: Andrew Cividino - CANADA

Teenager Adam is spending his summer vacation with his parents on rugged Lake Superior. His dull routine is shattered when he befriends Riley and Nate, smart aleck cousins who pass their ample free time with wit, debauchery, and recklessness. The revelation of a hurtful secret triggers Adam to set in motion a series of irreversible events that will change the boys forever. Cividino conjures a vivid and emotionally rich universe filled with equal measures of euphoria and pain as his young protagonists grapple with friendship, betrayal, masculinity, perceptions of love and sexuality, and death. Best Canadian First Feature Film, Toronto...

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SONGS FROM THE NORTH

Mon, Feb 15, 2016
at 6:15 PM (World Trade Center)
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Fri, Feb 19, 2016
at 6:30 PM (World Trade Center)
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SONGS FROM THE NORTH

DIRECTOR: Soon-Mi Yoo - SOUTH KOREA

An intimate essay, Songs from the North provides a deep look at the enigma of North Korea. Bypassing and decoding the country’s jingoistic propaganda, as well as derisive satire from the West, Soon-Mi Yoo interweaves footage from three visits to North Korea with songs, spectacle, popular cinema, and archival footage to understand, on their own terms, the psychology and popular imagery of the North Korean people and the political ideology of absolute love. “Rare and extraordinary… profoundly strange, immediate, and real.”–The Village Voice. Best First Feature at both the Locarno International Film Festival and Bueos Aires International Festival. (75 mins.)

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SONITA

Sun, Feb 14, 2016
at 1 PM (World Trade Center)
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Mon, Feb 15, 2016
at 3:30 PM (World Trade Center)
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SONITA

DIRECTOR: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami - IRAN

If 18-year old Sonita had a say in things, Michael Jackson would be her father and Rihanna her mother, and she captures her dream of being a famous rapper in her scrapbook. For the time being, her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter. There, Sonita, a refugee from Afghanistan, gets counseling for the traumas she has suffered and receives guidance in shaping her future. Despite Sonita’s dreams of fame, her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride she’s worth $9,000. What’s more, women aren’t allowed to sing in Iran. How...

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SUNSET SONG

Sat, Feb 13, 2016
at 8:45 PM (Cinema 21)
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Mon, Feb 15, 2016
at 6 PM (Moreland Theater)
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SUNSET SONG

DIRECTOR: Terence Davies - UNITED KINGDOM

“Davies exquisite treatment of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s 1932 novel gives him a broad canvas of rain-lashed farmland on which to apply his knack for literary adaptation. It’s the early 20th-century in rural Scotland and Chris Guthrie is a young woman with plans. Excelling at her schooling and in possession of a burgeoning independent streak, she seems destined for a job in teaching. But as the constellation of her family shifts around her and romance comes calling, Chris grows into womanhood just as the First World War begins to devastate a generation. A true Scottish epic, Sunset Song laments the devastation...

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SWORN VIRGIN

Wed, Feb 24, 2016
at 6:15 PM (Regal Fox Tower)
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Fri, Feb 26, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SWORN VIRGIN

DIRECTOR: Laura Bispuri - ALBANIA

A memorable telling of a fascinating and little-known Albanian custom, Sworn Virgin features a remarkable performance by Alba Rohrwacher as a woman who lives her life as a man. While still a girl, Hana decides to escape fate as a wife and servant in the mountains. She takes an oath of eternal virginity, which gives women the chance to pick up a rifle and live free as a man. For everybody in the village Hana becomes Mark, a ‘sworn virgin’. But as years of solitude pass, Mark begins to question his choice and sets out on a journey of discovery,...

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