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100 YEN LOVE

Fri, Feb 12, 2016
at 5:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Thu, Feb 18, 2016
at 5:45 PM (Cinema 21)
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100 YEN LOVE

DIRECTOR: Masaharu Take - JAPAN

“Play video games with your nephew, pick up junk food, and pass out reading manga. Such is the life of Ichiko Saito, a 32-year-old living with her parents and recently divorced sister. When their working class home gets too small for both sisters, her mother pushes Ichiko into the world and she gets a job at the nearby konbini. She befriends a gruff amateur boxer but cruel reality soon pushes her to don the gloves herself. As Derek Elley of Film Business Asia writes, ‘Ando triumphs in [this] quirky tale of a social misfit’s transformation, exceeding all expectations in a...

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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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600 MILES

Sat, Feb 20, 2016
at 8:45 PM (Cinema 21)
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Mon, Feb 22, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Regal Fox Tower)
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600 MILES

DIRECTOR: Gabriel Ripstein - MEXICO

Winner of the Best First Feature Award at the Berlin Film Festival, 600 Miles is a riveting thriller about gun trafficking between the United States and Mexico how the war against drugs has ruined lives on both sides of the border. Arnulfo is a low-level Sinaloa cartel operative who moves weapons illegally to Mexico. All appears to be going well but, unbeknownst to him, he is being tracked by American ATF agent Hank Harris. When an attempted arrest goes wrong, Harris is kidnapped and spirited across the border to Mexico. When things get desperate for both of them, the two...

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7 LETTERS

Thu, Feb 25, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Empirical Theater at OMSI)
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Sat, Feb 27, 2016
at 12:30 PM (Regal Fox Tower)
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7 LETTERS

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS - SINGAPORE

Seven of Singapore’s most illustrious filmmakers, including Boo Junfeng, Eric Khoo, K Rajagopal, Jack Neo, Tan Pin Pin, Royston Tan, and Kelvin Tong, have gathered their creative storytelling and filmmaking talents to create a one-of-a-kind anthology that pays tribute to Singapore’s 50 years of independence. The resulting film, 7 Letters, offers thought-provoking pieces that revolve around tales of lost love, identity, familial bonds, traditional folklore, community, and more. The seven “letters” to Singapore are fascinating vignettes reflecting the personal and poignant relationship the directors—all award-winning filmmakers—have with the country they call home. (116 mins.)

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