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Saturday, November 12, 2016

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Ellie Caulkins Opera House

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Blindness

7:00pm/114min

Arvand

9:45pm/87min

Young Frankenstein

11:30am/106min

The Eagle Huntress

2:00pm/87min

Things to Come

4:30pm/102min

The Olive Tree

6:45pm/100min

Headshot

9:30pm/117min

The Cinema Travellers

11:00am/96min

Growing Up Coy

1:45pm/82min

I, Daniel Blake

4:15pm/100min

Old Stone

9:15pm/80min

Actors of Sound

2:00pm/100min

New World

4:30pm/90min

Staying Vertical

6:45pm/100min

Warehoused

9:15pm/92min

Wrestling Alligators

1:45pm/90min

Lovesong

4:15pm/84min

My First Highway

9:00pm/82min

Dogs

1:30pm/104min

Kiki, Love to Love

6:30pm/102min

Middle Man

9:15pm/104min

Check It

1:15pm/91min

Illegitimate

3:45pm/89min

Always Shine

6:15pm/87min

Death By Death

11:00am/90min

Harmonium

1:15pm/118min

Hunter Gatherer

6:30pm/88min

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:00 AM

This tender yet unflinching documentary travels through dusty towns in India with the crews of touring cinemas, who jury-rig 35mm projectors while enticing locals into their tents with calls of “movies to touch your soul.” Their passion persists despite dwindling audiences, as most watch TV at home....

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UA Pavilions 11:00 AM

The Young Filmmakers Workshop presents a collection of short films from the class of 2016, ranging from comedy to horror to drama....

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UA Pavilions 11:00 AM

Michel is surrounded by neurotic women: his insecure girlfriend and his mother, who is dying and requires his care. Fraught with anxiety, he begins to believe he himself is dying—and his life begins to crumble around him in this absurdist black-and-white dramedy....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:15 AM

The First Look Student Film Section is an exclusive selection of shorts by outstanding student filmmakers from around the world....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:30 AM

In Mel Brooks’s laugh-a-minute spoof of Mary Shelley's Gothic classic—starring the comedy dream team of Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldman—Dr. Frederick Frankenstein has spent his life living down the legend of his grandfather....

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UA Pavilions 1:15 PM

Toshio and Akie live a happy, if predictable, family life—until Yasaka arrives, that is. The mysterious stranger from Toshio’s past has just been released from prison, and Toshio offers him work in his small factory. But before long, Yasaka’s own past comes to catastrophic light....

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UA Pavilions 1:15 PM

In 2009, three gay African-American teens started a gang to defend themselves from bullying. Today the gang called Check It is over 200 strong. This passionate documentary reveals the fabulous and fierce members of the group as they learn to channel their aggression in a more positive direction....

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UA Pavilions 1:30 PM

A naive city dweller must confront his crime-lord grandfather’s former gang of enforcers when he inherits a remote stretch of land in this tale of societal corruption set against the barren wilds of Romania, which oozes tension in the tradition of No Country for Old Men....

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UA Pavilions 1:45 PM

Legalized gaming on reservations has proven an effective tool for Native Americans to achieve self-sufficiency, and its instigator was longtime Seminole chairman James E. Billie. This documentary captures Billie as he deployed charm, physical bravado and grit to assert tribal sovereignty....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:45 PM

Meet the Mathises, a Colorado family whose four-year-old child self-identifies as a girl. When Coy is forced to use the boys’ bathroom at school, they’re spurred to take legal action. This documentary follows their struggle all the way to the Supreme Court....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 2:00 PM

Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, this awe-inspiring documentary follows 13-year-old Aisholopan as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to hunt eagles, a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries....

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UA Pavilions 2:00 PM

In an era of rampant digitization, Foley is the increasingly unsung craft of post-production sound-effects creation. This fascinating documentary follows its leading artists to show you how they “paint pictures with sound,” enhancing critical cinematic moments....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 2:15 PM

The First Look Student Film Section is an exclusive selection of shorts by outstanding student filmmakers from around the world....

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Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2:30 PM

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson)....

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UA Pavilions 3:45 PM

Romanian director Adrian Sitaru unearths such taboo subjects as abortion and incest in this tragicomedy. Retired doctor Victor Anghelescu lives happily with his four grown children—until a polite dinner conversation takes a dark turn toward chaos, leading us to question our own moral boundaries....

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UA Pavilions 4:00 PM

Michelle, a bright, young, legally blind woman with Asperger’s, prepares to confront “the good, the bad and the ugly” of independent living in this empowering documentary celebration of outcasts who seek to confront the “uncensored world” and discover communities that might sustain them....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

A collection of nonfiction stories that gives a glimpse into our diverse struggles, passions and hopes for the future....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:15 PM

Graced with humor and heart, legendary English director Ken Loach’s gripping social-realist tale about a widowed woodworker fighting the system to preserve his dignity—and that of a struggling single mother he meets along the way—won the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

ENDS THURSDAY 3/30/2017....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:30 PM

ENDS THURSDAY 12/29/2017....

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UA Pavilions 4:30 PM

Three short dramas examine the struggles of immigrants in Warsaw: Zhanna raises her daughter alone when her husband is imprisoned; Afghani nightclub worker Azzam suffers PTSD; Vera immigrates from Ukraine for a sex change only to learn she is now responsible for raising her child....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:45 PM

This endlessly enchanting experimental doc seeks an answer to the origins of Man Ray’s mysterious 1926 Basque-language film. Oskar Alegria’s fascinating investigation uncovers an incidentally connected cast of real-world Romanian princesses and immortal clowns....

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UA Pavilions 6:15 PM

ENDS THURSDAY 12/8/2016....

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

Telling the stories of five couples as they explore their sexual desires and hangups, this erotic comedy has the air of early Almodóvar. Director Paco León has created a runaway Spanish hit by examining what it means to be “normal” in society’s eyes....

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

ENDS THURSDAY 2/23/2017....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

ENDS THURSDAY 3/16/2017....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:45 PM

The complicated relationships among three generations of a family take center stage in this subtle, affecting drama from Spain. Alma believes that the decision her father and uncle made to sell an heirloom olive tree destroyed her grandfather’s spirit—so she sets out to bring the tree home....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

Made by her son, this engrossing documentary makes sense of Franca Sozzani’s life and work as the controversial editor of Vogue Italia. Pithy commentary from Karl Lagerfeld, Baz Luhrmann and others punctuates the conversations between the filmmaker and his mother....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 7:00 PM

In this drama of the psyche that’s based on real-life events, a Polish official seeks the Church’s understanding regarding her acts of torture during Stalin’s war on religion. While waiting for an audience with the cardinal, she has encounters that force her to confront her own desire to be healed....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 7:15 PM

ENDS THURSDAY 12/22/17....

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Ellie Caulkins Opera House 8:00 PM

This searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history—as seen through the eyes of iconic First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman)—is already garnering buzz as an Oscar contender. Acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín....

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UA Pavilions 8:30 PM

Haiti and the Dominican Republic share a border and compete fiercely for natural resources. In 2012, a Dominican park ranger was brutally murdered by machete as he investigated illegal Haitian coal production on protected lands. This gripping doc sheds light on the complexities of the situation....

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UA Pavilions 9:00 PM

The owner of Bang! Records, Bert Berns produced some of the 1960s’ greatest hits, including “Piece of My Heart” and “Hang on Sloopy,” and launched the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond. He also did business with the mob. This entertaining documentary chronicles his uncommon life....

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UA Pavilions 9:00 PM

A seaside family vacation provides a deceptively placid setting for this startling drama out of Belgium, in which director Kevin Meul explores the emotional turbulence of youth and the veil that separates thrill from disaster through the consequences of a teenage boy’s fumbling attempts at romance....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:15 PM

In Johnny Ma’s noir-ish debut feature, taxi driver Lao Shi runs into a motorcyclist, then saves his victim’s life by paying for his admittance to the hospital. The callous response to his compassionate act, even from those closest to him, forces him to consider dire solutions to his growing troubles...

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

Before Mr. Lino retires from his warehouse job of 39 years, he must train young Nin on the finer points of the position. But the yawning generation gap between them appears at every turn of this absurdist Mexican dramedy....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

In this twisted comedy, earnest yet pathetic Lenny Freeman (Jim O’Heir, Parks and Recreation) falls in with a murderous con man while en route to Vegas to try out his stand-up routine. As the body count grows, he can’t help but notice that the more people die, the more he kills—onstage....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:30 PM

ENDS THURSDAY 4/6/2017....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:45 PM

Fragmented flashbacks and static long takes are used to powerful effect in acclaimed Iranian director Pourya Azarbayjani’s cathartic drama, based on a true story, of a former soldier in the Iran-Iraq War; haunted by his past, he attempts to recover the body of a friend lost in battle....

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