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  • Abuelas

    Abuelas

    United Kingdom , 2011 , 9 min. In Buenos Aires, an old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild. However, a horrific turn of events mean that she must wait for decades to learn of the child’s fate.... more
  • Adam's End

    Adam's End

    Austria , 2011 , 81 min. The world of Adam, his girlfriend Anna, and their friends Conrad and Carmen is comfortable, but they seem as detached and aimless as they are clean-cut and pretty. Director Richard Wilhelmer captures subtle exchanges and awkward moments to build toward a horrifying climax.... more
  • All in All

    All in All

    USA , 2011 , 13 min. Tonight’s the last night of Christian summer camp; what will it mean for the newly forged bond between Marissa and Jeremy?... more
  • American Animal

    American Animal

    USA , 2011 , 95 min. Jimmy is sick. But Jimmy is tired of being sick, so this morning, Jimmy decides he is no longer sick—he’s happy. An existential fantasy set in a downtown LA loft, Matt D’Elia’s debut feature walks the line between silliness and madness, all the while nodding to classic cinema. Jimmy, it’s showtime!... more
  • American Homes

    American Homes

    USA , 2011 , 12 min. The complete animated history of 1,800 years of American architecture ... in 12 minutes!... more
  • American Teacher

    American Teacher

    USA , 2011 , 81 min. Coproduced by Dave Eggers and narrated by Matt Damon, American Teacher chronicles the lives of four teachers living and working in disparate communities today, detailing their proud accomplishments and frustrating sacrifices.... more
  • Andaluz

    Andaluz

    USA , 2004 , 6 min. A traveler's love letter to Andalucía, this film is homage to the culture, landscape, and architecture of southern Spain. ... more
  • Andrew Bird: Fever Year

    Andrew Bird: Fever Year

    USA , 2011 , 80 min. In Milwaukee in 2009, documentary filmmaker Xan Aranda caught up with Chicago-based musical prodigy Andrew Bird to capture him onstage over the course of two nights. A classically trained violinist, Bird also sings, plays glockenspiel, and whistles operatically.... more
  • Angele and Tony

    Angele and Tony

    France , 2010 , 87 min. Filming entirely on location in Port-en-Bessin, Alix Delaporte delivers an unconventional love story about the transformative power of kindness.... more
  • Animal Town

    Animal Town

    South Korea , 2009 , 97 min. Set in modern-day Seoul, Korean writer-director Jeon Kyu-hwan’s drama portrays the lives of two men connected in the past by a horrific event; against the backdrop of bustling optimism, their lives are being destroyed by desperation. Animal Town is the second installment in the Town Trilogy.... more
  • Animation Station Competition

    Animation Station Competition

    360 min. Using traditional animation techniques, participants will help create a short film. Budding animators are invited to show up with a creative mind-set and a willingness to explore... more
  • Animation Station Screening

    Animation Station Screening

    50 min. A screening of the short animated films created during the 2014 animation station workshops. Using traditional animation techniques, participants created a short film in a one day workshop for budding young animators (ages 6-17).... more
  • Animation Station Workshop Ages 6-11

    Animation Station Workshop Ages 6-11

    180 min. Using traditional animation techniques, participants will help create a short film. Budding animators are invited to show up with a creative mind-set and a willingness to explore... more
  • Animation Station Workshop Ages 12-up

    Animation Station Workshop Ages 12-up

    180 min. Using traditional animation techniques, participants will help create a short film. Budding animators are invited to show up with a creative mind-set and a willingness to explore... more
  • Arirang

    Arirang

    South Korea , 2011 , 100 min. In 2008, the once-prolific Korean director Kim Ki-duk watched as his leading actress suffered a near-fatal on-set injury. Traumatized, the devout Buddhist went into hiding and has not re-emerged—except in the form of this raw, corrosive, self-critical video diary.... more
  • The Artist

    The Artist

    France , 2011 , 100 min. French director Michel Hazanavicius has dared to make a silent film in black and white. Set in Hollywood in 1927, it echoes Singin' in the Rain and A Star Is Born as a matinee idol on the wane falls for a female extra destined for stardom in the talkies.... more
  • Attenberg

    Attenberg

    Greece , 2010 , 95 min. In a small, industrial Greek town, Marina is finally ready to undergo a sexual awakening at the age of 23. Thus unfolds the human experience in Attenberg, Athina Rachel Tsangari’s quirky, tongue-in-cheek drama about sex, death, and synchronized dancing.... more
  • August

    August

    Finland , 2011 , 108 min. In Finnish writer-director Oskari Sipola’s debut feature, August, chance encounters with the bewitching Juli change the trajectory of earnest Aku’s summer. But the passage to adulthood is a rocky one in this combination road movie and coming-of-age tale.... more
  • Bad Fever

    Bad Fever

    USA , 2011 , 77 min. Dustin Guy Defa’s dramatic feature debut is a wrenching portrait of lonely souls roaming an empty city in desperate need of connection. Kentucker Audley is astonishing as true antihero Eddie, a would-be stand–up comic attempting to win the heart of a drifter.... more
  • The Ballad of Narayama

    The Ballad of Narayama

    Japan , 1983 , 130 min. Shôhei Imamura's 1983 drama about self-sacrifice, survival, and the brutal harmonies of life in a 19th- century Japanese village features one of the great screen performances: Sumiko Sakamoto is a flinty matriarch who, like all villagers at age 70, must climb holy Mount Narayama and die alone.... more
  • Bayou Black

    Bayou Black

    USA , 2010 , 12 min. In this award-winning film, single dad Willy Jones struggles to make a living by trapping swamp rats. When his neighbor accuses him of poaching, things take a desperate turn.... more
  • Be Still

    Be Still

    USA , 2011 , 17 min. Seeking redemption for past misdeeds, a loner and petty criminal reaches out to his estranged young son during a trek to the local carnival.... more
  • Bench Seat

    Bench Seat

    USA , 2011 , 19 min. It’s Glee as written by caustic maestro Neil LaBute when a couple discusses the “next step” in their romance.... more
  • The Bengali Detective

    The Bengali Detective

    United Kingdom , 2011 , 110 min. Rajesh is a private investigator in Kolkata who’s passionate about his family, his job—and fancy footwork. This one-of-a-kind documentary follows the chubby detective as he tries to crack murder, counterfeiting, and adultery cases as well as win a national TV dance contest.... more
  • Beyond Iconic

    Beyond Iconic

    USA , 2011 , 75 min. The works of late photographer Dennis Stock may be better known than he ever was, but in Hanna Sawka Hamaguchi’s documentary he holds forth with the same eloquence, clarity, and confidence that characterizes his images (including the iconic portrait of James Dean in Times Square).... more
  • Beyond the Black Rainbow

    Beyond the Black Rainbow

    Canada , 2011 , 110 min. MUST END Thursday, June 14th! Digital presentation - Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and count down from ten. You are about to go beyond the black rainbow.

    Panos Cosmatos’ moody sci-fi head trip is set within the confines of a stark and sterile laboratory circa 1983, where Dr... more

  • The Big Chill

    The Big Chill

    USA , 1983 , 105 min. Lawrence Kasdan’s classic tale of reunited friends growing older and more or less wiser first screened at the Denver International Film Festival in 1985 as part of a three-film tribute to the actor Jeff Goldblum.... more
  • Big Muddy

    Big Muddy

    USA , 2011 , 15 min. This short follows Andy, a teenage outlaw, forced into a life of crime by his nefarious mother Martha and her ne'er-do-well boyfriend Tommy—until a mysterious drifter, Donovan, shows up to settle a score.... more
  • The Bird Spider

    The Bird Spider

    Spain , 2011 , 14 min. Nursing a broken heart, a man faces his bleak future by buying a poisonous spider and setting it free in his apartment.... more
  • A Bitter Taste of Freedom

    A Bitter Taste of Freedom

    Russia , 2011 , 86 min. Russian documentarian Marina Goldkovskaya pays homage to her old friend Anya Politkovskaya, the crusading Moscow journalist who told the truth about her country's dirty war in Chechnya—and paid the price for it in 2006, when she was shot to death at her apartment door.... more
  • Bob and the Monster

    Bob and the Monster

    USA , 2011 , 87 min. Documentarian Keirda Bahruth spent six years tracing the rise, fall, and near-miraculous return of Thelonious Monster frontman Bob Forrest—from arrogant young singer-songwriter poised for megastardom to heroin-addled wreck to compassionate addiction counselor.... more
  • Bon Voyage

    Bon Voyage

    Netherlands , 2010 , 85 min. Dutch director Margien Rogaar fashions a gentle portrait of a suburban family in transition: the grandfather is dying; the teenage granddaughter yearns to be a woman; her little brother is betrayed by his best friend; and the youngest sibling glimpses mortality in her love for grandpa.... more
  • Brothers

    Brothers

    Finland , 2011 , 90 min. Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki uses The Brothers Karamazov as his model and a stormy family reunion as a platform for this tale of three emotionally damaged brothers who confront their wolfish, boozy old father with his past sins—even as they're eating his 70th birthday cake.... more
  • Bukowski

    Bukowski

    Netherlands , 2010 , 10 min. A precocious 12-year-old boy on vacation entertains the hotel staff with his creative tales of writing and apple juice.... more
  • Burma: A Human Tragedy

    Burma: A Human Tragedy

    USA , 2011 , 85 min. Ongoing yet largely ignored, the horrific genocide of ethnic minorities throughout Burma is brought under close and grisly scrutiny in this secretly filmed documentary, which also exposes the rulers who live in luxury as their people suffer.... more
  • But I Love You

    But I Love You

    USA , 2011 , 12 min. Dasha, a young Russian-American girl, faces a difficult decision when she learns about an unexpected pregnancy.... more
  • Butter

    Butter

    USA , 2011 , 91 min. MUST END Thursday, October 18th! 35mm presentation - A tale of competition at its most cut-throat, BUTTER surveys the raw ambition of Laura Pickler (Jennifer Garner), the wife of Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell), Iowa's long-reigning champion butter carver. For 15 years, Laura has relished he... more
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