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archive: fall 2008

FILM@UC

On The Waterfront
 
August 28
On The Waterfront
[Elia Kazan, USA, 1954, 108 min.]

An ex-prize fighter struggles with his conscience amid corruption in the longshoremen’s union in one of American cinema’s most memorable films.
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The Book Of The Dead
 
September 4 
The Book Of The Dead
[Kihachiro Kawamoto, Japan, 2005, 
70 min.]

The restless ghost of a prince haunts a young, devout noble woman whom he has mistaken for another in this evocative and unconventional romance set during the Nara period from Japan’s master of stop motion puppet animation.
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Outsourced


Sigh!
September 11 
Outsourced
[John Jeffcoat, USA, 2006, 103 min.]

Cross-cultural conflict and romance arise when a manager of an American novelty company relocates from Seattle to Mumbai, India, to train a team of customer call center workers in this lighthearted comedy.






Also showing Sept. 11:
Sigh!
[Ben Steiger Levine and Joe Cobden, Canada, 2008, 4 mins.]

Love blossoms ever so briefly in the supermarket aisle in this charming musical short film.

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Nobody
 
September 18
Nobody
[Shawn Linden, Canada, 2007,
88 min.]

A mob hit man finds himself pursued in a labyrinthine time paradox by an enemy who seems to anticipate his every move in this riveting neo-noir.


 
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Heartbeat Detector
 
September 25
Heartbeat Detector
[Nicolas Klotz, France, 2007,
143 min.]

A human resources psychologist hired to investigate the bizarre behavior of a German chemical firm executive uncovers secrets kept buried since the darkest days of World War II in this sinister corporate thriller.
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The Listening Project

 
October 2
The Listening Project
[Dominic Howes & Joel Weber, USA, 2008, 76 min.]

This captivating documentary follows four Americans through fourteen countries – from a Shanghai hip-hop club to a war-ravaged Kabul neighborhood to a village at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro – in each place asking “what do you think of America?”
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Traces Of The Trade
 
October 9 
Traces Of The Trade
[Katrina Browne & Alla Kovgan, USA, 2008, 86 min.]

Upon discovering that her New England ancestors were the largest slave- trading family in U.S. history, filmmaker Katrina Browne and nine of her cousins retrace the Triangle Trade in this powerful and insightful documentary.
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Seachd
 
October 16 
Seachd
[Simon Miller, Scotland, 2007,
100 min.]

Following the death of his parents, a young man visits his ailing grandfather who spins incredible stories of poisoned lovers, bloody revenge, water-horses, and Spanish gold, in this gorgeously-realized first Scottish Gaelic feature film.

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