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archive: spring 2010

FILM@UC - Spring 2010

Psycho
 
January 21 
Psycho
[1960, USA, dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 109 mins.]

Hitchcock’s brilliant and influential psychological thriller remains as suspenseful and nightmarish as when it was first released 50 years ago.
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Canary
 
January 28 
Canary
[2009, USA, dir. Alejandro Adams, 93 mins.]

A news crew in a not-so-alternate universe investigates the cause of epidemic organ failure in this dystopian biotech thriller.
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American Casino
 
February 4 
American Casino
[2009, USA, dir, Leslie Cockburn,
89 mins.]

A sobering and comprehensive documentary exploring the $12 trillion subprime mortgage gamble and its impact on working-class Americans who were the unwitting chips on the table.
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The Women of BrukmanFebruary 11
The Women of Brukman
[2007, Canada, dirs. Isaac Isitan & Carole Poliquin, 90 mins.]

This inspiring documentary follows the struggle of Argentinean workers to reorganize Brukman’s Clothing Company, which had been abruptly closed and outsourced overseas by its owners during the 2001 economic crisis, using a revolutionary self-management model: all workers and no bosses. 

 
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Yes Men Fix the World
 
February 18
Yes Men Fix the World
[2009, USA, dirs. Andy Bichlbaum & Mike Bonanno, 87 mins.]

Pranksters and troublemakers with a cause, the Yes Men inflict their own brand of comedic vigilante justice on some of the most powerful, greedy, and uncaring corporations.
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A Matter of Size
 
February 25
A Matter of Size
[2009, Israel, dirs. Sharon Maymon & Erez Tadmor, 92 mins.]

Four overweight friends from the Israeli city of Ramle trade the frustrations and humiliations of their dieting club for the world of Sumo, where large men are honored and appreciated, in this touching and funny story of self-acceptance and determination.
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Soundtrack for a RevolutionMarch 4
Soundtrack for a Revolution 
[2009, USA, dirs. Bill Gutentag & Dan Sturman, 82 mins.]

This significant new documentary tells the story of the American civil rights movement through riveting archival footage, interviews with foot soldiers and leaders of the Movement, and its powerful music – the freedom songs – performed by contemporary artists including John Legend, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots.
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Ajami
 
March 11 
Ajami
[2009, Israel, dirs. Scandar Copti & Yaron Shanti, 120 mins.]

The inter-related lives of Jews, Muslims, and Christians – neighbors in Jaffa’s tough, melting pot neighborhood of Ajami – dramatically intersect in this authentic and powerful crime drama.
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