archive: spring 2014

Film@UC - Spring 2014

Vic + Flo Saw A Bear January 23
Vic + Flo Saw A Bear
[2013, dir. Denis Côté, Canada, 95 mins.]

An ex-con and her lover retreat to rural Quebec in hopes of a normal life only to have it slowly and disastrously unravel in this unique combination of drama, noir, and dark humor.

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A Touch of Sin January 30
A Touch of Sin
[2013, dir. Jia Zhangke, China, 125 mins.]

A miner, a migrant, a receptionist, and a factory worker, each living in a different province of China, are driven to violent ends in this daring film inspired by four shocking but true events.

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The Last Time I Saw Macao February 6
The Last Time I Saw Macao
[2012, dir. João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata, Portugal, 85 mins.]

A mysterious figure scours the streets and back alleys, gambling dens and music halls of Macao for an old friend who he fears has been kidnapped by gangsters, only to uncover a far more sinister plot.

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Kirikou and the Men and Women
February 13
Kirikou and the Men and Women
[2012, dir. Michel Ocelot, France, 87 mins.]

Little Kirikou is called upon to save his village in collection of short-form animated fables from perils both supernatural and human, using his unique combination of speed, cunning and humor – as well as a certain naiveté about the way the world really works.

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Paradise Love February 20
Paradise Love
[2012, dir. Ulrich Seidl, Austria, 120 mins.]

Teresa, a 50-year-old white European woman, travels to the beaches of Kenya as one of many “Sugar Mamas,” moving from one Beach Boy to another and buying their affections only to be profoundly disappointed to realize that in sex tourism, what passes for love is strictly a business.

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The Punk Singer
February 27
The Punk Singer
[2013, dir. Sini Anderson,USA, 80 mins.]

A passionate documentary about Kathleen Hanna, who went from spoken word artist to lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, spearheading the "Riot grrrl" movement and becoming a famously outspoken feminist icon only to suddenly stop performing in 2005.

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Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer March 6
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
[2013, dirs. Maxim Pozdorokin & Mike Lerner, Russia, 86 mins.]

This compelling documentary tells the story of Nadia, Masha, and Katia of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, jailed in Russia for having performed a 40-second satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral, with unparalleled access and exclusive footage to reveal the real people behind their famous colorful balaclavas.

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Viva Cuba Libre: Rap is WAR
March 13
Viva Cuba Libre: Rap is WAR
[2013, dir, Jesse Acevedo, USA, 74 mins.]

El B and El Aldeano are the enigmatic underground Cuban rap duo Los Aldeanos, who draw crowds in the thousands with their lyrics about the dire economic and political state of their beloved country, where they are banned from performing in all official concert venues and their music is distributed by hand, in total secrecy, for fear of government persecution.
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Jeffrey A. Miller, Ph.D.
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