archive: spring 2012

FILM@UC Spring 2012

Lolita January 19
[Stanley Kubrick, USA, 1962, 152 min.]

The doomed obsession of a middle-aged literature professor with a seductive teenage girl is portrayed with black humor and double entendres in Kubrick’s sly adaptation of the controversial Nabokov novel.
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Curling January 26 
[Denis Côté, Canada, 2010, 96 min.]

A series of disturbing and mysterious events lead neighbors and friends to question the nearly hermetic life of an overprotective father and his socially-isolated daughter in rural Quebec.
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The Green Wave February 2 
The Green Wave
[Ali Samadi Ahadi, Germany, 2010, 80 min.]

Actual video and cell phone footage from Iran’s Green Revolution and interviews of prominent exiles and activists are woven with animation and the words of bloggers in this dramatic documentary-collage detailing the events that followed the presidential elections of 2009.
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Blood in the Mobile
February 9
Blood in the Mobile
[Frank Poulsen, Denmark, 2010]

Poulsen’s shocking documentary reveals the connection between all of our cell phones, the minerals used to produce them, and 15 years of bloody conflict in the Eastern Congo.
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Truth in Numbers? Everything According to Wikipedia February 16
Truth in Numbers? Everything according to Wikipedia
[2010, USA, dirs. Scott Glosserman
and Nic Hill]

This engrossing documentary examining the history and cultural implications of Wikipedia raises thorny questions about the nature of knowledge and who should have the right to create and control it.
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Der Sandmann
February 23
Der Sandmann
[Peter Luisi, Switzerland, 2011, 88 min.]

Poor Benno thinks he is losing his mind, unable to explain his peculiar ailment: a steady stream of sand leaking from somewhere within his clothes and the uncanny ability to put people around him to sleep in this offbeat romantic comedy.
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Idiots and Angels March 1
Idiots and Angels
[Bill Plympton, USA, 2008, 78 min.]

A dark comedy about Angle, a selfish and morally bankrupt man, who wakes up one morning with wings on his back, told in Plympton’s unmistakable animation.
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Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
March 8
Black Power Mixtape
[Göran Hugo Olsson, Sweden, 2011, 100 min.]

Rare footage shot by Swedish journalists and then left forgotten in a Swedish TV station's cellar for 30 years is remixed with music and commentary from prominent African American artists and activists to tell another side of the Black Power Movement in America in the 1960s and 1970s.
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