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Friday, September 2 - Thursday, September 8
Nightly at 6:00, 8:00, 9:45 Sat, Sun, Mon & Wed matinees at 2 & 4:00.

Winter Soldiers

In February 1971, one month after the revelations of the My Lai massacre, a public inquiry into war crimes committed by American forces in Vietnam was held in Detroit. Vietnam Veterans Against the War organized this event called the Winter Sodier Investigation with support from Jane Fonda and Mark Lane. More than 125 veterans spoke of atrocities they had witnessed and committed. Though the event was attended by press and television news crews almost nothing was reported to the American public. Yet, this unprecedented forum marked a turning point in the anti-war movement. It was a pivotal moment in the lives of young vets from around the country who participated, including the young John Kerry. The Winter Soldier Investigation changed him and his comrades forever. Their courage in testifying, their desire to prevent further atrocities and to regain their own humanity, provide a dramatic intensity that makes the film Winter Soldier an unforgettable experience. A collective of filmmakers - Frederick Aronow, Nancy Baker, Joe Bangert, Rhetta Barron, Robert Fiore, David Gillis, David Grubin, Jeff Holstein, Barbara Jarvis, Al Kaupas, Barbara Kopple, Mark Lenix, Michael Lesser, Lee Osborne, Lucy Massie Phenix, Roger Phenix, Benay Rubenstein, Nancy Miller Saunders and Michael Weil - recorded the event, and produced this extraordinary documentary. Acclaimed at film festivals around the world, the film was rejected as too incendiary by U.S. television and played only on New York's local public television station, WNET. Since then, only a few screenings by the filmmakers have kept the legacy alive. Official Site Produced and directed by Winterfilm Collective. 1972. 95 minutes. Black & White and Color. USA. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:00, 8:00, 9:45 Sat, Sun, Mon & Wed matinees at 2 & 4:00. Check out the Trailer NOW!

"One of the most harrowing, powerful anit-war films ever made, very strong stuff that takes on the significance beyond the historical, now that Americans finds themselves in another war". -- Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle.
"Like a live hand grenade brought home from a distant battlefield, the 34-year-old antiwar documentary "Winter Soldier" has been handled for decades as if it could explode at any moment." -- N.Y. Times.
"A rare time capsule of collective dissent. Bravery, too."
-- Jonathan Curiel, SF Chronicle.
"One of the most horrifying and emotionally wrenching indictments of war recorded on film." -- Johnny Ray Huston, SF Bay Guardian.
"We experience not only the atrocities but the shock waves felt by the witnesses and the emotional venom that still necrotized their lives... what was intended to be a public turning point in our knowledge of the war’s true nature was effectively run underground - which makes the film imperative viewing in 2005".-- Michael Atkinson, Village Voice.
ePick! "A powerful statement about the utter lunacy and viciousness of war".
-- Mark Nichol SFGate.com.
Kris Welch interview with Scott Camil and Lucy Massie Phenix.--
KPFA.


ALSO OPENING
Friday, September 2 - Thursday, September 8
Nightly at 6:00 & 7:45 Additional Saturday, Sunday & Monday matinees at (2:00).

The incomparable Margaret Cho roars back onto the screen with her latest concert, The Assassin Tour, recorded live in May of 2005 at the Warner Theater in Washington D.C. Uproariously funny, poignant and scathing, this is one event movie you won't want to miss! Assassin features fresh doses of Cho’s always ground-breaking, controversial and hilarious brand of humor from her critically acclaimed, State of Emergency tour. Says Margaret, “It’s a raw interpretation of what’s happening daily in our ever-evolving or devolving state of the union.” Margaret's experience starring in her own network sit-com was chronicled in her 1999 Off-Broadway show, I'm the One That I Want. That movie ended up making more money per print than any movie in history. It was also adapted into a best-selling autobiography, followed by two more groundbreaking concert tours, Notorious C.H.O. and Revolution, each generating more ticket and DVD sales than its predecessor. As a performer she has never failed to entertain and engage, and as a human rights activist she has never let her voice be silenced. A portion of here! Films' share of the box office revenue from this theatrical run will be donated directly to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Official Website. With Margaret Cho. Directed by Kerry Asmussen . Rating: NR. Running Time: 89 min. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:00 & 7:45 Saturday, Sunday & Monday matinees at (2:00).

"Biting and incisive humor " -- John McMurtrie, SF Chronicle.


ALSO OPENING
Friday, September 2 - Thursday, September 8
Nightly at 9:30. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Monday matinees at (3:45).

Eternal

When the wife of Montreal vice cop Raymond Pope disappears, the trail leads him to the home of Elizabeth Kane, a disturbingly beautiful woman who taunts him with information, but denies him any answers. A dangerous game of cat and mouse ensues as Pope’s investigation reveals that Elizabeth, along with her servant, Irina, have no documented history, and seem bizarrely connected to the past - particularly that of Erszebet Bathory, the Transylvanian countess who murdered 650 women in order to bathe in their blood. The closer Pope gets, the more sadistic Elizabeth becomes, systematically targeting those around him and framing him for their murders. Based on real-life events and inspired by the look and feel of classic film-noir and the terrifying storytelling of Hitchcock, Eternal’s blend of suspense, horror and perverse romanticism walks delicately between reality and fantasy. Directed by Wilhelm Liebenberg & Federico Sanchez. With Conrad Pla, Caroline Néron, Victoria Sanchez, Sarah Manninen, Ilona Elkin. Rating: R. 35mm, Running Times 107 minutes. Showtimes: Nightly at 9:30. Saturday, Sunday & Monday matinees at (3:45).


Friday, September 9 - Thursday, September 15
Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 & 10:00. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed, 9/14 matinees at (2:00) & 4:00. NO SHOWS MON 9/12 & TUES 9/13. Thurs, Sept 15 at 6:00 ONLY.

Milwaukee
Minnesota

Albert is special. He can hear the fish talking under the ice. That's his secret to being a champion ice fisherman. He's well into his twenties, but Mom still accompanies him to tournaments, where he has won hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money. Albert tries hard to remember Mom's rules: can't stare at pretty girls, can't photocopy 20-dollar bills. He feels more independent working as a copy boy for Mr. McNally. Albert guesses his over-protective mother has her reasons for being so unfriendly to Mr. McNally. When streetsmart Tuey and her hypochondriac teenaged brother Stan drift into Albert's quaint Milwaukee suburbs, they stumble on an opportunity to fill their empty pockets. Smooth-talking traveling salesman Jerry James has also just sleazed into town. He, too, is always on the lookout for a quick buck. Maybe that's why Mr. McNally doesn't like him. Before long, trusting Albert falls for Tuey's sexy outfits and Jerry's claim of being his real father. But Tuey is just as conniving as Jerry is dangerous. Everyone is after wide-eyed Albert's hidden fortune. With Troy Garity, Bruce Dern, Alison Folland, Hank Harris, Randy Quaid, Debra Monk, Josh Brolin, and Holly Woodlawn. Written by R.D. Murphy. Produced & Directed by Allan Mindel. USA. 2003. Rated: R. Runningtime: 95 mins. Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 & 10:00. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed, 9/14 matinees at (2:00) & 4:00. NO SHOWS MON 9/12 & TUES 9/13. Thurs, Sept 15 at 6:00 ONLY.


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, September 9 - Thursday, September 15
Nightly at 7:00. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:00).

Winter Soldiers

In February 1971, one month after the revelations of the My Lai massacre, a public inquiry into war crimes committed by American forces in Vietnam was held in Detroit. Vietnam Veterans Against the War organized this event called the Winter Sodier Investigation with support from Jane Fonda and Mark Lane. More than 125 veterans spoke of atrocities they had witnessed and committed. Though the event was attended by press and television news crews almost nothing was reported to the American public. Yet, this unprecedented forum marked a turning point in the anti-war movement. It was a pivotal moment in the lives of young vets from around the country who participated, including the young John Kerry. The Winter Soldier Investigation changed him and his comrades forever. Their courage in testifying, their desire to prevent further atrocities and to regain their own humanity, provide a dramatic intensity that makes the film Winter Soldier an unforgettable experience. A collective of filmmakers - Frederick Aronow, Nancy Baker, Joe Bangert, Rhetta Barron, Robert Fiore, David Gillis, David Grubin, Jeff Holstein, Barbara Jarvis, Al Kaupas, Barbara Kopple, Mark Lenix, Michael Lesser, Lee Osborne, Lucy Massie Phenix, Roger Phenix, Benay Rubenstein, Nancy Miller Saunders and Michael Weil - recorded the event, and produced this extraordinary documentary. Acclaimed at film festivals around the world, the film was rejected as too incendiary by U.S. television and played only on New York's local public television station, WNET. Since then, only a few screenings by the filmmakers have kept the legacy alive. Official Site Produced and directed by Winterfilm Collective. 1972. 95 minutes. Black & White and Color. USA. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:00). Check out the Trailer NOW!

"One of the most harrowing, powerful anit-war films ever made, very strong stuff that takes on the significance beyond the historical, now that Americans finds themselves in another war". -- Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle.
"Like a live hand grenade brought home from a distant battlefield, the 34-year-old antiwar documentary "Winter Soldier" has been handled for decades as if it could explode at any moment." -- N.Y. Times.
"A rare time capsule of collective dissent. Bravery, too."
-- Jonathan Curiel, SF Chronicle.
"One of the most horrifying and emotionally wrenching indictments of war recorded on film." -- Johnny Ray Huston, SF Bay Guardian.
"We experience not only the atrocities but the shock waves felt by the witnesses and the emotional venom that still necrotized their lives... what was intended to be a public turning point in our knowledge of the war’s true nature was effectively run underground - which makes the film imperative viewing in 2005".-- Michael Atkinson, Village Voice.
ePick! "A powerful statement about the utter lunacy and viciousness of war".
-- Mark Nichol SFGate.com.
Kris Welch interview with Scott Camil and Lucy Massie Phenix.--
KPFA.


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, September 9 - Thursday, September 15
Nightly at 8:45. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:00).

The incomparable Margaret Cho roars back onto the screen with her latest concert, The Assassin Tour, recorded live in May of 2005 at the Warner Theater in Washington D.C. Uproariously funny, poignant and scathing, this is one event movie you won't want to miss! Assassin features fresh doses of Cho’s always ground-breaking, controversial and hilarious brand of humor from her critically acclaimed, State of Emergency tour. Says Margaret, “It’s a raw interpretation of what’s happening daily in our ever-evolving or devolving state of the union.” Margaret's experience starring in her own network sit-com was chronicled in her 1999 Off-Broadway show, I'm the One That I Want. That movie ended up making more money per print than any movie in history. It was also adapted into a best-selling autobiography, followed by two more groundbreaking concert tours, Notorious C.H.O. and Revolution, each generating more ticket and DVD sales than its predecessor. As a performer she has never failed to entertain and engage, and as a human rights activist she has never let her voice be silenced. A portion of here! Films' share of the box office revenue from this theatrical run will be donated directly to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Official Website. With Margaret Cho. Directed by Kerry Asmussen . Rating: NR. Running Time: 89 min. Nightly at 8:45. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:00).

"Biting and incisive humor " -- John McMurtrie, SF Chronicle.


Monday, September 12 - Tuesday, September 13

911: POWER TO THE PEACEFUL
FILM FESTIVAL
For more info, log onto powertothepeaceful.org.


Mon & Tues Sept 12 -13
Roxie Cinema • 3117 16th Street (at Valencia ST)
Phone:-
(415) 431 3611 • SF

THE POWER TO THE PEACEFUL FILM FESTIVAL celebrates films and filmmakers that engage and inspire us to take action towards creating a world of nonviolence, peace and justice.


Presented by Power to the Peaceful and Amnesty International:
Michael Franti hosts the 1st annual Power to the Peaceful Film Festival
See a trailer of Michael Franti's upcoming film, 'I Know I'm Not Alone' On both nights


  • Monday Sept 12

  • 7pm screening

    special clip of WHEN I CAME HOME
    Director: Dan Lohaus
    Documentary. 2005. USA. 5 min. English.

    Director’s note: When I Came Home is a documentary which follows the lives and struggles of several homeless veterans, including those who have recently returned home from the war in Iraq. The film examines the factors which led over 150,000 Vietnam veterans from the battlefield to the street and asks the question: Will what happened to Vietnam veterans happen to a new generation of soldiers? The film also focuses on the veteran-led movement which is fighting to end this national disgrace.

    shown with

    feature: WAR GAMES
    Director: Marc Allen
    Documentary. 2005. United Kingdom/Sudan. 58 min. English, Dinka and Arabic, subtitled.

    In January 2003, an amazing event took place in Southern Sudan. A few miles from the front line of one of Africa's longest and most brutal conflicts, thousands of children came together to compete in a barefoot, bootleg Olympics. War Games tells the compelling story of the realization of the Twic Olympics, following events as they unfold and providing an intimate portrait of a community devastated by war, yet still determined to make the most of every moment.


    9pm screening

    DUAL INJUSTICE: Feminicide and Torture in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua
    Director: WITNESS
    Documentary. 2005. Mexico. 16 min. Spanish, subtitled.

    Since 1993, over 400 women have been violently killed and roughly 4,000 cases of disappeared women have been registered in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua, in northern Mexico. Known as "feminicide," this phenomenon has become the most embarrassing human rights scandal in recent Mexican history. Under fire for their incompetence, the police have attempted to appease public outcry by torturing people to confess to the murders. However, neither the families of the disappeared nor those of the accused believe the right people are behind bars and they have joined efforts in a remarkable common struggle for justice. This film tells the story of Neyra Azucena Cervantes, who disappeared on her way home from school in May 2003 and her cousin, David Meza, who was later tortured to confess to her murder.

    shown with

    THE VEIL OF BERTA
    Director: Esteban Larrain
    Documentary. 2004. Chile. 73 min. Spanish, subtitled.

    Among the mountains in the south of Chile, the multinational Endesa develops 'Ralco', a gigantic dam that will stop the flow of the Bio-Bio river, flooding the lands where the Pehuenche community - Ralco Lepoy have lived for centuries. Nevertheless, the company has to face the strong confrontation of a small group of elderly Pehuenche women who, after years of resistance (since 2002) are the only families that the company could not evict. The film narrates delicately the history of one of these women,

    Berta Quintremán, who at the age of 88 led the last years of resistance against the dam.


  • tuesday sept 13

  • 7pm screening

    special clip of WAL-MART
    Director: Robert Greenwald
    Documentary. 2005. USA. English

    Robert Greenwald's Wal-mart takes the viewer on a deeply personal journey into the everyday lives of families struggling to fight goliath. From a family business owner in the Midwest to a preacher in California, from workers in Florida to a poet in Mexico, dozens of film crews on three continents bring the intensely personal stories of an assault on families and American values.

    shown with

    OFF TO WAR
    Directors: Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud
    Documentary. 2005. USA. English

    OFF TO WAR follows 57 citizen soldiers of the Arkansas National Guard from Clarksville, Arkansas, as they leave their jobs and their families to deploy to Iraq. Many of these soldiers have never been outside of Arkansas and face an entire year away from home. Daytime temperatures exceed 120 degrees. Back home in Clarksville, the families struggle with the reality that their husbands and sons might not come home.


    9pm screening

    SYSTEM FAILURE
    Director: WITNESS
    Documentary. 2005. USA. English.

    The California Youth Authority (CYA), built in the 1940's, is a system of nine youth prisons that are supposed to provide rehabilitation and education to youth who have repeatedly been in trouble with the law. "System Failure" exposes the horrific conditions and human rights violations endemic of the CYA; violations which include 23 hour/day solitary confinement, extreme levels of violence, sexual assault, guard abuse, and medical, educational, and mental health care neglect.

    shown with

    LITTLE PEACE OF MINE
    Director: Eyal Avneri
    Documentary. 2005. USA. 56 min. Hebrew with English Subtitles.

    After witnessing a terror attack, Nadav, twelve years old, decides that grown ups can no longer be trusted and it's up to him to bring peace to the region. He announces the formation of a new movement, ""Peace for the Future"", consisting entirely of children. This film spends nearly two years (2002-2004) following Nadav, a charismatic natural born leader and his new friends, Israelis and Palestinians living in West and East Jerusalem. An encounter with the children's political ""adventure"" offers a new perspective on an all too familiar reality, and a glimpse of the emotional world these children are forced to deal with in the shadow of fear. Directed by Eyal Avneri

    www.spearheadvibrations.com For more info, log onto powertothepeaceful.org.


    Friday, September 16 - Thursday, Sepetember 22
    Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:30. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:30 & 4:30.

    Being Caribou







    President George W. Bush may not know it, but he took his own advice of 2001 when he challenged people to visit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to: "go and see how beautiful that land really is." In 2003, beginning April 8 and ending September 8, filmmaker Leanne Allison and wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer migrated on foot with the 120,000-member Porcupine Caribou Herd from Old Crow, Yukon, Canada, to the caribou calving grounds in Alaska, and back. They took along a 15-inch George Bush replica doll. The migrating caribou guide Heuer, Allison and George Bush across three mountain ranges, icy rivers, and past wolves and hungry grizzlies emerging from their dens. Surrounded by skittish caribou waiting to birth in their sacred calving grounds, the threesome become hostages in their tent for the 10-day calving season, crawling on their bellies for water, peeing in cups inside the tent, and never speaking over a whisper for fear of disturbing the caribou. This is the exact place oil companies want to develop. Spectacular footage and intimate video diaries give a glimpse into a landscape and a way of ‘being human’ that create a journey never before undertaken. The experience transforms the team leaving them to try and convey their story to Senators on Capitol Hill one short week after returning with the caribou to their winter range in the Central Yukon. As for the 15-inch President, he refused to return home at all. For much more info log onto the Official Site. Directed by Diana Wilson & Leanne Allison. Canada. 2004 Running time: 72 minutes. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:30. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:30 & 4:30.

    "Drilling plan symbolic of battle between oil and environment" -- SF Chronicle.


    Friday, September 16 - Wednesday, September 21

    Latinbeat Film Festival
    New Cinema from Latin America presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

    The Roxie Cinema is proud to announce its participation in the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s LATINBEAT FILM FESTIVAL 2005. Curated by Cord Dueppe, Marcela Goglio and Inés Aslan of the FSLC, this year LATINBEAT will be shown nationally for the first time, digitally distributed to theaters around the country concurrent with the events at Lincoln Center.

    Friday, Sept 16
    7:30
    THE MOON OF AVELLANEDA/ LUNA DE AVELLANEDA
    (Argentina) A film by Juan José Campanella. Not rated, 2 hours 22 minutes During the carnival celebrations of 1959, the Social and Sports Club Luna de Avellaneda was in full swing. Today it is barely a shadow of its former self: a drab place with few members, while the managing board tries hard to make it survive. Román Maldonado (Ricardo Darín), already in his forties, has been devoted to the club most of his life, but the cracks in his private life are becoming even more difficult to ignore. One day, the idea of selling the place to build a casino on its premises is presented, and the time to make difficult decisions arrives. Director Juan José Campanella focuses on a sense of community and how it can impact an individual. With the same light and humorous touch of his previous films, The Moon of Avelleneda parallels the story of the club with the history of Argentina, and implies that the country is capable of overcoming even the nastiest setbacks.

    Saturday, Sept. 17
    2:30
    BOMBON, THE DOG/BOMBON, EL PERRO
    (Argentina) A film by Carlos Sorín. Not rated, 1 hour 36 minutes
    A story about instincts, fate and friendship, Bombon follows on the footsteps of Carlos Sorín’s multi-character Minimal Stories, a Latinbeat audience favorite later released by New Yorker Films. Maintaining his humanism and acute sensibility, this time Sorín focuses on one single character, Juan Villegas, a petrol station attendant who is laid-off after twenty years of service. Unemployed at his age and without any kind of professional skill, Juan can¹t see a way out. Chance leads him to carry out a small car repair job at a farm, for which he’s paid with a striking-looking dog. Juan soon realizes that his future lies with the dog and contacts Walter, a man who prepares dogs for shows in his spare time. A long period of training then begins for both the dog and the man, a bumpy road that will immerse Juan and the audience in an array of unexpected delightful twists and turns.
    5:00 THE IMMORTAL/ EL INMORTAL
    (Nicaragua/Spain/Mexico) A film by Mercedes Moncada-Rodríguez. Not rated, 1 hour 18 minutes
    A film by Mercedes Moncada-Rodríguez. Not rated, 1 hour 18 minutes Civil wars split nations, but they split families as well. The Immortal takes us to the Nicaraguan countryside, into the shattered world of the Rivera family, whose twin brothers through a twist of fate fought on opposite sides of the Contra war. How does a family, or a country, recover from the ravages of war? In many ways: some sacred, some profane, sometimes a synthesis of both. The "Inmortal" of the title, for instance, is an ominous evangelical bus traveling through Nicaragua, offering simplified theology and hollow redemption to a people hungry for something to give reason to madness. Using the bus as a rolling metaphor, Moncada Rodríguez's poetic story of a simple family devastated by war transcends locality and conflict, embracing both the weaknesses and strengths of humanity itself. Played at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
    7:00
    WHAT SEBASTIAN DREAMT/ LO QUE SONO SEBASTIAN
    (Guatemala) A film by Rodrigo Rey Rosa. 1 hour 33 minutes
    Based on Rodrigo Rey Rosa’s own novel, What Sebastián Dreamt includes the rainforest of Guatamala as a character in this darkly beautiful tale. It tells the story of young Spaniard Sebastián (Andoni Gracia), who, inspired by the jungle landscape, moves into the Guatemalan rainforest. Sebastian bars local hunters from his property, earning the ire of the Calajs, a family of macho poachers. “Murder, malaria, archaeological-relic forgery and the ill-considered visit of a careless French woman (Juliette Deschamps) build a sense of fatalistic intrigue balanced between violence and hallucination,” (Dennis Harvey, Variety) A selection of the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.
    9:00
    JESUS’ HEART/ EL CORAZON DE JESUS
    (Bolivia) A film by Marcos Loayza. 1 hour 28 minutes
    A Bolivian government ministry worker named Jesus has a heart attack one day at work. After he recovers, his wife decides to leave him and abscond with much of their meager savings, leaving him with a hospital tab he can't possibly afford. What to do? Jesus uses the record of a man suffering from terminal cancer who shares his name, to gain indefinitely covered hospitalization. This launches a cat-and-mouse game between the insurance company and Jesus, who finds himself in the maternity ward before being transferred to a terminal patient room overseen by nurse Beatriz. Director Loayza has crafted a very funny and poignant film. The terrific acting, brilliant photography and beautiful music make this absudist comedy utterly enjoyable.

    Sunday, Sept. 18
    5:00
    BOMBON, THE DOG/BOMBON, EL PERRO<
    See description above.
    7:00
    ODD PEOPLE OUT/ SERES EXTRAVAGANTES
    (Cuba/Spain)A film by Manuel Zayas. Not rated, 55 minutes
    Odd People Out is a documentary about the process of marginalization, repression and denial of the gay community during the first two decades of the Cuban Revolution, through the eyes and voice of Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas. He is the main character in an account by other writers and artists who were part of his life, and who were also punished and persecuted by the Cuban régime. A counterpoint to Schnabel¹s fictional biopic Before Night Falls, Odd People Out constructs a kaleidoscopic depiction of Reinaldo’s life, of the Cuban gay community that surrounded him before the revolution, and of the hardships he endured after it. A unique testimony of a unique time and a unique artist, Odd People Out combines rare archival material, including audio recordings of the writer’s voice, with contemporary footage clandestinely shot in Cuba.
    8:30
    THE MOON OF AVELLANEDA/ LUNA DE AVELLANEDA
    See description above.

    Monday, Sept. 19
    7:00
    THE IMMORTAL/ EL INMORTAL
    See description above.
    9:00
    MY BEST ENEMY/ MI MEJOR ENEMIGO
    (Chile/Argentina/Spain)A film by Alex Bowen. Not rated, 1 hour, 40 minutes
    Set in 1978, My Best Enemy follows the story of a Chilean border patrol unit that gets lost on their march to the Argentinian border. When the soldiers set off from the barracks, their goal is to kill five Argentine soldiers each with 20 bullets, but after days of wandering the pampas encountering no more than a stray dog, they soon become disillusioned with their role in the war that never was. An impermeable bleakness begins to shroud the pampas; the soldiers are locked in a hollow game of waiting without hope of returning home soon. And then something unexpected happens.... A beautiful and deeply humanistic film about the futility of war, My Best Enemy was a huge box-office hit in Chile and has played at many international film festivals.

    Tuesday, Sept. 20
    7:00
    ODD PEOPLE OUT/ SERES EXTRAVAGANTES
    See description above.
    8:30
    WHAT SEBASTIAN DREAMT/ LO QUE SONO SEBASTIAN
    See description above.

    Wednesday, Sept 21
    7:00
    MY BEST ENEMY/ MI MEJOR ENEMIGO
    See description above.
    9:00
    JESUS’ HEART/ EL CORAZON DE JESUS
    See description above.


    Sunday, September 18
    1:00 pm. No Admission.

    No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
    A film by Martin Scorsese.

    NO DIRECTION HOME: BOB DYLAN is one of the most anitcipated events of the fall season. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the intimate film biography features the first lengthy interviews Dylan has given in 20 years. With unlimited access to his music and tightly-held archives – and revealing insights from those who were there with Dylan from the very beginning – NO DIRECTION HOME is an open window to this notoriously private singer-songwriter. NO ADMISSION. (that’s right, this is a freebie). Doors open at 12:30. Seating is limited. First come, first seated!

    Premiere PBS broadcast 9/26 & 9/27 at 9:00 pm.


     
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