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INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR: Shorts From Around The World

"Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit." - Jawaharlal Nehru

SUN OCT 17 @ 7:15pm | Salem Cinema
MON OCT 18 @ 7:30pm | Salem Cinema

ANA'S PLAYGROUND
Oregon Premiere!
Directed by Eric D. Howell. United States. 2009. Drama. (18 mins.) With subtitles.

Depicting just another day for children surrounded by armed conflict, Ana and her friends must make the ultimate decision when forced into a sniper zone to retrieve their soccer ball. ANA'S PLAYGROUND shows us that a moment of humanity can quickly be lost in an environment of war and violence. Filmography: The Interview (short/97), From Heaven to Hell (02),

BEYOND WORDS
Pacific NW Premiere!
Directed by Jane Clark. United States/Italy. 2009. Drama. (20 mins.)

In mid career a successful ballerina sacrifices everything to have a family only to find her identity lost in the love for her children and her husband. To find the peace within, she must journey back to herself. Selected filmography: A Host of Daffodils (04), Carrie's Choice (05), The Touch (07)

CARON
U.S. Premiere!
Directed by Pierre Zandrowicz. France. 2010. (22 mins.) In French with English Subtitles.

When a bum asks a shady cop to arrest him so that he can spend the winter in jail and thus avoid dying of cold, it sets in motion a chain of events whose workings may well ruin him. Filmography: Transfert (short/09), The Ferryman (short/09)

HOME MOVIE
Directed by Braden King. United States. 2009. (14 mins.) In Dutch with English Subtitles.

Blurring the traditional boundaries between documentary and dramatic fiction, HOME MOVIE reveals an intimate and somber portrait of a woman at home with her two small children as they cope with the unexplained absence of their father. Filmography: Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks Its Back (98), Sonic Youth: Do You Believe in Rapture? (short/06)

SHOOTER
Pacific NW Premiere!
Directed by Ronnie B. Goodwin. UK. 2009. (5 mins.)

The Shooter is on a mission in the mountains, lochs and forests of Scotland. Images of war take over his imagination, haunting him. When the beauty of nature touches his senses, he makes his choice of weapon. Filmography: First Film

 

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