November 26, 2012 (Reprised from November 14, 2012)
GLOBAL LENS 2012: INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES CONTINUES AT CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY IN DECEMBER
Throughout December the Chicago Public Library will continue offering the free Global Lens 2012 International Film Series, at the Harold Washington Library Center and Sulzer Regional Library. Global Lens 2012, presented in partnership with The Global Film Initiative, showcases award-winning feature films from numerous foreign countries including Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, Rwanda and Turkey. For more information about the Global Lens film series and the Global Film Initiative, visit globalfilm.org.
Global Lens 2012 Films @ Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State Street:
Thursday, December 6 at 6 p.m.
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
Amnesty (Amnistia), dir. Bujar Alimani, Albania, 2011
A new law allowing conjugal visits in Albanian prisons presents the opportunity for a sympathetic affair between a man and woman visiting their incarcerated spouses—until a prisoner amnesty threatens their fragile new bond. (Albanian with English subtitles)
Monday, December 10 at 6 p.m.
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
Pegasus (Pegase), dir. Mohamed Mouftakir, Morocco, 2010
A young woman, traumatized by her dictatorial father’s insistence she be raised as a boy, finds herself the unwitting patient of a psychiatrist intent on learning the truth behind the girl’s story. (Arabic with English subtitles)
Global Lens 2012 Films @ Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue:
Tuesday, December 4 at 6 p.m.
Fat, Bald, Short Man (Gordo, Calvo y Bajito), dir. Carlos Osuna, Colombia, 2011
The prospects for a lonely middle-aged notary unexpectedly change after he joins a self-improvement group and his charismatic new boss—and strangely affable doppelganger—takes an interest in his life. (Spanish with English subtitles)
Tuesday, December 11 at 6 p.m.
Qarantina, dir. Oday Rasheed, Iraq, 2010
A sullen assassin, living above a dysfunctional family in Baghdad, captures the attention of the household’s unhappy mother, setting a dangerous stage for confrontation with the family’s lecherous father. (Arabic with English subtitles)
Monday, December 17 at 6 p.m.
The Finger (El Dedo), dir. Sergio Teubal, Argentina, 2011
In the face of electoral fraud and intimidation, the severed finger of a respected local leader points the way forward for independent-minded citizens and their town’s quest for democracy after dictatorship. (Spanish with English subtitles)
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