Spring Alternative Film Series Announced

MACHIAS, ME - The University of Maine at Machias has announced the schedule for its alternative film series for the spring semester. Films are shown at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in Science 102. For more information, call Robert Froese at 255-1334.

Nine Queens                                      February 24
By Fabian Bielinsky, with Gaston Pauls, Ricardo Darin, Leticia Bredice. (Argentinean, 2000) A veteran thief takes on a talented novice partner in a high-stakes con job involving rare stamps. Plenty of clever plot twists. (114 min)

In the Loop                                         March 3
By Armando Iannucci. (British, 2009) A political satire on the British and American entrance into the Iraq war. Incisive and hilarious. (106 min)

Divided We Fall                                 March 10
By Jan Hrebejk (Czechoslovakian, 2001) In World-War-II, Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, a family chooses to harbor a Jew, bringing them perilously under the scrutiny of the Germans and their Czech collaborators. The tangled plot that emerges is surprisingly both harrowing and comical. (123 min)

Food, Inc.                                            March 17
By Robert Kenner (2009) This highly acclaimed documentary exposé takes a disturbing look at where America's food is coming from. (91 min)

Il Divo                                                 March 24
By Paolo Sorrentino. (Italian, 2009) A stylish political thriller following the brutal career of Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, "Senator for Life." A stunning piece of filmmaking. (117 min)

Waltz with Bashir                              April 7
By Ari Folman (Israeli, 2008) Director Folman delves into his own memories of the recent Lebanese war, creating "a wholly innovative, original, and vital history lesson, with pioneering animation." (86 min)

Moscow, Belgium                               April 14
By Cristophe Van Rompaey (Belgian, 2008) Comedy. A minor traffic accident introduces a single mother to a much younger truck driver, who finds her irresistible.  The truck driver also has a prison record. (102 min.)

Pray the Devil Back to Hell              April 21
By Gini Reticker (2008) This uplifting documentary focuses on the protests of Liberian women that eventually forced Charles Taylor and the rebel factions to negotiate peace, ending the bloody 14-year war. (72 min)


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