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      oPeNiNG NiGHt GALA    THE SOLOIST                                                          A TRIBUTE TO DANNY BOYLE
                            WorlD Premiere                                                       the master of both new-form genre films (28 days
                            2008 uSA 35MM                                                        LateR, sUnsHine) and portraits of underground cultures
                            DIR Joe Wright SCR Susannah Grant, Steve Lopez                       (tRainsPOttinG, tHe BeaCH), Boyle has become
                            PROD Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff                                      known as one of the world’s most kinetic, innovative
                            Wright follows up atOnement with this star-studded, fact-            cinematic storytellers, a reputation sure to be solidified
                            based tale of nathaniel ayers, a hugely gifted violinist and         with the upcoming release of sLUmdOG miLLiOnaiRe.
                            cellist who, after schizophrenic episodes, drops out of Juilliard    Presented by
                            and winds up on the streets of L.a. With the help of a journalist,
                            he chases his dreams of playing at Walt disney Concert Hall.
                            Thu. Oct 30, 7:00 pm, Cinerama Dome

         ceNterPiece GALA   CHE
                            2008 uSA / SPAIN 262 MIN VIdEO
                                                                                                 Followed by
                            DIR Steven Soderbergh SCR Peter Buchman, Benicio Del Toro
                            PROD Laura Bickford, Benicio Del Toro                                SLUMDOG MILLIONARE
                                                                                                 2008 uNITEd KINGdOM 116 MIN VIdEO
                            soderbergh’s stunningly ambitious two-part epic follows Che,
                            Castro and a band of Cuban exiles from the moment they               DIR Danny Boyle SCR Simon Beaufoy
                            return home from mexico in 1956, through their mobilization          PROD Christian Colson
                            of a country, the toppling of Us-supported dictator Batista          this extraordinarily entertaining, picaresque comedy-
                            and Che’s failed attempts to spread the revolution throughout        drama follows a young man who, after surviving india’s
                            Latin america.                                                       rough streets, finds himself conquering a tV game show
                                                                                                 … only to be detained on suspicion of cheating. told
                            Sat. Nov 1, 6:00 pm, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre                       in flashback, Boyle’s film is an instant classic of
                                                                                                 genre-bending cinema.
                                                                                                 Fri. Nov 7, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 10
         ceNterPiece GALA   THE WRESTLER
                            2008 uSA 105 MIN 35MM
                            DIR Darren Aronofsky SCR Robert Siegel
                            PROD Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin
                            With this crowd-pleasing tale of washed-up wrestler Ram
                            (Rourke), the iconoclastic aronofsky (tHe FOUntain,
                                                                                                 A TRIBUTE TO TILDA SWINTON
                                                                                                 moving easily between the most challenging art films
                            ReQUiem FOR a dReam) reminds us of his substantial prowess
                                                                                                 and mainstream movies, always bringing intelligence,
                            as a storyteller. Unable to quite let go of his dying career, Ram
                                                                                                 passion and a psychological edge to her roles, swinton
                            struggles to find meaning in life outside of the ring.
                                                                                                 has proven herself one of the most versatile, compelling
                            Thu. Nov 6, 7:30 pm, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre                       performers of her generation. Following a selection of
                                                                                                 clips, swinton will discuss her career.
                                                                                                 Wed. Nov 5, 8:00 pm, ArcLight 10

      cloSiNG NiGHt GALA    DEFIANCE
                            WorlD Premiere
                            2008 uSA 137 MIN 35MM
                            DIR Edward Zwick SCR Edward Zwick, Clay Frohman,
                            Nechama Tec PROD Edward Zwick, Pieter Jan Brugge,
                            Roland Tec, Troy Putney, Alisa Katz
                            Based on a true story, Zwick’s latest epic follows three Jewish
                            brothers in nazi-occupied Poland who escape into the forest,
                            join up with Russian Resistance fighters and create a fortified          TBA Screening:
                            village. there they courageously battle the Germans, saving              LAST CHANCE HARVEY
                            the lives of more than 1200 other Jews.                                  WorlD Premiere                                           In person: Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson
                            Sun. Nov 9, 7:00 pm, Cinerama Dome                                       DIR Joel Hopkins
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                ADAM RESURRECTED                                                                    SUGAR
                2008 GERMANY / uSA 106 MIN 35MM
                                                                                                    uS Premiere
                DIR Paul Schrader SCR Noah Stollman, Yoram Kaniuk PROD Ehud Bleiberg,               2008 uSA 118 MIN 35MM
                Werner Wirsing                                                                      DIR/SCR Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck PROD Paul Mezey, Jamie Patricof,
                the latest from the writer of taXi dRiVeR tells the story of a Holocaust survivor   Jeremy Kepp Walker
                who, having used his humor to escape auschwitz, now performs with hopes             this follow-up to HaLF neLsOn is a story that evolves organically—it follows
                of rising above the madness of a post-war asylum. Jeff Goldblum’s Oscar-            a dominican baseball player who makes it to the american minor leagues—
                worthy performance elevates this adaptation of a classic israeli novel.             with an inspired visual style in which every frame is carefully, gorgeously
                Sat. Nov 8, 7:10 pm, ArcLight 10 / Sun. Nov 9, 12:00 pm, ArcLight 10                composed. an offbeat, engaging new masterpiece of american indie cinema.
                                                                                                    Thu. Nov 6, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 10 / Fri. Nov 7, 3:00 pm, ArcLight 14

                THE BROTHERS BLOOM                                                                  TOKYO!
                2008 109 MIN 35MM                                                                   2008 FRANcE / JAPAN / GERMANY / SOuTh KOREA 112 MIN
                DIR/SCR Rian Johnson PROD Ram Bergman, James D. Stern                               DIR Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, Bong Joon-ho SCR Gabrielle Bell, Michel
                Johnson’s follow-up to BRiCK, which stars adrian Brody, Rachel Weisz and            Gondry, Leos Carax, Bong Joon-Ho PROD Kenzo Horikoshi
                mark Ruffalo, tells the story of two globe-trotting con men who, before quitting    three featurettes by three of cinema’s most extraordinary talents who prowl
                their lives of crime, decide to do one more job: swindle a beautiful, eccentric     tokyo—one of the world’s megacities. Gondry transmutes a doomed romance
                heiress. this twisty thriller-comedy will leave you guessing—who’s conning          into useful furniture; Carax sends a red-bearded madman into the hordes;
                whom?—until the final sequence.                                                     and, during an earthquake, Bong lures an agoraphobic out into the world.
                Mon. Nov 3, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 10 / Sat. Nov 8, 3:15 pm, ArcLight 10                 Sat. Nov 1, 3:00 pm, ArcLight 09 / Sat. Nov 8, 9:30 pm, ArcLight 14

                A CHRISTMAS TALE                                                                    TWO LOVERS
                2008 FRANcE 151 MIN 35MM
                                                                                                    uS Premiere
                DIR Arnaud Desplechin SCR Emmanuel Bourdieu, Arnaud Desplechin                      2008 uSA 108 MIN 35MM
                PROD Pascal Caucheteux                                                              DIR James Gray SCR James Gray, Ric Menello PROD Donna Gigliotti,
                it’s holiday season, and a back-biting, dysfunctional family finds themselves       Anthony Katagas, James Gray
                pulled together by an ailing relative. desplechin spins this familiar concept       a suicidal young man (Joaquin Phoenix) is caught between two women: the
                into novelistic, inventive storytelling magic, adding a funny, rich, powerful       daughter of his father’s business associate and a gorgeous socialite (Gwyneth
                and altogether surprising new work to his already substantial oeuvre.               Paltrow). With its sincerity and rich characters, this ode to the complications
                Sun. Nov 2, 6:45 pm, ArcLight 10                                                    of romance radiates a streak of Golden age Hollywood moviemaking.
                                                                                                    Sat. Nov 1, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 10 / Thu. Nov 6, 3:30 pm, ArcLight 10

                IDIOTS AND ANGELS                                                                   WENDY AND LUCY
                2008 uSA 78 MIN 35MM                                                                2008 uSA 80 MIN 35MM
                DIR/SCR Bill Plympton PROD Biljana Labovic                                          DIR Kelly Reichardt SCR Jonathan Raymond, Kelly Reichardt
                animation legend Bill Plympton returns with his funniest, most high-concept         PROD Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, Larry Fessenden
                film—the story of a sloppy, selfish and insensitive man who, after wings sprout     a woman’s life (michelle Williams) is derailed en route to a potentially
                on his back, is compelled to do the kind of good deeds he abhors. Plus, he          lucrative summer job when her car breaks down, her dog is taken to
                must cope with the side effects of having wings: fame and fortune. Preceded         the pound and her financial situation collapses. the latest from Reichardt
                by short film HOt dOG.                                                              (OLd JOy) affirms her status as cinema’s poet laureate of the american
                                                                                                    working class.
                Wed. Nov 5, 9:40 pm, ArcLight 09 / Thu. Nov 6, 1:00 pm, ArcLight 10
                                                                                                    Sat. Nov 1, 3:30 pm, ArcLight 10 / Sat. Nov 8, 7:45 pm, ArcLight 13

                NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD
                2008 AuSTRALIA 100 MIN 35MM
                DIR/SCR Mark Hartley PROD Michael Lynch, Craig Griffin
                nOt QUite HOLLyWOOd is the wild, wonderful, untold story of
                “Ozploitation” films. it irreverently documents an era when australian cinema
                got its gear off and showed the world a full-frontal explosion of
                sex, violence, horror and foot-to-the-floor, full–bore action!
                Sat. Nov 1, 7:10 pm, ArcLight 14
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            ACHILLES AND THE TORTOISE                                                          DIVIZIONZ
            (ACHILLES TO KAME)                                                                 NortH AmericAN Premiere
                                                                                               2008 uGANdA 89 MIN VIdEO
            uS Premiere
            2008 JAPAN 119 MIN 35MM                                                            DIR Yes! That’s Us. (Donald Mugisha, James Tayler) SCR Yes! That’s Us.
            DIR/SCR Takeshi Kitano PROD Masayuki Mori, Takio Yoshida                           PROD Donald Mugisha, James Tyler
            Cult director Kitano spins a stylish, self-referential, funny-poignant tale of     Four young, aspiring musicians from four corners of Uganda join together to
            machisu, a painter who, with the help of his long-suffering wife sachiko,          create a band, planning to take Kampala by storm. But all sorts of obstacles
            doggedly pursues his life-long dream: to become a world-famous artist.             stand in their way. this diy, guerrilla-style feature film showcases the explosive
            He has the dedication, but does he have the talent?                                cinematic and musical energy pulsating in contemporary africa.
            Mon. Nov 3, 9:50 pm, ArcLight 10 / Fri. Nov 7, 3:30 pm, Mann 06                    Fri. Nov 7, 7:00 pm, Mann 03 / Sun. Nov 9, 12:00 pm, Mann 06

            AFTERSCHOOL                                                                        EVERLASTING MOMENTS
            2008 uSA 106 MIN 35MM                                                              2008 SWEdEN / dENMARK 125 MIN 35MM
            DIR/SCR Antonio Campos PROD Josh Mond, T. Sean Durkin                              DIR Jan Troell SCR Niklas Rådström, Jan Troell, Agneta Ulfsäter Troell
            a young prep school student inadvertently tapes the deaths of two classmates,      PROD Thomas Stenderup
            and the resulting video leads to an atmosphere of paranoia and unease              sweden’s greatest living filmmaker affectionately tells the poignant story
            among students and teachers. this startling, stylish debut by the 24-year-old      of a woman who, to help cope with her at-times brutal family life, turns to
            Campos examines the outsized power of 21st-century imagery.                        photography. “the pictures take me over,” she tells her friend, as she snaps
                                                                                               photos that put her, for at least the flash of the shutter, in control of her world.
            Fri. Nov 7, 9:20 pm, Mann 06 / Sun. Nov 9, 3:00 pm, Mann 06
                                                                                               Sun. Nov 2, 12:00 pm, ArcLight 13 / Thu. Nov 6, 6:45 pm, ArcLight 14

            BIRDSONG                                                                           FINALLY, LILLIAN AND DAN
            (EL CANT DELS OCELLS)                                                              2008 uSA 97 MIN VIdEO

            NortH AmericAN Premiere                                                            DIR Mike Gibisser SCR Mike Gibisser, Gretchen Akers, Jason Kean
            2008 SPAIN 110 MIN 35MM                                                            PROD Mike Gibisser
            DIR/SCR Albert Serra PROD Lluis Minarro                                            this sweet, comic meditation on young love—its hope and exhilaration,
            Following his idiosyncratic retelling of the Quixote story, director serra takes   its loneliness and naiveté—follows a woman who relies on her grandmother
            on the nativity tale using a visual style that would have pleased antonioni.       for support, and a man who finds himself bumbling through most human
            in exquisitely composed long takes, serra follows as three men, en route           interactions. Can two odd fellows make romance happen, against long odds?
            to a fateful meeting, cross the desert and meet the occasional angelic being.      Wed. Nov 5, 9:40 pm, Mann 06 / Fri. Nov 7, 1:00 pm, Mann 06
            Sun. Nov 2, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 14 / Wed. Nov 5, 1:00 pm, ArcLight 14

            THE CHASER                                                                         GOMORRAH
                                                                                               2008 ITALY 136 MIN 35MM
            NortH AmericAN Premiere
            2008 SOuTh KOREA 123 MIN 35MM                                                      DIR Matteo Garrone SCR Ugo Chiti, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso,
            DIR Na Hong-jin SCR Na Hong-jin, Hong Won-chan, Shinho Lee                         Maurizio Braucci, Gianni DiGregorio, Roberto Saviano
            PROD Sujin Kim, Yon In-beom                                                        PROD Domenico Procacci
            the women controlled by Joong-ho, a corrupt cop-turned-pimp, keep                  the story of mob crime gangs run amok is familiar, but you’ve never seen
            disappearing. each visited the same client on their final night. Can Joong-ho      anything like this vivid, ambitious, fast-paced Balzac-like tale of six characters
            find the deadly John before he kills again? Winner of multiple major awards,       whose fates are determined by their relationship to the naples underworld.
            Jin’s startling debut stretches our expectations about the crime thriller.         Sun. Nov 2, 3:00 pm, ArcLight 13 / Fri. Nov 7, 9:30 pm, ArcLight 14
            Fri. Oct 31, 7:15 pm, ArcLight 14 / Thu. Nov 6, 12:30 pm, ArcLight 13

            THE CLASS                                                                          A GOOD DAY TO BE BLACK & SEXY
            2008 FRANcE 120 MIN 35MM                                                           2008 uSA 93 MIN VIdEO

            DIR Laurent Cantet SCR Francois Begaudeau, Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo          DIR/SCR Dennis Dortch PROD Layla Sewell
            PROD Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Barbara Letellier, Simon Arnal                 this mix tape of deftly arranged vignettes serves as a dreamy celebration of
            this Palme d’Or-winning tale of a young teacher in a tough, multiracial Paris      the beautiful and chocolate coated—or does it? a sophisticated, knowing look
            high school uses a documentary-like approach to explore the themes of              at modern relationships, this is a sharply detailed, at times acid comedy about
            redemption, tough love, and community dynamics, with Cantet (HeadinG               the (almost) universal problems of modern love.
            sOUtH) finding the delicate balance between grit and inspiration.                  Wed. Nov 5, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 14 / Fri. Nov 7, 12:45 pm, ArcLight 13
            Sun. Nov 2, 12:00 pm, ArcLight 14 / Sat. Nov 8, 10:00 pm, ArcLight 13
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            THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD                                                        O’HORTEN
                                                                                                2008 FRANcE / GERMANY / NORWAY 90 MIN 35MM
            NortH AmericAN Premiere
            2007 SOuTh KOREA 130 MIN 35MM                                                       DIR/SCR Bent Hamer PROD Bent Hamer
            DIR Kim Jee-woon SCR Kim Jee-woon, Kim Min-seok PROD Choi Jae-won,                  O’Horten has lived by the rigors of the train schedule. now, past retirement
            Kim Jee-woon, Kim Joo-sung, Chang Yong-woon                                         age, he must learn to survive without it. this deadpan, poignant comedy from
            think staGeCOaCH meets Jackie Chan meets tHe ROad WaRRiOR:                          the Oscar-nominated director of KitCHen stORies celebrates the power
            this stunning homage to eastwood and Leone follows three Korean exiles              of even the oldest, most intransigent people to change, at least a little.
            as they set off in bizarre pursuit of buried treasure in China. the exhilarating,   Sat. Nov 1, 12:45 pm, ArcLight 13 / Sun. Nov 2, 7:15 pm, ArcLight 13
            escalating mayhem concludes with an unforgettable existential showdown.
            Sat. Nov 1, 9:50 pm, ArcLight 14 / Thu. Nov 6, 12:30 pm, ArcLight 09

            HUNGER                                                                              A QUIET LITTLE MARRIAGE
            2008 uNITEd KINGdOM 92 MIN 35MM                                                     2008 uSA 83 MIN VIdEO
            DIR Steve McQueen SCR Enda Walsh, Steve McQueen                                     DIR Mo Perkins SCR Mo Perkins, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Cy Carter
            PROD Laura Hastings-Smith, Robin Gutch                                              PROD Tamara May Maloney, Angela Sostre
            mcQueen, a turner Prize winner, won Cannes’ Camera d’Or with this                   this assured, nuanced debut feature tells the story of Olive, who, after her
            haunting, masterful debut. Jumping off from the story of iRa member Bobby           father is diagnosed with alzheimer’s, decides she’s in a hurry to have a baby.
            sands and his 1981 hunger strike, comes a poetic-realist reverie on human           Her husband dax, however, is dead set against it. so she takes matters into
            suffering, the politics of torture and the yearning for spiritual transcendence.    her own hands, putting their happy marriage at risk.
            Sat. Nov 1, 7:15 pm, ArcLight 13 / Sun. Nov 2, 3:15 pm, ArcLight 14                 Fri. Nov 7, 7:00 pm, Mann 06 / Sat. Nov 8, 3:45 pm, Mann 03

            I’M GONNA EXPLODE                                                                   REVANCHE
            (VOY A EXPLOTAR)                                                                    uS Premiere
            2008 MEXIcO 106 MIN 35MM                                                            2008 GERMANY 121 MIN 35MM
            DIR/SCR Gerardo Naranjo PROD Pablo Cruz, Gerardo Naranjo,                           DIR/SCR Götz Spielmann PROD Mathias Forberg, Heinz Stussak,
            Hunter Gray, Alain de la Mata                                                       Sandra Bohle, Götz Spielmann
            in this Godardian follow-up to the acclaimed dRama/meX, naranjo spins a             a rural police officer, a prostitute and an ex-con are on a collision course in
            fanciful and innovative tale of Roman and maru, two disaffected 15-year-olds        this nuanced hybrid of thriller and temporal meditation. Combining the
            who fall in love and rebel against adulthood in a series of sexual adventures.      melodrama of simenon and Highsmith with deep, soulful character study—
                                                                                                and a subtle Buddhist message—it offers an unexpected cinematic journey.
            Sat. Nov 8, 9:40 pm, Mann 03 / Sun. Nov 9, 3:15 pm, ArcLight 13
                                                                                                Sat. Nov 1, 12:00 pm, ArcLight 14 / Sun. Nov 2, 10:15 pm, ArcLight 10

            KISSES                                                                              SKIN
            2008 IRELANd 72 MIN 35MM
                                                                                                uS Premiere
            DIR/SCR Lance Daly PROD Macdara Kelleher                                            2008 SOuTh AFRIcA 107 MIN 35MM

            a young boy and girl flee their filthy dublin slum in search of adventure—          DIR Anthony Fabian SCR Helena Kriel, Johann Potgieter, Jessie Keyt,
            and the boy’s older brother. instead, they discover how deeply they love each       Anthony Fabian, Judith Stone PROD Margaret Matheson,
            other. this elegant coming-of-age gem, with its superlative performances,           Genevieve Hofmeyr, Anthony Fabian, Phumi Mashigo
            builds a compelling image of a complex city and its residents.                      the baby of two white parents, sandra’s skin was dark, the legacy of an
            Sat. Nov 8, 9:50 pm, ArcLight 10 / Sun. Nov 9, 12:15 pm, Mann 03                    unknown black ancestor. this biopic reveals sandra’s life as both a genetic
                                                                                                phenomenon and a social-political one in racially divided south africa.
                                                                                                Mon. Nov 3, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 13 / Thu. Nov 6, 3:30 pm, ArcLight 14

            A NECESSARY DEATH                                                                   SUMMER HOURS
            2008 uSA 101 MIN VIdEO                                                              2008 FRANcE 102 MIN 35MM
            DIR/SCR Daniel Stamm PROD Brian Udovich, GJ Echternkamp                             DIR/SCR Olivier Assayas PROD Charles Gilibert, Marin Karmitz,
            in this provocative drama, Gilbert, a film student, places an ad: “Looking for a    Nathanaël Karmitz
            suicidal individual.” Of the numerous applicants, he chooses matt, dying from       the latest from one of europe’s most provocative, innovative directors follows
            incurable cancer. But can Gilbert and his girlfriend Valerie follow through with    a family over the course of one year, as it deals with the death of its
            their movie’s devastating finale? Or will saving matt’s life come first?            matriarch, the emotionally charged dispersal of her belongings, rivalries
                                                                                                and reconciliations, and the birth of new love.
            Sat. Nov 8, 7:00 pm, Mann 03 / Sun. Nov 9, 3:30 pm, Mann 03
                                                                                                Sat. Nov 1, 3:00 pm, ArcLight 14 / Wed. Nov 5, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 13
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             THREE BLIND MICE                                                                    WELLNESS
                                                                                                 2008 uSA 90 MIN VIdEO
             uS Premiere
             2008 AuSTRALIA 94 MIN 35MM                                                          DIR/SCR Jake Mahaffy PROD Jake Mahaffy, Jeff Clark
             DIR/SCR Matthew Newton PROD Ben Davis                                               a salesman innocently signs up for a pyramid scheme, pushing a health
             this whip-smart comedy-drama follows three naval officers on their last night       tonic, only to find himself caught in a web of deceit. this sharp-witted,
             on the town before departing for the Gulf. One intends to go aWOL, another          terrifically acted low-budget satire successfully taps into both the cynicism of
             has a dinner date with his future in-laws and the other is an old-fashioned         GLenGaRRy GLen ROss and the hope of every budding small businessman.
             party boy. in one evening, all three discover something new.                        Fri. Nov 7, 9:30 pm, Mann 03 / Sat. Nov 8, 12:45 pm, Mann 06
             Sat. Nov 1, 12:30 pm, ArcLight 10 / Wed. Nov 5, 7:10 pm, Mann 06

             TWO-LEGGED HORSE                                                                    WORLDS APART
             (ASBE DU-PA)                                                                        (TO VERDENER)
             uS Premiere                                                                         NortH AmericAN Premiere
             2008 IRAN 101 MIN 35MM                                                              2008 dENMARK 108 MIN 35MM
             DIR Samira Makhmalbaf SCR Mohsen Makhmalbaf PROD Mehrdad Zonnour                    DIR Neils Arden Oplev SCRs Niels Arden Oplev, Steen Bille
             the latest from the director of tHe aPPLe and BLaCKBOaRds tells a story of          PROD Thomas Heinesen
             class dynamics in war-torn afghanistan. a father holds a contest to hire a boy      a teenager falls for a man outside her faith and faces expulsion from her
             to carry his son, who lost his legs. the winner, however, finds himself treated     church. this nuanced, sophisticated drama asks provocative questions about
             increasingly like an animal.                                                        faith and fundamentalism in an increasingly non-secular world.
             Tue. Nov 4, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 10 / Wed. Nov 5, 3:15 pm, ArcLight 13                 Sat. Nov 1, 9:45 pm, ArcLight 13 / Sat. Nov 8, 12:15 pm, ArcLight 13

             2007 uSA 94 MIN 35MM
             DIR Jared Drake SCR Jared Drake, Brandon Drake PROD Jory Weitz,
             James Henney, Henry Capanna
             it seems a logical extension of the american cultural arc: workers get over-
             stressed and, literally, explode. But George (Zach Galifianakis), who works
             for the same corporation as every other employee in the world, isn’t ready
                                                                                                                                                                 SHoWcASe ARGENTINA
             to blow up just yet. this poignant, funny, futuristic satire torches the american                                                                          Presented by
             dream with zest and ingenuity.
             Sat. Nov 1, 9:45 pm, ArcLight 10 / Mon. Nov 3, 12:30 pm, ArcLight 14

             WAITING FOR SANCHO                                                                  BLOOD APPEARS
             uS Premiere                                                                         (LA SANGRE BROTA)
             2008 cANAdA / SPAIN 105 MIN VIdEO
                                                                                                 NortH AmericAN Premiere
             DIR Mark Peranson PROD Mark Peranson                                                2008 ARGENTINA 100 MIN 35MM

             this new-form, making-of film by Peranson, a noted critic, offers an intimate,      DIR/SCR Pablo Fendrik PROD Juan Pablo Gugliotta, Claire Lajoumard,
             dignified look at the interplay between BiRdsOnG director albert serra, his         Ole Landsjoassen
             actors, his crew and the remarkable backdrop of the Canary islands. each            arturo, a Buenos aires cab driver, receives a call: his son Ramiro, who
             element plays a part in this uncharted adventure in cinematic storytelling.         disappeared four years earlier, needs money to escape a desperate situation.
             Sun. Nov 2, 9:50 pm, ArcLight 14 / Wed. Nov 5, 3:30 pm, ArcLight 14                 But Leandro, arturo’s youngest son, has his own designs on arturo’s savings.
                                                                                                 Sun. Nov 2, 4:00 pm, ArcLight 09 / Mon. Nov 3, 9:45 pm, ArcLight 13

             WALTZ WITH BASHIR                                                                   THE HEADLESS WOMAN
             2008 FRANcE / GERMANY / ISRAEL 87 MIN 35MM
                                                                                                 (LA MUJER SIN CABEZA)
             DIR/SCR Ari Folman PROD Yael Nahlieli, Serge Lalou, Gerhard Meixner,                2008 ARGENTINA / SPAIN / FRANcE / ITALY 87 MIN 35MM
             Roman Paul                                                                          DIR/SCR Lucrecia Martel PROD Pedro Almodovar, Augustin Almodovar,
             a former israeli soldier puts himself and his country under an animated             Esther Garcia, Veronica Cura, Enrique Pineyro, Lucrecia Martel,
             magnifying glass in this shocking yet lyrical investigation into the failings of    Marianne Slot, Vieri Razzini, Cesare Petrillo, Tilde Corsi
             both personal and historical memory. Revelatory in style and content, this film     a haunting story about a woman who hits something (someone?) with her car,
             reveals Folman’s attempt to understand his role in a wartime atrocity.              and discovers a hidden reality beneath the everyday surface of her life.
             Sat. Nov 1, 3:45 pm, ArcLight 13 / Fri. Nov 7, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 14                 Thu. Nov 6, 9:50 pm, ArcLight 13 / Sat. Nov 8, 3:30 pm, ArcLight 13
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                LION’S DEN                                                                        LA VIE DES MORTS and L’AIMEE
                (LEONERA)                                                                         FRANcE 124 MIN 35MM
                uS Premiere                                                                       DIR Arnaud Desplechin
                2008 ARGENTINA 113 MIN 35MM
                                                                                                  two lesser-known works by the master of contemporary French cinema
                DIR Pablo Trapero SCR Pablo Trapero, Alejandro Fadel, Martin Maurequi,            showcase his versatility and explore themes of family and transition: his
                Santiago Mitre PROD Pablo Trapero, Young-joo Suh                                  award-winning debut La Vie des mORts tells the story of a reunion built
                this film, which swept the Lima festival awards, follows a beautiful, ill-fated   on a tragedy, and the documentary L’aimee reconstructs his own family’s past.
                woman who, after killing her lover, gives birth to a son in prison. trapero’s
                movie explores the themes of redemption and survival.                             Sun. Nov 2, 12:45 pm, ArcLight 10

                Wed. Nov 5, 9:30 pm, Mann 03 / Fri. Nov 7, 12:00 pm, ArcLight 14

                LIVERPOOL                                                                         A CHRISTMAS TALE
                uS Premiere                                                                       Sun. Nov. 2, 6:45 pm, ArcLight 10
                2008 ARGENTINA / NEThERLANdS / SPAIN / GERMANY 84 MIN 35MM
                                                                                                  See page 4 for more details
                DIR Lisandro Alonso SCR Salvador Roselli, Lisandro Alonso
                PROD Lisandro Alonso, Ilse Hughan, Marianne Slot, Luis Minarro
                a 50-something merchant marine returns home to argentina after years away
                in this film by the award-winning director of LOs mUeRtOs. shot in long,
                languorous takes, LiVeRPOOL unfolds in its own timeframe, immersing us in an
                alternative temporal universe and seeping into our skin.
                Sun. Nov 2, 9:45 pm, ArcLight 13 / Thu. Nov 6, 3:45 pm, ArcLight 13                                                                                   HomAGe TO XSTREAM
                LA RABIA                                                                          24 CITY
                2008 ARGENTINA 83 MIN 35MM                                                        2008 chINA 112 MIN 35MM
                DIR/SCR Albertina Carri PROD Pablo Trapero                                        DIR Jia Zhangke SCRS Zhai Yongming, Jia Zhang-ke
                this sharply focused, sexually charged masterpiece by the director of LOs         PROD Jia Zhangke, Shozo Ichiyama, Wang Hong
                RUBiOs translates themes from Greek tragedy onto the pampas of argentina.         this intricate, elegiac new film by China’s leading young director follows three
                the story follows two families who head towards disaster after one farmer         women, interweaving real interviews with fictional ones. each woman is from
                transforms a perceived insult into a vicious rivalry and unearths deep secrets.   a different generation and each, in their prime, was considered the prettiest
                                                                                                  worker at a factory that’s now a symbol of a culture in spasmodic change.
                Thu. Nov 6, 7:15 pm, ArcLight 13 / Fri. Nov 7, 3:30 pm, ArcLight 13
                                                                                                  Mon. Nov 3, 3:00 pm, ArcLight 14 / Sat. Nov 8, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 14

                                                                                                  PERFECT LIFE
                                                                                                  (WAMMEI SHENHUO)
                                                                                                  NortH AmericAN Premiere
                                                                                                  2008 chINA / hONG KONG 97 MIN VIdEO
                                                                                                  DIR/SCR Emily Tang PROD Chow Keung, Jia Zhangke, Li Xiudong
                                                                                                  a troubled young woman gets the chance to escape her dreary industrial
                                                                                                  town by helping a disabled man carry a painting to another city. Befriending
                                                                                                  another refugee, she traverses a city that typifies a modern, increasingly urban
                                                                                                  China in transition. Preceded by the short film CRy me a RiVeR.
     SHoWcASe DESPLECHIN                                                                          Mon. Nov 3, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 14 / Sat. Nov 8, 3:45 pm, ArcLight 14

                ARNAUD DESPLECHIN RETROSPECTIVE AT LACMA                                          PLASTIC CITY
                2008 FRANcE 35MM
                LaCma and aFi Fest 2008 team up to present these thrilling, unpredictable
                mélanges of exuberant comedy, alert realism, philosophical probing,               uS Premiere
                                                                                                  2008 BRAZIL / chINA 118 MIN VIdEO
                behavioral drama, Greek tragedy and breathless technique.
                                                                                                  DIR Yu Lik-wai SCR Yu Lik-wai, Fernando Bonassi, Liu Fendou PROD Fabiano
                Program includes:                                                                 Gullane, Caio Gullane, Chow Keung, Jia Zhangke, Yuji Sadai, Tsui Siu Ming
                KINGS AND QUEEN (2004) Friday, October 31 / 7:30 pm;
                                                                                                  a leading Chinese cinematographer mashes cultures, styles and genres in
                MY SEX LIFE … OR HOW I GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT (1996) Saturday,
                                                                                                  this unclassifiable exploration. a young man fights to sustain his father’s black
                November 1 / 7:30 pm; LA SENTINELLE (1992) Monday, November 3 /
                                                                                                  market business against the police, gangs and his own best interests.
                7:30 pm; ESTHER KAHN (2000) Tuesday, November 4 / 7:30 pm.
                                                                                                  Mon. Nov 3, 10:00 pm, ArcLight 14 / Sat. Nov 8, 12:00 pm, ArcLight 14
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                CHOUGA                                                                              3 WOMEN
                2008 FRANcE / KAZAKhSTAN 88 MIN 35MM
                                                                                                    (SE ZAN)
                DIR/SCR Darezhan Omirbaev                                                           uS Premiere
                the director of the acclaimed CaRdiOGRam and KiLLeR transplants tolstoy’s           2008 IRAN 94 MIN 35MM
                anna Karenina to contemporary, money-mad Kazakhstan. a woman leaves                 DIR Manijeh Hekmat SCR Naghmeh Samini, Manijeh Hekmat
                the safety of her urban marriage for a younger man in her hometown, only to         PROD Manijeh Hekmat, Jalai Shamsian
                be abandoned—just another possession to be discarded.                               minou, an expert weaver, is so obsessed with repairing a valuable old rug
                Sun. Nov 2, 12:30 pm, ArcLight 08 / Sat. Nov 8, 12:00 pm, Mann 03                   that she barely notices when her daughter disappears. she sets off on a quest
                                                                                                    that may reunite her with her daughter and help her discover herself.
                                                                                                    Fri. Nov 7, 9:45 pm, ArcLight 09 / Sun. Nov 9, 12:45 pm, ArcLight 09

                NATIVE DANCER                                                                       ACNE
                uS Premiere                                                                         uS Premiere
                2008 KAZAKhSTAN / RuSSIA / FRANcE 87 MIN                                            2008 uRuGuAY / ARGENTINA / SPAIN / MEXIcO 87 MIN 35MM
                DIR Guka Omarova SCR Guka Omarova, Sergei Bodrov                                    DIR/SCR Federico Veiroj PROD Fernando Epstein
                aidai has deep powers: she can find lost souls and heal the ailing. But when        after losing his virginity, Rafael Bergman still longs for his first kiss. But to score
                a mob-driven venture forces her off her land, she is pulled into a brutal battle.   with the beautiful nicole, he’ll need more self-confidence … and a better
                Part gangster thriller, part spiritual journey, this film reveals the effects       complexion. this terrific, deadpan coming-of-age tale marks the debut feature
                of encroaching capitalism on traditional ways of life.                              of one of Latin america’s most promising directors.
                Sat. Nov 1, 12:30 pm, ArcLight 08 / Sun. Nov 9, 12:15 pm, ArcLight 14               Fri. Nov 7, 7:15 pm, ArcLight 09 / Sun. Nov 9, 3:45 pm, ArcLight 09

                TULPAN                                                                              BETTER THINGS
                2008 KAZAKhSTAN 100 MIN 35MM
                                                                                                    NortH AmericAN Premiere
                DIR Sergei Dvortsevoy SCR Sergei Dvortsevoy, Gennady Ostrovskiy                     2008 uNITEd KINGdOM 93 MIN 35MM
                PROD Karl Baumgartner                                                               DIR/SCR Duane Hopkins PROD Samm Haillay, Rachel Robey
                this story of a herdsman’s family who raises goats on Kazakhstan’s arid             Reminiscent of the works of alan Clarke or the dardenne brothers, but
                steppe was a hit with Cannes audiences and the prizewinner at “Un Certain           revealed in altman-esque multi-narrative strands, this intergenerational tale
                Regard.” Richly humorous and unusually delicate, it suggests a society              is set in england’s picturesque rural Cotswolds. Weaving stories of sexual
                struggling with the transition from agrarian traditions to modern realities.        awakening, boredom, aging and drugs, the film provides insights into human
                Wed. Nov 5, 9:40 pm, ArcLight 14 / Sun. Nov 9, 3:30 pm, ArcLight 10                 connection and the passage of time.
                                                                                                    Thu. Nov 6, 7:10 pm, ArcLight 09 / Fri. Nov 7, 3:30 pm, ArcLight 09

                                                                                                    THE DESERT WITHIN
                                                                                                    (DESIERTO ADENTRO)
                tBA Screenings:                                                                     NortH AmericAN Premiere
                PATRICK 1.5                                                                         2008 MEXIcO 110 MIN 35MM
                                                                                                    DIR Rodrigo Pla SCR Laura Santullo, Rodrigo Pla PROD Hubert Barrera
                TOKYO SONATA
                                                                                                    the closing-night showcase at Cannes’ Critics Week, this hugely inventive
                                                                                                    drama follows the story of a man who, having committed a mortal sin, tries to
                Please check website for ticket                                 repent—and save his eight children—by isolating his brood in a desert outpost
                and schedule details                                                                and dedicating all of his energy to building a church.
                                                                                                    Tue. Nov 4, 7:30 pm, ArcLight 09 / Thu. Nov 6, 3:00 pm, ArcLight 08

                                                                                                    THE HIGHER FORCE
                                                                                                    NortH AmericAN Premiere
                                                                                                    2008 IcELANd 80 MIN VIdEO
                                                                                                    DIR Olaf de Fleur SCR Olaf De Fleur, Stefan Schaefer,
                                                                                                    Thorvaldur Thorsteinsson PROD Olaf De Fleur, Helgi Sverrisson
                                                                                                    in this droll comedy, david, a low-life debt collector, finds guidance through
                                                                                                    a cheap self-help video that suggests his years of living wrong are mere
                                                                                                    preparation for bigger things. When a mysterious teacher (or maybe a crime
                                                                                                    lord?) enters the picture, david knows life is about to change.
                                                                                                    Sat. Nov 1, 3:30 pm, ArcLight 08 / Sat. Nov 8, 9:30 pm, ArcLight 09
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                 INVOLUNTARY                                                                             PROPER EYES
                 (DE OFRIVILLIGA)                                                                        (POR SUS PROPIOS OJOS)
                 NortH AmericAN Premiere                                                                 uS Premiere
                 2008 SWEdEN 98 MIN 35MM                                                                 2008 ARGENTINA 80 MIN 35MM
                 DIR Ruben Ostlund SCR Ruben Ostlund, Erik Hemmendorff                                   DIR/SCR Liliana Paolinelli PROD Paula Grandio
                 PROD Erik Hemmendorff                                                                   in one of the most acclaimed debut features of the year, alicia, a film student,
                 this award-winning slice-of-life film is comprised of interwoven vignettes: a           begins a documentary about the wives and daughters of inmates at a local
                 school teacher who wants her colleagues to behave; a hard-drinking lad who              jail. the problem: no one will agree to be on camera, except for one woman
                 likes to play pranks and two teenage girls who enjoy posing for sexy photos.            who first puts alicia in a compromising situation.
                 Thu. Nov 6, 9:40 pm, ArcLight 09 / Sat. Nov 8, 2:00 pm, ArcLight 09                     Mon. Nov 3, 9:40 pm, ArcLight 09 / Wed. Nov 5, 3:45 pm, ArcLight 09

                 LAKE TAHOE                                                                              THE REST OF THE NIGHT
                 (TE ACUERDAS DE LAKE TAHOE)                                                             NortH AmericAN Premiere
                                                                                                         2008 ITALY 101 MIN 35MM
                 NortH AmericAN Premiere
                 2008 MEXIcO 81 MIN 35MM                                                                 DIR/SCR Francesco Munzi PROD Donatella Botti
                 DIR Fernando Eimbcke SCR Fernando Eimbcke, Paula Markovitch                             two communities—struggling Romanian immigrants and wealthy italians—
                 PROD Christian Valdelièvre                                                              are intertwined in this tense, taut and darkly atmospheric thriller. terrific
                 Before dying, Juan’s father gave him a car. But now Juan has crashed it, and            performances from its ensemble cast help personify the complex relationships
                 he is desperate to find the parts to fix it. this deadpan coming-of-age comedy          between the haves and have-nots of a europe in xenophobic flux.
                 is laced with deep meaning; this quest that will forever shape one boy’s life.          Sun. Nov 2, 9:15 pm, ArcLight 09 / Tue. Nov 4, 3:45 pm, ArcLight 09
                 Mon. Nov 3, 7:15 pm, ArcLight 09 / Wed. Nov 5, 12:30 pm, ArcLight 09

                 NortH AmericAN Premiere
                 2008 FRANcE / IRAN / LEBANON 82 MIN 35MM
                 DIR/SCR Sabine El Gemayel PROD Jean Brehat, Rachid Bouchareb
                 What is an intellectually curious 12-year-old girl to do in a village where
                 females are forbidden to enter school? and where she is treated as property
                 to be sold to the first prospective husband? this gripping psychological tale
                 provides a shocking window into iranian culture.
                 Sat. Nov 1, 9:30 pm, ArcLight 09 / Mon. Nov 3, 12:00 pm, ArcLight 08
                                                                                                                                                               DocumeNtArY cOMPETITION
                 NIRVANA                                                                                 AGILE, MOBILE, HOSTILE: A YEAR WITH ANDRE
                 NortH AmericAN Premiere                                                                 WILLIAMS
                 2008 RuSSIA 89 MIN 35MM                                                                 2008 uSA 88 MIN VIdEO
                 DIR Igor Voloshin SCR Olga Larionova PROD Sergei Selyanov                               DIR Tricia Todd, Eric Matthies PROD Eric Matthies, AJ Schnack
                 after alisa leaves moscow for st. Petersburg, hoping to escape her loneliness,          He’s written and recorded numerous hits and worked with Berry Gordy,
                 she finds a subculture filled with riff-raff: addicts, gangsters, rave kids. a mix of   ike turner and stevie Wonder, to name a few. But andre Williams has also
                 eye-popping style and classic tragedy, this is an audacious, innovative portrait        struggled with addiction, poverty and homelessness. this documentary
                 of post-communist Russian youth.                                                        follows as he embarks upon another comeback and faces up to his years
                                                                                                         of reckless living.
                 Sat. Nov 1, 12:30 pm, ArcLight 09 / Sat. Nov 8, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 09
                                                                                                         Fri. Nov 7, 9:40 pm, ArcLight 08 / Sun. Nov 9, 3:00 pm, ArcLight 08

                 POUNDCAKE                                                                               ALONE IN FOUR WALLS
                 WorlD Premiere                                                                          (ALLEIN IN VIER WANDEN)
                 2008 uSA 101 MIN VIdEO                                                                  2008 GERMANY 85 MIN 35MM
                 DIR Rafael Monserrante, Mridu Chandra SCR Troy Hall, Kevin Logie                        DIR/SCR Alexandra Westmeier PROD Alexandra Westmeier,
                 PROD Troy Hall, Kevin Logie                                                             Inigo Westmeier
                 this dysfunctional family comedy with heart opens on the night before                   this meticulous, eye-opening and beautifully shot documentary introduces us
                 Christmas, as a couple gather at the Golden Buddha restaurant to make                   to young teens incarcerated in a tough reform school located in the Russian
                 an announcement to their three children: after 30 years of marriage, they               Urals. though these kids have, indeed, stolen and even killed, they also share
                  are getting a divorce. Will anyone be able to give thanks?                             the same dreams and passions as young people everywhere.
                 Wed. Nov 5, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 09 / Fri. Nov 7, 12:15 pm, ArcLight 09                    Wed. Nov 5, 9:20 pm, ArcLight 08 / Fri. Nov 7, 12:15 pm, ArcLight 08
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                GOGOL BORDELLO NON-STOP                                                             THE LAST DAYS OF SHISHMAREF
                NortH AmericAN Premiere                                                             uS Premiere
                2008 uSA 87 MIN VIdEO                                                               2008 NEThERLANdS 90 MIN 35MM
                DIR Margarita Jimeno PROD Margarita Jimeno, Darya Zhuk,                             DIR Jan Louter PROD Juul Kappelhof
                Munir Maluf Raad                                                                    For residents of a small inupiaq village, global warming is no abstract
                Hailing from five countries, and led by the irrepressible eugene Hütz, the          concept: their island is disappearing beneath rising waters. this documentary
                members of a band that’s exploded into an international sensation tell their        follows three families wrestling with an enormous dilemma: where should
                stories and share their music. this doc elevates the concert film into              the people, whose lives are interwoven with their land, pick up and
                a full-blown exploration of music, identity and global politics.                    move their village?
                Sat. Nov 1, 7:10 pm, ArcLight 09 / Wed. Nov 5, 12:30 pm, ArcLight 13                Sat. Nov 1, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 08 / Wed. Nov 5, 12:00 pm, ArcLight 08

                HI MY NAME IS RYAN                                                                  OF ALL THE THINGS
                2008 uSA 78 MIN VIdEO                                                               2008 uSA 83 MIN VIdEO
                DIR Paul Eagleston, Stephen Rose PROD Paul Eagleston, Stephen Rose                  DIR Jody Lambert PROD Taylor Williams
                a milk-and-cookies connoisseur, photo booth artist, fake mustache aficionado,       in the 1970s, songwriter dennis Lambert had four songs in the top 100 at
                and punk rock performance artist, Ryan is not your typical scenester. in this       once, a feat previously accomplished only by the Beatles. now retired, and
                entertaining, poignant doc, he discovers the therapeutic power of entertaining      selling real estate, Lambert’s discovery of an unlikely cult following—in the
                others as he embarks upon a preposterous number of music and art projects.          Philippines!!—lures him back on tour. this hilarious doc captures every note.
                Thu. Nov 6, 9:20 pm, ArcLight 08 / Sat. Nov 8, 12:30 pm, ArcLight 14                Sun. Nov 2, 9:40 pm, ArcLight 08 / Tue. Nov 4, 12:00 pm, ArcLight 08

                IMAGINADORES                                                                        PINDORAMA—THE TRUE STORY OF THE SEVEN DWARVES
                NortH AmericAN Premiere                                                             (PINDORAMA—A VERDADEIRA HISTÓRIA DOS SETE ANÕES)
                2008 ARGENTINA 83 MIN 35MM                                                          2008 BRAZIL 84 MIN VIdEO
                DIR Daniela Fiore SCR Daniela Fiore, Julio Miguel Azamor                            DIR Roberto Berliner, Lula Queiroga, Leo Crivellare
                this documentary exploration of argentinean comic books reveals the history,        a wandering family of performers—all dwarves, all children of a legendary
                highlights and undercurrents of a major cultural staple as it moves into the 21st   Brazilian clown—travels the countryside celebrating magic, humanity,
                century. in addition to showing existing cartoons, the film animates some of the    happiness and courage. in this award-winning documentary, a team of
                country’s classic comic characters.                                                 filmmakers follows this remarkable, enchanting circus as it charms audiences.
                Wed. Nov 5, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 08 / Thu. Nov 6, 12:15 pm, ArcLight 08                Mon. Nov 3, 9:30 pm, ArcLight 08 / Wed. Nov 5, 3:00 pm, ArcLight 08

                INTIMACIES OF SHAKESPEARE AND VICTOR HUGO                                           PLAYING COLUMBINE
                uS Premiere                                                                         WorlD Premiere
                2008 MEXIcO 83MIN 35MM                                                              2008 uSA 94 MIN VIdEO
                DIR Yulene Olaizola PROD Yulene Olaizola                                            DIR Danny Ledonne PROD Audrey Brohy
                a filmmaker uncovers the true tale of her grandmother Rose elena’s friendship       a video game that allows players to reenact the Columbine massacre is
                with Jorge, the strange, transsexual and perhaps schizophrenic man who              slammed in the press, opening a wave of anti-gaming repercussions. this
                rented a room from her. Could Jorge, Rose elena’s close companion, have             provocative documentary follows the controversy, asking questions about
                been responsible for a string of unsolved murders in mexico City?                   gaming culture, free speech and the media’s role in fanning the flames.
                Thu. Nov 6, 7:00 pm ArcLight 08 / Fri. Nov 7, 3:15 pm ArcLight 08                   Fri. Nov 7, 7:10 pm, ArcLight 08 / Sat. Nov 8, 3:15 pm, ArcLight 14

                KASSIM THE DREAM                                                                    PRODIGAL SONS
                2008 uGANdA / uSA 87 MIN VIdEO                                                      2008 uSA 90 MIN VIdEO
                DIR Kief Davidson PROD Kief Davidson, Liz Silver                                    DIR Kim Reed PROD Kim Reed, John Keitel
                Kidnapped at age 6 and turned into a child soldier—both a victim and                this is a family reunion film like no other. it involves two rivals who were once
                perpetrator of war crimes—Kassim ‘the dream’ Ouma has dreams of                     like brothers, and are now like brother and sister; and the dna of Orson
                becoming a world champion boxer. His startling tale of survival and success         Welles and Rita Hayworth. this film is an unforgettable, moving first-person
                is real-life proof that humans, against the longest odds, can turn tragedy          excursion into family dynamics, identity, gender and the past.
                into inspiration.
                                                                                                    Sat. Nov 1, 9:30 pm, ArcLight 08 / Mon. Nov 3, 12:45 pm, ArcLight 09
                Sat. Nov 8, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 14 / Sun. Nov 9, 12:30 pm, ArcLight 08
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                  UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US                                                            GACHI BOY WRESTLING WITH A MEMORY
                  NortH AmericAN Premiere                                                             (GACHI BOI)
                  2008 NORWAY 93 MIN VIdEO                                                            2008 JAPAN 120 MIN 35MM
                  DIR Aaron Aites, Audrey Ewell PROD Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites                        DIR Norihiro Koizumi SCR Seiji Nishida PROD Masahiko Oda,
                  Blurring the line between performance art, activism and terror, a group             Chikahiro Ando, Naomi Akashi
                  of “black metal” musicians recorded albums, burned churches and even                igarashi loses his short-term memory after a car accident, which kills his
                  killed each other. this film examines the movement’s birth and explosive            dreams of becoming a lawyer but is great for his dreams of becoming
                  growth, asking, “is violence a viable artistic response to our destructive,         a professional wrestler. this is a funny, fast-paced and poignant story.
                  consumption-mad culture?”
                                                                                                      Sat. Nov 8, 9:40 pm, Mann 06 / Sun. Nov 9, 3:30 pm, ArcLight 14
                  Fri. Oct 31, 7:45 pm, ArcLight 13 / Wed. Nov 5, 3:00 pm, Mann 06

                  WITCH HUNT                                                                          THE JUCHE IDEA
                  2008 uSA 91 MIN VIdEO                                                               2008 uSA 62 MIN VIdEO
                  DIR Don Hardy, Dana Nachman SCR Dana Nachman                                        DIR/SCR Jim Finn PROD Jim Finn
                  PROD Dana Nachman, Don Hardy                                                        a hybrid of Confucian ideas and authoritarian stalinist pseudo-socialism,
                  Who wouldn’t want a legal system that was tough on crime? Unfortunately,            the Juche philosophy has guided north Korean culture and policy for 40
                  as this startling documentary reminds us, the rush to punish the guilty often has   years. Underground legend Finn twists the philosophy into a playful, kitschy
                  devastating effects on the innocent, including the several fathers and mothers      yet sharp-edged tale of a video artist whose works are fully informed by Juche.
                  sent to prison by Bakersfield’s overzealous da.
                                                                                                      Thu. Nov 6, 9:40 pm, Mann 03 / Sat. Nov 8, 4:30 pm, ArcLight 09
                  Sun. Nov 2, 7:10 pm, ArcLight 08 / Wed. Nov 3, 3:15 pm, ArcLight 08

                                                                                                      WorlD Premiere
                                                                                                      2008 uSA 75 MIN VIdEO
                                                                                                      DIR Michael Almereyda PROD Antonio Russo Merenda
                                                                                                      the latest from the acclaimed director of nadJa and HamLet was distilled
                                                                                                      from a video diary kept over many years, spanning over two dozen cities
                                                                                                      around the world. Unsupervised children make frequent appearances,
                                                                                                      as do their excitable adult counterparts. the resulting chronicle is a celebration
                                                                                                      of everyday reality.
     Alt cINEMA                                                                                       Sun. Nov 2, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 09 / Thu. Nov 6, 3:45 pm, ArcLight 09

                  BEFORE THE FALL                                                                     STILL ORANGUTANS
                  (3 DÍAS)                                                                            (AINDA ORANGOTANGOS)
                                                                                                      2008 BRAZIL 81 MIN 35MM
                  uS Premiere
                  2008 SPAIN 93 MIN 35MM                                                              DIR Gustavo Spolidoro SCR Gibran Dipp, Gustavo Spolidero, Paulo Scott
                  DIR F. Javier Gutiérrez SCR Juan Verlarde, F Javier Gutierrez                       PROD Cristiane Oliviera, Fabiano De Souza, Gilson Vargas,
                  PROD Antonio Perez, José Ibáñez                                                     Milton Do Prado, Gustavo Spolidero
                  With a meteorite on a collision course with earth, the inhabitants of the village   Following an array of people on the hottest day of the year, this award-
                  of Laguna, including the ne’er-do-well ale, face a series of desperate decisions    winning debut shows a gift for storytelling and virtuosity—the entire film is shot
                  in this harrowing mash-up of sci-fi, american Western and andalusian thriller.      in one take. Part altman, part sLaCKeR, this is an off-the-wall urban symphony.
                  Sun. Nov 2, 1:30 pm, ArcLight 09 / Wed. Nov 5, 7:00 pm, Mann 03                     Mon. Nov 3, 7:10 pm, ArcLight 08 / Tue. Nov 4, 12:30 pm, ArcLight 09

                  DEADGIRL                                                                            TIME CRIMES
                  2008 uSA 101 MIN VIdEO
                                                                                                      (LOS CRONOCRIMENES)
                  DIR Marcel Sarmiento, Gadi Harel SCR Trent Haaga                                    2007 SPAIN 108 MIN 35MM
                  PROD Marcel Sarmiento, Gadi Harel                                                   DIR/SCR Nacho Vigalondo PROD Eduardo Carneros, Esteban Ibarretxe,
                  a horror film with more than a few surprises, this buzzed-about sensation           Javier Ibarretxe, Santi Camunas, Jorge Gomez, Jordi Rediuc, Norbert Llaras
                  follows the story of two boys who find a gorgeous naked girl—dead?                  in this mind-bending sci-fi thriller, a man accidentally travels back to the past
                  Undead?—chained to a table in a basement. should they go to the police?             and meets himself there, along with a naked girl and a stranger wearing a
                  Or experiment with her a bit? a chilling, twisted tale of teen fantasy gone         pink bandage. Can he piece together this jigsaw of time and space to figure
                  very, very wrong.                                                                   out what’s happened? and what will happen next?
                  Fri. Oct 31, 7:15 pm, ArcLight 09 / Mon. Nov 3, 12:15 pm, ArcLight 10               Fri. Oct 31, 7:30 pm, ArcLight 10 / Mon. Nov 3, 3:45 pm, ArcLight 09
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                  MAJOR DUNDEE—CHARLTON HESTON MILESTONE                                                TRUTH IN 24
                                                                                                        2008 uSA / GERMANY 100 MIN VIdEO
                  1965 uSA 134 MIN 35MM
                                                                                                        DIR Keith Cossrow, Bennett Viseltear
                  DIR Sam Peckinpah SCR Harry Julian Fink, Jr, Sam Peckinpah, Oscar Saul
                                                                                                        SCR Keith Cossrow, Gerry Reimel, Bennett Viseltear
                  PROD Jerry Bresler
                                                                                                        PROD Charles Besser, Chuck Johnsen,
                  in perhaps his most complex role, Heston plays a disgraced military officer           Matthew Goldfine, Alan Brown, Jared Hilbert
                  who, during the final days of the Civil War, raises his own multiracial private
                                                                                                        the racing team audi sport attempts to win a record
                  army to chase a murderous apache leader deep into mexico, taking us all
                                                                                                        fifth straight “24 Hours of Lemans” against team
                  on a wild, hugely entertaining ride.
                                                                                                        Peugeot, the local favorite and potential spoiler.
                  Fri. Oct 31, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 08                                                     this fast-and-furious documentary goes deep inside
                                                                                                        the audi camp, introducing us to the high-tech genius
                                                                                                        of the engineers and drivers as they set out to make
                  NED KELLY—HEATH LEDGER MILESTONE                                                      history.
                  2003 AuSTRALIA / uK / uSA / FRANcE 110 MIN 35MM
                  DIR Gregor Jordan SCR John Michael McDonagh, Robert Drewe                             Thu. Nov 6, 7:00 pm, Mann 03
                  PROD Nelson Woss, Lynda House
                  Ledger, in his breakout role (alongside the newcomer Orlando Bloom),
                  carries this thrilling aussie Western, nominated for nine australian Film institute
                  awards. Kelly, a legendary, Robin Hood-like figure, was a hero to the working
                  class; pushed too far, he heroically, and charismatically, fought back.                                                                              Free ScREENINGS
                  Tue. Nov 4, 12:15 pm, ArcLight 14

                  THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY—ANTHONY MINGHELLA                                             FOOD FIGHT
                  MILESTONE                                                                             2008 uSA 83 MIN VIdEO
                  1999 uSA 139 MIN 35MM                                                                 DIR Chris Taylor PROD Chris Taylor, Mark Rossen
                  DIR/SCR Anthony Minghella                                                             What’s in your basket? the food you buy at the
                  the most focused and intense example of minghella’s formidable filmography            supermarket isn’t as fresh and healthy as you think.
                  transmutes the tension on Patricia Highsmith’s pages into a nuanced thriller,         this fascinating doc reveals how corporate-driven
                  weaving psychological study and murder mystery around some of cinema’s                american agricultural policies co-opted our food
                  creepiest performances at its center.                                                 system and how alternative growers and their local,
                                                                                                        sustainable and tasty foods are taking it back.
                  Tue. Nov 4, 7:00 pm, ArcLight 08
                                                                                                        Sat. Nov 8, 3:15 pm, Mann 06

                  THEY SHOOT HORSES DON’T THEY—
                  1969 uSA 125 MIN 35MM
                  DIR Sydney Pollack SCR James Poe, Robert E. Thompson, Horace McCoy
                  PROD Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Sydney Pollack, John Green
                  this social-action drama follows a series of couples competing in a
                  life-or-death, depression-era dance marathon. still one of Pollack’s finest, and
                  featuring spectacular performances by an ensemble cast, the film is a potent          THE WORLD WE WANT
                  exploration of the oft-doomed aspirations of the american working class.              WorlD Premiere
                                                                                                        2008 uSA 100 MIN
                  Tue. Nov 4, 3:15 pm, ArcLight 14                                                      DIR Patrick Davidson PROD Patrick Davidson
                                                                                                        From senegal to Colombia, and Russia to
                                                                                                        indonesia, young activists are changing the world
                                                                                                        for the better. this inspirational film follows a number
                                                                                                        of passionate, dedicated teenagers who create
                                                                                                        sustainable systems, fight institutional racism and
                                                                                                        build community in innovative ways.
                                                                                                        Sat. Nov 8, 7:00 pm, Mann 06
24      SHortS                                                                                                                                                                                      AFi dIGIFEST                25

SHORTS ONE––                          SHORTS TWO–– ADULTS                 SHORTS THREE––                     AFI dIGIFEST
ALT SHORTS                            ONLY CARTOON SHOW                   DOCUMENTARY                        the aFi digital Content Lab celebrates its 10th anniversary with a showcase of digital media projects that
                                                                                                             provides a unique window onto the fast-changing landscape of film, television, games, broadband and mobile
THE CLAY HEAD                         CUTECUTECUTE                        THE APOLOGY LINE                   entertainment. the program on november 6 includes five interactive prototypes incubated in the aFi digital
ENERGY!                               A DAY AT THE BEACH                  BUSCO PERSONAS: THE STORY          Content Lab with, HBOlab, PBs neWsHOUR, earthecho international and the Von dutch artist-in-
FLOK                                  THE HIDDEN LIFE OF THE                OF A DISPLACED GENERATION        Residency Program. On november 7, view some of the most innovative and best executed examples of digital
HORSE TERRITORY                         BURROWING OWL                     DOWNTOWN LA                        entertainment from around the world.
LEZZIEFLICK                           KANIZSA HILL                        EVERYDAY PEOPLE                    Thu. Nov 6, Mann 03 / Fri. Nov 7, Mann 03
MUGS                                  PASSAGES                            IN THE THEME
NINETY THREE                          RGB XYZ                             JOLANDA 23
OBSERVANDO EL CIELO                   RUN                                 LOST GIRL
PURIFY                                SHHH                                MR. MUSTACHE                                                                                                                 ScreeN Ed
SUN AND THE MOON                      TEAT BEAT OF SEX: Episodes 8,       TOMMY
SUPER SMILE                             9, 10, 11                         Tue. Nov 4, 7:15 pm, ArcLight 13   at the skirball Cultural Center, a parallel film festival takes place each morning during the first week of aFi Fest,
Sat. Nov 8, 9:45 pm, ArcLight 08      Tue. Nov 4, 3:15 pm, ArcLight 13    Wed. Nov 5, 1:00 pm, ArcLight 10   where more than 1,300 high school and middle school students will study, view and review some of the best
Sun. Nov 9, 12:45 pm, ArcLight 13     Wed. Nov 5, 9:45 pm, ArcLight 13                                       in contemporary international cinema.
                                                                                                             in most cases, participating students are entering the world of foreign film for the first time, looking at the
                                                                                                             world through the eyes of film artists. Q&as, critique, and educational support are provided by professional
SHORTS FOUR––                         ShORTS FIVE––                                                          educators and artists who have dedicated their lives to film, culture and arts education. Learn more at
AMUSE BOUCHE                          WORLdVIEWS                                                   
                                                                                                             Presented by the Skirball Cultural Center. Supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
ALEX AND HER ARSE TRUCK               BUCKETS                                                                through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
CARPET DIEM                           JERRYCAN
DRIFT                                 THE LEGLESS BOY CANNOT
EX-BULLY                                 DANCE
JUST ACT NORMAL                       MAKE MY DAY
LAST MEAL                             MEGATRON                                                               THE uNdER 18 GuIdE To AFI FEST
TANAREXIA                             PALESTINE EN SOLIDARIDAD                                               Want to attend aFi Fest with your middle or high school-age movie buff, but not sure what you should see?
WOMAN’S WORK                          Fri. Nov 7, 9:30 pm, ArcLight 13                                       then the UndeR 18 GUide tO aFi Fest is for you!
Thu. Nov 6, 9:50 pm, ArcLight 10      Sat. Nov 8, 12:45 pm, ArcLight 10
                                                                                                             this handy reference guide available at points throughout the Festival, at the skirball Cultural Center and
Fri. Nov 7, 12:30 pm, ArcLight 10
                                                                                                             downloadable at offers tips on what to see at aFi Fest. specific points of interest are
                                                                                                             highlighted for each film in the guide including any potential issues, as well as information on what makes
                                                                                                             each film compelling viewing for youth.
                                                                                                             Presented by the Skirball Cultural Center
        tAlk / SHOW

TALK / SHOW                         TALK / SHOW                     TALK / SHOW                              SAmSuNG moBile FreSH FilmS YoutH FeSt
NO BORDERS:                         WHAT’S NEXT?—                   BOLD ADAPTATIONS—
Global Filmmaking                   The Future of Distribution      Meet the Screenwriters                   the nation’s leading teen filmmaking program is proud to present this four-hour event, jam-packed with
                                                                                                             demonstrations and panels to celebrate and inspire the filmmakers of tomorrow. Hosted by Film threat’s
Saturday, November 1                Saturday, November 1            Sunday November 2                        Chris Gore, the event features a screenwriting panel led by emmy-award–winning writer Rick Cleveland
1:00 pm-2:30 pm                     3:30 pm-5:00 pm                 2:00 pm-3:30 pm                          (siX Feet UndeR, tHe West WinG) and an interactive comedy session with Paul scheer (HUman Giant,
Cinema Lounge                       Cinema Lounge                   Cinema Lounge                            30 ROCK) and John Gries (naPOLeOn dynamite’s Uncle Rico!). Clare Kilner (HOW tO deaL) and Joe
                                                                                                             nussbaum (sydney WHite) share tips on breaking into directing. and strap on your safety goggles for Jeff
TALK / SHOW                         TALK / SHOW                                                              marsh’s pyrotechnic special effects workshop. We’ll give away great prizes and screen the best teen-produced
GAMING: Art or                      Bill Plympton on                                                         2008 samsung mobile Fresh Films.
Commerce?                           IDIOTS AND ANGELS and                                                    All are invited to attend this amazing event. Visit for updated schedule
Saturday, November 8                other animated topics                                                    information. Panelists are subject to change.
1:00 pm-2:30 pm                     Saturday, November 8
                                                                                                             Saturday, November 8, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, ArcLight Theatre 9, Hollywood
Cinema Lounge                       3:30 pm-5:00 pm
                                    Cinema Lounge
26      AFi Project 20/20                                                                                                                                                              AFi FeSt VENuES                         27

                   AFI PROJECT: 20/20 is a unique cultural exchange program for filmmakers designed               FESTIvAL THEATERS                                    CINEmA LouNGE IN THE
                   to foster cross-cultural understanding and respect while nurturing filmmaking excellence—                                                           oSCAR Room
                   with the goal of developing ways in which these artists and their films can help promote       ARCLIGHT HoLLywood
                                                                                                                                                                       With panoramic views of Hollywood
                   cultural awareness and understanding and challenge stereotypes, while presenting a fresh,      THEATRES                                             Boulevard, the Cinema Lounge is open
                   clear vision of the common values people share.                                                6360 Sunset Boulevard                                daily featuring complimentary coffee, tea,
                                                                                                                                                                       soft drinks and a full-service bar starting
                                                                                                                  mANN CHINESE THEATRES
AFI PROJECT: 20/20 films will debut at AFI FEST in 2008 before further engagements at film festival and                                                                5 p.m. nightly.
                                                                                                                  6801 Hollywood Boulevard
cultural institutions across the United States and around the world in 2009. Participating filmmakers will take                                                        October 31 – November 8
                                                                                                                  3rd Level Hollywood & Highland
part in roundtables and TALK/SHOW events, engaging audiences and sharing common ground.                                                                                11:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                  november 5–9 only
                                                                                                                                                                       Open exclusively to Festival Passholders!
AFi Project: 20/20 is an American Film institute project supported by a partnership of the National               GRAumAN’S CHINESE THEATRE
endowment for the Arts, the National endowment for the Humanities, the institute of museum and library            6925 Hollywood Boulevard                             ANd AT THE ARCLIGHT…
Services and the President’s committee on the Arts and the Humanities.                                                                                                 FESTIvAL LouNGE AT CLub SuSHI
                                                                                                                  THE LouNGES AT THE                                   6374 Sunset Boulevard
                                                                                                                  HoLLywood RooSEvELT HoTEL                  
                                                                                                                                                                       Open to all aFi Fest 2008 passholders,
                                                                                                                  7000 Hollywood Boulevard
                                                                                                                                                                       the Festival Lounge at the Club sushi is the
                                                                                                                  AudI SuITE                                           perfect stop for a pre-film cocktail or a
        AFm—AmericAN Film mArket                                                                                  the audi suite/Bridge, aFi Fest’s                    post-film celebration.
                                                                                                                  premiere upscale lounge for Festival                 October 31 – November 9
                                                                                                                  filmmakers and special guests, is                    11:00 a.m.– Last film begins
                                                                                                                  open daily during the festival from                  Open exclusively to Festival Passholders!
since the formation of their strategic partnership in 2004, the american Film market (aFm) and aFi Fest           6:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m., serving
presented by audi has become the largest gathering of film professionals in north america. the partnership        complimentary alcoholic beverages.                   SATELLITE AFI FEST box oFFICE
between the two events provides the film community with the only concurrent festival/market event in north        the suite has a bird’s eye view of the
                                                                                                                  famous Hockney swimming pool
                                                                                                                                                                       Dome Ticket Windows, 6360 Sunset Blvd.
america. For information on aFm, please visit
                                                                                                                  and teddy’s tropicana Bar.                           starting the first full day of the Festival, purchase
                                                                                                                                                                       tickets or pick them up at our satellite Box Office
                                                                                                                  AbSoLuT LATE NIGHT LouNGE                            in front of the dome at the arcLight Hollywood.
                                                                                                                  the three-floor penthouse suite, where Clark Gable   October 31– November 8
                                                                                                                  and Carole Lombard secretly met, will host the       11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                  aBsOLUt Late night Lounge, a fun and exclusive       November 9
                                                                                                                  Festival hangout.                                    11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
        HoW to FESTIVAL                                                                                           FESTIvAL HEAdquARTERS IN THE
                                                                                                                  ACAdEmy Room                                         vISIT THE mAIN box oFFICE
                                                                                                                  serving as our information hub within the            AT HoLLywood & HIGHLANd
                                                                                                                  Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the academy               CENTER Now To buy youR
PLAN                                                                                                              Room will feature an information desk and
                                                                                                                                                                       PASS IN AdvANCE oR PuRCHASE
                                                                                                                  check-in desks for Filmmakers, Film Professionals,
Flip through these pages or log on to and pick the films you’d like to see.
                                                                                                                  Press and Volunteers, with a casual lounge
                                                                                                                                                                       TICkETS bEGINNING oCTobER 10.
Choose as many as you want—it’s a festival, after all, so splurge!
                                                                                                                  setting featuring public internet stations.
PuRCHASE                                                                                                          October 31–November 8
Buy a Festival pass or individual tickets in advance at, over the phone or at the                 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
aFi Fest main Box Office at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland avenue. impulsive                November 9
festivalgoers can grab day-of-show tickets at the arcLight or Hollywood & Highland. see Box Office                11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
and ticketing information–pre-Fest on page 32 to 33.                                                              Open to the public

aFi Fest 2008 presented by audi has more screens and more places to be this year. Check the map
on back cover for parking and shuttle info and make sure to read about our added theater and hospitality
spaces. theaters fill up quickly and seating is only guaranteed up to 15 minutes before the screening—
even with a Festival pass—so arrive early to find parking, grab some popcorn and get a seat.
                                                                                                                                                 HoW to FeStiVAl / VeNueS & PArkiNG

 Film sCHedULe

               Arclight 08              Arclight 09              Arclight 10               Arclight 13                Arclight 14
  FriDAY       mAjor DuNDee—            DeADGirl                 time crimeS               uNtil tHe liGHt tAkeS uS   tHe cHASer               oPeNiNG NiGHt GALA
               cHArltoN HeStoN          7:15                     7:30                      7:45                       7:15
 OcTOBER 31    mileStoNe
                                                                                                                                               tHurSDAY octoBer 30
                                                                                                                                               7:00 PM

                                                                                                                                               tHe SoloiSt
                                                                                                                                               cINERAMA dOME

SAturDAY       NAtiVe DANcer            NirVANA                  tHree BliND mice          o’HorteN                   reVANcHe                 ceNterPiece GALA
               12:30                    12:30                    12:30                     12:45                      12:00                    SAturDAY NoVemBer 1
               tHe HiGHer Force         tokYo!                   WeNDY AND lucY            WAltZ WitH BASHir          Summer HourS             6:00 PM 262 MIN
               3:30                     3:00                     3:30                      3:45                       3:00
               tHe lASt DAYS oF         GoGol BorDello
               SHiSHmAreF               NoN-StoP                 tWo loVerS                HuNGer                     Not Quite HollYWooD      cHe
               7:00                     7:10                     7:00                      7:15                       7:10                     GRAuMAN’S chINESE ThEATRE
               ProDiGAl SoNS            NilooFAr                 ViSioNeerS                WorlDS APArt               tHe GooD, tHe BAD, tHe
               9:30                     9:30                     9:45                      9:45                       WeirD

 SuNDAY        cHouGA                   BeFore tHe FAll          l’Aime / eVie DeS mortS   eVerlAStiNG momeNtS        tHe clASS                ceNterPiece GALA
               12:30                    1:30                     —DouBle FeAture           12:00                      12:00                    tHurSDAY NoVemBer 6
 NOVEMBER 2                                                      12:45
               tBA                      BlooD APPeArS                                      GomorrAH                   HuNGer                   7:30 PM 105 MIN
               3:30                     4:00                                               3:00                       3:15
               WitcH HuNt               PArADiSe                 A cHriStmAS tAle          o’HorteN                   BirDSoNG
               7:10                     7:00                     6:45                      7:15                       7:00                     tHe WreStler
               oF All tHe tHiNGS        tHe reSt oF tHe NiGHt    reVANcHe                  liVerPool                  WAitiNG For SANcHo
                                                                                                                                               GRAuMAN’S chINESE ThEATRE
               9:40                     9:15                     10:15                     9:45                       9:50

moNDAY         NilooFAr                 ProDiGAl SoNS            DeADGirl                  tBA                        ViSioNeerS               cloSiNG NiGHt GALA
               12:00                    12:45                    12:15                     12:00                      12:30                    SuNDAY NoVemBer 9
               WitcH HuNt               time crimeS              tBA                       tBA                        24 citY                  7:00 PM 137 MIN
               3:15                     3:45                     3:00                      3:30                       3:00
               Still orANGutANS
                                        lAke tAHoe
                                                                 tHe BrotHerS Bloom
                                                                                                                      PerFect liFe
                                                                                                                      7:00                     DeFiANce
                                                                                                                                               cINERAMA dOME
               PiNDorAmA—tHe true       ProPer eYeS              AcHilleS AND tHe          BlooD APPeArS              PlAStic citY
               StorY oF tHe SeVeN       9:40                     tortoiSe                  9:45                       10:00
               DWArVeS                                           9:50

                                                                                                                                               otHer VeNueS
 tueSDAY       oF All tHe tHiNGS
                                        Still orANGutANS
                                                                                           SHortS tWo––
                                                                                           ADultS oNlY cArtooN
                                                                                                                      NeD kellY—HeAtH
                                                                                                                      leDGer mileStoNe
               tBA                      tHe reSt oF tHe NiGHt                              SHoW                       12:15                      tAlk/ShOW
               3:30                     3:45                                               3:15                       tHeY SHoot HorSeS
                                                                                                                      DoN’t tHeY?—SYDNeY
               tHe tAleNteD                                                                                           PollAck mileStoNe          NO BORdERS                 WhAT’S NEXT                BOLd
               mr. riPleY—
               ANtHoNY miNGHellA                                                           SHortS tHree––
                                                                                                                                                 SAT. NOV 1, 1:00-2:30 PM   SAT. NOV 1, 3:30-5:00 PM   AdAPTATIONS
                                                                                                                                                 ciNemA louNGe              ciNemA louNGe
               mileStoNe                tHe DeSert WitHiN        tWo-leGGeD HorSe          DocumeNtArY                                                                                                 SuN. NOV 2, 2:30-3:30 PM
               7:00                     7:30                     7:00                      7:15                                                                                                        ciNemA louNGe

              Note: All programs subject to change. Please go to for updates.
                                                                                                                                                       HoW to FeStiVAl / VeNueS & PArkiNG

   Film sCHedULe

                 Arclight 08               Arclight 09              Arclight 10             Arclight 13           Arclight 14           mANN 03                   mANN 06                    otHer VeNueS/eVeNtS
WeDNeSDAY        tHe lASt DAYS oF
                                           lAke tAHoe
                                                                    SHortS tHree—
                                                                                             GoGol BorDello
   NOVEMBER 5    12:00                                              1:00                     12:30                                                                uNtil tHe liGHt tAkeS uS
                                           ProPer eYeS                                                            WAitiNG For SANcHo
                 PiNDorAmA—tHe true        3:45                                              tWo-leGGeD HorSe     3:30                                            3:00
                 StorY oF tHe SeVeN                                                          3:15
                 3:00                                                                                             A GooD DAY to Be
                 imAGiNADoreS              PouNDcAke                                         Summer HourS         BlAck & SeXY          BeFore tHe FAll           tHree BliND mice
                 7:00                      7:00                     tilDA SWiNtoN triBute    7:00                 7:00                  7:00                      7:10
                                                                    8:00                                                                                          FiNAllY, lilliAN AND
                 AloNe iN Four WAllS       iDiotS AND ANGelS                                 SHortS tWo––ADultS   tulPAN                lioN’S DeN
                 9:20                      9:40                     tBA                      oNlY cArtooN SHoW    9:40                                            DAN
                                                                    10:30                                                               9:30                      9:40

 tHurSDAY        imAGiNADoreS
                                           tHe GooD, tHe BAD, tHe
                                                                    iDiotS AND ANGelS
                                                                                             tHe cHASer
                                                                                                                                        AFi DiGiFeSt
                                                                                                                                        9:00 AM
   NOVEMBER 6                              12:30
                 tHe DeSert WitHiN                                  tWo loVerS               liVerPool
                 3:00                      PArADiSe                 3:30                     3:45
                 iNtimAcieS oF             3:45
                 SHAkeSPeAre AND                                                                                                                                                             GrAumAN’S cHiNeSe tHeAtre
                 Victor HuGo               Better tHiNGS            SuGAr                    lA rABiA             eVerlAStiNG momeNtS   trutH iN 24                                          tHe WreStler
                 7:00                      7:10                     7:00                     7:15                 6:45                  7:00                                                 7:30
                 Hi mY NAme iS rYAN        iNVoluNtArY              SHortS Four—             tHe HeADleSS WomAN                         jucHe iDeA
                 9:20                      9:40                     AmuSe BoucHe             9:50                                       9:40

    FriDAY       AloNe iN Four WAllS
                                                                    SHortS Four—
                                                                    AmuSe BoucHe
                                                                                             A GooD DAY to Be
                                                                                             BlAck & SeXY
                                                                                                                  lioN’S DeN
                                                                                                                                        AFi DiGiFeSt
                                                                                                                                        9:00 AM
                                                                                                                                                                  FiNAllY, lilliAN AND
   NOVEMBER 7                                                       12:30                    12:45                                                                1:00
                 iNtimAcieS oF             Better tHiNGS                                                          SuGAr
                 SHAkeSPeAre AND           3:30                                              lA rABiA             3:00                                            AcHilleS AND tHe
                 Victor HuGo                                                                 3:30                                                                 tortoiSe
                 3:15                                                                                                                                             3:30
                 PlAYiNG columBiNe         AcNe                     DANNY BoYle triBute                           WAltZ WitH BASHir     DiViZioNZ                 A Quiet little mArriAGe
                 7:10                      7:15                     7:00                                          7:00                  7:00                      7:00
                 AGile, moBile, HoStile:   3 WomeN                                           SHortS FiVe––        GomorrAH              WellNeSS                  AFterScHool
                 A YeAr WitH ANDre         9:45                                              WorlDVieWS           9:30                  9:30                      9:20
                 WilliAmS                                                                    9:30

 SAturDAY        PlAStic citY
                                           FreSH FilmS
                                           9:00 AM
                                                                    SHortS FiVe—
                                                                                             WorlDS APArt
                                                                                                                  Hi mY NAme iS rYAN
   NOVEMBER 8                                                       12:45
                 PerFect liFe              iNVoluNtArY                                       tHe HeADleSS WomAN   PlAYiNG columBiNe     A Quiet little mArriAGe   FooD FiGHt
                 3:45                      2:00                     tHe BrotHerS Bloom       3:30                 3:15                  3:45                      3:15
                                           tHe jucHe iDeA           3:15
                 24 citY                   NirVANA                  ADAm reSurrecteD         WeNDY AND lucY       kASSim tHe DreAm      A NeceSSArY DeAtH         tHe WorlD We WANt
                 7:00                      7:00                     7:10                     7:45                 7:00                  7:00                      7:00
                 SHortS oNe—               tHe HiGHer Force         kiSSeS                   tHe clASS            tokYo!                i’m GoNNA eXPloDe         GAcHi BoY WreStliNG
                 Alt SHortS                9:30                     9:50                     10:00                9:30                  9:40                      WitH A memorY
                 9:45                                                                                                                                             9:40

   SuNDAY        kASSim tHe DreAm
                                           3 WomeN
                                                                    ADAm reSurrecteD
                                                                                             SHortS oNe—
                                                                                             Alt SHortS
                                                                                                                  NAtiVe DANcer
   NOVEMBER 9                                                                                12:45
                 AGile, moBile, HoStile:   AcNe                     tulPAN                                        GAcHi BoY WreStliNG   A NeceSSArY DeAtH         AFterScHool
                 A YeAr WitH ANDre         3:45                     3:30                     i’m GoNNA eXPloDe    WitH A memorY         3:30                      3:00
                 WilliAmS                                                                    3:15                 3:30

                                                                                                                                                                                             ciNerAmA Dome

                Note: All programs subject to change. Please go to for updates.
32         BoX OFFIcE / ticketS & PASSES                                                                                                                                                                                                   33

box oFFICE ANd TICkETING INFoRmATIoN                                                                                             PASSES

THREE wAyS To PuRCHASE                                                                                                           STARPASS...............................$795              dAy PASS ...............................$95
                                                                                                                                 tHe FiRst-CLass aFi Fest eXPeRienCe—                     Best VaLUe FOR tHOse WitH FLeXiBLe
oNLINE                                                                                                                           aLL aCCess & GaLa tiCKets                                sCHedULes
                                                                                                                                 allows priority entrance for one to all screenings.      admits one to all regular matinee (weekday and
                                                                                                                                 includes one ticket to Opening and Closing night         weekend) screenings before 6:00 p.m. and access
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
                                                                                                                                 Galas (premiere and reception), one ticket to each       to the Cinema Lounge.
$2 handling fee per order
                                                                                                                                 Centerpiece Premiere, one ticket to the tribute, and
                                                                                                                                 access for two to the Cinema Lounge.                     FLEx PASS ..............................$155
by PHoNE
                                                                                                                                                                                          OnLy HaVe a FeW days tO sPend in tHe
1.866.aFi Fest                                                                                                                   FESTPASS ...............................$325             HeaRt OF HOLLyWOOd?
                                                                                                                                 mOst POPULaR Pass—enJOy a LittLe Bit OF                  if you only have three days to spend with us or are
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., daily
                                                                                                                                 eVeRytHinG tHe Fest Has tO OFFeR                         looking for the most economical way to attend the
$4 handling fee per order
                                                                                                                                 admits one to all regular Festival screenings and the    Festival, purchase a FlexPass and choose the three
                                                                                                                                 Cinema Lounge. FestPass holders also receive two         days you want to attend aFi Fest. you receive all
IN PERSoN—NEw IN 2008!                                                                                                           tickets to the tribute or Centerpiece Gala of their      the benefits including access to the Cinema Lounge.
aFi Fest main Box Office at Hollywood & Highland                                                                                 choice, pending availability.                            Flex Pass admits one to all Regular screenings for
third floor, facing the central courtyard                                                                                                                                                 three consecutive days of the Festival.
6801 Hollywood Blvd., ste. 359                                                                                                   CINEPASS ...............................$225
Hours of Operation: October 8 to 31        11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.                                                                CReated esPeCiaLLy FOR tHe CinePHiLe
                         November 1 to 8   11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.                                                               a great option for the cinema lover who is always
                         November 9        11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.                                                                looking for films under the radar, the CinePass offers
                                                                                                                                 easy access to all regular screenings (excluding
aFi Fest satellite box office at arcLight Hollywood [tickets sale only]                                                          special screenings and Galas) without requiring
in front of the Cinerama dome                                                                                                    prior ticket selection while offering access to the
6360 sunset Blvd.                                                                                                                Cinema Lounge.
Hours of Operation: October 31                  11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
                        November 1 to 8         11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
                        November 9              11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                 PASS wILL-CALL
                                                                                                                                 Passes are available for pickup starting October 24 exclusively at the aFi Fest main BOX OFFiCe at
TICkET PRICES                                                                                                                    Hollywood & Highland through the duration of the Festival. Pick up your pass October 24–29 and receive
Weekday matinee screenings before 6:00 pm ........................................................... $7                         two regular screening vouchers.
Regular screening member Price* ............................................................................. $10
Regular screening .................................................................................................. $11
Opening night Gala (screening and after Party) .......................................................... $125
Opening night screening ........................................................................................ $25             THE FINE PRINT
Closing night screening.......................................................................................... $25            seating is only guaranteed until 15 minutes before screening. no late seating. no refunds or exchanges
tribute................................................................................................................... $25   are given, except in the case of program cancellations. all programs, Festival filmmakers and special
Centerpiece screening ............................................................................................ $25           guests are subject to change without notice. Film length, as listed in the program, represents the best
*available to aFi members, arcLight members and elephant cardholders                                                             available information at press time. Length of film does not include introductions or Q&a sessions
                                                                                                                                 following the screening. Cameras, camera phones and recording devices are not permitted in the theater.
                                                                                                                                 Please silence all cell phones, pagers and watches when in the theater.
Purchase tickets in person at the main Box Office or avoid long lines and pick up your tickets purchased online
or over the phone October 8–29. either way, come into the Hollywood & Highland Box Office and receive
one complimentary regular screening voucher.

starting October 30, tickets will be held at the venue of your first screening. if your first screening is at the
arcLight, you can pick up your tickets at the aFi Fest satellite box office in front of the Cinerama dome. if your
first screening takes place at mann 6, your tickets will be held at the main Box Office at Hollywood & Highland.
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AFI FEST Main Box Office                                     Audi Suite                                          Official Screening Venue
Mann Chinese 6 Theatres                                      Absolut Late Night Lounge                           Satellite AFI FEST Box Office
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre                                    Cinema Lounge                                       Cinerama Dome
                                                             Festival Headquarters                               Festival Lounge at Club Sushi
        CATCH THE                                                   oFFICIAL PARkING                                                       Go mETRo!
        AFI FEST SHuTTLE                                            PARTNERS                                              Ride the aFi Fest
to get you from place to place                               $5 after 6 pm                                       shuttle from the Hollywood/
at aFi Fest, ride our complimentary                          – House of Blues Building                           Highland metro station
shuttle from arcLight Hollywood                                6255 sunset Blvd (one block                       Or
to Hollywood & Highland to the                                 east of arcLight)
Roosevelt and back! Catch it at                                                                                  Walk to the arcLight from
                                                             – CNN Building
one of the following locations:                                                                                  the Hollywood/Vine
                                                               6430 sunset Blvd (one block
                                                                                                                 metro station.
– Orange Court at                                              west of arcLight)
    Hollywood & Highland
– Orange Drive for                                           Or park at the Hollywood & Highland parking garage
    Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel                                6801 Hollywood Blvd, for $2 for up to 4 hours with restaurant or
                                                             shopping validation; $10 all day max. then ride the aFi Fest shuttle
– Ivar Avenue at sunset
                                                             from Orange Court at Hollywood & Highland to the arcLight!
   for arcLight Hollywood

Guarantee your parking spot before you leave home. make your online parking reservations at or call the reservation hotline at 810.496.3455.

REmINdER – the arcLight parking garage frequently reaches capacity on nights and weekends.
We encourage you to visit our official AFI FEST Parking Partners and earn free
Festival tickets.


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