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The Chaser

Wednesday, February 29 Presented by: Vanderbilt Korean Student and Scholars Association South Korea (2008) Dir: Na Hong-jin. A crooked ex-detective turned pimp is in financial trouble when several of his girls dis- appear without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he discovers that the same client called all the girls. He ends up...... KEEP READING

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Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Tuesday, February 28 Presented by: The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Liberia, USA (2008) Dir: Gini Reticker. The extraordinary story of a small band of Liberian women who came together in the midst of a bloody civil war, took on the violent warlords and corrupt Charles Taylor regime, and won a long-awaited peace for their shattered...... KEEP READING

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6th Annual Vanderbilt Student Film Festival

Sunday, February 26 This competitive festival, sponsored by the Film Studies Program and the Office of the Dean of Students, showcas- es the best student media works in all genres (experimen- tal, nonfiction, fiction) by Vanderbilt students. For information on submission deadlines and the schedule of film screenings, visit Film Studies at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/filmstudies. Website: http://www.wix.com/vsff2012/home... KEEP READING

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Salò, (120 Days of Sodom)

Saturday, February 25 Note: screened at 10 p.m. in The Commons Center MPR Italy, France (1975) Dir: Pier Paolo Pasolini. Pasolini’s final and perhaps most controversial masterpiece. His transposition of the Marquis de Sade’s 18th-century opus of torture and degra- dation to 1944 Fascist Italy remains one of the most passion- ately debated films of...... KEEP READING

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The Mighty Uke

Thursday, February 23 Presented by: Dr. Jennifer Gunderman, Senior Lecturer, Blair School of Music Canada, France, UK, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, USA (2010) Dirs: Tony Coleman and Margaret Meagher. A documentary about the global resurgence of the ukulele in the 21st century. Discover why so many people of different nations, cultures, ages and musical tastes are turning to the ukulele...... KEEP READING

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Where Are You Going Moshe?

Tuesday, February 21 Presented by: Robert Watson, PhD Candidate in French Morocco, Canada (2007) Dir: Hassan Benjelloun. Set in the hamlet of Bejjad, the town’s only bar has a problem. Faced with a law prohibiting Muslims from drinking al- cohol and the imminent departure of Jewish residents (who are secretly leaving for Israel in the...... KEEP READING

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Hiding

Thursday, February 16 Presented by: Michelle Park, President, Vanderbilt Chapter of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) China, USA, North Korea (2011) Dir: Ryan Downer. This short adventure documentary highlights the work of LiNK, a grass-roots organization that helps North Korean refugees escape and pursue new and free lives. The film follows a group of North Korean refugees living in hiding in...... KEEP READING

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Neo-African Americans

Friday, February 10 Note: screened at 4 p.m. Presented by: Dr. Frank Dobson, Director, Bishop Johnson Black Cultural Center USA (2009) Dir: Kobina Aidoo. This documentary discusses the idea of being black in America in light of the influx of black immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa. English. 64 mins. DVD. This film is part of the Black...... KEEP READING

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The Blues: Feel Like Going Home

Tuesday, February 7 Presented by: Peter Guralnick, Writer-in-Residence, English Department and Screenwriter Feel Like Going Home USA (2003) Dir: Martin Scorsese. This homage to the Delta Blues travels through Mississippi and on to West Africa, ex- ploring the roots of the music. It includes vivid original per- formances by Willie King, Otha Turner, and Ali...... KEEP READING

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Cow

Thursday, February 2 Presented by: Dr. Ling-Hon Lam, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies China (2009) Dir: Hi Guan. At the onset of WWII, a dim-witted peasant is given a loyal Dutch cow who produces milk with alleged healing powers. This absurd duo becomes the un- likely hero and the last line of defense when the...... KEEP READING

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