Happy passengers are having a great time on a crowded train, oblivious to the unknown fate that awaits them around the bend. The ensuing crisis leads to a class struggle that is as amusing as it is merciless. Runaway will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 2: Animation Nations: Information & Show Times
Starting in the '40s with Carmen Miranda and continuing ever since, Brazil's music has created waves across the globe. Featuring infectious samples of different musical styles and interviews with David Byrne, Devendra Banhart, M.I.A., Os Mutantes, Seu Jorge, Thievery Corporation, CSS, Creed Taylor, and many others, this vibrant documentary explores how the inimitable sound and spirit of Brazilian music has been adopted and transformed throughout the world.
English, Portugese with subtitles, 80 minutes
Director Susana Barriga embarks on a journey from Cuba to London to visit her exiled father. Faced with the challenge of not letting him know that she is filming, Barriga inventively blends hidden video and audio recordings to tell her story. The Illusion will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 4: Escape and Rebellion: Information & Show Times
Spanish with English Subtitles, 24 minutes
The closely guarded story of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's secret lover and son is revealed in fittingly operatic proportions in this electrifying tour de force. Thunderstruck by the young Mussolini's charisma, Ida Dalser gives up everything to help champion his revolutionary ideas. When he disappears during World War I and later resurfaces with a new wife, the scorned Dasler and her son are locked away in separate asylums for more than a decade. But Ida will not disappear without a fight….
Italian with subtitles, 128 minutes
This gentle and subtly humorous one-sided love story follows Jara, a shy, heavyset supermarket security guard whose humdrum life is turned upside down when he notices his coworker Julia on the security monitors. Jara's fascination soon moves off the video screens and into the streets, but when rumors of layoffs begin to circulate at work, Jara realizes he must make a move or risk never seeing her again.
Spanish with subtitles, 84 minutes
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