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2009 — 45th Chicago International Film Festival

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Kalev, Kamen

Eastern Plays Eastern Plays

This multilayered debut is a fresh, honest, sensitively wrought portrait of two young men struggling with their existential ennui in different ways. Swept up in the Bulgarian capital's turbulent political climate, Georgi falls in with a violent gang of neo-Nazis while blackout drunk and all-around jerk Christo flounders in a dead-end job. Their roles in a racist beating will reveal the connections between them and alter their lives in unexpected ways.

Bulgarian, Turkish with subtitles, 83 minutes

Karr, Doug

Ten for Grandpa Ten for Grandpa

A fast-paced look at the life of an influential ancestor, Ten for Grandpa tries to uncover whether Grandpa was a manipulative antihero or simply a victim of a McCarthy-era witch hunt.

Ten for Grandpa will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 3: Rediscovery: Information & Show Times

7 minutes

Kegan, Benjamin

Team Taliban Team Taliban

This thoughtful documentary provides a provocative glimpse into the world of independent professional wrestling. Adeel Alam, a Muslim wrestler who plays a terrorist in the ring, struggles to balance his devout faith with a life-long passion for wrestling.

Team Taliban will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 1: Illinois[e]makers: Information & Show Times

12 minutes

Kenyeres, Balint

The History of Aviation The History of Aviation

The picnic is over and the guests are preparing to go home when a missing girl ignites a frenzy. Soon the upper-middle-class partiers, dressed in cocktail garb, are scouring the steep bluffs of Normandy.

The History of Aviation will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 4: Escape and Rebellion: Information & Show Times

Hungarian with English Subtitles, 15 minutes

Kérekes, Peter

Cooking History Cooking History

Without the battlefield cook, there is no war—because without the cook, there is no food. Using the field kitchen as a lens through which to view the major European conflicts of the 20th century, this documentary allows the bakers, butchers, and chefs of the great European armies to recount their versions of history. Cooking History functions both as a fascinating lesson in the wartime kitchen and a pleasurable glimpse of some of its most animated characters.

Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Russian, Serbian with subtitles, 88 minutes

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