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2012 — 48th Chicago Film Festival

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Palmer, Nick

Mr. Christmas Mr. Christmas

An offbeat, touching documentary portrait of Bruce Metz reveals how he became Mr. Christmas, a man whose astonishing holiday light displays have earned him fame in his community.

Part of: Shorts 6: Truth Be Told

English, 14 min

Paravel, Véréna

Leviathan Leviathan

Set aboard a fishing vessel, Leviathan documents a story of treacherous waters and working conditions through the stunning imagery of waves, machinery, and animal life. Directors Castaing-Taylor (Sweetgrass) and Paravel offer a thrilling first-hand view of roughnecked oceanic exploration. Not to be missed on the big screen, this film is a visceral, purely cinematic experience.

English, 87 min

Patch, Sandy

The Last Ice Merchant The Last Ice Merchant

Baltazar has made a living harvesting glacial ice from the tallest mountain in Ecuador for fifty years in this sensitive, beautifully lensed snapshot of one man struggling to adjust to his changing community.

Part of: Shorts 6: Truth Be Told

Spanish/ Quichua with English subtitles, 15 min

Patwardhan, Anand

Jai Bhim Comrade Jai Bhim Comrade

14 years in the making, activist and filmmaker Anand Patwardhan’s chronicle of the plight of the Dalits (known under the caste system as “untouchables”) provides a singular document of oppression and those who fight against it. Starting with an incident in which 10 protesting Dalits were gunned down by police, the film details both the history of their struggle and the music and poetry that has helped sustain the vitality of the culture.

Hindi, English and Marathi with subtitles, 185 min

Pikkov, Ülo

Body Memory Body Memory

String puppets twist and turn and struggle to break free from the mysterious prison in which they are confined in in this enigmatic animated parable.

Part of: Shorts 2: Blurring the Lines

No Dialogue, 9 min

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