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2009 — 45th Chicago International Film Festival

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Wai, Yu Lik

Plastic City Plastic City

This super-stylized, turbo-charged crime saga enters the dark heart of Liberdade, a gritty multiethnic neighborhood of SÃo Paulo. A fearsome Chinese outlaw called Yuda and his adopted son Kirin lord over this nest of rivaling gangs, corrupt politicians, and erotic dancers. When a conspiracy lands Yuda in jail, it’s up to Kirin to fight his father’s wars singlehandedly, but does Yuda really want his brutal empire saved?

Portuguese, English, Mandarin with subtitles, 118 minutes

Webb, Bruce

The Be All and End All The Be All and End All

Fifteen-year-old lads Robbie and Ziggy have been best mates all their lives. When Robbie finds out he's got a fatal heart condition, he's got just one final wish: "You've got to get a girl to shag me," he pleads with Ziggy. Now it's up to Ziggy to get a girl into Robbie's bed… by any means necessary. Packed with plenty of delightfully slangy Brit wit, this hilarious and heartwarming tale is a mature account of what it means to be a friend.

100 minutes

Weber, Eva

Steel Homes Steel Homes

A poetic exploration of memory and loss, this poignant documentary takes viewers inside the world of a self-storage warehouse, uncovering the hidden treasure and secrets behind the locked doors.

Steel Homes will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 3: Rediscovery: Information & Show Times

10 minutes

West, Ti

The House of the Devil The House of the Devil

A cute college girl takes a babysitting gig at a creaky country house lorded over by a creepy old couple with big plans to celebrate the night’s lunar eclipse. Desperate for cash, she agrees to stay even after she finds out there’s no baby…. Set in the mid-’80s, this simmering suspense thriller is a throwback to the retro school of slow-burn terror.

91 minutes

Wilkins, Randy L.

Osvaldo's Osvaldo's

A family faces up to the pain of the past and the uncertainty of the future when daddy comes home with his special guest, Ana Daisy, the hairdresser from the barbershop.

Osvaldo's will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 5: Best of the American Black Film Festival: Information & Show Times

20 minutes

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