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2013 — 49th Chicago Film Festival

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Webster, Justin

I Will Be Murdered I Will Be Murdered

In May 2009, Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzano was shot and killed near his home. Shortly beforehand, he had recorded a video to be released in the event of his death, accusing President Álvaro Colom Caballeros of orchestrating an assassination, a charge all too plausible in a country very familiar with violence and corruption. Director Justin Webster brings the story of Marzano's work and the subsequent investigation to life in this gripping, edge-of-your seat documentary.

Spanish with English Subtitles, 85

Wei, Hu

Butter Lamp Butter Lamp

A young photographer takes a group of Tibetan nomads’ pictures against various exotic backdrops.

Part of Shorts 7: Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere

Tibetan, 15

Wells, John

August: Osage County August: Osage County

August: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious, and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play was the winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Play. August: Osage County features an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Abigail Breslin.

119

West, Ti

The Sacrament The Sacrament

A chilling new thriller from acclaimed genre auteur Ti West (House Of The Devil) and producer Eli Roth, The Sacrament follows three reporters to remote Christian commune Eden Parish, where the residents’ sunny disposition hides dark secrets. When the Parish turns menacing, the reporters find themselves helpless in the middle of nowhere. Brilliantly written and acted by a fantastic cast of indie film all-stars, The Sacrament pushes at the boundaries of the “found-footage” format to create a different kind of horror movie.

95

Wexler, Haskell

Medium Cool Medium Cool

Two-time Oscar®-winner Haskell Wexler presents his legendary film about a reporter who becomes embroiled in the violence at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Shot in Chicago during the convention, the film blurs the lines between staged and documentary action. The screening will also include Wexler’s brand new Medium Cool Revisited (2013), a short documentary comparing his classic film to Chicago’s recent NATO protests. TV newsman Walter Jacobson will lead a Q&A with Wexler after the screening.

144

Wiseman, Frederick

At Berkeley At Berkeley

Pioneering documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (Titicut Follies, Crazy Horse) has become the cinema’s great chronicler of institutions. With his characteristic focus on the human side of a large and complex organization, Wiseman trains his camera on the University of California, Berkeley during the fall 2010 semester. With unrestrained access, Wiseman goes inside classrooms and administration meetings to paint an engrossing, multi-layered portrait of an elite university in a time of financial uncertainty.

244

Wolkstein, Lauren

Social Butterfly Social Butterfly

When a young American woman enters a party in the South of France, some of the guests begin to wonder what she is doing there.

Part of Shorts 7: Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere

English, 14

Now showing rows 6 - 10 of 12