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2011 — 47th Chicago Film Festival

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Narkis Narkis

Director: Noam Ellis

Thirteen year old Narkis is bored to death in her isolated country town. While catching sun in her backyard, she entertains herself by tormenting a helpless cat and spying on the attractive young couple next door. They have something that she wants, and she sets out on a quest to get it in this subtle tale of one girl’s sexual awakening in the sultry summer heat.

Hebrew, with subtitles, 11 min

Natural Selection Natural Selection

Director: Robbie Pickering

Linda's devoutly religious husband Abe hasn't slept with her since he found out she was barren. That was 20 years ago. But when Abe suffers a stroke she finds out that his sexual needs were long being taken care of at the local sperm bank. And that he has a mullet-headed ex-con son named Raymond. Linda goes to Florida to meet Raymond and the pair embark on a journey of self-discovery in this offbeat, darkly funny road movie that was a big winner at this year's SXSW Film Festival.

90 min

Nobody Else But You Nobody Else But You

Director: Gérald Hustache-Mathieu

The ambiguous suicide of local beauty, weathergirl, cheese model, and Marilyn Monroe look-a-like finds an eager sleuth in David Rousseau, best-selling crime novelist. When Rousseau visits a remote Alps village for the reading of his friend’s will he unwittingly, but irresistibly, gets caught in the tangled web of murder and small town politics in this off-beat mystery.

French with subtitles, 102 min

An Evening with Ken Nordine An Evening with Ken Nordine

Voice-over and radio legend Ken Nordine has recorded hundreds of radio and TV spots and movie trailers over the past seven decades and has been the voice of our Festival for 46 years. His 1957 album Word Jazz virtually created a new art form that combined the free flow of improvisational jazz with poetry. Ken is currently developing a series of multimedia projects called Image Jazz that will combine words with computer-generated images. This event offers a rare and unique opportunity to hear Ken talk in person about his long and innovative career and to experience some of his best work, followed by a Q&A.

100 min