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2012 — 48th Chicago Film Festival

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Next Door Letters Next Door Letters

Director: Sascha Fülscher

What starts off as a practical joke turns into a crucial turning point in Lilja’s life in this animated short film about playing with identity.

Part of: Shorts 2: Blurring the Lines

Swedish with subtitles, 15 min

Night Across the Street Night Across the Street

Chile / France

The final completed film from Raúl Ruiz (Time Regained), one of world cinema’s most inventive, iconoclastic filmmakers, Night Across the Street follows the ruminations of Don Celso, an elderly office worker, as he relives memories - both real and imagined - from his life. Stories hide within stories and the thin line between imagination and reality steadily erodes, opening up a marvelous new world of personal remembrance and fantastic melodrama.

Spanish and French with subtitles, 110 min

Not Fade Away Not Fade Away

Director: David Chase

It’s 1964, the Rolling Stones appear on television and three best friends from the suburbs of New Jersey decide to form a rock band. Starring James Gandolfini.

English, 117 min

Numbered Numbered

Directors: Dana Doron and Uriel Sinai

An estimated 400,000 people were tattooed with serial numbers at Auschwitz, of whom only a few thousand survive today. This intimate and visually rapturous documentary details the current lives of some of these survivors, their memories of the camps, and their relationships with the numbers. Numbered is an emotionally affecting portrait of memory and history, and their enduring presence in individual lives.

Hebrew with subtitles, 60 min