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2010 — 46th Chicago International Film Festival

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R U There R U There

Director: David Verbeek

The fundamental nature of human intimacy is examined in this groundbreaking observation of a life lived primarily in the virtual world. A withdrawn professional gamer, in Taiwan for a videogame tournament, befriends a prostitute after shoulder pain prevents him from competing. Though their relationship remains platonic in real life, they form a romantic bond through their online rendezvous in the game Second Life.

Dutch with subtitles, 87 min.

Rabbit Hole Rabbit Hole

Director: John Cameron Mitchell

The screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire, Rabbit Hole, directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) is about a husband and wife who fight to save their marriage after the deepest form of loss. The film is a vivid, honest, and unexpectedly funny portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in the most impossible of situations.

96 min.

Red Red

Director: Robert Scwentke

Based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic novels by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, Red is an explosive action-comedy starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren. Retired CIA agents now framed for assassination, the foursome must use their experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers. While embarking on a cross-country mission to break into the CIA headquarters, they uncover one of the biggest conspiracies in government history.

105 min.

Red Hill Red Hill

Director: Patrick Hughes

In this genre-bending Australian Western, city cop Shane Cooper requests a transfer to the remote country town of Red Hill for the sake of his pregnant wife. But with his first day on the job comes the news that scar-faced murderer Jimmy Conway has escaped from prison and is bent on vengeance. As the town whose lawmen were responsible for putting Conway behind bars, Red Hill must prepare itself for his bloody homecoming.

97 min.

ReelWomen Tribute: Paula Wagner ReelWomen Tribute: Paula Wagner

As one of the most powerful producers in the country, Paula Wagner boasts an astounding résumé that includes such enormously successful films as War of the Worlds and The Others, as well as Valkyrie, The Last Samurai, Shattered Glass, and the Mission: Impossible series through her long partnership with Tom Cruise. Wagner’s vision and her passion for high-quality cinema epitomize the spirit of the ReelWomen program, earning her the Festival’s Career Achievement Award. Join us as we celebrate her work with film highlights, and participate in a discussion of her experiences as one of the most respected women in Hollywood.

Refuge Refuge

Director: David Schmudde

Surreal encounters on a long drive across Iowa help a man come to terms with his feelings of guilt in Refuge.

17 min.

Revolución Revolución

Directors: Amat Escalante, Diego Luna, Fernando Eimbcke, Gael García Bernal, Mariana Chenillo, Rodrigo García, Rodrigo Plá

Showcasing a wide range of voices from today’s vibrant Mexican film scene, this 10-film omnibus commemorates the centenary of the Mexican Revolution. From portrayals of hapless tuba players to dreamlike processions through downtown Los Angeles, these films explore the meaning of revolution in contemporary Mexico. Featuring the talents of Carlos Reygadas, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Patricia Riggen, Rodrigo García, Gerardo Naranjo, Mariana Chenillo, Rodrigo Plá, Fernando Eimbcke, and Amat Escalante.

Spanish with subtitles, 124 min.

Rita Rita

Director: Fabio Grassadonia

A 10-year-old blind girl has a mysterious encounter that leads to a rare moment of freedom in the claustrophobic Rita.

18 min.

Robber, The Robber, The

Director: Benjamin Heisenberg

Based on the exploits of the Austrian criminal known as “Pump-Gun Ronnie,” this pulse-pounding true-crime thriller follows Johann, an impassive, calculating marathon runner, as he conducts a series of daring bank robberies in Vienna. His motivations for doing so are incomprehensible to everyone around him: he neither needs nor uses the money. It seems that, for Johann, pulling a heist is the ultimate sport.

German with subtitles, 97 min.

Roots In Water Roots In Water

Director: Domenica Cameron-Scorsese

Three estranged siblings reunite following the death of their mother in Domenica Cameron-Scorsese’s Roots in Water.

19 min.