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2010 — 46th Chicago International Film Festival

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127 Hours 127 Hours

Director: Danny Boyle

127 Hours is the new film from Danny Boyle, the Academy Award® winning director of 2008’s Best Picture, Slumdog Millionaire. 127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65-foot wall and hike more than eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clémence Poésy), family, and the last two people he ever had the chance to meet? This is a visceral, thrilling story that will take an audience on a never before experienced journey and prove what we can do when we choose life.

90 min.

5X Favela 5X Favela

Directors: Cacau Amaral, Cadu Barcellos, Luciana Bezerra, Luciano Vidigal, Manaíra Carneiro, Rodrigo Felha and Wagner Novais

The culmination of a years-long project to cultivate talented young filmmakers from the hillside favelas of Rio de Janeiro, 5X Favela’s five short films offer a rare glimpse of the vigorous culture emerging from these communities, exploding the popular myth that they are merely hotbeds of drugs and violence. Featuring rising-star directors Manaíra Carneiro, Wagner Novais, Rodrigo Felha, Cacau Amaral, Luciano Vidigal, Cadu Barcellos, and Luciana Bezerra.

Portuguese with subtitles, 103 min.