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Tanta Agua

Tanta Agua

Mexico / Netherlands / Uruguay
Director: Ana Guevara Pose and Leticia Jorge

Since his divorce, Alberto has not spent much time with his children, Lucia and Federico. A trip to the hot springs seems like an ideal getaway, but an unrelenting storm traps the three of them inside their tiny rented cabin. Alberto’s sunny optimism begins to drain as floodwaters and close quarters bring out the worst in everyone. By turns achingly funny and poignant, this all-too-familiar drama is an affectionately drawn portrait of the classically fraught family vacation.

Spanish with English Subtitles, 90 min

Links: Website Trailer

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Show Times:

  • Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 4:00pm , EFTAN1 – $14/$11
  • Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 6:00pm , EFTAN2 – $14/$11
Tap To Retry

Tap To Retry

Israel
Director: Neta Cohen

Human behavior in an era of information overload is explored.

Part of Shorts 2: Animation - Cel Division

5 min

Links: Website Trailer

Show Times:

  • Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 6:00pm , EFSAN1 – $14/$11
  • Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 1:30pm , EFSAN2 – $14/$11
There Will Come A Day

There Will Come A Day

Italy / France
Director: Giorgio Diritti

After a series of devastating events, the beautiful young Augusta leaves Italy for Brazil to work as a missionary among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. When her dissatisfaction with the Church reaches a breaking point, she settles with a family in a port favela hoping to lead a more authentic life, far removed from her painful past. Filled with astonishing imagery, this gorgeous, meditative film follows Augusta’s spiritual quest in search of meaning and solace.

Italian and Portuguese with English Subtitles, 109 min

Links: Website

Show Times:

  • Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 1:00pm , EFTHE1 – $5
  • Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 6:15pm , EFTHE2 – $14/$11
  • Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 7:45pm , EFTHE3 – $14/$11
A Thousand Times Good Night

A Thousand Times Good Night

Norway
Director: Erik Poppe

A Thousand Times Good Night follows driven war photographer Rebecca (Juliette Binoche in one of her most powerful performances), known for her willingness to tackle risky subjects. While photographing suicide bombers, she is badly hurt in an explosion. When she returns home to Norway, her husband (Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and daughter are tired of her risking her life on dangerous assignments. They give her an ultimatum, making her choose between her work and her family.

English, Norwegian with English subtitles, 111 min

Links: Website

Show Times:

  • Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 3:00pm , EFTHO1 – $14/$11
  • Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 8:15pm , EFTHO2 – $14/$11
  • Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 12:40pm , EFTHO3 – $5
  • Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 6:00pm , EFBTHOU – $14/$11
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George Tillman, Jr. Tribute

George Tillman, Jr. Tribute

A graduate of Columbia College Chicago, George Tillman, Jr. shot his first feature, Scenes For The Soul (1994), in Chicago. He then wrote and directed the critical and audience favorite Soul Food (1997), followed by Men Of Honor (2000), Notorious (2009), and Faster (2010). His credits as a producer include Barbershop (2002) and Beauty Shop (2005).

Alongside a screening of his new film, The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete, the Festival will honor Tillman with a Career Achievement Award, with Q&A to follow.

After-Party will take place at the W Hotel on Lake Shore (Ticket to the Film + After-Party = $50)

Show Times:

  • Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 6:30pm , EFIND1 – $20/$16
Tough Bond

Tough Bond

USA
Director: Austin Peck & Anneliese Vandenberg

On the streets of Kenya's cities, Tough Bond-brand glue is the drug of choice for kids living on their own, numbing themselves to hunger while surviving off scraps. This incredibly moving documentary provides an intimate look at four of these kids - who call themselves “Survivors” - following them over the course of three years and taking the viewer deep into their lives. Filmmakers Peck and Vandenberg employ their impressive technical virtuosity in capturing the world of these embattled but resilient children.

English, Swahili, Turkana with English Subtitles, 84 min

Links: Website Trailer

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Show Times:

  • Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 8:00pm , EFTOU1 – $14/$11 Directors Austin Peck and Anneliese Vandenberg scheduled to attend
  • Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 1:30pm , EFTOU2 – $14/$11 Directors Austin Peck and Anneliese Vandenberg scheduled to attend
Trapped

Trapped

Iran
Director: Parviz Shahbazi

Moving to Tehran for her studies and desperate for a place to live, quiet, studious Nazanin rents a room from vivacious shop girl Sahar. Although the two are unlikely companions, Sahar coerces Nazanin into joining her circle of friends. When Sahar ends up in trouble, Nazanin is drawn into the complex web of debt and deceit surrounding her roommate. With pitch-perfect performances by the two female leads, Trapped draws an intelligent portrait of the subtleties of inter-personal power dynamics.

Farsi with English Subtitles, 92 min

Show Times:

  • Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 6:00pm , EFTRA1 – $14/$11
  • Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 8:15pm , EFTRA2 – $14/$11
  • Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 3:30pm , EFTRA3 – $5
Trucker and the Fox

Trucker and the Fox

Iran
Director: Arash Lahooti

Newly released from a psychiatric hospital after a bout of severe depression brought on by the death of his pet fox, truck driver Mahmood Kiyani Falavarjani returns to his family, work, and favorite hobby - filmmaking. Having previously won awards for his short films starring his beloved, lamented fox, he sets out to film his most ambitious project yet: a love story between two donkeys. Arash Lahooti's sympathetic documentary captures Mahmood's fascinating life as family man, eccentric animal lover, and artist.

Farsi with English Subtitles, 78 min

Show Times:

  • Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 5:00pm , EFTRU1 – $14/$11
  • Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 7:15pm , EFTRU2 – $14/$11
  • Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 2:15pm , EFBTRUCK – $5
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