filmfreak75: SIFF 2013

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1.
Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)
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Hendrik Goltzius, a late sixteenth-century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints, seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
2.
Byzantium (2012)
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Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort. (118 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
3.
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. (130 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
4.
Key of Life (2012)
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A failed actor switches identities with a stranger at a bath house -- only to find himself filling the shoes of an elite assassin. (128 mins.)
Director: Kenji Uchida
 
5.
Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)
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Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews re-imagine the lost 40 minutes from "Cruising" as a starting point to a broader exploration of sexual and creative freedom. (60 mins.)
 
6.
Our Nixon (2013 Documentary)
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Never before seen Super 8 home movies filmed by Richard Nixon's closest aides - and convicted Watergate conspirators - offer a surprising and intimate new look into his Presidency. (84 mins.)
Director: Penny Lane
 
7.
Pit Stop (2013)
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Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter... (80 mins.)
Director: Yen Tan
 
8.
Out of Print (2013 Documentary)
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Out of Print draws us into the topsy-turvy world of the written word, illuminating the turbulent, exciting... (55 mins.)
 
9.
A Teacher (2013)
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A high school teacher in Austin, Texas has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to unravel as the relationship comes to an end. (75 mins.)
Director: Hannah Fidell
 
10.
Geography Club (2013)
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At Goodkind High School, a group of students with varying sexual orientations form an after-school club as a discreet way to share their feelings and experiences. (84 mins.)
Director: Gary Entin
 
11.
Barzan (2013 Documentary)
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Barzan is an intimate portrait of a suburban family ripped apart by a terrorism accusation. Shot both in Iraq and Seattle... (80 mins.)
 
12.
Dirty Wars (2013 Documentary)
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Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars. (87 mins.)
Director: Rick Rowley
 
13.
The Way Way Back (2013)
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Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park. (103 mins.)
Director: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
 
14.
Out in the Dark (2012)
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A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sides of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer. (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Mayer
 
15.
Anita (2013 Documentary)
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A profile of Anita Hill, the African-American lawyer who challenged Clarence Thomas' nomination to the US Supreme Court and thus exposed the problem of sexual harassment to the world. (95 mins.)
Director: Freida Lee Mock
 
16.
Two Weddings and a Funeral (2012)
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To keep their sexual orientation a secret, a gay man and a lesbian woman gets married. Now they have to juggle their identities to fool parents and co-workers, all while trying to find real love. (106 mins.)
 
17.
7 Boxes (2012)
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Víctor receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content through the Market Number 4 but things get complicated along the way. (105 mins.)
 
18.
Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything. (79 mins.)
Director: Cullen Hoback
 
19.
Town Hall (2013 Documentary)
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An inside look into two years in the lives of Katy and John, Tea Party activists from Central Pennsylvania, as they fight to preserve the America they fear is slipping away. (85 mins.)
 
20.
The Little Tin Man (2013)
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Tired of being overlooked for bigger roles, a struggling dwarf actor sets out to be cast as the Tin Man in Martin Scorsese's remake of The Wizard of Oz. (84 mins.)
Director: Matthew Perkins
 
21.
Blackbird (2012)
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An alienated teenager's posturing online threat ignites a firestorm of fear in a small community. (103 mins.)
Director: Jason Buxton
 
22.
Putzel (2012)
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For Walter Himmelstein, a young man endearingly known as Putzel, life literally doesn't go beyond his... (88 mins.)
Director: Jason Chaet
 
23.
Harmony Lessons (2013)
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Lonely Kazakh teenager Aslan is bullied at his new school. He prepares himself for a bloody revenge on the school bully Bolat. (120 mins.)
Director: Emir Baigazin
 
24.
UnHung Hero (2013 Documentary)
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UnHung Hero charts a humiliated man's fact-finding journey as he consults porn stars, doctors and anthropologists to learn whether the size of one's manhood matters. (84 mins.)
Director: Brian Spitz
 
25.
Ali (2012)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Paco R. Baños
 
26.
Spud 2: The Madness Continues (2013)
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Spud faces the second year of boarding school whilst still waiting for his own body to mature as much as he has. (91 mins.)
Director: Donovan Marsh
 
27.
Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)
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A gang of bank robbers fight their way out of a zombie-infested London. (88 mins.)
Director: Matthias Hoene