02013.10: A Yearlong Film Viewing Balancing Act

Films I'm watching in October 02013. Part of A Yearlong Film Viewing Balancing Act. #yfvba http://olearysreellife.tumblr.com/ @olearysreellife
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1.
Between Us (2004 Short Film)
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Lukas is stuck in a traffic jam with his arguing parents. He forms a connection with a girl in another car with her more peaceful family. They say nothing but they meet each other. (9 mins.)
“ 02013.10.01: YouTube. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
2.
Odayaka na nichijô (2012)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Nobuteru Uchida
“ 02013.10.01: At IU Cinema ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
3.
Older Than America (2008)
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A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking... (102 mins.)
“ 02013.10.02: streamed on Netflix at home on the TV. ;-) ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
4.
Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on Levon Helm, a founding member of The Band, at home in Woodstock in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. (83 mins.)
Director: Jacob Hatley
“ 02013.10.02: streamed on Netflix. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
5.
Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself. (109 mins.)
Director: Steven Sebring
“ 02013.10.03: from Netflix on disc ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
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“ 02013.10.04: on disc from MCPL. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
7.
London Boulevard (2010)
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An ex-con with a reputation tries to go straight by working as a handy man for a reclusive actress but this is unfortunately not the wish of London's underground crime lord. (103 mins.)
Director: William Monahan
“ 02013.10.05 ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
8.
Sabah (2005)
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One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide. (86 mins.)
Director: Ruba Nadda
“ 02013.10.06. Lovely film by Ruba Nadda. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
9.
My Reincarnation (2011 Documentary)
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Tibetan Buddhist Master Choogyal Namkhai Norbu watches as his western-born son, Yeshi, who was recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master, considers departing from tradition to embrace the modern world. (90 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Fox
“ 02013.10.06 ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
10.
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on the Manhattan department store with interviews from an array of fashion designers, style icons, and celebrities. (93 mins.)
Director: Matthew Miele
“ 02013.10.07: Watched with my sweetie. Borrowed from MCPL. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
11.
My Kid Could Paint That (2007 Documentary)
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A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars. (82 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
“ 02013.10.08: Day 158 of A Yearlong Film Viewing Balancing Act. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
12.
Of Time and the City (2008 Documentary)
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A filmmaker looks at the history and transformation of his birthplace, Liverpool, England. (74 mins.)
Director: Terence Davies
“ 02013.10.08 ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
13.
With One Voice (2009 Documentary)
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This illuminating documentary explores the unity of humanity, featuring mystics from around the world, whose lives have been dedicated to answering the mysteries of existence. (78 mins.)
Director: Eric Temple
“ 02013.10.09 - streamed on Netflix ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
14.
After Earth (2013)
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A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help. (100 mins.)
“ 02013.10.11: on blu-ray from Netflix ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
15.
Illusions & Mirrors (2013 Short Film)
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Every year the Viennale invites a famous director to produce a short film as the festival trailer. In... (2 mins.)
Director: Shirin Neshat
“ 02013.10.11: B/W. Lyrical. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
16.
Bless Me, Ultima (2013)
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A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village. (106 mins.)
Director: Carl Franklin
“ 02013.10.11: on disc from Netflix. Loved this film. Wonderfully engaging story. Confidently shot. Strong performances. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
17.
Mariachi (2009 Short Film)
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A New York teen struggles to carve his identity somewhere between his Mexican born parents and his Brooklyn bred peers... (13 mins.)
Director: Elena Greenlee
“ 02013.10.12: Streamed on Vimeo. Lovely. Self assured. Honest. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
18.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures. (60 mins.)
“ 02013.10.12: Episode 13 ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
19.
The Hot Flashes (2013)
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A group of middle aged women play basketball and prove a point. (99 mins.)
Director: Susan Seidelman
“ 02013.10.13: streamed on netflix.. with my sweetie. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
20.
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
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Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War. (89 mins.)
Director: Kevin Willmott
“ 02013.10.14: at IU Cinema with my sweetie... and director Kevin Willmott ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
21.
Destination Planet Negro (2013)
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In 1939, African American leaders respond to Jim Crow segregation by building a rocket to colonize Mars. The three person crew blasts off, but time travel instead, arriving in present-day America revealing much about race today. (98 mins.)
Director: Kevin Willmott
“ 02013.10.15: at IU Cinema with my sweetie.. and director Kevin Willmott. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
22.
Midnight's Children (2012)
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A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation. (146 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
“ 02013.10.16: on disc from Netflix ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
23.
Nasceu Maria (2011 Short Film)
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Mounting pressures drive a single mother to the edges of her sanity, but in dire straits a meltdown turns out to be just the medicine Maria needs. (19 mins.)
Director: Elena Greenlee
“ 02013.10.17: A gift from Elena G.... a chance to see her short film.. beautiful. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
24.
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012 Documentary)
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Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction is a mesmerizing, impressionistic portrait of the iconic actor comprised of intimate moments... (77 mins.)
Director: Sophie Huber
“ 02013.10.17: at IU Cinema with my sweetie. Loved this film. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
25.
Life Inside Out (2013)
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When a mother returns to her musical roots, she rediscovers the passion of her youth, and finds a way to connect with her troubled youngest son. (102 mins.)
Director: Jill D'Agnenica
“ 02013.10.18: At Heartland Film Festival. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
26.
Life According to Sam (2013 Documentary)
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A moving look at a couple's inspiring efforts to save their only son Sam from the rare and fatal premature-aging disease of progeria. (94 mins.)
Stars: Sam Berns
“ 02013.10.18: At Heartland Film Festival. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
27.
The Network (2013 Documentary)
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The Network is a documentary set behind the scenes at the largest television network in one of the most unstable and dangerous places on earth, Afghanistan. (97 mins.)
Director: Eva Orner
“ 02013.10.18: At Heartland Film Festival. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
28.
Serum (2013 Short Film)
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The U.S. military hires a team of highly skilled scientists who formulate a truth serum to persuade... (5 mins.)
Director: Molly Anzalone
“ 02013.10.18: At Heartland Film Festival. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
29.
The Painted Girl (2012 Short Film)
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(9 mins.)
Director: Ben Kadie
“ 02013.10.18: At Heartland Film Festival. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
30.
Media Matters (2013 Documentary)
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The newspaper, television, and radio have been giving consumers information and news for the longest time... (10 mins.)
“ 02013.10.18: At Heartland Film Festival. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
31.
Paradigm (2013 Short Film)
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Two children use their combined memories to rationalize the actions of their parents. (5 mins.)
Director: Stephen Boyer
“ 02013.10.18: At Heartland Film Festival. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
32.
Quicksand (2013 Documentary)
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An elderly gentleman attempts to retrieve forgotten memories while battling the progression and regression of the cycles of life. (8 mins.)
Director: Lance Oppenheim
“ 02013.10.18: At Heartland Film Festival. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
33.
Uprooted (2013 Documentary)
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A short stop motion animation recounting my father's journey immigrating to Canada from Vietnam. (6 mins.)
Director: Carol Nguyen
“ 02013.10.18: At Heartland Film Festival. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
34.
Salinger (2013 Documentary)
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An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye. (120 mins.)
Director: Shane Salerno
“ 02013.10.19: streamed on Netflix. Watched with my sweetie. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
35.
Chocolate Bacon (2012 Video)
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A portrait of my experiences in the first year of grad school, presented through a series of conversations re-contextualized by abstracted characters. (5 mins.)
“ 02013.10.19: streamed on Vimeo. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
36.
Macbeth (2013)
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As Macbeth rides home from battle three witches stop him. They tell him that he will soon rise in power...
“ 02013.10.20: At IU Cinema. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
37.
Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that chronicles the life of young college professor Angela Davis, and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI's 10 most wanted list. (102 mins.)
Director: Shola Lynch
“ 02013.10.21: Disc from MCPL. Watching with my sweetie. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
38.
Abel Raises Cain (2005 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Jenny Abel explores the life and career of her father Alan Abel, known to many as "the world's greatest hoaxer." (82 mins.)
“ 02013.10.22: On disc from MCPL. Seemed to go on forever.... ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
39.
Finding Hillywood (2013 Documentary)
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FINDING HILLYWOOD chronicles one man's road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country, and the realization that we all must one day face our past... (57 mins.)
“ 02013.10.23: at Heartland Film Festival ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
40.
Gideon's Army (2013 Documentary)
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Follows three young, committed Public Defenders who are dedicated to working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed often give up. (96 mins.)
Director: Dawn Porter
“ 02013.10.23: at Heartland Film Festival ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
41.
The Crash Reel (2013 Documentary)
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Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce... (108 mins.)
Director: Lucy Walker
“ 02013.10.24: at Heartland Film Festival ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
42.
Tchoupitoulas (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows three brothers as they discover the scenes of late-night New Orleans. (80 mins.)
“ 02013.10.25: on MUBI ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
43.
Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969 Short Film)
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Experimental short, featuring strobe-like erotic imagery with several shots of the Rolling Stones in performance and an original synthesizer score by Mick Jagger. (12 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Anger
“ 02013.10.25: IU Cinema ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
44.
Devotions (1983 Short Film)
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Men in pairs, mostly naked, perform various sensual tasks together. (22 mins.)
“ 02013.10.25: IU Cinema ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
45.
Herbert White (2010 Short Film)
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Short film about a psychopath from his own point of view. (14 mins.)
Director: James Franco
“ 02013.10.25: IU Cinema ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
46.
The Feast of Stephen (2009 Short Film)
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A short about bullies and homosexuality. (5 mins.)
Director: James Franco
“ 02013.10.25: IU Cinema ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
47.
Great Performances (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Macbeth (2010)
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Sir Patrick Stewart stars in a gripping Tony-nominated production.
“ 02013.10.26: on disc borrowed from the library. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
48.
Why Do I Study Physics? (2013 Documentary)
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I decided to study Physics in college because, since childhood I have been enchanted by the idea of perfection... (4 mins.)
Director: Xiangjun Shi
“ 02013.10.26: Streamed on Vimeo. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
49.
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
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Follows the lives of five interconnected couples as they experience the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and realize that no matter what you plan for, life does not always deliver what is expected. (110 mins.)
Director: Kirk Jones
“ 02013.10.27: Streamed on Netflix ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
50.
AWOL (2010 Short Film)
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Days before her deployment to Afghanistan, Joey, 19, comes home to rural Pennsylvania for Christmas, with big dreams of running away to Canada. (14 mins.)
Director: Deb Shoval
“ 02013.10.27: streamed on Vimeo. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
51.
Plant Hunter (2013 Short Film)
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"Plant Hunter" is the high concept, narrative-driven music video for MGMT's "Cool Song Number 2." The video stars Michael Kenneth Williams...
Director: Isaiah Seret
“ 02013.10.28: music video shot by Bradford Young. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
52.
Dorfman in Love (2011)
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Unknowingly trapped in her role as caretaker of her unappreciative family, a young single woman desperately needs to get her own life. When she volunteers to cat sit at her unrequited love's downtown L.A. loft, her world, as she knows it, changes forever. (92 mins.)
Director: Brad Leong
“ 02013.10.28: Streamed on Netflix ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
53.
The Rider and The Storm (2013 Documentary)
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Timmy Brennan is a New York iron worker who escapes the grind of the city through his true passion, surfing... (16 mins.)
“ 02013.10.29: streamed on YouTube. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
54.
Enough Said (2013)
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A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband. (93 mins.)
“ 02013.10.29: AMC Theatre. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
55.
Boynton Beach Club (2005)
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A romantic comedy about our amazing capacity to rebound and fall in love at any age. Lois, Harry, Marilyn... (105 mins.)
Director: Susan Seidelman
“ 02013.10.30: On disc from MCPL. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
56.
Un attimo di respiro (2007 Short Film)
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(13 mins.)
Director: Sara Colangelo
“ 02013.10.30: streamed from Tisch site ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
57.
Here and the Great Elsewhere (2012 Short Film)
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This abstract yet compelling philosophical tale uses the Alexeïeff-Parker pinscreen as a metaphor for the particles that make up the universe... (14 mins.)
“ 02013.10.31: Streamed from NFB of Canada ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
58.
God Bless America (2011)
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On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy. (105 mins.)
“ 02013.10.31: IU Cinema w/ Bobcat Goldthwait in attendance. Absolutely brilliant. Loved it. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary