02013.11: A Yearlong Film Viewing Balancing Act

Films I'm watching in November 02013. Part of A Yearlong Film Viewing Balancing Act. #yfvba http://olearysreellife.tumblr.com/ @olearysreellife
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1.
Goldthwait Home Movies (2008 Short Film)
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See the Goldthwait family as you remember them best, with commentary by 3 of the actors. (8 mins.)
“ 02013.11.01: Short: At IU Cinema - with Bobcat Goldthwait. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
2.
TWA Flight 800 (2013 Documentary)
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A thought-provoking documentary about the ill-fated Trans World Airline Flight 800 to Paris, France... (90 mins.)
“ 02013.11.01: Streamed on Netflix. Watched with my sweetie. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
3.
Bridegroom (2013 Documentary)
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Shane Bitney Crone's plans to marry Tom Bridegroom in California after the same-sex marriage law is passed takes a tragic turn when his partner of six years accidentally dies and Tom's family refuses Shane from attending the funeral. (80 mins.)
“ 02013.11.02: Streamed on Netflix. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
4.
Smoking Kills (2011 Short Film)
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When Bruce checks into a hotel suite on his trip to New York City he expects to catch up on some sleep and perhaps catch a Broadway show or two between his business meetings. What he gets instead is Olga. (6 mins.)
Director: Sabina Vajraca
“ 02013.11.03: on Vimeo. Reed Morano, cinematographer. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
5.
The Air Inside Her (2011 Short Film)
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When six year-old Katya explores the experience of death, she discovers life like she has never seen before. (8 mins.)
Director: Darya Zhuk
“ 02013.11.03: on Vimeo. Reed Morano, cinematographer. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
6.
Gespenster (2005)
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Nina, an end-of-teenage orphan with mental problems, starts a new job as a garden cleaner when she meets Toni... (85 mins.)
“ 02013.11.03: on disc from Netflix. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
7.
Wishful Drinking (2010 Documentary)
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Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher tells her raw and intoxicating true story in this documentary based on her hit stage production... (77 mins.)
“ 02013.11.03: on disc from MCPL. Carrie Fisher is a brutally honest and very funny storyteller. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
8.
Koch (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on Ed Koch, the mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989. (100 mins.)
Director: Neil Barsky
“ 02013.11.03: on disc from the library. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
9.
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2012 Documentary)
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Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in... (88 mins.)
Director: Molly Bernstein
“ 02013.11.04: on disc from the library ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
10.
Three Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Days (2010 Short Film)
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After serving 10 years in prison for murder, Cora returns home to her husband and daughter with the hope of leading a quiet, normal life. But in their small, Southern town, her violent past will never be forgotten...or forgiven. (11 mins.)
Director: Travis Johns
“ 02013.11.04: streamed on Vimeo. Reed Morano, cinematographer. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
11.
Old Joy (2006)
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Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains. (76 mins.)
Director: Kelly Reichardt
“ 02013.11.05: third of Kelly Reichardt's films I've seen in A Yearlong Film Viewing Balancing Act #yfvba streamed on MUBI. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
12.
Beautiful 2012 (2012)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Changwei Gu, Ann Hui
“ 02013.11.05: at IU Cinema. 4 short films. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
13.
The Foreigner (2012 Short Film)
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A remote Greek village must raise its population in order to avoid being cut off from the local government. (16 mins.)
“ 02013.11.06: streamed on Film Movement ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
14.
Le Quattro Volte (2010)
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An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria... (88 mins.)
“ 02013.11.06: streamed on MUBI. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
15.
The State (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #3.6 (1995)
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Sketches include "Shower", "Planet Groovy", "Roughing It", "Barney McMacken", "Old Lighthouse Jeffers", "The Personal State", "Drugs", "Rug Brothers", and "Porcupine Racetrack". (30 mins.)
“ 02013.11.07: streamed on MTV.com - Porcupine Racetrack musical. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
16.
That Guy ... Who Was in That Thing 1 (2012 Documentary)
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Documentary about sixteen actors who detail their ups and downs as they struggle to forge careers in Hollywood... (79 mins.)
“ 02013.11.07: streamed on Netflix. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
17.
Mental (2012)
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A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls whose mother has cracked from her husband's political ambitions and his infidelity. (116 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
“ 02013.11.08: on disc from MCPL. Enjoyed this one with my sweetie. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
18.
Arthur Newman (2012)
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A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind. (93 mins.)
Director: Dante Ariola
“ 02013.11.09: Streamed on Netflix. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
19.
Cuba: An African Odyssey (2007 Documentary)
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From Che Guevara's military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa... (118 mins.)
Director: Jihan El-Tahri
“ 02013.11.12: At Indiana University Cinema. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
20.
Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)
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On a dark, wet night a historic and regal Chinese cinema sees its final film. Together with a small handful of souls they bid "Goodbye, Dragon Inn." (82 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
“ 02013.11.11: On disc from Netflix. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
21.
Earnie (2004 Short Film)
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Near the US-Mexico border, Earnie discovers a dehydrated Mexican boy in a pickup. Risking all to protect his secret, the teenager nurses the boy back to health. (19 mins.)
“ 02013.11.12 - Kat Westergaard, DP. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
22.
Gogol Bordello Non-Stop (2008 Documentary)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello and their charismatic front man Eugene Hütz. (90 mins.)
“ 02013.11.12: streamed on MUBI. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
23.
For Ellen (2012)
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A struggling musician takes an overnight long-distance drive in order to fight his estranged wife for custody of their young daughter. (94 mins.)
Director: SoYong Kim
“ 02013.11.13: streamed on Netflix. Reed Morano, DP. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
24.
Needle (2013 Short Film)
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Young Lilly is going to get her ears pierced. A quarrel between her parents overwhelms the situation and directs it differently. (21 mins.)
“ 02013.11.14: “25 New Faces” Tour at YES Cinema ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
25.
Futurestates (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Refuge (2013)
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Sonia, a young Iranian journalism student and social activist, has recently fled to the US in hopes of an education and a better life...
“ 02013.11.14: “25 New Faces” Tour at YES Cinema ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
26.
Surveyor (2011 Short Film)
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'Surveyor' tells the story of a government agent surveyor on his way home to collect payment after having surveyed land on the western frontier... (24 mins.)
Director: Scott Blake
“ 02013.11.14: “25 New Faces” Tour at YES Cinema ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
27.
Small, Beautifully Moving Parts (2011)
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Sarah Sparks is pregnant and feeling wholly ambivalent, despite her boyfriend's pure enthusiasm. A committed tech-geek... (73 mins.)
“ 02013.11.14: Streamed on Netflix. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
28.
The Flying Ace (1926)
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A veteran World War I fighter pilot returns home a war hero and immediately regains his former job as a railroad company detective... (65 mins.)
“ 02013.11.15: at IU Cinema. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
29.
The Extra Man (2010)
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A man who escorts wealthy widows in New York's Upper East Side takes a young aspiring playwright under his wing. (108 mins.)
“ 02013.11.15: Streamed on Netflix. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
30.
Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal (2012 Documentary)
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The film chronicles the life and revolutionary times of the former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal. (120 mins.)
“ 02013.11.16: on disc from MCPL ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
31.
The Art of Catching (2011 Documentary)
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A journey through the lonely landscapes and forgotten histories of the Florida Everglades. (36 mins.)
“ 02013.11.17: on Doc Alliance. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
32.
Bidder 70 (2012 Documentary)
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Tim DeChristopher is Bidder 70, a young man who derailed an illegal BLM oil and gas auction in a courageous act of civil disobedience. (73 mins.)
“ 02013.11.17: on disc from MCPL ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
33.
The Lesser Blessed (2012)
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A drama centered on a First Nations teenager trying to find his place in the modern world. (86 mins.)
Director: Anita Doron
“ 02013.11.18: streamed on Netflix ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
34.
Café Lumière (2003)
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The story revolves around Yoko Inoue, a pregnant woman in search for a cafe that's frequented by a Taiwanese composer whose life she is researching. (108 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
“ 02013.11.29: At IU Cinema. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
35.
The Gathering Squall (2011 Short Film)
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On the precipice of adulthood, fourteen-year-old Lisellen Uhlmann is without a man in her life; her father is distant and boys in school ignore her... (13 mins.)
Director: Hannah Fidell
“ 02013.11.20: streamed on Vimeo ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
36.
The Sweeney (2012)
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A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show. (112 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
“ 02013.11.20: streamed on Netflix. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
37.
The Last Keepers (2013)
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When the teenage daughter of a reclusive family of artists falls in love with an unusual boy at school, she awakens mysterious powers and discovers ancient family secrets that will change her life forever. (85 mins.)
“ 02013.11.21: streamed on Netflix. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
38.
P.O.V. (1988 TV Series)
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Documentary on Bayard Rustin, best-remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.
“ 02013.11.23: Streamed on Netflix. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
39.
Spark (2010 Short Film)
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Spark is set in a future where fire is banned, clean air is precious, and an over-protective society fears the natural disasters of the past... (12 mins.)
“ 02013.11.24: Streamed on Youtube ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
40.
Gravity (2013)
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Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them alone in space. (91 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ 02013.11.24: at Canary Creek Cinema with my sweetie. Brilliant. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
41.
Op-Docs (2011 TV Series)
Episode: The Umbrella Man (2011)
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Short film documentary about the mysterious umbrella man that appears in the Zapruder film during the assassination of president John F Kennedy in Dallas, Texas in 1963, November 22.
“ 02013.11.25 ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
42.
Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2012 Documentary)
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Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story depicts one man's wild, lifelong adventure of testing... (98 mins.)
Director: Brad Bernstein
“ 02013.11.25 ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
43.
Scandal (2012 TV Series)
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Olivia and the team must manage a potential crisis with the Josie Marcus campaign while investigating Operation Remington; Cyrus tries to take down Sally. (43 mins.)
 
44.
Mosquita y Mari (2012)
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After being assigned as study partners, two Chicana high schoolers find a bond that confuses them at times. (85 mins.)
Director: Aurora Guerrero
“ 02013.11.26: on disc from Netflix ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
45.
War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State (2013 Documentary)
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War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State highlights four cases where whistleblowers noticed government wrong-doing and took to the media to expose the fraud and abuse. (67 mins.)
“ 02013.11.27: on disc from MCPL ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
46.
Three Times (2005)
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Three stories set in three times, 1911, 1966 and 2005. Two actors play the two main characters in each story. (132 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
“ 02013.11.27: on disc from MCPL ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
47.
Either Way (2011)
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Two employees of the Icelandic Road Administration spend the summer painting lines on the winding roads as they both find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. (84 mins.)
“ 02013.11.28: on disc from MCPL. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
48.
Black Nativity (2013)
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A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey. (93 mins.)
Director: Kasi Lemmons
 
49.
Call Me Kuchu (2012 Documentary)
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In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man... (87 mins.)