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2014 Official Selections - Curator's Introduction
Showcase
Hank and Asha
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A River Changes Course

A RIVER CHANGES COURSE
(Kbang tuk tonle)


Dir. Kalyanee Mam - Cambodia, 83min.
Internationally-acclaimed documentary from Stockton-raised filmmaker: "A story of three families living in Cambodia as they struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life while the modern world closes in around them."
Director Kalyanee Mam in Person.


Details | Trailer | Hometown & Valley Premiere

OPENING FILM
FRI. 01/03 at 6:30PM

Janet Leigh Theatre

SPECIAL ENCORE
MON. 01/06 at 6:00PM

Janet Leigh Theatre

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Hank and Asha

HANK AND ASHA

Dir. James E. Duff - USA/Czech Republic, 73min.
"An Indian student in Prague and a lonely New Yorker correspond online through video letters. A voyeuristic love story about aching for human connection in a hyper-connected world."
Filmmakers James E. Duff & Julia Morrison in Person.


Details | Trailer | Valley Premiere

CENTERPIECE
SAT. 01/04 at 6:00pm
Janet Leigh Theatre

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The Great Beauty

THE GREAT BEAUTY
(La Grande Bellezza)


Dir. Paolo Sorrentino - Italy, 142min.
2014 Golden Globe® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, starring Toni Servillo: "A one-hit-wonder author turns 65 and finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life and looking past extravagance to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty."

Details | Trailer | Valley Premiere

CLOSING FILM
SUN. 01/05 at 4:30pm
Janet Leigh Theatre



Main Slate
Isabella Rossellini in The Zigzag Kid
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Men of the Cloth

MEN OF THE CLOTH

Dir. Vicki Vasilopoulos - USA/Italy, 96min.
"An inspiring portrait of three Italian master tailors who unravel the mystery of their artistry and reveals how their passionate devotion to their Old World craft is akin to a religion."
Director Vicki Vasilopoulos in Person

Details | Trailer | Special Screening

SAT. 01/04 at 3:30PM
Janet Leigh Theatre

 

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More than Honey

MORE THAN HONEY

Dir. Markus Imhoof - Switzerland/Germany, 95min.
Switzerland's 2014 Oscar® entry: "An unprecedented global examination of endangered honeybees spanning from California to Switzerland, China and Australia."

Details | Trailer | Special Screening

SUN. 01/05 at 2:00PM
Janet Leigh Theatre

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Out in the Dark

OUT IN THE DARK
(Alata / Dhalam)


Dir. Michael Mayer - USA/Israel, 96min.
"A Palestinian student meets who falls in love with an Israeli lawyer is confronted with the reality of two societies that refuse to accept him."
Director Michael Mayer in Person.


Details | Trailer | Valley Premiere

SAT. 01/04 at 8:30PM
Janet Leigh Theatre

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Tanta Agua

TANTA AGUA

Dirs. Ana Guevara Pose & Leticia Jorge Romero - Uruguay/Mexico, 102min.
"Divorced father Alberto takes his two adolescent children on vacation and refuses to let the incessant rains ruin his plans for quality family time."

Details | Trailer | Valley Premiere

SAT. 01/04 at 1:00PM
Janet Leigh Theatre

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The Zigzag Kid

THE ZIGZAG KID
(Nono, het Zigzag Kind)


Dir. Vincent Bal - Netherlands/Belgium, 95min.
Family film starring Isabella Rossellini: "A witty, spirited and action-packed adventure about an almost-thirteen-year-old boy named Nono, his world of confusions, fears and fantasies…"

Details | Trailer | Valley Premiere

SUN. 01/05 at 11:30am
Janet Leigh Theatre

Where Do We Go? - Shorts 2014 (All Presented in One Program)
Whale Valley
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Coming Soon

ELLEN IS LEAVING

Dir. Michelle Savill - New Zealand, 15min.
"On the eve of departing overseas, Ellen makes the fateful decision to gift her boyfriend a new girlfriend."

Trailer | Valley Premiere

Coming Soon

HALEEMA

Dir. Boris Schaarschmidt - Germany/USA, 18min.
"Blistering heat in the desert of Sudan. A pregnant mother and her two young children are on the search for water and safety from the ruthless Janjaweed militia."

Valley Premiere

Coming Soon

IRISH FOLK FURNITURE

Dir. Tony Donoghue - Ireland, 9min.
"An animated documentary about repair and recycling in an Irish village."

Trailer | Valley Premiere

Coming Soon

MOBILE HOMES

Dir. Vladimir de Fontenay - USA/France, 13min.
"A pregnant sex worker takes her chance to escape when she realizes her son might be taken away from her."

Trailer | Valley Premiere

Coming Soon

RHINO FULL THROTTLE
(Nashorn im Galopp)


Dir. Erik Schmitt - Germany, 15min.
"Bruno is making his way through the city searching for its soul. Driven by his curiosity, a challenging imagination and his wild reflection on reality he is lifting the old dusty curtain on the city's crusted perception."

Trailer | Valley Premiere

Coming Soon

WHALE VALLEY
(Hvalfjörður)


Director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson - Denmark/Iceland, 15min.
"A strong bond between two brothers, living in a remote fjord with their parents, and a turning point in their lives." Winner of the 2013 Festival de Cannes Special Mention for Short Film.

Trailer | Valley Premiere

A World for Raul

A WORLD FOR RAÚL
(Un mundo para Raúl)


Dir. Mauro Mueller - Switzerland/Mexico, 15min.
"When thirteen-year-old Raul is asked to entertain the local landowner's son, a game of power and pride starts between the two boys." Winner of the 2013 Student Academy Award Bronze Medal for Narrative Film.

Trailer | Valley Premiere

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WHERE DO WE GO
SHORTS 2014

Stories of transition are highlighted in this program curated exclusively for the 2014 SJIFF. Two chances to experience these sensational works by emerging filmmakers of world cinema.

100min. in total running time.

FRI. 01/03 at 8:30pm
Janet Leigh Theatre

SAT. 01/04 at 10:30am
Janet Leigh Theatre

 

 

 


 

 

Unless specified, all screenings are open to the public.
Films not in English will have English subtitles.

 

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