Thursday, November 4, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

November 6th

2:00 PM
This film will play before each Saturday Screening from October 2nd - November 6th:

INDECISIVE MOMENTS

Dir. Larry Towell (Canada: 2008), 40 mins

In 2001 he was given a small video camera and began to maintain a video diary while working in Israel and Palestine. In his 40 minute documentary "Indecisive Moments" - this won the “Achievement in Filmmaking for a Documentary” award at the 2007 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, also known as “the voice of indie film” - Larry Towell documents events and perspectives, of those who are caught in violence. The result is a highly personal documentary from the perspective of one of the world’s most acclaimed photojournalists. "Indecisive Moments" bridges the gap between artist and reporter bringing the viewer inside Towell's highly stylized world.

3:00 PM

THE HURT LOCKER

Dir. Kathryn Bigelow (USA: 2008), 131 mins.

The Hurt Locker was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won six including Best Picture and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win this award. US Army Sergeant First Class Will James, Sergeant JT Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit currently stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader. When James the tech team leader, arrives on the scene, Bravo Company has thirty-nine days left on its current deployment. It will be a long thirty-nine days for Sanborn and Eldridge whose styles do not mesh with their new leader. James is a renegade for who the thrill of the dismantlement seems to be the ultimate goal regardless of the safety of his fellow team members, others on the scene or himself. On the other hand, Sanborn is by the books: he knows his place and duty and trusts others in the army to carry out theirs as well as he. Eldridge is an insecure soldier who is constantly worried that an error or misjudgment on his part will lead to the death of an innocent civilian or a military colleague. While the three members face their own internal issues, they have to be aware of any person at the bomb sites, some of who may be bombers themselves.

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