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Saturday, June 1 MONTH

5:00 PM,
7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
STUDENT
by Darezhan Omirbayev
In Kazakh and Russian with English subtitles, 2012, 90 min, 35mm

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NEW YORK THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!
STUDENT is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2013 film series. For more information, visit www.globalfilm.org.
Darezhan Omirbayev, one of the greatest of the remarkable wave of filmmakers who emerged from Central Asia in the 1980s and 90s, made his mark with a series of masterful, minimalist, highly trenchant films including KAIRAT (1992), KILLER (1998), and THE ROAD (2001), all deeply perceptive portraits of Kazakh society. More recently he has gravitated towards (free) adaptations of Russian literary classics – his last feature, SHUGA, was based on Tolstoy’s ANNA KARENINA, and his newest, STUDENT, represents his version of Dostoyevsky’s CRIME AND PUNISHMENT.
Transposing the story to Kazakhstan’s capital, Almaty, a world of brutal, unrestrained economic competition and corruption, STUDENT demonstrates Omirbayev’s sensitivity to the moral, ethical, and emotional toll taken by 21st-century capitalism, a phenomenon he’s well-placed to comment on, given the profound transformations that the free-market economy has wreaked on the societies of Kazakhstan and the other formerly Soviet countries of Central Asia. Ali, the protagonist of STUDENT, inhabits a world in which social Darwinism seems to be the law of the land, and his actions follow from the idea that, “If competition is the principle of life, then logically we come to the conclusion that it’s alright to kill your competitor.” Filmed in Omirbayev’s customarily deadpan, uninflected style, STUDENT is a powerful piece of work, artfully fitting Dostoyevsky’s time-honored narrative to the grim realities of present-day Kazakhstan.

“You cannot look away from Darezhan Omirbaev's STUDENT, as you can't look away from any of the Kazakh director's films, for each and every shot is quietly but powerfully charged. It always seems a minute charge until a simple shot’s condensation of narrative expression and emotional nuance sneaks up on you.” – Daniel Kasman, MUBI

“With its deadpan performances, retro visual style, and crime-story plot, [STUDENT] almost feels like an Aki Kaurismaki movie but without the jokes or rockabilly music, just the despair. […] Omirbayev once again offers a quietly scathing portrait of his homeland, which, on the evidence here, is on the verge of losing its soul in the pursuit of Range Rovers, banal soap operas, and other ephemeral pleasures.” –Leslie Felperin, VARIETY

“Omirbayev puts to rest any notion…that adaptations of Dostoyevsky’s great CRIME AND PUNISHMENT have been exhausted. Not only is his aesthetic singular – lean, pared down to nicely textured basics, excision of extraneous images and sounds – but the overall social, political, and geographical context is so unique that it affords him the opportunity to spin the entire narrative in an uncharted direction.” – Howard Feinstein, SCREEN

9:30 PM
ONIBABA
by Kaneto Shindo
In Japanese with English subtitles, 1964, 103 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: THE MIDDLE AGES ON FILM

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Sunday, June 2

3:00 PM
A SHAPE OF ERROR
by Abigail Child

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5:00 PM,
7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
STUDENT
by Darezhan Omirbayev
In Kazakh and Russian with English subtitles, 2012, 90 min, 35mm

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8:30 PM
KURONEKO
by Kaneto Shindo
In Japanese with English subtitles, 1968, 99 minutes, 35mm

This screening is part of: THE MIDDLE AGES ON FILM

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Monday, June 3

6:45 PM
ROBIN AND MARIAN
by Richard Lester
1976, 106 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: THE MIDDLE AGES ON FILM

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7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
STUDENT
by Darezhan Omirbayev
In Kazakh and Russian with English subtitles, 2012, 90 min, 35mm

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9:15 PM
LEGEND OF SURAM FORTRESS
by Sergei Paradjanov
In Georgian with English subtitles, 1986, 88 min, 35mm

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Tuesday, June 4

7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
STUDENT
by Darezhan Omirbayev
In Kazakh and Russian with English subtitles, 2012, 90 min, 35mm

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7:15 PM
DON QUIXOTE
by Grigori Kozintsev
In Russian with English subtitles, 1957, 110 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: THE MIDDLE AGES ON FILM

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9:30 PM
TRISTAN AND ISOLDE
by Yvan Lagrange
Extremely minimal dialogue, 1972, 60 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE MIDDLE AGES ON FILM

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Wednesday, June 5

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
STUDENT
by Darezhan Omirbayev
In Kazakh and Russian with English subtitles, 2012, 90 min, 35mm

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Thursday, June 6

7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
STUDENT
by Darezhan Omirbayev
In Kazakh and Russian with English subtitles, 2012, 90 min, 35mm

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7:30 PM
UNESSENTIAL CINEMA PRESENTS: REALLY BAD PRINTS

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Friday, June 7

7:15 PM
SEA OF YOUTH – FOUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE STUDENTS
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1966, 56 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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8:00 PM
Theater Rental: THE SOUND OF SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

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8:45 PM
FOREST OF OPPRESSION – A RECORD OF THE STRUGGLE AT TAKASAKI CITY UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1967, 105 min, 16mm-to-digital video

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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Saturday, June 8

3:15 PM
REPORT FROM HANEDA
by Shinsuke Ogawa
No subtitles, 1967, 58 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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4:00 PM
Theater Rental - THE CRUMBLES

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4:45 PM
THE BATTLE FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF JAPAN – SUMMER IN SANRIZUKA
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1968, 108 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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7:15 PM
SANRIZUKA – THE THREE DAY WAR
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1970, 50 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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8:00 PM
Theater Rental: THE SOUND OF SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

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8:30 PM
SANRIZUKA – PEASANTS OF THE SECOND FORTRESS
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1971, 143 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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Sunday, June 9

1:15 PM
SANRIZUKA – HETA VILLAGE
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1973, 146 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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5:30 PM
CATHERINE DE HEILBRONN
by Eric Rohmer
In French with English subtitles, 1980, 138 min, digital video

This screening is part of: THE MIDDLE AGES ON FILM

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6:15 PM
A SONG OF THE BOTTOM
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1975, 121 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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8:30 PM
ONIBABA
by Kaneto Shindo
In Japanese with English subtitles, 1964, 103 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: THE MIDDLE AGES ON FILM

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8:45 PM
THE MAGINO VILLAGE STORY – RAISING SILKWORMS
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1977, 112 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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Monday, June 10

7:00 PM
“NIPPON”: FURUYASHIKI VILLAGE
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1982, 210 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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7:30 PM
Theater Rental : SHIFT CHANGE

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Tuesday, June 11

7:00 PM
MAGINO VILLAGE – A TALE / THE SUNDIAL CARVED WITH A THOUSAND YEARS OF NOTCHES
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1986, 222 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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Wednesday, June 12

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:00 PM
A MOVIE CAPITAL
by Toshio Iizuka
1991, 93 min

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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9:00 PM
RED PERSIMMONS
by Shinsuke Ogawa & Peng Xiao-lian
2001, 90 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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Thursday, June 13

7:00 PM
FOREST OF OPPRESSION – A RECORD OF THE STRUGGLE AT TAKASAKI CITY UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1967, 105 min, 16mm-to-digital video

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

Film Notes
9:15 PM
SEA OF YOUTH – FOUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE STUDENTS
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1966, 56 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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Friday, June 14

7:00 PM
RED PERSIMMONS
by Shinsuke Ogawa & Peng Xiao-lian
2001, 90 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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8:00 PM
Theater Rental: L.E.S. Film Festival

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9:00 PM
THE BATTLE FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF JAPAN – SUMMER IN SANRIZUKA
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1968, 108 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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Saturday, June 15

2:15 PM
SANRIZUKA – THE THREE DAY WAR
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1970, 50 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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3:30 PM
A VISIT TO OGAWA PRODUCTIONS
by Jun’ichiro Oshige
1981/99, 61 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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5:00 PM
SANRIZUKA – PEASANTS OF THE SECOND FORTRESS
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1971, 143 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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8:00 PM
SANRIZUKA – HETA VILLAGE
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1973, 146 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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8:00 PM
Theater Rental: L.E.S. Film Festival

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Sunday, June 16

1:30 PM
MAGINO VILLAGE – A TALE / THE SUNDIAL CARVED WITH A THOUSAND YEARS OF NOTCHES
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1986, 222 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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6:00 PM
A SONG OF THE BOTTOM
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1975, 121 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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8:30 PM
DEVOTION: A FILM ABOUT OGAWA PRODUCTIONS
by Barbara Hammer
2000, 82 min, video

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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Monday, June 17

6:45 PM
THE MAGINO VILLAGE STORY – RAISING SILKWORMS
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1977, 112 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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8:00 PM
Theater Rental: L.E.S. Film Festival

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9:15 PM
A MOVIE CAPITAL
by Toshio Iizuka
1991, 93 min

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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Tuesday, June 18

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:00 PM
“NIPPON”: FURUYASHIKI VILLAGE
by Shinsuke Ogawa
1982, 210 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF SHINSUKE OGAWA

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Wednesday, June 19

6:45 PM
COSMOPOLIS
by David Cronenberg
2012, 109 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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7:30 PM
SINGLE FRAME: DISCOLORED PHOTOS, FADED THINGS
by Yuji Agematsu
35 min, color slide show with three projectors; continuous loop of music played on several Sony CFD-E75 CD player

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9:00 PM
HOLY MOTORS
by Leos Carax
In French with English subtitles, 2012, 115 min, digital video

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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Thursday, June 20

7:00 PM
AUTO-CINEMA SHORT FILM PGM

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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7:30 PM
AFA MEMBERS-ONLY SCREENING: RARE BRITISH FILMS

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9:00 PM
MOTORIST
by Chip Lord
1989, 69 min, video

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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Friday, June 21

7:00 PM
TASTE OF CHERRY
by Abbas Kiarostami
In Persian with English subtitles, 1997, 99 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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7:15 PM,
9:00 PM
KUICHISAN
by Maiko Endo
2011, 76 min, 35mm, b&w/color

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9:15 PM
10
by Abbas Kiarostami
In Persian with English subtitles, 2002, 94 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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Saturday, June 22

2:30 PM
DRIVEN (WITH KATHA WASHBURN)
by Saul Levine
2008, 82 min, video

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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4:30 PM
HOLY MOTORS
by Leos Carax
In French with English subtitles, 2012, 115 min, digital video

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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5:30 PM,
7:15 PM,
9:00 PM
KUICHISAN
by Maiko Endo
2011, 76 min, 35mm, b&w/color

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7:00 PM
CRASH
by David Cronenberg
1996, 100 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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9:15 PM
COSMOPOLIS
by David Cronenberg
2012, 109 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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Sunday, June 23

2:00 PM
10
by Abbas Kiarostami
In Persian with English subtitles, 2002, 94 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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4:00 PM
TASTE OF CHERRY
by Abbas Kiarostami
In Persian with English subtitles, 1997, 99 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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5:30 PM,
7:15 PM,
9:00 PM
KUICHISAN
by Maiko Endo
2011, 76 min, 35mm, b&w/color

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6:15 PM
CRASH
by David Cronenberg
1996, 100 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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8:30 PM
AUTO-CINEMA SHORT FILM PGM

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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Monday, June 24

6:45 PM
HOLY MOTORS
by Leos Carax
In French with English subtitles, 2012, 115 min, digital video

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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7:15 PM,
9:00 PM
KUICHISAN
by Maiko Endo
2011, 76 min, 35mm, b&w/color

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9:15 PM
COSMOPOLIS
by David Cronenberg
2012, 109 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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Tuesday, June 25

7:00 PM
IN MONTAUK
by Kim Cummings
2012, 68 min, video

This screening is part of: NEW YORK WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION PRESENTS

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7:15 PM,
9:00 PM
KUICHISAN
by Maiko Endo
2011, 76 min, 35mm, b&w/color

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9:15 PM
CRASH
by David Cronenberg
1996, 100 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: AUTO-CINEMA

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Wednesday, June 26

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:15 PM,
9:00 PM
KUICHISAN
by Maiko Endo
2011, 76 min, 35mm, b&w/color

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Thursday, June 27

7:15 PM,
9:00 PM
KUICHISAN
by Maiko Endo
2011, 76 min, 35mm, b&w/color

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7:30 PM
SEOUNGHO CHO PGM

This screening is part of: SHOW & TELL

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Friday, June 28

7:00 PM
THE BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL

This screening is part of: THE BICYLE FILM FESTIVAL

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7:30 PM
WORKS FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA COLLECTION

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Saturday, June 29

3:15 PM
EC: JAMES BROUGHTON PGM 1

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5:00 PM
JAMES BROUGHTON PGM 2

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7:00 PM
THE BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL

This screening is part of: THE BICYLE FILM FESTIVAL

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7:15 PM
EC: ROBERT BREER, PGM 1

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9:00 PM
EC: ROBERT BREER, PGM 2

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Sunday, June 30

3:45 PM
JOSEPH CORNELL PGM 1

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6:00 PM
JOSEPH CORNELL PGM 2

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7:00 PM
THE BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL

This screening is part of: THE BICYLE FILM FESTIVAL

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8:00 PM
SECRET LIFE OF… AFA

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