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Northwest Tracking: CHILDHOOD MACHINE with directors Sean and Christof Whiteman in attendance

Filmmaking siblings the Whiteman brothers’ off-center comedic style takes flight in this story of a brilliant and enigmatic inventor with limited social skills (Christof Whiteman) who spends his days toiling away in his basement workshop. 154 more words

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PIFF After Dark: DARKNESS BY DAY

“In an a old house in a tiny village, Virginia is left alone after her father leaves to check on his ill niece. That is, until her cousin Anabel, who also seems to be under the weather, is brought and left with her. 152 more words

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PIFF 38: THE THIRD SIDE OF THE RIVER

Seventeen-year-old Nicholas’s father is a respected doctor, but he lives a double life: one, seemingly harmonious, with Nico and his mother and siblings; and the other, mere blocks away, with his second family—with whom he spends most of his time and the bulk of his money. 170 more words

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PIFF 38: PARADISE

A touching comedy about how true beauty comes from the inside and how paradise is closer to home than you might think. Carmen and Alfredo live a happy, quiet life in the suburbs surrounded by friends and family. 175 more words

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PIFF 38: IN A FOREIGN LAND

The current financial crisis in Spain has forced an estimated 700,000 young people to emigrate in the hope of a better life. Edinburgh is one of the most popular destinations, and the city is home to more than 20,000 Spanish people. 208 more words

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PIFF 38: YVY MARAEY, LAND WITHOUT EVIL

Valdivia’s lyrical and philosophical road movie provides a journey not to a destination, but to a deeper understanding of memory and identity. Using a 1911 Swedish ethnographic film as a starting point, a Bolivian filmmaker (Valdivia) and a Guaraní guide travel together through the forests of southeastern Bolivia to make a film about the Guaraní people. 178 more words

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PIFF 38: I'M STILL

Corcuera’s documentary is more than a celebration of Peru’s rich musical heritage. Through these diverse musicians’ personal stories (some of them filmed for the first time) and their music, Corcuera explores issues of identity and nationality. 140 more words

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