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Ukraine Is Not A Brothel

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August 28-31
Thursday/Saturday, 9-11 pm
Friday/Sunday, 7-9 pm
(USA 2013, 78 min.)

Outraged by the world’s image of Ukrainian women as either brides for sale or commodities of sex tourism, Ukraine’s Femen bare their breasts in protest in order to disrupt this perception and agitate brutal patriarchal forces. Ukraine is Not A Brothel offers an intimate glimpse inside the world’s most provocative feminist organization. A movement that began in the snow-filled streets of a corrupt, post-Soviet Ukraine, Femen’s naked was against Patriarchy is gaining momentum across Europe. But before they take the world by storm, these bold and beautiful women must first confront the perverse and contradictory forces that power their own ‘titillating’ feminist organization.

Dangerous Acts: Starring The Unstable Elements of Belarus

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August 28-31
Thursday/Saturday, 7-9 pm
Friday/Sunday, 9-11 pm
(USA UK Belarus 2013, 76 min.)
In Belarusian, Russian and English

Smuggled footage, uncensored interviews and the intrepid performing members of the Free Theater distinguish this beguiling behind-the-scenes glimpse of a resistance movement in action. “There’s a joke they tell in Belarus: “President Lukashenko, we’re good news or bad news? The good news: you’ve won the election again. And the bad news? Nobody voted for you.” No, it’s not very funny, admittedly. But then living in “Europe’s last dictatorship” isn’t exactly a laugh a minute, as Dangerous Acts making clear. Partly smuggled out of Belarus, this heroic, hard-hitting documentary follows oppression through art against a backdrop of KGB harassment and ominous ‘disappearances.’ Vivid and vital. ” Total Film

Gallipoli

gallipoli

August 27
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
(111 minutes, 1981) 14A
Director: Peter Weir

In 1915, two Australian soldiers cross continents and great oceans, climb the pyramids and walk through the ancient sands of Egypt to join their regiment at the fateful battle of Gallipoli. The echoes of history blend with the friends’ compelling destiny as they become part of a legendary World War I confrontation between Australia and the German allied Turks — a battle that is to Australians what the Alamo is to Americans.