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Palestine Stereo

Palestine | 2013 | 90 minutes | Rashid Masharawi

Two brothers in the West Bank are rendered homeless by an Israeli airstrike, and hustle odd jobs to raise enough money to emigrate to Canada. This ironic drama captures the tragicomic absurdities of life under occupation.

Patema Inverted

Japan | 2013 | 99 minutes | Yasuhiro Yoshiura

A dazzling, emotionally complex science fiction romance about Patema and Age, two teens who live in the same world but on opposite gravitational pulls.

A Patriotic Man

Finland | 2013 | 97 minutes | Arto Halonen

Sad-sack 50-something Toivo isn’t much of a physical specimen—or so he thinks. It turns out that his blood, rich in red blood cells, is a secret weapon that the Finnish Olympic Ski Team is bent on exploiting in the name of patriotism.

The Pawnbroker

USA | 1964 | 116 minutes | Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet’s 1964 drama, about a Holocaust survivor-turned-pawnbroker in East Harlem who is haunted by the wickedness of the world, boasts a groundbreaking Quincy Jones score and Rod Steiger’s star-making lead performance. Shown in a newly struck 50th anniversary print. With introduction by Quincy Jones!

Pierrot Lunaire

Germany | 2014 | 51 minutes | Bruce LaBruce

Queercore provocateur Bruce LaBruce smashes Arnold Schoenberg’s titular melodrama—a cycle of 21 poems in a female narration—with Expressionistic visuals of a trans man lost in a world of symbolic fantasies and desires. Screens with Abigail Child’s Vis à Vis (USA 2013, 25 min).

A Place in Heaven

Israel | 2013 | 117 minutes | Yossi Madmony

The fateful contract between a secular Israeli army officer and a devout young Holocaust survivor has profound and unexpected consequences in this epic yet intimate portrait, spanning four decades, from director Yossi Madmony (Restoration).