Film Reviews

Don't Just Animate Me

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7

1 p.m.: Tell Me I'm Pretty — Fanny invites an office colleague over for a one-night stand, but he's looking for a real relationship. With just two characters and one setting, high tensions run in this romantic comedy — the centerpiece film of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. (AMC)

Six Months Later — A romantic comedy about a dysfunctional bachelor who comes to terms with the fact that he's in a committed relationship. (AMC)

1:30 p.m.: Tickets — Three highly acclaimed directors join together to direct three interwoven stories that take place during a journey from Central Europe to Rome. The characters connect through casual encounters and set forth a story of love, chance, and sacrifice. (AMC)

3 p.m.: La Role De Sav Vie — Two great actresses clash over work and romance. (AMC)

3:30 p.m.: Deadly Passion — Documentary about the fatal bear maulings of bear activist Timothy Treadwell and his companion that occurred in October 2003 in Katmai National Park, Alaska. (AMC)



5 p.m.: Hamoudi & Emil — Twelve-year-old buddies Hamoudi and Emil are hell-bent on a mission to score the girl of their dreams. Unfortunately, they haven't decided who will go first or what they will do about her husband. (AMC)

Circuit Riders — A wicked spoof of the controversial pay-to-audition acting workshops. (AMC)

Cherry on Top — A tale of hunger and desire juxtaposed against heavy consumerism in urban India. The film traces a day in the life of a rag picker who goes against all odds to feed his hungry friend and himself. (AMC)

5:30 p.m.: Tell Me I'm Pretty — see 1 p.m. (AMC)



7 p.m.: The Touch — Hannah Moore had to fight to build an existence on her own terms and keep at bay the grief of being used by her father and then by a succession of boys and men. Inspired by a true story at the First Baptist Church in Lake County, Florida. (AMC)

7:30 p.m.: Tickets — see 1:30 p.m. (AMC)

9 p.m.: Liberated Zone — A bubbly comic soap opera outfitted with a sprightly assortment of zooms, flashbacks, and photo montages, the film takes place in an East German town that's developed an almost psychotic obsession with its local soccer team and its key player, a black superstar. (AMC)

9:30 p.m.: Go West — Two homosexuals — a Serb and a Bosnian — attempt to flee the besieged capital Sarajevo. (AMC)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

1 p.m.: The Viewing — No description. (AMC)

The Search — Sarah travels back to her family's native country, Austria, in search of answers about her grandmother's unspoken past. (AMC)

1:30 p.m.: Incantato — A comedy set in the Rome and Bologna of the 1920s. A shy and clumsy man goes to teach at a high school in Bologna in the hope that the city will allow him to find a wife at last. (AMC)

3 p.m.: Double Shift — A feel-good story about two deadbeat dads who become prophets of child care. (AMC)

3:30 p.m.: Switch Off — No description. (AMC)

5 p.m.: Quitters — Two chain-smoking roommates make a friendly bet to see who can go longer without smoking a cigarette. Days pass; tension mounts.

Canta — No description. (AMC)

The Apology — A man drives cross-country. He seems obsessed about getting somewhere by some time. As the story unfolds, we learn in 19 short minutes what happened 17 years ago and the reason for his quest. (AMC)

5:30 p.m.: Damn Good Dog — A look at the life and times of Uga, the world-famous mascot of the University of Georgia Bulldogs. (AMC)

7 p.m.: What's Bugging Seth — Nothing can stop a young deaf man from forming a successful bug extermination business. He finds comfort and romance with a double amputee — until an ex-lover steps back into the picture. (AMC)

The Mirror — A twisted journey of desperation, disaster, and destiny, following the lives of three men over the course of one night. (AMC)

7:30 p.m.: Incantato — see 1:30 p.m. (AMC)

9 p.m.: Hair High — George Plympton's animated tale about a 1950s high school romance turned horror. (AMC)

Guard Dog — Why do dogs bark at such innocent creatures as pigeons and squirrels... what are they afraid of? An animated film from Bill Plympton. (AMC)

The Fan & the Flower — An ill-fated and unconsummated romance between a fan and a flower magically creates a fairy-tale ending in this animated film from Bill Plympton. (AMC)

9:30 p.m.: Lost in Plain View — Two female college students are stopped by a cop, who escorts them to the stationhouse to "pay their ticket." When the cop goes from charming to seductive to psychotic, the girls try to escape across the desert. (AMC)

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