Film FOCUS: An Independent Film Festival

Category: Film & Movies

Event Date:

Monday, April 9, 2012


6:15 pm


Main Library
325 Michigan
Toledo, OH 43604

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Event Details:

Film FOCUS: An Independent Film Festival

Experience these powerful, first-run feature films by independent filmmakers.   
Mondays, March 12 - April 16, 2012 at 6:15 p.m.
McMaster Center, Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (Free parking available underground.)
These films are not subject to rating by the Motion Picture Association of America. Recommended for adults; some films may contain strong language, sexual content and violence.

The Human Resources Manager  
Monday, March 12, 2012
(Israel, Germany, France, Romania) Tragi-Comedy
The human resources manager of Jerusalem’s largest bakery is in trouble. When one of his employees, a foreign worker, is killed in a suicide bombing, the bakery is accused of indifference, and the HR Manager is sent to the victim’s hometown in Romania to make amends.

A Small Act  
Monday, March 19, 2012
(USA) Documentary
A small gift from a Swedish schoolteacher has a life-long impact on a young Kenyan boy. Powerful film.

Better This World   
Monday, March 26, 2012
(USA)  Documentary
This film follows the lives of two political protesters accused of domestic terrorism during the 2008 Republican National Convention. Engrossing true story with unexpected twists.

Louder than a Bomb   
Monday, April 2, 2012
(USA) Documentary
Both hopeful and heartbreaking this documentary tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare to compete in the world's largest youth slam. The film captures the turbulent lives of these unforgettable kids, exploring the ways writing shapes their world, and vice versa.

The Piano in a Factory   
Monday, April 9, 2012
(China) Comedy 
When Chen’s estranged wife reappears asking for a divorce and custody of their daughter, the musical girl decides she will live with whoever can provide her a piano. Chen’s struggle thus begins. When efforts to borrow money and even steal a piano fail, Chen concocts a preposterous plan - he'll make a piano from scratch! Warmly quirky comedy.
A Screaming Man   
Monday, April 16, 2012
(France, Belgium, Chad) Drama
Adam, a 60-something former swimming champion, is a pool attendant at a hotel in Chad. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son, Abdel. Meanwhile, the country is in the throes of civil war. Rebel forces attack the government while the authorities demand the population contribute to the "war effort," with money or volunteers. In a moment of weakness, Adam makes a decision that he will forever regret. Deeply emotional story.

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