March 25–April 24

Afghan Star

If American Idol were more than a has-been and a cynic judging musical talent (or the lack thereof), it would be Afghan Star.  Like its Western counterpart, the contest is open to everyone, despite gender, ethnicity or age, divisive factors that hold a greater significance in Afghanistan today.

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The Age of Stupid

From the vaults of humanity, the sole survivor (Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite) of the wasted world asks, “Why didn’t we save ourselves when we had the chance?”

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The Garden

Fourteen acres of farmland in the grain belt is an increasingly endangered entity. Fourteen acres of farmland in Los Angeles is an anomaly. Yet amongst the urban blight and memories of the 1992 L.A. riots, the South Central Farmers maintained an urban garden until bulldozers threatened to demolish their community.

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The Inheritors

From stumbling toddlers to blind elders, everyone must work for these rural Mexican families to exist. Despite the extreme working conditions and rugged terrains, the people exude a lightness of spirit.

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In Service: Iraq to Pittsburgh

In today’s digital age, it is difficult for images of war to break through our desensitization, to really hit home

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Malls R Us

After the Grand Canyon, Cabela’s Hunting and Fishing Outfitter is the second most visited tourist attraction. America has a thing for the built environment, and one of the most ubiquitous footprints on our built environment might be the shopping mall.

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Mid–August Lunch

Director Gianni Di Gregorio explained the impetus for his role in the film with his statement, “I played the leading role because while I was explaining to the crew that we needed to find a middle-aged man, more or less an alcoholic, who had lived for years with his mother, I realized that all eyes were turned to me.

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Paseo

A single mother is restless with the grind of her city life. As the radio references global pop culture, she escapes quietly to the Chilean countryside to visit the father of her child and the environment which threatens to disappear.

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Pray The Devil Back To Hell

Before Americans were celebrating progress, as represented by the race between a black man and a woman, a woman took to a podium and boldly pledged to steer her country toward reform.

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A Sea Change

It is one thing to face an aquarium of water with your grandchild and answer his curiosities. It’s another thing to face the immense ocean and understand the consequences of humanity’s disregard.

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Weaving Girl

Two textile workers smoke their cigarettes during a brief break from the reality of reduced lunch breaks, docked pay and chemicals.

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The Wondrous World of Laundry

On one side of the border, high-class hotel guests sleep on crisp, clean sheets. On the other side, four hundred workers labor day and night, quickly, efficiently and routinely for low wages.

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Yodok Stories

If the gravity of a totalitarian regime seems ill fitting as the subject for a musical, Yodok Stories is mind changing. Inspired by the theatrics of the communist parades he once filmed in North Korea, acclaimed Polish Director Andrzej Fidyk conceived of the idea to portray the conflict of the split nation in a musical.

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Z32

An ex-soldier faces the reality of a revenge killing operation. His girlfriend faces the reality that she may love a murderer. Z32 is the dialogue that confronts what has not been confronted between them.

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In the news:

"Faces" Film Festival Continues

CMU film fest puts face on globalization

Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival explores wide-reaching cinema

Carlow University Collaborates with Carnegie Mellon University for Film Festival

Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival gives foreign movies their day in the sun

Are you a Bike Pittsburgh member? Bring your membership card and save 50% on your admission to our opening reception and film, The Age of Stupid.

Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival Explores "Faces of Globalization"

A Chance to Win $1000 in a
Short Film Competition Hosted
by Carnegie Mellon University

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