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Film Forum Unveils Early 2010 Lineup

Film Forum Unveils Early 2010 Lineup

New York’s Film Forum has announced its lineup for the December 30-April 27 2010 season. The season will kick off with Cannes Palme d’Or winner Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon” on December 30. South Korean doc “Old Partner” by Chung-Ryoul Lee will run December 30-January 5. Ilisa Barbash & Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s “Sweetgrass” will run January 6-19. Russian Animator Andrey Khrzhanovsky brings the Nobel Prize-winning writer Joseph Brodsky to life in “A Room and a Half,” running from January 20 to February 2. Israel’s submission to the 2010 Oscars, Scandar Copti & Yaron Shani’s “Ajami” will run from February 3-16. “Lourdes,” the story of a disabled woman’s Christian pilgrimage, by Jessica Hausner runs from February 17 to March 2. Felix Moeller’s “Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Süss,” the story of a viciously anti-Semitic Nazi film and the effects its popularity had on the filmmaker’s family, will run from March 3-16. “Gomorrah” co-writer returns as writer-director-star of “Mid-August Lunch,” in a run from March 17-30. “City of Life and Death,” a film about Nanking by Hong Kong filmmaker Lu Chuan runs from March 31 to April 13. Connie Field (“The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter”) returns with a series of seven films about the campaign to end South African apartheid. The seven-film, three-part “Have You Heard from Johannesburg?” will screen from April 14-27. [Bryce J Renninger]

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