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Sat, March 31, 9:15pm

“Palaces of Pity” w/ “And I Will Rise…”

Feature in Competition

A parable on guilt and oppression set in ancient and modern Portugal; two cousins are potential heirs to their grandmother’s fortune in this wry, absurd black comedy.

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And I Will Rise if Only to Hold You Down

(Jennifer Reeder, Chicago, IL, 2012) 24 min

Nova and Candice, both 14, prepare for the high school dance while discussing the afternoon Candice spent with her birth mother. The girls express a closeness, which suggests they may...

Palaces of Pity (Palácios de Pena)

(Daniel Schmidt, New York, NY, Gabriel Abrantes, Lisboa, Portugal, 2011) 58 min

Haunted by their own directionless lives, two pre-adolescent girls reunite while visiting their ailing grandmother. In the midst of her fantasies of a medieval past – one consumed by fear...