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Sunday, September 29 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
American Stories: Reza Hassani Goes to the Mall (10 min), American (12 min), Drone (13 min), Backyard (28 min)

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"Reza Hassani Goes to the Mall" (10 minutes)
A trip to the mall for a recent immigrant leads to confusion and misunderstanding in this culture clash dramedy that looks at one man’s struggle to acclimate to a brave new world. Take a look at the trailer for this impressive film regarding this man's daunting struggle at http://youtu.be/XaItVAR3x-8.

"American" (12 minutes)
American shares the stories of four undocumented DREAMers, sharing the struggle to shape their identity and tracing the obstacles that burden their pursuit of citizenship. Make sure you check out the trailer for this compelling film at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsX1_JJ4W04.

"Drone" (13 minutes)
An absolutely riveting silent film highlighting a rarely discussed perspective relating to drones. Don't miss it!

"Backyard" (28 minutes)
Energy companies pursue increasingly difficult methods of fossil fuel extraction at increasing costs to the people and the environment. “Backyard” examines four states that are presently in different stages of hydro-fracking development. The results are several powerful stories of people at odds with the natural gas extraction occurring around them. Take a look at the film's trailer at http://www.everyonesbackyard.com/index.html.

Sunday September 29, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Showplace ICON Theater 150 West Roosevelt Road