2012 | USA | NR | 118 min.
In the history of commercial airline travel, there have only been 14 major plane crashes with a sole survivor. This stirring documentary follows the journey of George Lamson, the sole survivor of a the 1985 Galaxy Airlines Flight 203 crash that claimed the lives of 73 others near Reno, Nevada. More than a quarter century later, George is still coping with the emotional and mental trauma brought on by the accident, and reaches out to the 13 other sole survivors to find support, including Cecelia Cichan, who survived the Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crash near Detroit in 1987. Together, the survivors open up to the camera and tell their miraculous stories. In Person: Filmmakers and Sole Survivors.
Sat 12 noon Lars Hockstad Auditorium | Sat 6 pm Lars Hockstad Auditorium
The World is Ours
2012 | Spain | NR | 87 min.
You may sense something is different about this laugh-out-loud Spanish caper comedy: maybe it’s the spot-on satire of the economic situation in Spain, or perhaps it’s how fresh and goofy the characters are; but the main difference is that this film doesn’t have that cookie-cutter, sequel/remake/retread quality of American comedies that get a few cheap laughs at the expense of your intelligence. This silly and over-the-top comedy follows two bumbling hoodlums trapped at the bank they meant to rob when an unemployed man arrives with explosives, looking to make a political statement by blowing himself up–along with everyone inside the bank. A great look at the collapse of Spanish society, this is a comedy not to miss.
Sat 3pm Lars Hockstad Auditorium | Sat 9 pm Lars Hockstad Auditorium