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We're Desperate (Get Used to It) (Episode #1013H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

CHECKMATE - England
Jan learns that staying in an asylum can make anyone crazy. He challenges his evaluator to a game of chess to prove that he should be released. The stakes could not be higher in this tense battle of wills. Written, edited, and directed by Navarro Aydemir. Principal cast: Gergo Danka, Shakyra Dowling, Daniel Wiltshire, Sibel Unver, Alex Murphy, and Adam Cunningham.
NORTHEAST FRONT - Mexico/USA
In a city held hostage by drug cartels, a hard-working single mother supports her kids all on her own. Her son has gotten in trouble and as a result she must to pay off his debt to a drug dealer. Suddenly up against an unthinkable threat, she does everything in her power to keep her family safe and alive in this heart-stopping true story. Written, edited, and directed by Angela Torres Camarena. Principal cast: Evangelina Sosa, Luis Felipe Tovar, Edgar Orozco, and Octavio Lowry.
A DOCTOR'S JOB - Peru/USA
In order to make ends meet, a stubborn but caring emergency room physician has to moonlight as a taxi driver. His pride and ethics are challenged everyday. He is used to life and death situations in the hospital, but when they bleed over into his taxi job, things get really hairy. Will this be his worst day on the job or the answer to all of his prayers? Written and directed by Julio Ramos. Principal cast: Miguel Iza, Luis Menezes, and Christian Ojeda.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

School Days (Episode #1012H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

FIRST MATCH - USA
In the testosterone-fueled sport of wrestling, Mo faces one of her toughest battles preparing for her first match on the boys team. Her father, a former outstanding wrestler himself, doesn't think a girl has what it takes to wrestle. Not only does Mo have to battle for the respect of her male teammates, but also for the respect of her father. Written and directed by Olivia Newman. Principal cast: Nyasa Bakker, Anslem Richardson, Zach Lombardo, and Juan Freire.
PUBLIC - USA
When Sharde is forced to show up for Mrs. Harrington's after school program, the lessons become personal. Image is everything in high school. Teenagers can be cruel and rumors spread like wildfire in the hallways. Their adversarial relationship takes on a new light when each one has surprising secrets revealed during detention. Can they trust each other to keep each others secret? Written and directed by Jeannie Donohoe. Principal cast: Anne Sorce, Shanice Spencer, Stanley Rodriguez, and Phyllis Johnson.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

The Company of Men (Episode #1005H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 5:31 AM

BREAK A LEG - Canada
Are you a folder or a crumpler? While eating breakfast in a cafe, a hit man asks his next victim this unusual question. The tightly wound assassin simultaneously threatens and regales his companion about his startling beliefs about human behavior. Only when he gives his ultimatum do we learn the shocking identity of his next casualty. Written and directed by Jesse Shamata. Principal cast: Chuck Shamata, Gage Munroe and Conrad Bereschneider.
THE CANDIDATE - USA
A man's worth can be judged by the caliber of his enemies. In the cutthroat world of big business, no truer words have been spoken. Burton Grunzer, a hyper-aggressive and confident dealmaker, lives in the pressure cooker of a Fortune 500 company. A bumbling co-worker is protected by someone high up and his blunders in the board room are damaging Burton's reputation. As luck would have it, Burton is contacted by a secret organization called the Society for United Action. Intrigued, he agrees to meet with a representative from the society with an interesting proposition. If you could kill off your most aggravating co-worker and get away with it, would you? Directed by David Karlak. Principal cast: Tom Gulager, Thomas F. Duffy, Robert Picardo, Meghan Markle, and Vyto Ruginis.

Imagine A World Without Me (Episode #911H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

SEE YOU - DENMARK
14 year old Nete's world collapses when her twin brother Noah is killed in a car accident. The family decides to move to Copenhagen to start life anew. Nete, still traumatized by her brother's death, begins classes in a new school, but the day she starts, she finds she is not the only new student. To everyone else he is just the new boy, but Nete is in total shock - because the boy looks exactly like her brother. Get out your handkerchiefs for a surprising and touching film highlighting the important connection between brothers and sisters. Written and directed by Jesper Waldvogel Rasmussen. The film was short listed for the 2009 Academy Awards. Principal cast: Coco Hjardemaal, Mikkel Juul Jensen, Henrik Birch and Julie Carlsen.

School Days (Episode #1012H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

FIRST MATCH - USA
In the testosterone-fueled sport of wrestling, Mo faces one of her toughest battles preparing for her first match on the boys team. Her father, a former outstanding wrestler himself, doesn't think a girl has what it takes to wrestle. Not only does Mo have to battle for the respect of her male teammates, but also for the respect of her father. Written and directed by Olivia Newman. Principal cast: Nyasa Bakker, Anslem Richardson, Zach Lombardo, and Juan Freire.
PUBLIC - USA
When Sharde is forced to show up for Mrs. Harrington's after school program, the lessons become personal. Image is everything in high school. Teenagers can be cruel and rumors spread like wildfire in the hallways. Their adversarial relationship takes on a new light when each one has surprising secrets revealed during detention. Can they trust each other to keep each others secret? Written and directed by Jeannie Donohoe. Principal cast: Anne Sorce, Shanice Spencer, Stanley Rodriguez, and Phyllis Johnson.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

The Company of Men (Episode #1005H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 -- 11:31 PM

BREAK A LEG - Canada
Are you a folder or a crumpler? While eating breakfast in a cafe, a hit man asks his next victim this unusual question. The tightly wound assassin simultaneously threatens and regales his companion about his startling beliefs about human behavior. Only when he gives his ultimatum do we learn the shocking identity of his next casualty. Written and directed by Jesse Shamata. Principal cast: Chuck Shamata, Gage Munroe and Conrad Bereschneider.
THE CANDIDATE - USA
A man's worth can be judged by the caliber of his enemies. In the cutthroat world of big business, no truer words have been spoken. Burton Grunzer, a hyper-aggressive and confident dealmaker, lives in the pressure cooker of a Fortune 500 company. A bumbling co-worker is protected by someone high up and his blunders in the board room are damaging Burton's reputation. As luck would have it, Burton is contacted by a secret organization called the Society for United Action. Intrigued, he agrees to meet with a representative from the society with an interesting proposition. If you could kill off your most aggravating co-worker and get away with it, would you? Directed by David Karlak. Principal cast: Tom Gulager, Thomas F. Duffy, Robert Picardo, Meghan Markle, and Vyto Ruginis.

Imagine A World Without Me (Episode #911H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

SEE YOU - DENMARK
14 year old Nete's world collapses when her twin brother Noah is killed in a car accident. The family decides to move to Copenhagen to start life anew. Nete, still traumatized by her brother's death, begins classes in a new school, but the day she starts, she finds she is not the only new student. To everyone else he is just the new boy, but Nete is in total shock - because the boy looks exactly like her brother. Get out your handkerchiefs for a surprising and touching film highlighting the important connection between brothers and sisters. Written and directed by Jesper Waldvogel Rasmussen. The film was short listed for the 2009 Academy Awards. Principal cast: Coco Hjardemaal, Mikkel Juul Jensen, Henrik Birch and Julie Carlsen.

School Days (Episode #1012H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

FIRST MATCH - USA
In the testosterone-fueled sport of wrestling, Mo faces one of her toughest battles preparing for her first match on the boys team. Her father, a former outstanding wrestler himself, doesn't think a girl has what it takes to wrestle. Not only does Mo have to battle for the respect of her male teammates, but also for the respect of her father. Written and directed by Olivia Newman. Principal cast: Nyasa Bakker, Anslem Richardson, Zach Lombardo, and Juan Freire.
PUBLIC - USA
When Sharde is forced to show up for Mrs. Harrington's after school program, the lessons become personal. Image is everything in high school. Teenagers can be cruel and rumors spread like wildfire in the hallways. Their adversarial relationship takes on a new light when each one has surprising secrets revealed during detention. Can they trust each other to keep each others secret? Written and directed by Jeannie Donohoe. Principal cast: Anne Sorce, Shanice Spencer, Stanley Rodriguez, and Phyllis Johnson.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

Psycho Killer (Episode #1007H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

INTERVIEW - Germany
An ambitious reporter might have the scoop of his life in an interview with a possible serial killer named Tillmann. What motivates the killer to do what he does? Just as important of a question - what motivates the reporter to ask the question? An even more important question - what's inside the box Tillmann brought to the interview? An intense face-to-face thriller unravels more than one dark secret on both sides. Edited and directed by Sebastian Marka. Principal cast: Antje Widdra, Stephan Grossman, and Florian Panzer.
THE PIANO TUNER - France
A piano prodigy shuns his career after a horrible audition and becomes a piano tuner, pretending to be blind to get better business. He becomes exposed to the intimate details of his clients' lives unbeknownst to them. One day he finds himself welcomed into a crime scene, and his charade becomes an edge-of-your-seat game of life and death. Written and directed by Olivier Treiner. The film won the French equivalent of the Academy Award for best short French film in 2012. Principal cast: Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet, Gregory Gadebois, and Daniele Lebrun.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 27, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

School Days (Episode #1012H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

FIRST MATCH - USA
In the testosterone-fueled sport of wrestling, Mo faces one of her toughest battles preparing for her first match on the boys team. Her father, a former outstanding wrestler himself, doesn't think a girl has what it takes to wrestle. Not only does Mo have to battle for the respect of her male teammates, but also for the respect of her father. Written and directed by Olivia Newman. Principal cast: Nyasa Bakker, Anslem Richardson, Zach Lombardo, and Juan Freire.
PUBLIC - USA
When Sharde is forced to show up for Mrs. Harrington's after school program, the lessons become personal. Image is everything in high school. Teenagers can be cruel and rumors spread like wildfire in the hallways. Their adversarial relationship takes on a new light when each one has surprising secrets revealed during detention. Can they trust each other to keep each others secret? Written and directed by Jeannie Donohoe. Principal cast: Anne Sorce, Shanice Spencer, Stanley Rodriguez, and Phyllis Johnson.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

In Sickness and In Health (Episode #909H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 20, 2012 -- 11:30 PM

LOVE SONG OF ISKRA PRUFROCK - Australia
Iskra Prufrock is a Croatian refugee who works as an X-ray technician.In an effort to recover from her violent past, she has made her life one of ritual with little contact with others. She finds her life a lonely one. That is until she meets Leo. Nothing in her life has been easy, and she soon learns, neither is love. Written and directed by Lucy Gaffy. Principal cast: Victoria Haralabidou and Luke Elliot.
VISITING HOURS - England
A man wakes up after 15 days in a coma and is told by his wife they have been in a serious car accident. As Paul's memory slowly returns, they realize they have a difficult decision to make that will test the depth of their love. Written, edited and directed by Steve Hughes.Principal cast: Danny Webb and Alexandra Boyd.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

Mind Benders (Episode #1004H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 4:02 AM

COLOUR BLEED - England/Poland
A young creative and idealistic girl dreams of brighter days in a dim Eastern European city. Her fate is inextricably sealed when she crosses paths with a scheming and enigmatic old woman, who harbors a dark secret. A cold act of cruelty will fracture the very foundations of a city. Directed, written, produced, and edited by Peter Szewczyk. Peter has contributed his talents to the feature films Harry Potter, Shrek, Star Wars, Ice Age and Avatar. This is his directorial debut. Principal cast: Anna Barry and Milla Karkkainen.
WEST OF THE MOON - USA
The memory of a long lost love triggers an old man to recall the odd set of circumstances that led to his having a grenade as a heart and a monkey inside his head. A wildly inventive and visually amazing film inviting comparisons to the work of Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton. The film is directed by Brent Bonacorso and based on the book of children's essays entitled The Colored Monster Has No Mouth by Roger Omar. Principal cast: Jacob Whitkin, Michael Garbe, Amber Noelle, and Christopher Tomafelli. West of the Moon won the top prize at five film festivals in 2011.
EGG BREAKERS - Germany
A game of one-upmanship gets out of hand. In a surreal landscape two creatures learn that if eyelids were lips at the same time, they would also be able to lay eggs ... say what?! Animated by Emanuel Strixner.

The Golden Years (Episode #1001H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

THE BIRTHDAY CIRCLE - England
Two young children defiantly claim independence in their own home, but are implored by their frustrated elders to consider external care. This unique film places mature dialogue literally in the mouths of babes making for an uncomfortable, but illuminating look at the cruel irony of aging. What results is a role reversal dark comedy of brutal honesty. Directed and produced by Philip Lepherd. Principal cast: Matthew Marsh, Orson Lepherd, Rafe Lepherd, and Rosemary Smith.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT - England
It's not everyday you fall in love, but in 70-year-old Arthur's case he can and does. When he spots Ruth in the retirement home, he knows in his heart he has finally found his soul mate. Directed by Michael Davies, the short film shows that you are never too old to fall in love. Principal cast: John Hurt, Phyllida Law, and Barry McCarthy. Love at First Sight won the top prize at six film festivals and was shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award.
DANNY & ANNIE - USA
In a simple analogy, the old Brooklynite Danny Perasa says that marriage is like color TV. Once you have it, you never want to go back to black and white. He has been married to Annie for 25 years. The couple recounts their life together from their first date (on which Danny proposed) to Danny's final days with terminal cancer. This remarkable couple personifies the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people. Directed and animated by brothers Mike and Tim Rauch.

Mind Benders (Episode #1004H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 10:02 PM

COLOUR BLEED - England/Poland
A young creative and idealistic girl dreams of brighter days in a dim Eastern European city. Her fate is inextricably sealed when she crosses paths with a scheming and enigmatic old woman, who harbors a dark secret. A cold act of cruelty will fracture the very foundations of a city. Directed, written, produced, and edited by Peter Szewczyk. Peter has contributed his talents to the feature films Harry Potter, Shrek, Star Wars, Ice Age and Avatar. This is his directorial debut. Principal cast: Anna Barry and Milla Karkkainen.
WEST OF THE MOON - USA
The memory of a long lost love triggers an old man to recall the odd set of circumstances that led to his having a grenade as a heart and a monkey inside his head. A wildly inventive and visually amazing film inviting comparisons to the work of Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton. The film is directed by Brent Bonacorso and based on the book of children's essays entitled The Colored Monster Has No Mouth by Roger Omar. Principal cast: Jacob Whitkin, Michael Garbe, Amber Noelle, and Christopher Tomafelli. West of the Moon won the top prize at five film festivals in 2011.
EGG BREAKERS - Germany
A game of one-upmanship gets out of hand. In a surreal landscape two creatures learn that if eyelids were lips at the same time, they would also be able to lay eggs ... say what?! Animated by Emanuel Strixner.

The Golden Years (Episode #1001H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

THE BIRTHDAY CIRCLE - England
Two young children defiantly claim independence in their own home, but are implored by their frustrated elders to consider external care. This unique film places mature dialogue literally in the mouths of babes making for an uncomfortable, but illuminating look at the cruel irony of aging. What results is a role reversal dark comedy of brutal honesty. Directed and produced by Philip Lepherd. Principal cast: Matthew Marsh, Orson Lepherd, Rafe Lepherd, and Rosemary Smith.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT - England
It's not everyday you fall in love, but in 70-year-old Arthur's case he can and does. When he spots Ruth in the retirement home, he knows in his heart he has finally found his soul mate. Directed by Michael Davies, the short film shows that you are never too old to fall in love. Principal cast: John Hurt, Phyllida Law, and Barry McCarthy. Love at First Sight won the top prize at six film festivals and was shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award.
DANNY & ANNIE - USA
In a simple analogy, the old Brooklynite Danny Perasa says that marriage is like color TV. Once you have it, you never want to go back to black and white. He has been married to Annie for 25 years. The couple recounts their life together from their first date (on which Danny proposed) to Danny's final days with terminal cancer. This remarkable couple personifies the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people. Directed and animated by brothers Mike and Tim Rauch.

Living In Dangerous Times (Episode #906H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

HAPPY SUSHI - USA
Don't you just hate when sit down at a table with uneven legs? It's even more of a pain when this happens at a restaurant. If that's not bad enough, the sushi chef and the waiter are having a heated argument in front of the customers. Oh well, so much for an enjoyable dinning experience. In times like this, our protagonist learns it's best to keep a low profile. Directed and edited by Andy Green. Principal cast: Paul Adelstein, Mirrah Foulkes, Hidetoshi Imura and Ken'ichi Iwabuchi.
CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE - New Zealand
A barefoot boy tries his hand at chopping firewood with his father's razor sharp axe. The axe is so heavy he decides to balance himself by resting one foot on the chopping block. Did we mention he's barefoot? Kids (and adults)...don't try this at home. Written and directed by Jason Stutter. Principal cast: Cameron Stevens.
THE ONE LAST TIME - USA
A bank in downtown Los Angeles. The last customers of the day are finishing up their business. What they don't know is that two different groups of robbers have decided to rob the same bank, on the same day and at the same time. Now throw in the cast from Wizard of Oz, a bunch of super heroes and a lot of guns. Just when you think it can't get any weirder, it does. This isn't going to be pretty. Written, produced and directed by Scott Weintrob. Principal cast: Glenn Ratcliffe, Tony Okungbowa, Sam Ireifej, Patrick Prentiss and Lenore Thomas.
PARK - France
Welcome to a big park in a city, not like any other in cities around the world, where people come to enjoy their day. But on this day, four strangers are going to find their lives forever entwined in this heart-pounding tale of chance, mistaken perceptions and unforeseen consequences. Directed by Thierry Espasa. Principal cast: Laurent Bariohay, Yohann Oisiou, Peggy Korum, Gerard Bontoux, David Chenaud and Pablo Perez.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

Marriage Is A Sentence (Episode #910H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

CONVERSATION PIECE - England
An ingenious musical, Jean notices a chip on a treasured vase. She accuses her husband. He, of course, denies it. Employing a variety of tactics, she gets him to confess. Written and directed by Joe Tunmer, the music matches every syllable of dialogue to every note from a 1966 improvised recording entitled "Conversation Piece" by cornetist Rex Stewart. Principal cast: Celia Imrie and John Henshaw.
THIS IS CHRISTMAS - England
The table has been set for a beautiful romantic dinner. Unfortunately,the first course includes a heaping helping of deeply buried resentment - a dish that is best served very, very cold. The next time you are invited to a Christmas dinner, be sure to try the parsnips. A black comedy written and directed by Alex Norris. Principal cast: Maggie Saunders and Colin Campbell.
SEEDS OF THE FALL - Sweden
Middle-aged Rolf and Eva live in a passionless relationship full of sexual frustration. Then a like a bulldozer, in fact, a real bulldozer...comes to shake up their lives forever. It's at this point that next-door neighbor Glenn comes knocking with a rather unusual offer. Welcome to the quirky, off-kilter world of writer/director Patrik Eklund. The film won top prize at the Cannes Film Festival and was short listed for a 2011 Academy Award. Principal cast: Jacob Nordenson, Anki Larsson, Daniel Rudstedt, Camilla Larsson and Svante Grundberg.

Last Flight (Episode #1011H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

NORTH ATLANTIC - Portugal/England
Golf-Tango-Tango ... is anybody out there? A surprised air traffic controller on a remote island receives a transatlantic call for help from a lost plane. As the night and events unfold, it is clear that their new-found friendship will not last through the night. Their conversation is one the air traffic controller won't ever forget. Written, directed and produced by Bernardo Nascimento. Principal cast: Francesco Tavares and Clive Russell.
YURI LENNON'S LANDING ON ALPHA 46 - Germany/Switzerland
Undocked from the mother ship, cosmonaut Yuri Lennon begins his harrowing journey through space. His journey takes him out to the far reaches of space to investigate mysterious transmissions emanating from Alpha 46. He is confronted with an extraordinary paradox, which may lead to the end of the world as we know it. An amazing movie done in one shot capturing the claustrophobic feeling, the extreme isolation and danger of spaceflight. Written and directed by Anthony Vouardoux. Principal cast: Marc Hosemann.

Marriage Is A Sentence (Episode #910H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

CONVERSATION PIECE - England
An ingenious musical, Jean notices a chip on a treasured vase. She accuses her husband. He, of course, denies it. Employing a variety of tactics, she gets him to confess. Written and directed by Joe Tunmer, the music matches every syllable of dialogue to every note from a 1966 improvised recording entitled "Conversation Piece" by cornetist Rex Stewart. Principal cast: Celia Imrie and John Henshaw.
THIS IS CHRISTMAS - England
The table has been set for a beautiful romantic dinner. Unfortunately,the first course includes a heaping helping of deeply buried resentment - a dish that is best served very, very cold. The next time you are invited to a Christmas dinner, be sure to try the parsnips. A black comedy written and directed by Alex Norris. Principal cast: Maggie Saunders and Colin Campbell.
SEEDS OF THE FALL - Sweden
Middle-aged Rolf and Eva live in a passionless relationship full of sexual frustration. Then a like a bulldozer, in fact, a real bulldozer...comes to shake up their lives forever. It's at this point that next-door neighbor Glenn comes knocking with a rather unusual offer. Welcome to the quirky, off-kilter world of writer/director Patrik Eklund. The film won top prize at the Cannes Film Festival and was short listed for a 2011 Academy Award. Principal cast: Jacob Nordenson, Anki Larsson, Daniel Rudstedt, Camilla Larsson and Svante Grundberg.

Last Flight (Episode #1011H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

NORTH ATLANTIC - Portugal/England
Golf-Tango-Tango ... is anybody out there? A surprised air traffic controller on a remote island receives a transatlantic call for help from a lost plane. As the night and events unfold, it is clear that their new-found friendship will not last through the night. Their conversation is one the air traffic controller won't ever forget. Written, directed and produced by Bernardo Nascimento. Principal cast: Francesco Tavares and Clive Russell.
YURI LENNON'S LANDING ON ALPHA 46 - Germany/Switzerland
Undocked from the mother ship, cosmonaut Yuri Lennon begins his harrowing journey through space. His journey takes him out to the far reaches of space to investigate mysterious transmissions emanating from Alpha 46. He is confronted with an extraordinary paradox, which may lead to the end of the world as we know it. An amazing movie done in one shot capturing the claustrophobic feeling, the extreme isolation and danger of spaceflight. Written and directed by Anthony Vouardoux. Principal cast: Marc Hosemann.

Lost and Found (Episode #901H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 13, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

THE LOST THING - Australia
A boy discovers a bizarre looking creature while out collecting bottle caps one day at the beach. Realizing it is lost, he tries to find out where it belongs, but everyone else is too busy or wrapped up in their own life to care. The boy decides it is up to him to find its home. The surreal animation comes from the mind of children's book writer Shaun Tan who also directed this 2011 Academy Award winning film. A beautiful allegory exploring how we take for granted the world around us and how we ourselves at times feel like we don't belong.
INK - Australia
A graffiti artist uses art to come to terms with a long lost toy and a stolen childhood. As she reflects back on what might have been, she struggles to trust or get close to anyone. One day her work attracts the attention of a young man. He identifies with the image and feels a strong bond with her. Tracking her down will not be easy. Can two wounded souls find the courage to piece together the confusing fragments of the past that may lead to some resolution and healing? Written and directed by Justine Wallace. Narrated by Cassandra Magrath.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

An Arrow Through The Heart (Episode #908H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 11:29 PM

GOD OF LOVE - USA
Academy Award Winner 2011 Best Live Action Short.. Meet Raymond Goodfellow, a multi-talented artist who combines lounge singing with his champion dart throwing ability. He has fallen head over heels for his bass player, but she's in love with the guitarist. His prayers are answered, or so he thinks, when he receives a package of passion-inducing darts. Principal cast: Luke Matheny, Marian Brock, Christopher Hirsh, Emily Young and Miguel Rosales.
SHOOTING BLANKS - Ireland
The loneliest feeling in the world is to love someone who doesn't love you. Cupid is an admitted alcoholic who has had his own heart broken one too many times. If he can't be happy in love, why should anyone else? A new love potion offers him one last shot at redemption.Have his own bitter experiences poisoned him forever or will he be able to shoot a bull's eye for Zoe and Martin? Written and directed by Liam Gavin. Principal cast: Luke De Wolfson, Amy Phillips and Mark Holloway.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 13, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 -- 10:29 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

That's My Boy (Episode #907H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

FRANSWA SHARL - Australia
Twelve year old Greg has inherited his macho father's competitive streak and needs to be the center of attention. On a family holiday in Fiji they have different ideas about what it takes to be a man. When his behavior fails to amuse his father, Greg set out to win him back while still staying true to himself. Greg shows that remaining the "#1 Son" requires a certain amount of ingenuity. Director Hannah Hilliard's humorous tale is based on a true story and won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival. Principal cast: Callan Mc Auliffe?,Ivy Latimer, John Batchelor and Steve Le Marquand?.
PARACHUTE -USA
A precocious young boy plays with toy paratroopers in his front yard and witnesses a man and a woman engaged in an extramarital affair. He confronts the man, and after an awkward beginning, and a little adventure at the mini-mart, they develop an unlikely friendship. Directed by Paul Grellong and Lucas Fleischer. Principal cast: Lucas Fleischer, Brandon Ratcliffe, Tara Karsian and Emily Kosloski.

Last Flight (Episode #1011H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

NORTH ATLANTIC - Portugal/England
Golf-Tango-Tango ... is anybody out there? A surprised air traffic controller on a remote island receives a transatlantic call for help from a lost plane. As the night and events unfold, it is clear that their new-found friendship will not last through the night. Their conversation is one the air traffic controller won't ever forget. Written, directed and produced by Bernardo Nascimento. Principal cast: Francesco Tavares and Clive Russell.
YURI LENNON'S LANDING ON ALPHA 46 - Germany/Switzerland
Undocked from the mother ship, cosmonaut Yuri Lennon begins his harrowing journey through space. His journey takes him out to the far reaches of space to investigate mysterious transmissions emanating from Alpha 46. He is confronted with an extraordinary paradox, which may lead to the end of the world as we know it. An amazing movie done in one shot capturing the claustrophobic feeling, the extreme isolation and danger of spaceflight. Written and directed by Anthony Vouardoux. Principal cast: Marc Hosemann.

That's My Boy (Episode #907H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 -- 11:30 PM

FRANSWA SHARL - Australia
Twelve year old Greg has inherited his macho father's competitive streak and needs to be the center of attention. On a family holiday in Fiji they have different ideas about what it takes to be a man. When his behavior fails to amuse his father, Greg set out to win him back while still staying true to himself. Greg shows that remaining the "#1 Son" requires a certain amount of ingenuity. Director Hannah Hilliard's humorous tale is based on a true story and won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival. Principal cast: Callan Mc Auliffe?,Ivy Latimer, John Batchelor and Steve Le Marquand?.
PARACHUTE -USA
A precocious young boy plays with toy paratroopers in his front yard and witnesses a man and a woman engaged in an extramarital affair. He confronts the man, and after an awkward beginning, and a little adventure at the mini-mart, they develop an unlikely friendship. Directed by Paul Grellong and Lucas Fleischer. Principal cast: Lucas Fleischer, Brandon Ratcliffe, Tara Karsian and Emily Kosloski.

Last Flight (Episode #1011H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

NORTH ATLANTIC - Portugal/England
Golf-Tango-Tango ... is anybody out there? A surprised air traffic controller on a remote island receives a transatlantic call for help from a lost plane. As the night and events unfold, it is clear that their new-found friendship will not last through the night. Their conversation is one the air traffic controller won't ever forget. Written, directed and produced by Bernardo Nascimento. Principal cast: Francesco Tavares and Clive Russell.
YURI LENNON'S LANDING ON ALPHA 46 - Germany/Switzerland
Undocked from the mother ship, cosmonaut Yuri Lennon begins his harrowing journey through space. His journey takes him out to the far reaches of space to investigate mysterious transmissions emanating from Alpha 46. He is confronted with an extraordinary paradox, which may lead to the end of the world as we know it. An amazing movie done in one shot capturing the claustrophobic feeling, the extreme isolation and danger of spaceflight. Written and directed by Anthony Vouardoux. Principal cast: Marc Hosemann.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 -- 7:29 PM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

In Sickness and In Health (Episode #909H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

LOVE SONG OF ISKRA PRUFROCK - Australia
Iskra Prufrock is a Croatian refugee who works as an X-ray technician.In an effort to recover from her violent past, she has made her life one of ritual with little contact with others. She finds her life a lonely one. That is until she meets Leo. Nothing in her life has been easy, and she soon learns, neither is love. Written and directed by Lucy Gaffy. Principal cast: Victoria Haralabidou and Luke Elliot.
VISITING HOURS - England
A man wakes up after 15 days in a coma and is told by his wife they have been in a serious car accident. As Paul's memory slowly returns, they realize they have a difficult decision to make that will test the depth of their love. Written, edited and directed by Steve Hughes.Principal cast: Danny Webb and Alexandra Boyd.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

Innocence Lost (Episode #1010H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

CROSSING SALWEEN - Ireland
Along the Thailand border in Eastern Burma, nine-year-old Ko Reh finds herself orphaned after the massacre of her village and family by the military junta. She must now make the arduous journey with the help of a mysterious stranger to the Salween River that separates the horrors of Burma from the safety of Thailand. Will her late father's enduring love and promise of assistance from a forest spirit be enough to shepherd her across the river where so many others have fallen? Written and directed by Brian O'Malley and based on a short story by Gary Moore. Principal cast: Ronnachai Wijitto, Thanawut Kedsaro, and Danai Thiengtham. The little girl (Ronnachai) is a refugee. What is also amazing is the she had never acted before and beat out many trained actors for the role.
FENCES - Australia
Eight-year-old Lucas' father is a forensic crime scene detective. He argues with his ex-wife to look after Lucas while called to a crime scene, but she's too busy. Forced to take the boy, will Lucas stay put in the car or will he discover what his daddy does for a living? Directed by Tim Dean. Principal cast: Trent Heath, Brett Swain, Nicole Nabout, and Victoria Eagger.

In Sickness and In Health (Episode #909H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 7, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

LOVE SONG OF ISKRA PRUFROCK - Australia
Iskra Prufrock is a Croatian refugee who works as an X-ray technician.In an effort to recover from her violent past, she has made her life one of ritual with little contact with others. She finds her life a lonely one. That is until she meets Leo. Nothing in her life has been easy, and she soon learns, neither is love. Written and directed by Lucy Gaffy. Principal cast: Victoria Haralabidou and Luke Elliot.
VISITING HOURS - England
A man wakes up after 15 days in a coma and is told by his wife they have been in a serious car accident. As Paul's memory slowly returns, they realize they have a difficult decision to make that will test the depth of their love. Written, edited and directed by Steve Hughes.Principal cast: Danny Webb and Alexandra Boyd.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

Innocence Lost (Episode #1010H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 7, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

CROSSING SALWEEN - Ireland
Along the Thailand border in Eastern Burma, nine-year-old Ko Reh finds herself orphaned after the massacre of her village and family by the military junta. She must now make the arduous journey with the help of a mysterious stranger to the Salween River that separates the horrors of Burma from the safety of Thailand. Will her late father's enduring love and promise of assistance from a forest spirit be enough to shepherd her across the river where so many others have fallen? Written and directed by Brian O'Malley and based on a short story by Gary Moore. Principal cast: Ronnachai Wijitto, Thanawut Kedsaro, and Danai Thiengtham. The little girl (Ronnachai) is a refugee. What is also amazing is the she had never acted before and beat out many trained actors for the role.
FENCES - Australia
Eight-year-old Lucas' father is a forensic crime scene detective. He argues with his ex-wife to look after Lucas while called to a crime scene, but she's too busy. Forced to take the boy, will Lucas stay put in the car or will he discover what his daddy does for a living? Directed by Tim Dean. Principal cast: Trent Heath, Brett Swain, Nicole Nabout, and Victoria Eagger.

Imagine A World Without Me (Episode #911H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 6, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

SEE YOU - DENMARK
14 year old Nete's world collapses when her twin brother Noah is killed in a car accident. The family decides to move to Copenhagen to start life anew. Nete, still traumatized by her brother's death, begins classes in a new school, but the day she starts, she finds she is not the only new student. To everyone else he is just the new boy, but Nete is in total shock - because the boy looks exactly like her brother. Get out your handkerchiefs for a surprising and touching film highlighting the important connection between brothers and sisters. Written and directed by Jesper Waldvogel Rasmussen. The film was short listed for the 2009 Academy Awards. Principal cast: Coco Hjardemaal, Mikkel Juul Jensen, Henrik Birch and Julie Carlsen.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 7, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Modern Times (Episode #1008H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 5, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

DAS TUB - New Zealand
Lost in the frozen depths of the ocean, a German submarine crew find themselves encountering objects stranger than they can fathom. The truth turns their world topsy-turvy leaving them literally and figuratively in over their heads. A satiric homage to the classic German feature Das Boot. Directed by James Cunningham.
WATCHING - England
A young man sits alone in a cafe spying on the cute waitress not knowing that he himself is being watched. When a stranger approaches him and strikes up a conversation, he is given an opportunity that could change his life forever. Opportunities present themselves for the briefest of moments. If you miss them they don't come back, but is the risk worth it? Directed by Max Myers. Principal cast: Ian Hart, Charlie Cattrall, and Susannah Fielding.
ABOVE THE KNEE - Canada
Jack's restrictive suit and tie career has never been a good fit for him. His home and love life is also in a rut. A radical shake up is in order. When he breaks the mold at work by dressing differently, all of his relationships miraculously improve and actually sets his colleagues free to also express themselves. Director, writer, and producer Greg Atkins tackles sexual politics and the tyranny of gender conformity with a wry comedic touch. Principal cast: Stephen Bogeart, Naomi Sniekus, Allen Altman, and Victoria Adilman.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 6, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

Innocence Lost (Episode #1010H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 1, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

CROSSING SALWEEN - Ireland
Along the Thailand border in Eastern Burma, nine-year-old Ko Reh finds herself orphaned after the massacre of her village and family by the military junta. She must now make the arduous journey with the help of a mysterious stranger to the Salween River that separates the horrors of Burma from the safety of Thailand. Will her late father's enduring love and promise of assistance from a forest spirit be enough to shepherd her across the river where so many others have fallen? Written and directed by Brian O'Malley and based on a short story by Gary Moore. Principal cast: Ronnachai Wijitto, Thanawut Kedsaro, and Danai Thiengtham. The little girl (Ronnachai) is a refugee. What is also amazing is the she had never acted before and beat out many trained actors for the role.
FENCES - Australia
Eight-year-old Lucas' father is a forensic crime scene detective. He argues with his ex-wife to look after Lucas while called to a crime scene, but she's too busy. Forced to take the boy, will Lucas stay put in the car or will he discover what his daddy does for a living? Directed by Tim Dean. Principal cast: Trent Heath, Brett Swain, Nicole Nabout, and Victoria Eagger.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 2, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 2, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • KQET (DT25) Over the Air: Wed 8/27

      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

    • Week of 8/25: Sutro Tower work (including KQED 9 Over the Air)

      (Affects several San Francisco TV & Radio stations, including KQED 9.1, 9.2 & 9.3) During the week of August 25, Monday through Friday, between 9am and 4pm, several TV and radio stations will be switching to their Auxiliary antennas. This is being done so that the tower crew can perform routine maintenance on the regular […]

    • KQET Off Air Sun 8/03 morning

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET DT25 was off the air for a portion of Sunday morning, due to the transmitter taking a power hit. The signal has been restored. Most receivers should have re-acquired our signal once it returned, but a few Over the Air viewers may need to do a rescan in order to restore […]

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