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Love Is Complicated (Episode #1002H)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

AFTER THE CREDITS - Australia
Love means never having to say you're sorry ... yeah, right! We've seen it a hundred times before - boy meets girl and they live happily ever after. What all those Hollywood romantic comedies don't show you is what happens after the movie credits end. We all know it's a completely different story. Real love means having to say you're sorry over and over and over. Written and directed by Josh Lawson. Josh makes a cameo in the film as the rude passenger. Principal cast: Toby Schmitz and Robin McLeavy.
ANYTHING FOR YOU - USA
What starts out as a simple lunch date, ends with two women revealing their deepest secrets. Lynette can't help fantasizing about cheating on her husband and believes she has found the perfect solution to her dilemma. Shocked and dismayed, her best friend Gail is forced to drop a bombshell of her own, one that will change their friendship forever. Produced and directed by Laura Belsey. Principal cast: Kathleen McElfresh and Corena Chase.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Innocence Lost (Episode #1010H)

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 29, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 11:30 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: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

My First Crush (Episode #903H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 11:30 PM

THE CRUSH - Ireland
Ardal Travis is in love. There's just one small problem - him. He's only eight years old and the object of his affection is his beautiful teacher Miss Purdy. He also has a bigger problem - Pierce. He is Miss Purdy's fiancee. As the saying goes, all is fair in love and war. There's only one thing Ardal can do - challenge the interloper to a duel! Written and directed by Michael Creagh. The film was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award. Principal cast: Oran Creagh (the filmmaker's son), Olga Wehrly and Rory Keenan.
BIG GIRL - Canada
A battle of wills develops between nine-year-old Josephine and her mother's new boyfriend - a "lowly" bartender. No longer the sole object of her affection, she challenges this new interloper to a winner take all competition. He may be man enough for her mother, but is he man enough to take care of them both? A bittersweet tale of modern family politics written and directed by Renuka Jeyapalan. Principal cast: Samantha Weinstein, Kris Holden-Ried and Patricia Fagan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

Boys Will Be Boys (Episode #803H)

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

FORMIC - Germany
Size doesn't matter in this intricately orchestrated confrontation between a skateboarder and an ant. Beethoven's 5th Symphony accompanies a seamless mix between slow motion, live action and CGI in this award winning short film. Directed by Roman Kaelin and Florian Wittmann.
SMALL CHANGE - Australia
A boy is forced to grow up quickly when his mom leaves his dad. His father is overwhelmed and reeling from her departure. His little sister is acting like a baby. It's up to the little boy to take charge. The family learns small change can make all the difference in the world. Written, directed and edited by Anna McGrath. Principal cast: Minnie Liszukiewicz, Ziggy Liszukiewicz and Ditch Davey.
MIRACLE FISH - Australia
Joey's 8th birthday will be a birthday he'll never forget. School bullies tease him about his stupid birthday present. Joe hides out in the school nurse's office and falls asleep. He wishes everyone in the world would just go away. When he awakes, he finds his school empty and wonders if his wish has come true. But his fantasy is shattered, when an even darker thought than being the last person on earth confronts him. Directed and written by Luke Doolan. Principal cast: Karl Beattie, Brendan Donoghue, Tara Morice and Kieran Darcy-Smith.

Lost and Found (Episode #901H)

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

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.

Boys Will Be Boys (Episode #803H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 11:30 PM

FORMIC - Germany
Size doesn't matter in this intricately orchestrated confrontation between a skateboarder and an ant. Beethoven's 5th Symphony accompanies a seamless mix between slow motion, live action and CGI in this award winning short film. Directed by Roman Kaelin and Florian Wittmann.
SMALL CHANGE - Australia
A boy is forced to grow up quickly when his mom leaves his dad. His father is overwhelmed and reeling from her departure. His little sister is acting like a baby. It's up to the little boy to take charge. The family learns small change can make all the difference in the world. Written, directed and edited by Anna McGrath. Principal cast: Minnie Liszukiewicz, Ziggy Liszukiewicz and Ditch Davey.
MIRACLE FISH - Australia
Joey's 8th birthday will be a birthday he'll never forget. School bullies tease him about his stupid birthday present. Joe hides out in the school nurse's office and falls asleep. He wishes everyone in the world would just go away. When he awakes, he finds his school empty and wonders if his wish has come true. But his fantasy is shattered, when an even darker thought than being the last person on earth confronts him. Directed and written by Luke Doolan. Principal cast: Karl Beattie, Brendan Donoghue, Tara Morice and Kieran Darcy-Smith.

Lost and Found (Episode #901H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 21, 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.

Boys Will Be Boys (Episode #803H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

FORMIC - Germany
Size doesn't matter in this intricately orchestrated confrontation between a skateboarder and an ant. Beethoven's 5th Symphony accompanies a seamless mix between slow motion, live action and CGI in this award winning short film. Directed by Roman Kaelin and Florian Wittmann.
SMALL CHANGE - Australia
A boy is forced to grow up quickly when his mom leaves his dad. His father is overwhelmed and reeling from her departure. His little sister is acting like a baby. It's up to the little boy to take charge. The family learns small change can make all the difference in the world. Written, directed and edited by Anna McGrath. Principal cast: Minnie Liszukiewicz, Ziggy Liszukiewicz and Ditch Davey.
MIRACLE FISH - Australia
Joey's 8th birthday will be a birthday he'll never forget. School bullies tease him about his stupid birthday present. Joe hides out in the school nurse's office and falls asleep. He wishes everyone in the world would just go away. When he awakes, he finds his school empty and wonders if his wish has come true. But his fantasy is shattered, when an even darker thought than being the last person on earth confronts him. Directed and written by Luke Doolan. Principal cast: Karl Beattie, Brendan Donoghue, Tara Morice and Kieran Darcy-Smith.

Love Comes Crashing Down (Episode #1009H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

SORRY, DESTINY - Bulgaria
You have a feeling in your bones. After countless failed connections and dashed hopes, your heart is telling you this could be the day you meet your soul mate. There's just one little problem ... what if your soul mate doesn't speak the same language as you? Directed by Neda Morfova. The infectious song is "Sitting on the Fence" by Bulgarian pop star Milenita. Principal cast: Radina Kardjilova and Dimitar Nedelchev.
SEPARATIONS AGENCY - Ireland
Breaking up is hard to do. A guy wakes up one morning to find out his girlfriend has dumped him, with the news being delivered in the strangest possible way. A singing barbershop quartet's smooth and professional delivery does nothing to soften the blow. Directed and written by Shane Morton. Principal cast: Oddie Braddell, Vincent Fegan, and The Jolly Sunbeams.
THE SCREAMERS - Spain
There are times in all our lives when you just want to scream. There are other times that are filled with awkward silences. Some situations contain both. This is one of them. Written, produced, edited, and directed by Roberto Perez Toledo. Principal cast: Fran Rodriguez Castillo and Ruth Armas.
CRAZY GLUE - USA
A simple story about love and glue, but not just any glue. This special glue has extraordinary bonding properties for a husband and wife whose relationship has lost its magic. Produced, edited, and directed by Elizabeth Orne. Principal cast: Will Brill and Katya Campbell. < br />CONNECTION - Australia
After Dan and Natalie meet on a dating website they decide to go a step further and have a video date. Romance seems destined, but fate has other plans. The modern day fable exposes the disadvantages of matchmaking using the latest technology. Written and directed by Jennifer Leacey. Principal cast: James Mackay, Kate Mulvany, and Dan Krige.

Boys Will Be Boys (Episode #803H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

FORMIC - Germany
Size doesn't matter in this intricately orchestrated confrontation between a skateboarder and an ant. Beethoven's 5th Symphony accompanies a seamless mix between slow motion, live action and CGI in this award winning short film. Directed by Roman Kaelin and Florian Wittmann.
SMALL CHANGE - Australia
A boy is forced to grow up quickly when his mom leaves his dad. His father is overwhelmed and reeling from her departure. His little sister is acting like a baby. It's up to the little boy to take charge. The family learns small change can make all the difference in the world. Written, directed and edited by Anna McGrath. Principal cast: Minnie Liszukiewicz, Ziggy Liszukiewicz and Ditch Davey.
MIRACLE FISH - Australia
Joey's 8th birthday will be a birthday he'll never forget. School bullies tease him about his stupid birthday present. Joe hides out in the school nurse's office and falls asleep. He wishes everyone in the world would just go away. When he awakes, he finds his school empty and wonders if his wish has come true. But his fantasy is shattered, when an even darker thought than being the last person on earth confronts him. Directed and written by Luke Doolan. Principal cast: Karl Beattie, Brendan Donoghue, Tara Morice and Kieran Darcy-Smith.

Love Comes Crashing Down (Episode #1009H)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

SORRY, DESTINY - Bulgaria
You have a feeling in your bones. After countless failed connections and dashed hopes, your heart is telling you this could be the day you meet your soul mate. There's just one little problem ... what if your soul mate doesn't speak the same language as you? Directed by Neda Morfova. The infectious song is "Sitting on the Fence" by Bulgarian pop star Milenita. Principal cast: Radina Kardjilova and Dimitar Nedelchev.
SEPARATIONS AGENCY - Ireland
Breaking up is hard to do. A guy wakes up one morning to find out his girlfriend has dumped him, with the news being delivered in the strangest possible way. A singing barbershop quartet's smooth and professional delivery does nothing to soften the blow. Directed and written by Shane Morton. Principal cast: Oddie Braddell, Vincent Fegan, and The Jolly Sunbeams.
THE SCREAMERS - Spain
There are times in all our lives when you just want to scream. There are other times that are filled with awkward silences. Some situations contain both. This is one of them. Written, produced, edited, and directed by Roberto Perez Toledo. Principal cast: Fran Rodriguez Castillo and Ruth Armas.
CRAZY GLUE - USA
A simple story about love and glue, but not just any glue. This special glue has extraordinary bonding properties for a husband and wife whose relationship has lost its magic. Produced, edited, and directed by Elizabeth Orne. Principal cast: Will Brill and Katya Campbell. < br />CONNECTION - Australia
After Dan and Natalie meet on a dating website they decide to go a step further and have a video date. Romance seems destined, but fate has other plans. The modern day fable exposes the disadvantages of matchmaking using the latest technology. Written and directed by Jennifer Leacey. Principal cast: James Mackay, Kate Mulvany, and Dan Krige.

School Days (Episode #1012H)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 11:29 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: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

When Sparks Fly (Episode #902H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

WHITE NIGHT - Canada
What does it look like when your heart skips a beat? Set in a black and white city, this stunning film captures the precise moment of connection between two strangers attracted to each other with such magnetism that nothing can keep them apart. Director and editor Arev Maoukian shows how CGI can be used for purposes other than just aliens and robots. Love is the most amazing special effect. Principal cast: Michael Coughlan and Megan Lindley. The beautiful music was composed by Samuel Bisson.
DIPLOMACY - USA
The US Secretary of State and Iranian Foreign Minister don't trust each other. Their antagonistic relationship has reached a boiling point. As the diplomats dig in their heels, it falls upon their interpreters to keep the meeting on track. The art of negotiation is used creatively and humorously when politics gets mixed with mutual attraction. Written and directed by Jon Goldman. He based the film on his previous job which required translating movie scripts from French to English. Principal cast: Michelle Forbes, Navid Negahban, Omid Abtahi and Nazanin Boniadi.
AS THE RAIN WAS FALLING - France/Belgium
A storm breaks. A woman takes shelter under an archway where a man is also waiting for the rain to subside. Everything stops for a moment when their eyes meet. It may be raining, but the temperature starts to rise and sparks start to fly. Written, directed and produced by Charlotte Joulia. Principal cast: Laetitia Reva and Bernard Yerles.
MOORE STREET MASALA - Ireland
A shop clerk falls for the sexy real estate agent across the street. He sells her lunch. She steals his heart. There is only one way for him to express how he feels...we're going Bollywood! Dublin's famous Moore Street market is shaken to its core with a spectacular dance finale featuring over 300 dancers rivaling Slumdog Millionaire. Love is a big production - as if we needed proof. Written, directed and edited by David O'Sullivan. Principal cast: Deva Naidu and Anna Wilson.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Color My World (Episode #1003H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

NULLABOR - Australia
A brash young punk and a laid back old codger travel across Australia's Nullabor - the longest stretch of straight road in the world - perfect for passing that slow motorist beside you. But in this vast and barren landscape, sometimes all you're left with is each other. So, be careful what you wish for. Directed by Alister Lockhart and Patrick Sarell.
MAXIMALL - France
A young worker is the last to leave his work at the big box retailer. What he doesn't realize is every evening the shopping carts release their pent up anger after a day's worth of abuse from annoying customers. Unfortunately, he will face the brunt of their wrath. He learns the hard way that materialism will trap us all. Animated by Axelle Cheriet, Hadrien Ledieu, Nawel Rahal, and Axel Tillement.
GRAFFITIGER - Czech Republic
A lonely graffiti tiger prowls the streets of the urban jungle looking for his lost mate. On his journey he learns the city is full of dirty streets with walls covered with dangerous graffiti. Libor Pixa's witty and creative film blends 2D drawn animation with live action. The film was nominated for a Student Academy Award.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

Mind Benders (Episode #1004H)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 11:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

The Golden Years (Episode #1001H)

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 8, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

All American Shorts I (Episode #912H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 10:58 PM

GOD OF LOVE - USA
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. Writer/Director Luke Matheny's film won the 2011 Academy Award for best Live Action Short. Luke attended NYU Film School. Principal cast: Luke Matheny, Marian Brock, Christopher Hirsh, Emily Young and Miguel Rosales.
BLUE BOY - USA
Every summer morning 17 year old Kenny rides his bike to the wealthier part of town to his job as a lifeguard. Invisible to the moneyed moms and socialite girls who populate the country club, Kenny spends his work hours stoned and fantasizing about the women around him. One in particular has caught his eye. After an act of heroism brings them together, he finds himself at her house and he decides to act on his daydreams. Based on a short story by Kevin Canty. Directed by UCLA film student Alex Jablonski. Principal cast: Jordan Thompson and Simone Kessell.
CHICKEN HEADS - USA/Palestine
A prized sheep goes missing from a poor farmer's land. His eleven year old son is the only one who knows what happened. Young Yousef learns a harsh lesson when he tries to cover up the truth. Written and directed by Columbia University film student Bassam Ali Jarbawi. Principal cast: Qusai Abu-Eid, Mohammad Abu-Eid, Atef Al-Akhras and Hussein Nakhleh.
BUNNY - USA
A naïve young boy ventures into a rough part of town to retrieve his stolen pet bunny. Understanding and forgiveness are big words when you're a little child. Writer/director Robert Snow offers a gritty, touching and uncompromising look at class differences in a tough Philadelphia suburb. Robert attended Columbia University Film School. Based on a true story. When the filmmaker was 8 years old, someone stole his rabbit. Principal cast: John Barbieri, Scott Clark, Griffin Hyde, Brooke Hoover and Natalie Toth.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 4:58 AM

Modern Times (Episode #1008H)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 7:30 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 9: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Boys Will Be Boys (Episode #803H)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

FORMIC - Germany
Size doesn't matter in this intricately orchestrated confrontation between a skateboarder and an ant. Beethoven's 5th Symphony accompanies a seamless mix between slow motion, live action and CGI in this award winning short film. Directed by Roman Kaelin and Florian Wittmann.
SMALL CHANGE - Australia
A boy is forced to grow up quickly when his mom leaves his dad. His father is overwhelmed and reeling from her departure. His little sister is acting like a baby. It's up to the little boy to take charge. The family learns small change can make all the difference in the world. Written, directed and edited by Anna McGrath. Principal cast: Minnie Liszukiewicz, Ziggy Liszukiewicz and Ditch Davey.
MIRACLE FISH - Australia
Joey's 8th birthday will be a birthday he'll never forget. School bullies tease him about his stupid birthday present. Joe hides out in the school nurse's office and falls asleep. He wishes everyone in the world would just go away. When he awakes, he finds his school empty and wonders if his wish has come true. But his fantasy is shattered, when an even darker thought than being the last person on earth confronts him. Directed and written by Luke Doolan. Principal cast: Karl Beattie, Brendan Donoghue, Tara Morice and Kieran Darcy-Smith.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

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: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

Boys Will Be Boys (Episode #803H)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

FORMIC - Germany
Size doesn't matter in this intricately orchestrated confrontation between a skateboarder and an ant. Beethoven's 5th Symphony accompanies a seamless mix between slow motion, live action and CGI in this award winning short film. Directed by Roman Kaelin and Florian Wittmann.
SMALL CHANGE - Australia
A boy is forced to grow up quickly when his mom leaves his dad. His father is overwhelmed and reeling from her departure. His little sister is acting like a baby. It's up to the little boy to take charge. The family learns small change can make all the difference in the world. Written, directed and edited by Anna McGrath. Principal cast: Minnie Liszukiewicz, Ziggy Liszukiewicz and Ditch Davey.
MIRACLE FISH - Australia
Joey's 8th birthday will be a birthday he'll never forget. School bullies tease him about his stupid birthday present. Joe hides out in the school nurse's office and falls asleep. He wishes everyone in the world would just go away. When he awakes, he finds his school empty and wonders if his wish has come true. But his fantasy is shattered, when an even darker thought than being the last person on earth confronts him. Directed and written by Luke Doolan. Principal cast: Karl Beattie, Brendan Donoghue, Tara Morice and Kieran Darcy-Smith.

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

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 10:30 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: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 5:30 AM
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      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED (and 3 other local Bay Area stations) will be doing full-load testing on new equipment at Sutro Tower early Tues 4/22 between 1am & 5am. If all goes as planned the KQED transmitter will go off twice during the early part of this period for between 15 and 30 seconds each […]

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      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

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