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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

December 7 - December 22

Single Tickets $6    Semester Passes $35     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park for free on Campus?      WATCH THE TRAILER

It’s the eve of Christmas in northern Finland, and an ‘archeological’ dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn’t the one you want coming to town. When the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa’s elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare – a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality.

Finland / 84 min / 2010/ subtitled

Critics Pick! The Santa at the center of Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is not the sort Mommy is likely to be kissing beneath the mistletoe (or anywhere else) this year. Drawing on ancient Scandinavian mythology, Jalmari Helander’s feature debut is a thing of frigid beauty and twisted playfulness. Kids will love the diminutive, motherless hero and a plot that’s completely bonkers; adults will enjoy the exuberantly pagan images and deadpan humor. -The New York Times

 

Fri and Sat, Dec 14 and 15
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 6:30 @ the IU Fine Arts Theater
Wildlife 7:15 at the IU Global & International Theater
Marwencol 8:15 @ the IU Fine Arts Theater

Sun, Dec 16
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 3:15 @ the IU Fine Arts
Marwencol 5:45 at Bear’s Place
Wildlife 7:45 at Bear’s Place
Please note: the Sun screening of RARE EXPORTS , originally scheduled for Bear’s Place, has been relocated to IU Fine Arts – Bear’s is on their Winter Break schedule and will not open until 5pm

 

Fri Dec 21
Marwencol 6pm @ the IU Fine Arts Theater
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 7:45 @ the IU Global & International Theater

Sat Dec 22
Marwencol 7pm @ the IU Fine Arts Theater
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 7:45 @ the IU Global & International Theater

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Start:
December 7
End:
December 22