Queer Shorts Program – Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 5:00 pm

These short films address a wide range of issues facing Queer Asians: coming out, immigration, family life, commitment, sexuality, flirtation and identity. Using a variety of techniques from the narrative Game Boy to the experimental Barefeet, these filmmakers passionately evoke the many facets of what it means to be both Queer and Asian.

Admission: $9 at the door

Narrative Short

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Ethan Mao Trailer

Quentin Lee

3

35mm

This film is a preview of Quentin Lee’s new feature film, Ethan Mao, the story of a young boy forced to live on the streets and his relationship with his estranged family.


Narrative Short

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

How Fluttering

Ji Sung Kim

5

Video

An evocative short that utilizes Super-8 film and animation to depict the adventures of two LA girls.

 

Experimental

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

I Was Born Here

Tina Bartolome

3

Video

This short mixes the sounds of racism and ignorance to illustrate a mixed-race Filipina’s identity and what motivates her activism.

 

Narrative Short

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Fresh Like Strawberries

David Au

12

Video

Emma, a middle-aged Asian American woman, juggles the pressures of dealing with an obnoxious husband who is going through a mid-life crisis and a son who is bringing home a guest for dinner.


Documentary Short

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Ohm-Ma

Ruthann Lee

5

Video

Mixing old photos and Super-8 images, this film examines issues of race, sexuality, gender, love and nationality through the eyes of young Korean Canadian Lesbian.

 

Narrative Short

Title

Co-directors

Running Time

Format

Green Stalk

Desireena Almoradie & Christina Quisumbing Ramilo

17

Video

(Tagalog w/E.S.)
The street noise of Queens forms a rhythmic backdrop to the experiences of a Filipina video store clerk who becomes fascinated by an older customer.

 

Narrative Short

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Game Boy

Kevin Choi

14

Video

The staid family life of a videogame designer is turned upside down when a sensual young man moves into his building.


Experimental

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Barefeet

Sonali

7

Video

A visual poem by a young South Asian contrasts the cultures and experiences of India and the United States.

 

Documentary Short

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Banana Boy

Samuel Chow

7

Video

This young filmmaker’s beautiful, personal narrative reflects on his experiences of immigration, coming out, and finding his place in the world.

 

Venue Information

Lincoln Theater
Reel Affirmations Film Festival
1215 U Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
202-986-1119
http://reelaffirmations.org

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