WACKY, WICKED, AND WILD SHORTS

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center - October 11, 2005 - 9:15 PM

Total running time: 85 min

This eclectic collection of short films provides an amusing glimpse of people from different walks of life. From a spoof about a busy call center in India to John Woo-styled gunplay in a Texas convenience store, from an interview with a private investigator in Salt Lake City to a documentary that laughs in the face of Asian stereotypes, these stories use satire and parody to enlighten and entertain.

Filmmakers in Attendance

Cost: $9.25
Ticket Code: 1011B

The Hairs
Narrative Short
Director:
Yohei Kawamata
Format:
Video
Running Time:
5
Looking in the mirror, a young man undertakes an uncommon way of grooming himself.

Spam-ku: I won a haiku contest about Spam
Narrative Short
Director:
Steven Tsuchida
Format:
Video
Running Time:
5
A young man's life is changed when he wins a poetry contest with a haiku he has written about Spam.

Slick
Narrative Short
Director:
Ryan Tse
Format:
Video
Running Time:
5
A young man embarks on a crime spree with some interesting consequences.
Filmmaker in Attendance

Here Comes Private Investigator Kengo Koshiyama
Narrative Short
Director:
Yohei Kawamata
Format:
Video
Running Time:
13
A mock interview with a private investigator in Salt Lake City reveals the strange relationships in the life of an unusual person.

Call Center
Narrative Short
Director:
Amyn Kaderali
Format:
Video
Running Time:
12
A call center in India is inundated with calls in this spoof that reveals what really happens in the outsourcing of telephone services.

Bunny and Clydo
Narrative Short
Director:
Rocky Jo
Format:
Video
Running Time:
20
A couple in love and on the run faces off with a rookie detective in a wild and stylized convenience store shootout.
Filmmaker in Attendance

A Chink in the Armor
Documentary Short
Director:
Baun Mah
Format:
Video
Running Time:
25
Using humor, this documentary attempts to examine and dismiss the stereotypes that are commonly attached to Asians and Asian Americans.