A GIRL'S LIFE

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - October 15, 2005 - 5:00 PM

Total running time: 93 min

The women in this selection of short films struggle to keep up physical and emotional appearances amongst their peers and families as they journey though womanhood from the school bus to the workplace. By way of the beauty parlor, of course.

Cost: FREE
Ticket Code: 1015B
A Rainy Day
Narrative Short
Director:
Kit Hui
Format:
Video
Running Time:
11
A subtle anecdote about the loss of a parent and the beginning of a new family.

Chinese Beauty
Narrative Short
Director:
Debbie Lum
Format:
35 mm
Running Time:
10
Recent immigrant Bonnie hits the ground running to find all-American love on the beaches of LA.

Fried Rice
Narrative Short
Director:
Nils Mooij
Format:
Video
Running Time:
9
When the local butcher starts selling fried rice to help business, his adopted Asian daughter has a marketing plan of her own.
Dutch w/E.S.

2005 Tribeca Film Festival


Mindy
Narrative Short
Director:
Ai Lene Chor
Format:
Video
Running Time:
15
A young girl is self conscious about her family’s Chinese restaurant and makes friends with an unlikely companion on the school bus.
Mandarin w/E.S.

Singapore Girl
Narrative Short
Director:
Li-Anne Huang
Format:
Video
Running Time:
19
Ling dreams of a perfect life as a jet-setting airline stewardess as her boyfriend and family question her happiness and place in the world.

Summer of the Serpent
Narrative Short
Director:
Kimi Takesue
Format:
35 mm
Running Time:
27
Young Juliette spends lonely days by the pool until a Japanese newcomer arrives to shake-up her world, in tender and provocative ways.

Waxed Poetic
Narrative Short
Director:
Keshni Kashyap
Format:
Video
Running Time:
2
A short look at a popular beauty ritual for many South Asian women.