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Queer Short Films - Distance is Relative

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Tuesday, Oct 3rd, 2006 - 6:30 PM

Community Sponsors: APIQS, AQUA, KhushDC, DC Pride & Heritage, NAPAWF-DC Chapter

This program of short films and videos from around the world deals with issues facing queer people of Asian/Pacific decent who are grappling with issues confronting them daily, in their families, in their relationships, and out in public. Some of the stories are humorous, some are serious, and some are both, but all of them are gripping.

Total Running Time: 69 Min.

$5 regular admission, $4 for over 60, students, museum members, members of WIFV

Tickets available at the door only.  Cash only, please.

*We'll be giving away 2 pairs of tickets to Woolly Mammoth Theatre at this screening!

Cost: $5/$4
Happy Hamptons Holiday Camp for Troubled Couples
Narrative Short
Director:
Greg Pak
Format:
Video
Running Time:
7
At a weekend retreat, a couple realizes that a case of the hiccups isn’t the only thing that’s getting in the way of their relationship.

Honorable Son
Documentary Short
Director:
Jay Esguerra
Format:
Video
Running Time:
5
A young gay man listens as his father sets the rules on how to be gay and acceptable in the family.

Long Distance
Narrative Short
Director:
Shu-Ling Hsieh
Format:
Video
Running Time:
8
A young Japanese woman living abroad finds the freedom to love who she wants, but letters and messages from home bombard her with the expectation of heterosexual marriage.
Japanese w/E.S.

Modern Day Arranged Marriage
Narrative Short
Director:
Rehana Mirza
Format:
Video
Running Time:
5
Two singles meet in a restaurant to check their compatibility.

Relative Distance
Documentary Short
Director:
Cathy Begien
Format:
Video
Running Time:
14
In this experimental doc, the filmmaker records her relatives as each gives her a 2-minute message.

Still
Narrative Short
Director:
Lucky Kuswandi
Format:
Video
Running Time:
15
A visually striking short film of one man’s search for comfort and belonging as he wanders alone in the streets and buildings of the city.

The Police Box
Narrative Short
Director:
Josh Kim
Format:
Video
Running Time:
4
Spilled wine leads to flirtations in a cafe.
Chinese w/ E.S.

Two Nights
Narrative Short
Director:
Rolmar Baldonado
Format:
Video
Running Time:
11
A young man must choose between two different propositions for the evening.