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IT'S THE HARD-KNOCK LIFE

Friday, Sep 28th, 2007 - 7:00 PM

United States Navy Memorial

Cost: $7

The young characters in this eclectic set of shorts face the challenges of growing up, often times suspended between two cultures. In their attempts to discover the world and their place in it, they press forward with determination and a lot of heart. Total Running Time 76 min.

Filmmakers in attendance

Community Sponsor: DC Anime Club  www.dcanimeclub.org/

*We're raffling off TWO gift subscriptions to Giant Robot magazine at this screening!

Lead Role: Father

Directed by PJ Raval

Running Time: 15 minutes
Year: 2004
Narrative Fiction
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Old wounds are reopened and examined when a father auditions for a role in his son’s autobiographical film.


Jamie Lo: Small and Shy

Directed by Lilian Chan

Running Time: 8 minutes
Year: 2006
Narrative Fiction
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A timid Chinese Canadian girl uses a little imagination and artistry to bring her family back together.


Flutter

Directed by Howie Shia

Running Time: 7 minutes
Year: 2006
Animation
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Award-winning artist and illustrator Howie Shia marries traditional and digital media with a mish-mash score of jazz, electronics and sampling to create an urban anime fairy tale that reclaims the contemporary world as fertile ground for epic adventure and romance. Two school kids with ambition and love so potent reinvent the landscape as endless canvases; infinite mazes. A film without words.


Pandamania

Directed by Chris Tsou

Running Time: 6 minutes
Year: 2006
Narrative Fiction
Languages(s): English

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Panda Tai Shan grapples with teen angst and his child celebrity past in PANDAMANIA. Produced, written, shot, and edited in 72 hours, PANDAMANIA was 1st Runner Up in MTV/AAFilmlab's 72Hr Film Shootout with awards for Best Story/Writing and Best Comedic Performance.


Little Red Riding Hood

Directed by SJ Chiro

Running Time: 11 minutes
Year: 2006
Narrative Fiction
Languages(s): English w/ subtitles

Website: http://www.violetfilms.com

An engaging and stylized retelling of the classic story of a girl who goes to visit her grandmother.


Asthma Tech

Directed by Jonathan Ng

Running Time: 7 minutes
Year: 2006
Animation
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A young boy’s wild imagination is infectious in this animated story of childhood and superheroes.


Last Vacation

Directed by Jae-Ho Chang

Running Time: 11 minutes
Year: 2006
Narrative Fiction
Languages(s): Korean w/ E.S.

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A dutiful son takes his ailing mother on a road trip, in this meditative film on family bonds and impending loss.


Windowbreaker

Directed by Tze Chun

Running Time: 12 minutes
Year: 2006
Narrative Fiction
Languages(s): Cantonese, Vietnamese w/E.S.

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As seen through the eyes of a child, the safety of a suburban neighborhood is compromised after a string of neighborhood burglaries.