The Mikado Project
Directed by: Chil Kong
Runtime: 82 min
Director Chil Kong scheduled for attendance
Driven by financial difficulties, Lance Liu (Allen C. Liu), artistic director for the Angry Buddha Theater Ensemble, opts to take a different approach from the kind of “protest theater” that has characterized the small, local theater troupe for years but has failed to bring in big audiences. In an attempt to appeal to the masses, he decides to stage the controversial Gilbert & Sullivan opera The Mikado.
The theater troupe, however, is not so pleased with his decision to stage a play in which, as one of many offenses, the main character is a Japanese woman named Yum-Yum. Mutiny is brewing, but will Lance be able to come up with a solution that appeases his cast and still pays the rent?
Featuring reinterpretations of the iconic music from Gilbert & Sullivan and choreography from members of two of the hottest dance crews around, this debut feature from director Chil Kong is sure to please.
What Hip Hop Means
Directed by: Melanie Escano
Runtime: 5 min
Director Melanie Escano scheduled for attendance
Local talent comes together. Filmmaker Melanie Escano uses the innovative rhymes of hip hop artist Juno to paint us a new portrait of the streets of Washington, D.C.