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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

In And Out Of The Slipstream

Shorts Programs / 92 mins

In And Out Of The Slipstream

CGV Cinemas 3
May 2, 2017 9:00 pm


Filmmakers in attendance! 

From rigorously meditative to annoyingly talky, the quality of talk — or in some cases the absence of it — distinguishes this set of uniquely visionary short works. At turns deeply personal to pointedly political, how the characters in these works “talk it out” invites one and all to follow along. — Abraham Ferrer

Community Partners: FilAm ARTS (Association for the Advancement of Filipino American Arts and Culture)


In This Program

  1. If I Were Any Further Away I’d Be Closer to Home

    Rajee Samarasinghe / Sri Lanka, USA / 2016 / 15 mins
    Memories of a family business, seen from a child’s height, are told through the dream-like distance of silence.

  2. Death in a Day

    Lin Wang / USA / 2016 / 14 mins
    Evan, a young Chinese boy, must come to grips with the impending death falling upon his family after visiting his comatose father, and witnessing his mother’s struggle.

  3. Lily

    Angela J. Park / USA / 2016 / 4 mins
    Lily forms a bond with a plant after moving out from her home. Her imaginary world takes on a life of its own that Lily’s mom discards.

  4. Best Buds

    Naomi Iwamoto / USA / 2016 / 10 mins
    Grace and Danny have been best friends since kindergarten, and there is nothing about each other they don’t know. That is, until one night, they are forced to confront a secret which puts their long-time friendship at stake.

  5. Blooming Night

    Bell Zhong / China / 2016 / 9 mins
    Mesmerized by a pair of red heels, a lonely street guy in Shanghai follows its owner into a forbidden club. There, he discovers something that challenges, yet awakens his mind.

  6. Prom

    Imran J. Khan / USA / 2016 / 13 mins
    An uncomfortable moment of casual racism makes Hasan's prom night one he'll never forget.

  7. Please Hold

    Jerell Rosales / USA / 2015 / 15 mins
    Fearing he may have HIV after the condom breaks during sex with a stranger, a young gay Asian American unexpectedly befriends the condom company's customer service rep over the phone as he waits for his HIV test results.

  8. Selfie

    Kevin Shih / USA / 2016 / 5 mins
    A friendship examined through its selfies.

  9. The Pursuit of a Happy Human Life

    Gladys Ng / Singapore / 2016 / 11 mins
    Steph Chan is leaving Singapore for good. Yokes struggles to say goodbye. The two girls spend their last moments together, before they begin their separate journeys in the pursuit of a happy human life.

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Dates & Times

In And Out Of The Slipstream

CGV Cinemas 3
May 2, 2017 9:00 pm