Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Filmmakers in attendance!
One character seeks escape from an unsavory destiny. Another character cluelessly walks into a hopeless situation. Yet others experience profound breakdowns in communication. This quintet of new works seeks an understanding of the social situation, though we know that in some cases, “agreement” is impossible. — Abraham Ferrer
In This Program
Daryn Wakasa / USA / 2016 / 25 minsSEPPUKU is a Japanese-American cinematic folk tale that chronicles the ritual death and rebirth of Mari Yoshimori. It looks through the lens of a psyche molded through generations by the Japanese American concentration camps—a tragic event tucked away in the dark corners of America’s past. It is a soul-searching journey to recalibrate a spiritual compass, and find new purpose in life.
We Ra AUNG / Myanmar / 2016 / 18 minsIn 2007, during the Saffron Revolution in Myanmar, thousands of people took to the streets to protest against the oppressive military regime. Thi Ha, a young Buddhist monk, runs for his life when soldiers brutally disperse their demonstration. He finds himself at the doorstep of a Muslim girl, Salabi, where his fate lies in accepting that people are not always as they seem.
Sujata Day / Programmers' Picks / USA / 2016 / 8 minsIn an unlikely encounter in the desert, a cowboy chances upon a young Bengali bride and the two develop a dynamic where both come to realize that things should not be taken at face value.
Richard Simon Chung / USA / 2016 / 21 minsIn the shadows of Koreatown, ambition connects the lives of two struggling actresses and a gangster. When Skye doesn’t return home from a callback, a concerned Soon-Mi looks into the whereabouts of her friend. Will Skye eventually turn up to allay Soon-Mi’s worries, or are her fears justified?
Jeff Man / USA / 2016 / 15 minsTwo lonely neighbors come together to share a Christmas dinner.