Beyond Our Memories
FREE PROGRAM, TICKET REQUIRED.
Filmmakers in attendance.
Whether reflecting on a successful career, continuing traditions from home in a new country, or seeking a better tomorrow in their own way, these non-fiction portraits show that a life worth living creates more than just memories. – Sheryl Santacruz
In This Program
Pom Bunsermvicha & Parinee Buthrasri / Shorts Competition / Thailand / 2017 / Arthouse, Documentary, Drama, International, Women / 18 minsA reminder is given to check up on E-po, an 85-year-old widowed grandma, and her gambling problem.
Christopher Woon-Chen / Shorts Competition / USA / 2017 / Documentary, Elders, Women / 18 minsAlice Eng and her family reflect on their lives while dealing with the onset of her dementia.
Aline Pimentel / Shorts Competition / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 14 minsKazuhiro Tsuji, the 2018 Academy Award winner for Best Makeup, divulges the meaning and thought behind his hyperrealistic sculptures.
Janet Chen / USA / 2018 / Documentary, Family, History / 7 minsMr. Lau, a Chinese herbalist's son, reminisces about his father's Chinese medicine practice as he visits a contemporary Chinese herbalist.
Yoko Okumura / USA / 2017 / Animation, Documentary, Family, Women / 6 minsYuko's love for strawberries knows no bounds and she believes they will save the world.
Xin Li / Shorts Competition / USA / 2017 / Documentary, History, Women / 21 minsIn this short documentary, the filmmaker tries to retain her cultural identity in the US by participating in a Qipao pageant in the Chinese American community. She starts a journey to discover what the Qipao dress means, to herself, and to the different generations of Chinese American women living in California.
Benjamin Michel / Shorts Competition / Japan, USA / 2017 / Documentary, History, International, Music / 18 minsA group of performers use a 17th century Japanese dance to express themselves and invoke their culture.