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LA Chinese Film Festival – Short Film Showcase 3 – Animation and Experimental Shorts- October 27th, 12:30pm

Short Film Showcase 3 – Animation and Experimental Shorts + Q&A

FILM #1: Sister + Q&A
A man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in China in the 1990s. What would his life have been like if things had gone differently?

Director: Siqi Song
Length: 8 mins

FILM #2: The Last Man on Earth Sat Alone in a Room + Q&A

“The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door …”

Director: Junyi Xiao
Length: 2.5 mins

FILM #3: Mom’s Clothes

A nonfiction reflection on being out of the closet. As a queer person of color, it’s taken me a long time to be as comfortable as I am navigating through forms of intimacy, gender, and self-worth. It doesn’t always get better, but you’re beautiful however you decide to present, including the choice of garments you decide to wear.

Director: Jordan Wong
Length: 5.5 mins

FILM #4: Splash

By the poolside an armless man bites at the arm of a woman, ready to throw himself into the pool. The splash of water breaks the tranquility of the pool like a bomb.

Director: Jie Shen
Length: 9 mins

FILM #5: The Remedy + Q&A

A Chinese herbal doctor tries to heal herself from sickness by making a soup of memory. The doctor repeatedly returns to their own childhood memories, searching out the details in each, and preparing them as a prescription. When finally all the details and fragments are chained together they make a thick bowl of soup that helps her to find one final memory…

Director: Zilai Feng
Length: 7 mins

FILM #6: UUFO

UUFO consists of 6 chapters. Each describes a memory.
Dealing with conflicting interpretations of China from the 1960s onwards, UUFO contrasts past generations’ stories with present contemplations.
UUFO stands for Universal Unidentified Flying Object.

Director: Zhuoyun (Yun) Chen
Length: 20 mins

FILM #7: Stray Cat Ah Q

Not every chance encounter will unfold a tender and long-lasting friendship; not every stray cat has a name.

Director: Mulan Fu
Length: 6 mins

LA Chinese Film Festival – Short Film Showcase 1 – LGBTQ Night with Q&A- October 25th, 9:40pm

Short Film Showcase 1 – LGBTQ Night with Q&A

Many LGBTQ TV shows and films have been banned or censored in mainland China, and in the spirit of promoting artists and censor-free content, LACFF has put together a special night of LGBTQ films.

FILM #1: A Birthday Gift + Q&A

Jia lies to her mother about going to school on Saturday to study, instead of meeting Man in a stairwell. But when the secret of their shared romantic feelings are put to the test, they must decide what to do and how that will change their lives.

Director: Dan Zhou Length: 13 mins

FILM #2: Gentleman Spa

Hao, a chubby gay man, works as a janitor at a gay spa. For him, romantic relationships are an unreachable dream. One day, an attractive customer, Kai, walks into the place, and Hao has the opportunity to massage him. As they talk and get to know each other, they bond. However, things do not go as smoothly as Hao expected…

Director: Jhi-Han Yu Length: 20 mins

FILM #3: A Familiar Stranger

A Familiar Stranger explores the meaning of life and the value of growth from the perspective of an introverted girl. The short film tells the story of Wen, an 18-year-old, struggling with a stagnant and conflicted past, who suddenly has a fortuitous romantic moment with a French woman Caroline. The experience helps Wen reconcile her feelings and look to the future with courage. The story was inspired by a soulful trip the director experienced on a small island in Provence, South France in the summer of 2015.

Director: Yining Xu Length: 15 mins

FILM #4: We Outlaws

In the early 1990s, trans people lived in a world that was unknown. Usually “he” is Chen Shi, an ordinary worker in a textile workshop. In the dance hall, “she” is the resilient spring grass in a red dress. The life of dual-genders is a life separated. “He” imitates female co-worker Liu Yumei from the textile factory in the textile factory and goes to the ballroom at night. “She” loves the man Li Guotao and pushes all her feminine qualities to the extreme. “She” is increasingly eager to be recognized and increasingly eager to be herself.

Director: Kaixuan Wang Length: 33 mins

Represent Film Festival – October 5th

Represent Film Festival is a short-film festival dedicated to shifting the narratives told about people of color through stories that reflect on our ever-growing dreams, realities and imaginations.

The festival aims to provide a platform for us to share our own narratives on our own terms. Whether through production, talent, or storytelling, it is essential that we have a role in the frameworks of filmmaking that allows us to reflect our own cultural, ethnic, and linguistic identities.

Presented by the Antiracist Classroom, Represent is an opportunity to discuss, deconstruct, and express what’s missing from the film industry and what we hope to see more of in the future.
The event will be hosted on Saturday, October 5th 2019 in Los Angeles, California at Downtown Independent. The festival will include a day-long program, presenting films from three genres—narrative, animation and documentary—followed by curated panel discussions that shift the narrative toward one that encompasses the wealth of talent, creativity, and diversity we seek in this field. 

Please visit this link, to purchase tickets. Student discounts and sponsored tickets for those in need are also available!

 
For more details about our event visit www.antiracistclassroom.com/representfestival or follow us on Instagram at @antiracistclassroom!
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The Rep – September 26th, 8pm

“The Rep” is a half-hour comedy pilot that follows the struggles of Richie Deadwood, the biggest talent agent in the porn industry.  Against popular belief, Richie is an honest, good-hearted man who would never take advantage of his clients – financially or sexually – but the stress of his job has left him miserable and at the end of his rope.  The pilot finds him just about to close the biggest deal of his career with the top star in the business, but he learns it may just be impossible to get the deal done and more than pride may have to be swallowed.  Starring  Sean Robinson, Rachel Alig, Sarah Moliski, Bri Ana Wagner, Mike Caprarella, Colette Stella and featuring legendary adult stars Nina Hartley and Evan Stone as themselves.  Written and directed by Douglas Knox. Intended for mature audiences, film contains adult language, sexual themes, and nudity.

Screening at 8 PM on September 26th, red carpet at 7:15 PM.