SUNDAY, MAY 2 | LONG DISTANCE SHORT | 9:00 PM | DGA 2
LONG DISTANCE SHORT TRT: 97 min.
From the gritty streets of Los Angeles to the big, bright lights of New York City, two big cities filled with dreams are united in these soulful, collective stories. Despite being coastal opposites with a 3,000-mile gap, viewers will feel closer and more connected to both cities through these pieces. Get lost in their wondrous cityscapes.
– Huy Chheng
(United States, 2009) Dir.: J.P. Chan
In mid-town Manhattan, a woman is compelled to travel across New York and navigate two cultures to search for a man she never had a chance to know. Working in collaboration with COLMA’s Richard Wong, director J.P. Chan crafts an elegant, thoughtful opening stanza to an imagined “exquisite corpse” narrative.
Video, 16 min., color, narrative
|WU IS DEAD
(United States, 2010) Dir.: Richard Wong
As a woman in mid-town Manhattan searches for the man she never got a chance to know, another concerned woman, the man’s employer, seeks answers the only way she knows how. Director Richard Wong (COLMA) picks up where J.P. Chan leaves off and takes the viewer on an entirely different journey.
Video, 14 min., color, narrative
(United States, 2010) Dir.: Huy Chheng
Ray, an introverted photographer encounters Grace, a charming make-up artist, on a low-budget weekend photo shoot in Los Angeles. They immediately click but there’s a problem: Grace is from New York City and is only in Los Angeles for the weekend. They share a moment in one weekend but how far will their connection last? How far will Ray go to let himself fall in love?
Video, 20 min., color, narrative
(United States, 2009) Dir.: Adam Lee
Told through quiet, weaving flashbacks, a young pianist performs her debut performance in Los Angeles. As she plays a lulling piece, she reflects upon her past and of all the painful sacrifices she had to make to appease the insistent demands of her overbearing mother to strive for musical perfection.
Video, 6 min., color, narrative
(United States, 2009) Dir.: Rosanne Ma
An old man disappears, destroying the stability of five strangers whose lives had synchronized with his everyday existence.
Video, 22 min., color, narrative
|WORKS OF ART
(United States, 2009) Dir.: Andrew Pang
Art Hahn is a struggling actor whose days are a blur of demoralizing auditions and bleak temp jobs — in other words, just another down-on-his luck actor in New York City. One day, however, an unusual proposition from his friend leads him to a remarkable role that jolts his system like never before.
Video, 19 min., color, narrative