Snipers in the Trees
Directed by Curtis Choy
Curtis Choy’s (FALL OF THE I-HOTEL) early free-wheeling experimental shorts are a portrait of a vital San Francisco arts scene and a blistering, tongue-in-cheek comic assault on all those powers that (still) need checking. In seven wildly contrasting episodes — including “Burros at Taco Bell” and “Hip-Shaking C-Town” — race, cultural politics and place are skewered with Choy’s mondo-humor, where revolutionaries take a bao break, and macho men get down. Appearances by Janice Mirikitani, Lane Nishikawa, Marc Hayashi and more.
Shorts / 75 minsIn this collection of exuberant and wildly imaginative short works, global politics, mythologies and simple sensual encounters are the laboratories for playful visual and aural experimentation. Puns, image-rhymes, fabulous logic and transcendent moments of stillness are the ways through which these artists explore everything from the “cloud” to financial meltdowns to filmmaking itself.