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Get ready for a feast of the senses! This year’s Shorts program is a buffet of tasty morsels that range from stories of finding your place and family bonds, to LGBTQ expression, the obstacles of love and the varying effects of anxiety.


  1. According_To_My_Mother_1

    According To My Mother

    Cathy Yan / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Comedy, Coming of Age, Drama / 18 mins
    Daniel, a gay Korean-American actor living with his boyfriend in New York is the antithesis of his mother, Esther—a devout Christian woman who openly disapproves of her son’s “dirty” lifestyle. When the sudden news of his aunt’s death reaches him, Daniel is forced to return home to California and help his mother make final arrangements.
    Plays In:
    IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE…MAYBE – SHORTS

    Roxie Theater
    March 10, 2017 9:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool

    Makoto Nagahisa / Shorts / Japan / 2016 / Short / 28 mins
    In the mundane city of Sayama, four teenage girls go about their days by passing the time in karaoke bars and flirting with guys. Following a visit from their future selves, leading ordinary lives, they decide to get creative with leftover goldfish from a local festival, and a swimming pool.
    Plays In:
    FOR THE FAINT OF HEART – SHORTS

    Roxie Theater
    March 11, 2017 5:10 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  3. asians in america

    Asians In America: In Three Parts

    Leah Nichols / Shorts / USA / 3 mins
    A history of Asian-Americans by labels.

    Precedes: The Fall of the I-Hotel

    Precedes:
    The Fall of the I-Hotel

    Gray Area
    March 12, 2017 7:20 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  4. at night the ocean

    At Night, The Ocean…

    Chang Gao / Shorts / USA / Narrative Fiction, Short / 19 mins
    Sun Yang is stressed out over finding a job before his visa expires. Arguments between him and his girlfriend arise, and so for the sake of taking a break from it all for one night, he takes off with a friend to a party.
    Plays In:
    IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE…MAYBE – SHORTS

    Roxie Theater
    March 10, 2017 9:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    BAM

    Howie Shia / Shorts / Canada / 2015 / Animation, Short / 6 mins
    A young man turned boxer struggles with the consequences of his raging temper getting the best of him. The city’s primordial gods observe in dismay as he has only himself to blame, as his anger scares everyone away, despite his good intentions.
    Plays In:
    FOR THE FAINT OF HEART – SHORTS

    Roxie Theater
    March 11, 2017 5:10 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  6. Basha Man

    Basha Man

    Daniel Chein / Shorts / China / 2015 / 12 mins
    Tradition and tourism come to a head in this small, Western Chinese ethnic village.

    Precedes: Guangzhou Dream Factory

    Precedes:
    Guangzhou Dream Factory

    New Parkway Theater
    March 18, 2017 1:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Best Buds

    Naomi Iwamoto / Shorts / USA / 2016 / 11 mins
    Grace and Danny have been best friends since kindergarden and there is nothing about each other that they don’t know; that is until one night, when they find themselves in a situation where they are forced to confront a secret which puts their long-time friendship at stake.
    Plays In:
    IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE…MAYBE – SHORTS

    Roxie Theater
    March 10, 2017 9:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  8. The_Book_Of_Living_And_Dying_1

    The Book of Living And Dying

    Sara Yang / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Short / 13 mins
    Martina, an Italian transgender woman, is in denial about her impending death from cancer. To escape her circumstance, she makes an urgent effort to convince her practical-minded adopted daughter, Eve, to accompany her on a trip to Tibet. However, their approaches to living life butt heads in the process.
    Plays In:
    OUT/HERE – SHORTS

    Roxie Theater
    March 11, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  9. Bruce_Takes_Dragon_Town_1

    Bruce Takes Dragon Town

    Emily Chao / Shorts / Taiwan, USA / 2015 / Documentary, Experimental, Short / 15 mins
    Lost souls among us, whether ghost or corporeal, inhabit in between spaces and expand to fill what is abandoned. Director Emily Chao traces her filmmaker uncle's steps in Taiwan during Ghost Month to find out what he left behind.
    Plays In:
    DIS/SPACE/MENT – SHORTS

    Roxie Theater
    March 12, 2017 7:10 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Call Taxi

    Julian Kim / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Narrative Fiction, Short / 18 mins
    Jason calls a Korean Call Taxi service to give him a lift to JFK for an early morning flight, and as fate would have it, the driver is none other than his father. Unfortunately, after a quick trip to a 24-hour Korean mart, they experience car problems and rising tensions.
    Plays In:
    IMMEDIATE FAMILY – SHORTS

    Roxie Theater
    March 12, 2017 4:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets