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88 mins


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


Sometimes we find home is just where we are. More often, it lies just beyond reach. Despite living with the disorienting feeling of everything being slightly out of place, the subjects of DIS/SPACE/MENT remain determined to create their own space to occupy, with or without permission.

Co-presented by: Kearny Street Workshop, Richmond Area Multi-Services, IncMission Asset Fund

In This Program

  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.

  2. Fear

    Dawn Dreyer, Andrea Love / Shorts / USA / 2016 / 8 mins
    Dr. Zenglo Chen has lived with his fear since his parents were taken away during the Cultural Revolution. In this meticulous animation, Dr. Chen explains the tightrope he walks through life.

  3. GUNKANJIMA: Traveler in Time

    Kiichiro Nakamura / Shorts / Japan / 2015 / Documentary, Experimental, Short / 7 mins
    Gunkanjima—battleship island—once housed thousands of people. Now empty, the buildings play host to a lone photographer searching for what was lost.

  4. Halmoni

    Anna Oh / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Asian American, Citizenship, Family, Immigration, Korean American, Undocumented / 22 mins
    When he started to apply for college, Ju Hong realized that he had come to the US as an undocumented immigrant. Now an activist and DREAMer, Hong returns to South Korea after 13 years to see a grandmother who is fading away.

  5. The Lookout

    Brian Redondo / Shorts / Greece, USA / 2016 / Short / 13 mins
    The Aegean Sea is the site of the dramatic escape of people fleeing war in Syria and elsewhere. A volunteer on the island of Lesbos collects detritus from boats full of refugees, explaining what they are escaping and where they are going to.

  6. Love Comes Later

    Sonejuhi Sinha / Shorts / India, USA / 2015 / Short / 10 mins
    An official selection of the 54th Semaine de la Critique of the Cannes Film Festival, LOVE COMES LATER follows the plight of a hotel maid who discovers she is undocumented.

  7. This Way to Wonderland

    Zenas Cao / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Bay Area Connection, Narrative Fiction, Short / 12 mins
    A young man battles his depression, going through the motions of his life. Will he be able to overcome his crippling isolation?

Dates & Times


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