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83 mins


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


Adrenaline-induced conditions lead to the unexpected and impossible in FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. Whether it’s getting trapped in your own story, fighting against a future fate or becoming consumed by your demons, anxiety and urgency make a volatile mix with intensely satisfying results.

Co-presented by:  SF Documentary Festival, Zombie Popcorn

In This Program

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Catch Me

    Hyunwoo Lee / Shorts / South Korea / 2015 / Narrative Fiction, Short / 11 mins
    A girl named Myom is lost and anxiously searching for her parents. Along the way, she encounters and narrowly escapes from creepy men and a gang, against whom she winds up with in an epic fight. Fortunately, the day ends on a happy, yet unexpected, note.

  4. Death in a Day

    Lin Wang / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Experimental, Narrative Fiction, Short / 14 mins
    All young Evan wants to do is spend his days playing with his toys. However, with his comatose father on the brink of death, he must come to grips with this reality, as his mother struggles to prepare for the difficult transition to being a single parent.

  5. Frequency

    Alireza Ghasemi / Shorts / Iran / 2016 / 8 mins
    A five-minute writing exercise on executing narrations is assigned to a class. One student, however, finds herself eerily caught up in the very story she is envisioning for the assignment.

  6. Ignorance is Bliss

    Alice Park / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Narrative Fiction, Short / 5 mins
    A young woman goes through her day, completely unaware that a strange man snuck into her house when she left the door unlocked while taking out the trash. Just because danger isn’t sensed doesn’t mean it isn’t there, and by the time it is detected, it may be too late.

  7. Sameer and the Giant Samosa

    Faroukh Virani / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Narrative, Short / 5 mins
    Sameer has a deep, obsessive love for samosas, just as long as they’re made by other people. However, this craze takes its toll and consumes him, ultimately driving his marriage down a path where there’s no turning back.

  8. Tag

    Patrick Green & Steve Tirona / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Short / 6 mins
    In a sketchy area of Boyle Heights, a young graffiti artist navigates the streets of Los Angeles to make her mark with her latest, spray paint creation. However, it’s all done at the risk of getting jumped, as she then must escape a bunch of guys who are after her.

Dates & Times


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