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92 mins


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


Chance encounters, poignant goodbyes, turbulent moments and chased dreams weave in and out of characters’ lives in this shorts program, showing how love can be rewarding, confusing and crazy, all at the same time.

Co-presented by: KQED Film School Shorts, KQED Truly CA

In This Program

  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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Cowboy and Indian

    Sujata Day / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Narrative Fiction, Short / 8 mins
    In an unlikely encounter at a desert, a cowboy chances upon a young Bengali bride and the two develop a dynamic where both come to realize that things should not be taken at face value.

  5. Golden Golden

    Erica Cho / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Drama / 14 mins
    Two broke San Bernardino 20-somethings make their way out to Los Angeles to learn about their own secret desires, via a fortune teller’s conjoined crystal balls. Through different settings and musical genres, space opens up for their desires and love for one another to run free.

  6. The Last Tip

    Patrick Chen / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Drama, Romance / 5 mins
    Produced within 24 hours before the official closing of 69 Bayard Restaurant, filmmaker Chen Xi Hao pays tribute to the long-time establishment through the eyes of a loyal patron reminiscing his fondest memories in the eatery as he takes his last meal.

  7. Paint Your Life Away

    Brandon Gong / Shorts / USA / 2016 / 8 mins
    Time is of the essence as a young woman paints out her memories, dreams and disappointments through the form of a self-portrait painting.

Dates & Times


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