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CAAMFest2018

Shorts

Get ready for a feast of the senses! This year’s Shorts program is a buffet of tasty morsels that range from stories of heart break and social activism, to LGBTQ expression, the humor in everyday moments, and tales of what lurks in-between.


  1. 170 Bucks for a Cab, One Ride, One Night

    Yena Kang / Shorts / South Korea / 2018 / 34 mins
    When the party’s all over, all she’s left with is empty pockets. After paying $170 for one cab ride during a night of partying, Mija and her friend struggle to uncover the driving force behind the excessive fare.
    Plays In:
    WOMEN ON THE RISE: SOUTH KOREAN CINEMA

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 16, 2018 6:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  2. 73 Questions with Steve Jones

    Leah Nichols / Shorts / USA / 2017 / Animation, Documentary / 10 mins
    When doing a celebrity profile, asking 73 questions is often the way to go. Using this mold, the script is flipped as the interviewee is not an A-lister, but a resident of San Francisco.
    Plays In:
    LIFE, ANIMATED

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 13, 2018 8:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  3. 9 at 38

    Catherine Kyungeun Lee / Shorts / South Korea, USA / 2017 / Documentary, Short / 18 mins
    For the last seven years, Juilliard-trained violinist, Hyung-Joon Won has given up almost everything to fulfill his dream of having the first-ever joint concert of North and South Korean musicians at the 38th parallel realized. With the odds against him and tensions between the two countries, will music ever find its way to no-man’s-land?
    Plays In:
    MADE YOU A MIXTAPE

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 13, 2018 6:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  4. 98 Years* and Counting: More Women Leaders Needed Everywhere

    Kirthi Nath & Zel Anders / Shorts / USA / 2018 / Short / 3 mins
    Women attending the 2018 Women’s March in Oakland are asked about what kind of women they want to see in leadership positions during an uncertain political climate.
    Plays In:
    FIGHTERS & DREAMERS

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 14, 2018 6:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  5. Afterearth

    Jess X. Snow / Shorts / USA / 2017 / Short / 13 mins
    Featuring the natural elements of earth, wind, fire and water, four women come together in this immersive artistic experience to take a stand against corrupting forces that threaten to destroy the sanctity and beauty of the planet’s natural resources for future generations. Together, they share their stories of their roots and their love for family.
    Plays In:
    MADE YOU A MIXTAPE

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 13, 2018 6:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  6. Alice At The Store

    Christopher Woon-Chen / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 18 mins
    As her dementia progresses, 92-year-old Alice’s family struggles to provide her proper care. All the while, she finds solace in the store-turned-pub that she and her husband once ran.
    Plays In:
    FIGHTERS & DREAMERS

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 14, 2018 6:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  7. American Dreaming

    Matthew Hashiguchi / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 11 mins
    In Georgia, the odds don’t favor undocumented immigrants, particularly college students, who are prevented from enrolling in most of the state’s select public universities.
    Plays In:
    FIGHTERS & DREAMERS

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 14, 2018 6:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  8. Aswang Next Door

    Bernard Badion / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 6 mins
    An aswang is a creature from Filipino mythology that feeds on unborn fetuses. Aware of this possible side of himself, a man decides to do the wise thing by informing his pregnant neighbor about it.
    Plays In:
    ALTERED STATES

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 11, 2018 10:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  9. The Band’s New Stage

    Takeshi Tanaka / Shorts / Japan / 2017 / Narrative Fiction, Short / 25 mins
    Believing that the residents of Oki Islands are uninformed about current music trends, Aoki promotes WWW, his no-name band, as a famous group from Tokyo. When the islanders welcome WWW with nothing but kindness, Aoki is determined to have his best performance yet.
    Plays In:
    TOYKO BEATS

    New People Cinema
    May 13, 2018 9:15 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  10. Centenarian

    Clifford Miu / Shorts / Canada / 2017 / Short / 5 mins
    After his last friend passes away, a 104-year-old grandfather shares thoughts on life with his filmmaker grandson.
    Plays In:
    LIFE, ANIMATED

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 13, 2018 8:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets