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82 mins


AMC Kabuki 8
May 11, 2018 10:00 pm Not Available


Don’t panic, it’s just a movie … right? The collection of heart-pulsing shorts in ALTERED STATES will be sure to keep you up all night long. From sci-fi to horror to what lurks in-between, these filmmakers take genre storytelling to the next level, one fright at a time.

Co-Presented by: KQED Film School Shorts 

In This Program

  1. 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.


    Yung-Jae Chen / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 25 mins
    In San Francisco, a woman trains for the most important run of her life — a run that will ultimately make amends with her past.

  3. Sanzu No Kawa: The River of Three Crossings

    Cyrus Tabar / Shorts / USA / 2018 / Narrative Fiction, Short / 8 mins
    A young boy struggles to overcome his sister’s death as memories and life at home haunt him.

  4. Space Butthole

    David Chai / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 8 mins
    The universe takes on its revenge after Mother Nature has been mistreated for far too long. It’s up to humanity to figure out a way to resolve all this, one butt analogy at a time.

  5. The Troubled Troubadour

    Forest Ian Etsler & Sébastien Simon / Shorts / South Korea / 2016 / 23 mins
    A wandering musician finds himself on a journey filled with mysticism, ghosts, and finding peace at death’s door.

  6. A Vacation in Hollywood

    Mukesh Vidyasagar / Shorts / USA / 2017 / Short / 4 mins
    While vacationing in Hollywood, a young actress is stunned by what she finds in the apartment complex she’s staying in.

  7. Your Hand in Mine

    Alice Park / Shorts / USA / 2017 / Narrative Fiction, Short / 8 mins
    When Anna finds her ex-boyfriend Adam in her house, she struggles to shut things down before the illusion of what they once had gets to her head.

Dates & Times


AMC Kabuki 8
May 11, 2018 10:00 pm Not Available