SHORTS: CAN’T HOLD IT ANYMORE
- Short Film Programs
- 99 mins
Overfull bladders, unibrow harassment, cranky grandparents, audacious women, and the neverending taunt of the claw machine. Shorts about reaching your limit and finding relief in the bushes.
In this program
Directed by Huay-Bing Law
What is at stake for a Chinese American woman in an uppity Texas university in 1955? With glorious set design, this short takes us on a low-key emotional roller coaster of the fiction of assimilation and discovering society slowly define you before your eyes.
Directed by Wyatt Wu
An embedded camera lives with the filmmaker’s grandma, riveting us with her strong will, electric scenes of reckoning, and confrontation with the camera itself.
Directed by Ellen Spiro, PJ Raval
A blast of high-energy, can-do mobilizing as a group of electrifying women set off a movement with an anti-gun Cocks Not Glocks movement at the University of Texas.
Directed by Farnoosh Samadi
A woman stops a pickpocket on a bus in Iran, only to live in fear the rest of her journey home. A tense efficient look at the different social consequences when women do the right thing.
Directed by Julia Elihu
An Iranian American girl living in the 80s which amounts to unibrows, rice school lunches, and xenophobic classmates. An intimate love letter to families, supportive mothers, and self-love.
Directed by Shim Kyu Taek
Tired of fruitless job interviews that leave her buried under a ton of Gengars, an unemployed woman in Korea turns for small victories to the claw machine.
Dates & Times
Sat, Nov 10