SHORTS: CAN’T HOLD IT ANYMORE

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


JUNE

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.

NAI NAI

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.

COME & TAKE IT

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.

GAZE

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.

YASAMIN

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.

SELECTION

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
Past
Unknown Venue

Sat Nov 10
3:35 pm