SHORTS: OCTOPUS RUPTURE

A salty explosion of the irreverent and fantastic mixed with breakdowns, probings, sci-fi, and revolutionary food. Literal ruptures included.

This screening is free. Please collect your free ticket at the box office.

In this program


THE CLEANER

Directed by Bowon Kim

Stephen Chow mysticism meets millennial entitlement in a slapstick journey of a retired man who embraces neighborhood cleanup and tries to save the next generation along the way.

COSMIC DENTAL ASSOCIATES OF CLIFTON, NJ

Directed by JP Chan

Absurdly fun mock commercial for an astro-dentistry specializing in comet removals, black holes in oral cavities, and crab nebula stars beaming light out of patients’ mouths.

ALIENS OF EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY

Directed by Molmol Kuo

An artist interviews aliens of “extraordinary ability” about their extraordinary abilities – in this case, “alien” is a legal classification, othered identity, and possible extraterrestrials on 0-1 Nonimmigrant Visa status.

MAN OF PA-ALING

Directed by E del Mundo

Sweeping underwater cinematography takes us into the world of an aged Filipino deep sea fisherman on his last day on the job.

LUMPIA CAMPESINA

Directed by Robert Karimi

House party memories and the search for halal lumpia animate this uninhibited parody filled with irreverent humor and cameos by icons Joy Bisco, Bambu, Prometheus Brown, and trays filled with glorious lumpia.

OKAASAN (MOM)

Directed by Kana Hatakeyama

Beautifully captures the delicate intimacy, irritations, and longings between a single mother and an adult daughter struggling to reconnect after their mother/grandmother’s death.

JUST A KID FROM SEATTLE

Directed by JJ Augustavo

An exploration of intersecting Filipino and Black communities in Seattle Southside and an ode to hometowns, Jose spends one last day with his friend Q before moving to California.

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