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SHORTS: Kid Outsider

Young souls teeter on the edge of the unruly worlds around them – from shifting kinship to gender custodies, shuttered doors and fantastical encounters.

Screening to be followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.
This screening is part of our FREE Films at 4 series.

In this program


Directed by Annelise Hickey

When a Tongan Australian girl begins to notice differences from her white family, an interaction at a bustling food market leads her and her single, white mother to new and uncertain places.

Closing Dynasty

Directed by Lloyd Lee Choi

With gentrification claiming her neighborhood, Queenie roams the highs and lows of New York City, hustling to protect all she’s ever known.


Directed by Abbas Taheri, Mahdieh Toosi

Aban loves fashion, sketching, and dressing up (in secret). But to protect Aban from her ex-husband, their mother makes a circumcision appointment while promising a very different kind of procedure.

The Old Young Crow

Directed by Liam LoPinto

Combining animation and live action, a young boy who moves from Iran to Japan befriends an older woman at the graveyard where he draws everyday. 

A Roadside Banquet

Directed by Peiqi Peng

At her baby brother’s first birthday, Mai slowly turns into a feather duster.

Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between

Directed by Parida Tantiwasadakran

When her Grandma Lovely develops dementia, an eccentric girl struggles to preserve her memory, fearful of being forgotten by the only person who understands her.

Dates & Times


Edwards Mira Mesa

Mon, Nov 6
4:00 pm