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SHORTS: Soft Landings

Stories that find gentleness in an unpredictable world.

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

In this program

The Last September

Directed by Sophia Shi

When a back-handed remark on affirmative action threatens a special friendship, a high school senior must confront himself and the competitive college admissions process.


Directed by Manaal Shareh

A glimpse into the mind of a young woman with an obsessive craving for control during a therapy session.

Teetering Graphite

Directed by Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu

In this intimate and heartbreaking experimental film, spacious barren landscapes mist with disintegrating memories during a conversation between a son and his aging mother with dementia.


Directed by Hrishi Bardhan

A stubborn girl and her equally stubborn grandfather do not want to move out of their house. Together, they defiantly create their own way to let go.

Grocery List

Directed by Joanne Mony Park

A young couple desperately tries to go to the grocery store before it closes, but life keeps interfering.

In the Garden of Tulips

Directed by Julia Elihu

On a nail-biting car ride to the border at the height of the Iran-Iraq war, a father and his Iranian-Jewish daughter cherish the last of each other’s company with fruit, song, and doom just off-screen.

All Tomorrow’s Parties

Directed by Zhang Dalei

In this subdued ode to spectacle with gentle one-takes, a woman sells tickets to a movie for factory workers and their families.

Dates & Times


Edwards Mira Mesa

Thu, Nov 9
4:00 pm