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DisOrient 2020 Shorts Program #3: Modern Romance
UO Erb Memorial Union Redwood Auditorium
Eugene, OR
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DisOrient 2020 Shorts Program #3: Modern Romance
Grandmother's 80th Surprise (2019) Short Narrative  10 min
English, Cantonese   Canada  
Directed by Curtis Lum and Fola Evans-Akingbola

Fresh in love, a respectful young man is forced to confront his family's rigid traditions as he seeks the approval of the family matriarch, his formidable 80-year-old Grandmother.
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Best Man  Short Narrative  8 min
English    USA
Directed by Uma Sakhalkar

An Asian best man receives news just before the wedding that his groom has replaced him for a more relatable version. Hilarity ensues. This short comedy parodies the lack of Asian representation in cinema, the struggle of Asian-American actors, and tackles the big question of why we as minorities continue to fight for our place in front of and behind the camera.

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Rom-Com Gone Wrong (2019) Short Narrative  3 min  
English  USA
Directed by Garth Kravits

A romantic encounter, 10 years in the making

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Nightcap: Mariana (2019) Short Narrative 11 min
English  USA
Directed by Imani Hakim

Two strangers on a first date during the holidays enjoy a night cap drink, only to discover that an ethereal song ties them together in ways they could never have imagined.  Starring Imani Hakim ("Everybody Hates Chris," "Cam") and Christopher Naoki Lee ("Too Old to Die Young," "The Terror: Infamy") with music from Mariana Nolasco (Luzes de Dezembro).
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Zoetic (2019) Short Narrative  22 min
English      USA
Directed by Wesley Chan and Julie Zhan

A 60 year old Chinese-American mother reluctantly tries on-line dating at the encouragement of her daughter. In the process, they discover that they have vastly different perspectives on life and love.
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Secret Lives of Asians at Night (2019) Short Narrative 18 min
English, Japanese, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin     USA
Directed by KEFF

What does the model minority do after dark? (A screwball noir in 5 languages.)
   
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Post-Screening Q&A with Directors Fola Evans-Akingbola, Curtis Lum (Grandma's 80th Surprise), and Director Uma Sakhalkar and Lead J.D. Charisma (Best Man).


*Participants in Q&A's are subject to change.

Location

UO Erb Memorial Union Redwood Auditorium (View)
The UO EMU is at University and 13th, Room 214
Eugene, OR 97403
United States

Categories

Film > Festivals

Minimum Age: 13
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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