Monthly Film Festival

May 25, 2019 12:00am PDT - 11:59pm PDT

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Brit WeekEast West PlayersAPCAUCLA AASCTuesday Night Project

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) showcases Asian and Asian American talent behind and in front of the camera across two programs this month as part of InFocus: Asian Cinema, along with the world premiere of director Alex Ferrari’s latest feature film, On the Corner of Ego and Desire.

The night begins with shorts program InFocus: Asian Cinema – Self-Determination, featuring stories of individual exploration and identity across genres and mediums – contemplative animation, web series, dreamlike and experimental narratives, and narrative drama.

Next, we present InFocus: Asian Cinema – Family Ties, a collection of short films exploring family and generational themes, including a comical and heartfelt story of young woman digging into her family’s past as a topic for her podcast, the culture clash between a woman’s family’s wishes for her to marry soon and who she knows she is, a man torn between his work ethic and his family at home, a mother trying to protect her son, and a young man coping with the loss of his grandmother by searching for a tortoise.

The night concludes with On the Corner of Ego and Desire from director Alex Ferrari, a tongue-in-cheek look at the very real struggles on indie filmmaking (and of navigating the landscape of the Sundance Film Festival), as we follow three indie filmmakers to Sundance in search of a big producer.

Schedule Details

Shorts Program #1 – InFocus: Asian Cinema – Self-Determination
4:30 PM – Pre-Reception
5:00 PM – Program
6:15 PM – Audience Q&A
Shorts Program #2 – InFocus: Asian Cinema – Family Ties
6:30 PM – Pre-Reception
7:00 PM – Program
8:30 PM – Audience Q&A
Feature Program – On The Corner of Ego and Desire
8:45 PM – Pre-Reception
9:15 PM – Program
10:30 PM – Audience Q&A

Event Location

Event Entrance
1139 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles 90015
Parking (fee)
1133 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Shorts Program #1: InFocus: Asian Cinema - Self-Determination
In an Empty Wood
Dir. Chia-Hsin Lee
3 Mins | USA
Prom Time!
Dir. Jessica Liu
9 Mins | USA
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Memories of Blue
Dir. Yuchi Ma
14 Mins | USA
Abortion Mary
Dir. Rui Niu
6 Mins | China
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Dir. Eric Wang Schwager
9 Mins | USA
Our Way Home
Dir. Alle Hsu
14 Mins | USA
Dir. Lareina Joelle
10 Mins | USA
Shorts Program #2: InFocus: Asian Cinema - Family Ties
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Search History
Dir. Christina YR Jun
16 Mins | USA
Dir. Jhanvi Motla
11 Mins | USA
Dir. Yixia Li
17 Mins | USA
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Mother (温度)
Dir. Xiang Ruifeng
16 Mins | China
In Search of Paul
Dir. Liang Ce
18 Mins | China
Feature Program: On The Corner of Ego and Desire
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On The Corner of Ego and Desire
Dir. Alex Ferrari
71 Mins | USA