Monthly Film Festival – May 25th, 2019

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
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

Location:
Event Entrance
1139 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles 90015
Directions
Parking (fee)
1133 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Shorts Program #1: InFocus: Asian Cinema - Self-Determination
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In an Empty Wood

Dir. Chia-Hsin Lee
3 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

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UDriveMe

Dir. Angela Oh
26 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

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Memories of Blue

Dir. Yuchi Ma
14 Mins | USA
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Abortion Mary

Dir. Rui Niu
6 Mins | China
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

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Jingle

Dir. Eric Wang Schwager
9 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

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Soiled

Dir. Lareina Joelle
10 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Shorts Program #2: InFocus: Asian Cinema - Family Ties
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Search History

Dir. Christina YR Jun
16 Mins | USA
Media Kit

Coming Soon

Spinsterhood

Dir. Jhanvi Motla
11 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis

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Paracusis

Dir. Yixia Li
17 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

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Mother (温度)

Dir. Xiang Ruifeng
16 Mins | China
Film Synopsis

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In Search of Paul

Dir. Liang Ce
18 Mins | China
Film Synopsis

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
Film Synopsis