Mano-a-Mano

Sunday, Sep 28th, 2008 - 4:00 PM

Venue: Goethe-Institut

Advance (Online)PriceDoor SalesPrice
General$6General$7
Senior 65+/ Students$5Senior 65+/ Students$6
Group (min 6 tickets)$5

Even in this modern digital world, nothing hurts, influences and astonishes like the pushes and punches from another person. Mano-a-Mano presents wildly different views of people pushing people and the resulting ripples around them. The result is expectedly funny and sad, but also sometimes plain bizarre, and you'll have to see for yourself why.

Filmmakers in attendance

What Happened on the Fourth Date

Directed by Vijay Mathew

Running Time: 14 minutes
Year: 2008
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): English

Website: http://fourthdatethemovie.com/blog/?page_id=2

A young woman is faced with the obstacle of trying to woo her lover to bed.  Hilarious and unexpected; if you’ve dated and think you’ve heard it all, trust us, you haven’t heard this one.

The Bastard

Directed by David Quion

Running Time: 3 minutes
Year: 2005
Animation
Language(s): English

Website:

When his computer short-circuits one day, office rat Johnny is mutated into a malevolent planet-blasting supervillain: The Bastard.  This hilarious animated short both celebrates and spurns the comic superhero formula.

Sports and Diversions

Directed by Bum Lee

Running Time: 5 minutes
Year: 2006
Animation
Language(s): English

Website:

Set to the music of Erik Satie, Sports and Diversions presents several elegant and lighthearted visualizations of the famed French composer’s pieces.

1 ON 1

Directed by J Kim

Running Time: 15 minutes
Year: 2008
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): English

Website:

A casual game of 1 on 1 basketball ends up being a battleground where two friends attempt to air their grievances.

Yellow Sticky Notes

Directed by Jeff Chiba Stearns

Running Time: 6 minutes
Year: 2007
Animation
Language(s):

Website: http://www.meditatingbunny.com

In a tale animated entirely with hand-drawn sketches on yellow sticky notes, filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns hypnotizes with a creative display of recent events in his life and moments that have influenced him.

False Friends

Directed by Sylvia Schedelbauer

Running Time: 5 minutes
Year: 2007
Experimental
Language(s):

Website: http://www.sylviaschedelbauer.com/Video_FF_english.html

Haunting music.  Repeated images.  What is happening?  Memory and projection intersect…the dread this experimental film evokes is overwhelming.

Love To Hate, Hate To Love.

Directed by Jae-Ho Chang

Running Time: 18 minutes
Year: 2005
Documentary
Language(s): English

Website:

Love to Hate, Hate to Love is a glaringly honest examination into the lives of Herb and Erica, a seemingly mismatched couple whose extreme eccentricities volley the two back and forth across the line between love and hate.

Feng aka Wind

Directed by Aaron Wilson

Running Time: 8 minutes
Year: 2007
Narrative Fiction
Language(s):

Website:

Filled with gorgeous imagery to tell the story, Feng paints the lonesome portrait of an Australian man and Singaporean woman once connected by war, but now living separate lives steeped in reflection.

Bookie

Directed by Bao Tran

Running Time: 19 minutes
Year: 2007
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): English

Website: http://www.pov-films.com

The title character in this soulful, noir throwback to the speakeasy era, “takes bets, not risks.”  By role a sideline observer, he never gets involved  …except maybe just this once.