Endings

Thursday, Oct 2nd, 2008 - 7:00 PM

Venue: United States Navy Memorial

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

All things must come to an end:  relationships, governments, life…even the planet.  Each of these six films explore different aspects of life-altering events.  From the moving story of twin brothers separated by conflict (Pierre-Pierrot, Best Documentary Short) to the haunting end of the world drama of Light Years, these films cover a whole spectrum of human emotion and experience.  Fathers and sons work through their issues, couples face a pregnancy, and mothers try desperately to sustain their families.  The end is always a good time to reflect and consider what has happened.

Filmmakers in attendance

Community Event Sponsors: Asian Pacific Islander Queer Sisters (APIQS), Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC), Laotian American National Alliance (LANA)

Pierre-Pierrot*

Directed by Nith Lacroix

Running Time: 27 minutes
Year: 2007
Documentary
Language(s): French, Lao, Vietnamese w/ subtitles

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Two Laotian brothers long separated by war and revolution reflect on their separate fates and ponder a reunion in this moving documentary.

*Best Documentary Short

Centennial

Directed by Liwayway Adkins

Running Time: 8 minutes
Year: 2008
Documentary
Language(s): English

Website:

Portrait of a Filipino American painter and musician still at work in his 100th year.

Recollections

Directed by David Oh

Running Time: 12 minutes
Year: 2007
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): Korean, English

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An elderly Korean man prepares for one last move in this reflective and beautiful short film.

Interval

Directed by Adam Habib

Running Time: 6 minutes
Year: 2008
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): Mandarin, English w/ subtitles

Website:

Leaving Shanghai, a Chinese American business woman arrives in Los Angeles an hour before she left...but is she too late?  What happened to that time?

God Only Knows

Directed by Mark V. Reyes

Running Time: 17 minutes
Year: 2008
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): Tagalog w/ subtitles

Website: http://web.mac.com/markvreyes

An impoverished Filipino mother is faced with a difficult choice--for her family, for herself.  Does she make the right decision?  God only knows.

Light Years

Directed by Richard Martin

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

Website:

Eight people--two each in LA, NYC, Paris and Hong Kong--contemplate their relationships and life in the final moments before the world may come to an end.