Love on the Rocks

Friday, Oct 3rd, 2008 - 8:30 PM

Venue: United States Navy Memorial

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Senior 65+/ Students$5Senior 65+/ Students$6
Group (min 6 tickets)$5

Love can be a sublime and boundless emotion but can be difficult to obtain. The struggles in this program prove to be no exception as the filmmakers utilize the gorgeous sets of Rock Garden, the offbeat comedy of California King, and the musical stylings of Damn the Past! (Best Narrative Short) in an effort to strike that powerful emotional chord.

Community Event Sponsor: Asian/Pacific Islander Queers United for Action (AQUA)

Filmmakers in attendance

Since You've Been Ong

Directed by Frank Chan

Running Time: 5 minutes
Year: 2007
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): English

Website: http://www.sinceyouvebeenong.com/

An answering machine records the surprising evolution of relationships between friends as they spend the day wandering around San Francisco's Chinatown.

The Postcard

Directed by Josh Kim

Running Time: 15 minutes
Year: 2007
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): Korean w/ subtitles

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Personal notes written by a mysterious young man spur the imagination of postal workers into a competition that neither can win.

California King

Directed by Eli Akira Kaufman

Running Time: 22 minutes
Year: 2007
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): English

Website: http://www.elikaufmanfilms.com

It's said that the perfect mattress can cure all troubles.  When it comes to love it might be what a shy woman needs to tame the California King.

Rock Garden: A Love Story

Directed by Gloria Kim

Running Time: 11 minutes
Year: 2006
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): English

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A dramatic change in a rocky landscape brings estranged neighbors closer than they ever could have imagined.  Filmed in brilliant colors with creative set design, the lush setting evokes just the right mood.

Silence

Directed by Kurt Nishimura

Running Time: 3 minutes
Year: 2008
Music Video
Language(s): English

Website: http://www.dottedlinefilms.com

In this strikingly imaginative stop motion music video for Olivia Broadfield, comfort comes from unexpected places when one’s heart turns blue.

Damn the Past!

Directed by Juli Kang

Running Time: 29 minutes
Year: 2007
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): English

Website: http://www.julikang.com/damnthepast/trailer.html

Mario, a young mechanic who can only speak in song, chases after Gloria, the boss’s daughter who desperately dreams of dancing, as they both attempt to defy the odds and fight against the expectations of the world in this wildly entertaining and superbly choreographed musical. (Best Narrative Short)