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2006 DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival

Queer Short Films - Distance is Relative
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Tuesday, Oct 3, 2006 - 6:30 PM

This program of short films and videos from around the world (individual descriptions below) deals with issues facing queer people of Asian/Pacific decent who are grappling with issues confronting them daily, in their families, in their relationships, and out in public. Some of the stories are humorous, some are serious, and some are both, but all of them are gripping.

Total Running Time: 69 Min.

$5 regular admission, $4 for over 60, students, museum members, members of WIFV
Tickets available at the door only. Cash only, please.

Two free pairs of tickets to Woolly Mammoth Theatre will be given away at this screening.

Community Sponsors: APIQS, AQUA, KhushDC, DC Pride & Heritage, NAPAWF-DC Chapter


Happy Hamptons Holiday Camp for Troubled Couples
Narrative Short
Director: Greg Pak
Running Time: 7 min
At a weekend retreat, a couple realizes that a case of the hiccups isn’t the only thing that’s getting in the way of their relationship.

Honorable Son
Documentary Short
Director: Jay Esguerra
Running Time: 5 min
A young gay man listens as his father sets the rules on how to be gay and acceptable in the family.

Long Distance
Narrative Short
Director: Shu-Ling Hsieh
Running Time: 8 min
A young Japanese woman living abroad finds the freedom to love who she wants, but letters and messages from home bombard her with the expectation of heterosexual marriage. (Japanese w/English subtitles)

Modern Day Arranged Marriage
Narrative Short
Director: Rehana Mirza
Running Time: 5 min
Two singles meet in a restaurant to check their compatibility.

Relative Distance
Documentary Short
Director: Cathy Begien
Running Time: 14 min
In this experimental doc, the filmmaker records her relatives as each gives her a 2-minute message.

Narrative Short
Director: Lucky Kuswandi
Running Time: 15 min
A visually striking short film of one man’s search for comfort and belonging as he wanders alone in the streets and buildings of the city.

The Police Box
Narrative Short
Director: Josh Kim
Running Time: 4 min
Spilled wine leads to flirtations in a cafe. (Chinese w/English subtitles)

Two Nights
Narrative Short
Director: Rolmar Baldonado
Running Time: 11 min
A young man must choose between two different propositions for the evening.

Official Website: http://www.apafilm.org/2006/program_details.php?id=12

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