The 7th Annual Slant Film Festival
Asian American Short Films
Screenings - July 21 - 4 Star Theatre
Best of Slant DVD Pre-Release Party - July 19 - Kearny Street Workshop
4 Star Theater and the Aurora Picture Show are proud to present Slant: Bold Asian American Images, an annual film festival screening an eclectic mix of Asian American cinema. Get set for an evening of stereotype-smashing, rollicking off-beat comedies and heart warming/ breaking family stories.
*** FESTIVAL EVENTS ***
Best of Slant DVD Pre-Release Party
Thursday, July 19, 7 pm
Kearny Street Workshop, 180 Capp St
$2 o $5 Suggested Donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Slant may be playing in San Francisco for the first time, but it began 7 years ago in Houston at the Aurora Picture Show and has screened more than 100 short since then. That’s 100 short films you missed out on. But don’t cry. Aurora Picture Show has collected some of the best films from Slant onto one DVD! Be the first to own a copy of the DVD at the pre-release party, hosted by Kearny Street Workshop.
Screening 1: Children, Young & Grown
Saturday, July 21, 7 pm
4 Star Theatre, 2200 Clement St
Children try to find safety from a harsh world, whether it's the little boy practicing his karate moves in Siu Ta's Kata Practice, or the children in Tze Chun's Windowbreaker, who build traps to protect their home. Vivid imaginations take hold during the summer in Suzi Yoonessi's whimsical Dear Lemon Lima and in Kimi Takesue's The Summer of the Serpent.
Two films also explore the relationships between parents and their grown children. A mother and son take a final journey together in Jae-Ho Chang's The Last Vacation while a movie director confronts his father in Lead Role: Father by PJ Raval.
Slant curator Melissa Hung will be in attendance.
Screening 2: Best of Slant & More!
Saturday, July 21, 9 pm
4 Star Theatre, 2200 Clement St
Get ready for some of Slant's greatest hits! In celebration the Best of Slant DVD compilation, this program includes a few audience favorites from past years of the festival. Wes Kim's Profiles in Science takes a quirky look at one man's unwavering pursuit of scientific knowledge. A pie maker tries to explain himself in Nobu Ailman's faux documentary I Pie (A Love Story). Maritess V.S. the Superfriends, an animation by Dino Ignacio, tells the plight of the Superfriends' Filipina maid. And Doan La's comedy Dragon of Love chronicles one man's dating disaster when he meets the woman of his dreams.
But wait, there's more! This program will also feature Josh Kim's The Police Box, a charming story of romantic crushes; Frank Yeean Chan's cycling adventure Russian Hill Roulette; and Ling Liu's Officer Tsukamoto, a documentary about the unsolved 1970 murder of a police officer.
Filmmakers Frank Yeean Chan, Ling Liu and Dino Ignacio, as well as curator Melissa Hung, will be in attendance.
Screenings take place at the 4 Star Theatre, 2200 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121.
General Admission to screenings is $8
Purchase at the door or in advance online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/16997
Street parking is available but limited. You can also park at the large parking lot at 18th and Geary at the former Alexandria Theater at the rate of $2.50 an hour.
About 4 Star Theatre
The 4 Star Theater has been independently owned since 1992. A supporter of Asian American arts, it is also home of the 10th Annual San Francisco Asian Film Festival, playing November 8 to 18. www.4starmovietheatre.net or www.hkinsf.com
About Aurora Picture Show
Founded in 1998, the Aurora Picture Show is part of the micro-cinema movement that began in the mid-1990’s and is the only facility of its kind in the Southwest. Aurora supports non-commercial, independent and artist-made film, video and new media through fifty programs a year. www.aurorapictureshow.org
Slant is co-sponsored by Hyphen magazine, Kearny Street Workshop, Manja.org and the Center for Asian American Media.
Official Website: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/16997
Added by pelmel on July 13, 2007