812 7th Street NW
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

2006 DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival

Short Films Program II - The Inner Limits
Friday, Oct 6, 2006 - 8:30 PM

In Greek mythology, King Phlegyas drove the ferry between the worlds of the living and the dead. Pay a coin to the ferryman as we ride through this diverse collection of shorts to see what funny, dramatic or illuminating things may happen when people are introduced to the limits of their existence.

Individual film descriptions below.

Total Running Time: 83 min.

Tickets available at the door. Cash only.

A free $50 gift certificate to Elephant & Castle will be given away at this screening.


6 ft. in 7 min.
Narrative Short
Director: Rafael Del Toro
Running Time: 14 min
What would you do if you knew your life was timed? Rajeev is a teenager who has a limited time to live, and stuck in the cultural paradox that is the Asian American immigrant household. Starring Rajiv Surenda (MEAN GIRLS).

Narrative Short
Director: Sainath Choudhury
Running Time: 8 min
A beguiling customer at a Berlin gas station captivates a young clerk with his reflections on the nature of human intimacy.

Dry Clean Only
Narrative Short
Director: J.P. Chan
Running Time: 6 min
“Don’t ask questions” is the moral in this tickling yet contemplative short about a dry cleaner and two ironic but likely customers.

Ghost Soldier
Narrative Short
Director: Allan Tsao
Running Time: 24 min
Using gritty and persuasive production design, Ghost Soldier portrays the harrowing life of a US soldier taken hostage in Iraq and his thoughts of the love he left behind. Filmmaker in attendance.
Narrative Short
Director: Ben Kim
Running Time: 8 min
A poignant story about a girl’s attempts to communicate with the father she lost when she was young and the father’s unending effort to reach out to her from the afterlife.

Public Bath
Director: Tak Hoon Kim
Running Time: 9 min
Tradition runs deep in this sentimental animated film about a father taking his infant son to the public bath and a peek into what the future holds in store.

Time and the Hour Run
Narrative Short
Director: Samir Patel
Running Time: 14 min
A hotel manager is haunted by images of his dead wife as he desperately tries to hold on to his memories of her.

Official Website: http://www.apafilm.org/2006/program_details.php?id=19

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