THE PROGRAM

 

DIRTY LAUNDRY (dir. Richard Fung; 1996; 30 min.)

A fictionalized imagining of a magazine writer’s train trip across Canada parallels an archival exploration of sexuality and its historical legibility in 1800s Chinese Canadian communities.

SEA IN THE BLOOD (dir. Richard Fung; 2000; 26 min.) 

This personal documentary traces two relationships, two long journeys, and two illnesses in the filmmaker’s life: first with his late sister Nan to diagnose a rare blood disorder, and second with his lover Tim, who has lived with AIDS for 15 years.

 

Presented with Koré (dir. T. Kim-Trang Tran; 1994; 17min)

 

FRESH KILL (dir. Shu Lea Cheang; 1994; 80 min.)

The first feature film from artist and digital pioneer Shu Lea Cheang brings her radical experimental vision to a viciously political and campy narrative of two young lesbian parents who fight against environmental racism in the form of radioactive fish lips.

 

KELLY LOVES TONY (dir. Spencer Nakasako; 1998; 58 min.)

In this captivating take on documentary co-creation, Kelly Saeturn and her boyfriend, Tony Saelio, both refugees from Laos who grew up in the US, record a year and a half of their own lives as Kelly balances her hopes to attend college, a pregnancy, and her relationship with Tony, an ex-con trying to reform.

 

Presented with Sally's Beauty Spot (dir. Helen Lee; 1990; 12min)

 

SOME DIVINE WIND(dir. Roddy Bogawa; 1991; 72 min.)

A splintering of narrative structure mixed with found and created material depict the life of Ben, a young multiracial man is safely ensconced in his life with a white girlfriend, as he discovers that his father was part of a bombing mission that destroyed his Japanese mother’s village and killed her entire family during World War II.

 

STRAWBERRY FIELDS (dir. Rea Tajiri; 1997; 90 min.)

Set in the 1970s, a teenage Japanese American pyro runs away from her repressed and overbearing mother on a cross-country road trip that ends at the site of a World War II internment camp, rendering corporeal seen and unseen ghosts.

 

TERMINAL USA (dir. Jon Moritsugu; 1993; 54 min.)

One family’s shenanigans, full of playfully twisted stereotypes, drug addictions, and illicit affairs, grow ever more violent in this comedic satire, which was controversially created for public broadcast.

 

Presented with Mommy Mommy Where's My Brain (dir. Jon Moritsugu;1986; 9minutes)

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