8th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
Shorts Program: All in the Family Shorts
A mixed program of Narrative and Documentary shorts ranging from light comedy to heartfelt drama, all dealing with issues of family, culture, and identity.
Filmmakers expected in attendance.
Director: Larissa Lam | 11 mins
Left behind in China as a baby, a man in his twilight years searches for the father he never knew in the small town of Cleveland, Mississippi.
Made in Bali
Director: Michael Pohorly | 14 mins
A young American arrives in Bali for the first time to hire a tour guide, keeping hidden his reasons for his visit.
Director: R.J. Lozada | 9 mins | PAAFF Pride
A personal exploration of fatherhood as a sperm donor to the filmmaker’s lesbian couple friends, through a probing video letter to his unborn child.
A Family Day
Director: Jeff Man | 10 mins
Having witnessed the changes Alzheimer’s has brought upon his grandmother, Jeff makes a visit to her elder care home to film a day in her life. In doing so, he attempts to catch a glimpse of the thoughts that pass through her mind on a given day and of the woman he remembers from not too long ago.
Director: David Au | 19 mins | PAAFF PrideA recently married interracial elderly gay couple, Hiro and Bud, spend an unforgettable afternoon with their family. Enjoy a day in the life of this dysfunctional yet endearing Asian American family.