We are pleased to announce the lineup for the 10th annual Slant: Bold Asian American Images, presented by the Aurora Picture Show. The festival runs May 21 to 23, showcasing the latest Asian American film, as well as performances and a filmmaker salon.
The festival opens May 21 at Super Happy Fun Land with a screening of short films. The majority of the films in the screening are being shown in Texas for the first time. Curator Melissa Hung and filmmaker J.P. Chan will be in attendance.
Many of the films explore memory and desire through dream-like stories. J.P. Chan’s I Don’t Sleep I Dream is a nightmarish story about a woman running from her fears. Prithi Gowda’s Televisnu, which just premiered at SXSW, is about a call center employee who falls into a surreal world of wires, technology, and family. Greg Pak’s Mister Green imagines a world where global warming has become reality.
Artists featured are: J.P. Chan, Greg Pak, Annetta Marion, Mio Adilman, Adele Pham, Wendy J.N. Lee, and Prithi Gowda.
On May 22, Slant continues with a special evening of live performance with film. San Francisco artists Neelanjana Banerjee and Robin Sukhadia perform neo-benshi by writing their own scripts and soundtracks, re-imagining classic Bollywood films to hilarious effect. Also performing is singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura, who will play a live score to a new animation by Dino Ignacio.
The festival wraps on May 23 with a free salon hosted by award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer PJ Raval. Known for his success in both the Asian American and LGBT film communities, Raval will discuss his experiences with niche markets of the indie filmmaking world.
To learn more about the events, go here. Information on purchasing tickets coming soon.