Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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Loss & Longing Shorts

November 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Film Still from Knots

This FREE program offers a selection of five short films dealing with coming to terms with death, and longing after loss.

Filmmakers expected in attendance for post-screening Q&A.

Song on Canvas
An emotionally lost artist, trapped in the corporate world, receives encouragement to pick up his brush again from, out of all people – his deceased mother played by Sharon Omi (Eat With Me). Directed by PAAFF alumni Keo Woolford (The Haumana).

Harry on the Clouds
This animated short is about a grieving sheep mother whose young son’s spirit comes back to visit from heaven.

When Scarlett’s grandfather comes to town for her high school graduation, she must come to terms with the loss of her mother and mend her relationship with her father. The motif of the knot is what keeps the generations together with themes of family, acceptance and crossing cultures.

I Won’t Miss You
17-year-old Janey’s best friend Tim begins to appear in her bedroom at night after dying in a car crash and their awkward undeclared feelings begin to surface.

Alex, a complex and introverted high school teenager with an interest for gaming, finds himself at odds with his Grandmother when he receives news of his mothers passing.

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November 16, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catharine St
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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