Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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Musical Shorts

November 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Film Still from Carnatic Cornet

This FREE four film shorts program offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of two virtuoso immigrant musicians, a struggling indie folk artist about to catch his big break, and Chinese punk rockers in Beijing.

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

Carnatic Cornet
Venkat Ganesan is attempting to do something that has never been done before, play the south Indian classical Carnatic music on the cornet. This short doc follows Venkat the week leading up to his first live performance.

Dinosaur Rider
Adapted from true stories and featuring a cast of local punk-rockers acting as themselves, this narrative short is a vibrant portrait of what it’s like to be young and punk in contemporary China.

A narrative short about sacrificing one’s passions to ensure the success of future generations, told through one hardworking South Asian immigrant’s perspective as a dishwasher and lover of classical music.

I Hate Big Phony
Navigating in between cultures, the soulful Korean singer-songwriter-guitarist Bobby Choy discusses his emotionally moving music and performs some of it too, lending insight into his life journey and what’s next for him.

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November 17, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catharine St
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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