Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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Sex Sells

November 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Film Still from Cake

This FREE shorts program explores the concept of sexual commerce and body commodification. Subjects include prostitution and emotional transactions related to sex. Filmmakers expected in attendance. MATURE CONTENT, VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED.

Director: Anne Hu | 9 mins | USA
A bisexual woman tries to explore her sexuality with her husband Thomas by surprise ordering a seemingly human female sex robot. But the sex robot is not the cure-all she had hoped for.

Director: Matthew Victor Pastor | 15 mins | Australia, Philippines
Jupiter is a visual narrative about the silence of my people in post-colonial Philippines. It’s a tense thriller without any spoken dialogue showing the harsh realities currently present in the motherland.

Hierarchy of Needs
Director: Ryan Michael Connolly | 5 mins | USA
A gay Filipino American named Jonathan is in a financial dilemma; but his troubles run much deeper than his pocketbook.

Dear Mother
Director: Matthew Kaundart | 4 mins | USA
A Korean adoptee named Kayla Tange lives in LA, where she works as an exotic dancer and performance artist. After plans to meet her birthmother fell through, Kayla created this visual letter in the hopes it will bring her some sort of peace.

Please Hold
Director: Jerell Rosales | 15 mins | USA
When a condom breaks during a random hook-up with a stranger, Danny gets an HIV test and an unexpected new friend.

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November 19, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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