slant film festival comes to san francisco

Hey hey, San Francisco. Slant: Bold Asian American Images is coming to your city this weekend. The Houston-based showcase of home-grown Asian American cinema travels from the Aurora Picture Show to the city by the bay, at the bay. The festival, which specializes in short films, is curated by Melissa Hung, founding editor of Hyphen.

Things kick off with the Best of Slant DVD Pre-Release Party this Thursday, July 19th at Kearny Street Workshop. They've collected some of the best shorts from Slant's seven-year history on to one DVD... it can be all yours, maybe even for free. They're giving away a free copy to the first 30 people who show up. So get there.

The fun continues on Saturday, July 21st at the 4 Star Theatre, with two shorts programs. The first screening, "Children, Young & Grown," features some great pieces like Siu Ta's Kata Practice, Tze Chun's Windowbreaker (one of my favorites), Kimi Takesue's The Summer of the Serpent, and PJ Raval's Lead Role: Father, among others. That's a great lineup of works. The second screening is a compilation of some of Slant's greatest hits, with great stuff like Wes Kim's Profiles in Science (awesome), Dino Ignacio's Maritess vs. the Superfriends (hilarious), and Doan La's Dragon of Love (awesomely hilarious). It's like a trip down memory lane.

It should be a really fun time, so come on down. For the full program, tickets, and other info, go here.

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