WHEN AND WHERE:Curated by Hyphen's Melissa Hung, Slant is a showcase of short films that "combats tired stereotypes of Asian Americans with quirky comedies, compelling visions, and fresh perspectives on the Asian American experience." The full list of films includes:
Slant Film Festival
Screening: 7 p.m., Saturday, May 30
Location for the event: Freed Auditorium, Glassell School of Art, 5101 Montrose.
Tickets to the Slant screening are $6 for non- members and free for Aurora Picture Show members. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.aurorapictureshow.org. There will be no door sales for this event. Aurora members can RSVP in advance by calling 713-868-2101. For more information, visit www.aurorapictureshow.org.
Girl with a Walkman by Melina Leon
Five Fingers by Kevin Barker
Beijing Haze by J.P. Chan
The Postcard by Josh Kim
One Night in LA by Jon Maxwell & Ray Huang
Survivors by Soham Mehta
Alley of Hidden Dangers! by Tim Tsai
Waiting for a Train: The Toshio Hirano Story by Oscar Bucher
The Pain with Being Thirsty by David Yun
Machine with Wishbone by Randall Okita
The Others by Aram Siu Wai Collier
As someone who watches a lot of short films, I can attest that this a pretty solid program. My favorite in the bunch is probably Waiting for a Train: The Toshio Hirano Story, a documentary about a Japanese musician and his lifelong love of bluegrass. For more information about Slant, visit the Aurora Picture Show website here.