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2016 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

HEART STATION

Directed by Tao Jia

Shorts / Australia / 2015 / Drama / 17 mins / English / USA Premiere

Plays In:
LGBTQ SHORTS PROGRAM

Village East Cinema
July 24, 2016 1:00 pm

Description

In a waiting room, a man hears his name called out. This coming-of-age drama features a gay man’s infatuation with a straight actor. Eventually, he enrolls in his crush’s acting classes where his true feelings can pass as a convincing performance. When he receives a scary potential diagnosis, his life begins to take a turn.

Warning: Adult Content


Director's Bio

Tao is a bilingual(Mandarin, English)filmmaker who is originally from China, currently studying Master of Film and Television(Narrative) at the prestigious film school of Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne. Tao has written, directed and produced several shorts when he was working in Chinese film industry and some of them won the awards in the University’s film festivals. Tao has recently finished his internship at Channel 31, Melbourne. Tao has diverse interests of working in different areas in this creative industry including feature films, TV drama, Fine Arts, theatre, music video and TVCs. But Tao mainly focuses on making feature films. “The 3651st Day”, which is a short film that Tao produced last year, had been selected by Melbourne Queer film festival and some other queer film festivals in Australia and Europe.



Plays in

  1. LGBTQ SHORTS PROGRAM

    These shorts explore the myriad of ways in which the LGBTQ+ community and the Asian American community intersect and work together. While some aim to directly address this intersection, through meditations on family, Asian American culture, and identity clashes, others feature characters learning to be both LGBTQ+ and Asian American successfully.

    In This Program: COMING FULL CIRCLE: THE JOURNEY OF A TRANSGENDERED KOREAN ADOPTEE, I HATE THE COLOR RED, BALLOT, GAYSIANS, HEART STATION, LIKE HOPE


Dates & Times

Plays In:
LGBTQ SHORTS PROGRAM

Village East Cinema
July 24, 2016 1:00 pm