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2017 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

SHORTS: MAD MAD WORLD

SHORTS: MAD MAD WORLD

Village East Cinema
August 3, 2017 9:15 pm

Description

With every good comes the bad. Welcome to the mad world. Creeping up from the world of the dark, feared, and sinful, this riveting short film program explores the innermost darkness of humanity, with the themes of loss, corruption, and death at the forefront.

In This Program


  1. THE SILENT MOB

    Harvan Agustriansyah / Indonesia / 2016 / 17 mins
    A hired driver visits a remote area to gather a group of paid demonstrators. But an encounter with a family and another greedy driver will soon test their humanity, as we see the results of the ideological clashes caused by class inequality.

  2. TWENTY YEARS

    David Liu / USA / 2016 / 5 mins
    A policeman faces a difficult decision after he comes across a man waiting for an old friend, in this loose adaptation of O. Henry’s 1906 story “After Twenty Years."

  3. KILLER SMILE

    Camille Ma / China / 2017 / 15 mins
    What happens when one of the cutest things in the world – a baby’s smile – becomes one of the deadliest? As that boy grows older, how do mother and child alike live a normal life? With stunning cinematography, KILLER SMILE explores themes of motherhood, love, and loss.

  4. BUANG-BULAWAN (FOOL’S GOLD)

    Terimar Malones / Philippines / 2016 / 15 mins
    Trying to cope with family pressure and medical issues, Romel, a seafarer from Iloilo, faces a dilemma upon discovering what's inside the bag left by Makay, a street vendor he accidentally bumped into. Hunted by the syndicate members Rex and Mon, both Romel and Makay must try to survive and face the consequences of that one unfortunate night.

  5. MANNERS OF DYING

    Bo-You Niou / USA / 2016 / 22 mins
    Over the years, a death row warden has emotionally distanced himself from the prisoners whose executions he oversees. But when he surprisingly bonds with an inmate, the burden of his duties become too heavy to bear.

  6. CALAMITY

    James Sereno / USA / 2017 / 13 mins
    Based on the novel “Age of Calamity,” CALAMITY is a short film that throws Troy Nagasaki (Justin Chon) into the dangerous world of cockfighting in the dark countryside of Hawaii. Within this world, Troy must face the demons of his past and unleash his one and only rooster to fight to the death.

  7. COWBOY AND INDIAN

    Sujata Day / USA / 2016 / 9 mins
    A young Bengali bride, traveling miles on foot, collapses in the dry heat. A cowboy appears out of the sunset and rescues her. Miscommunication arises as the woman doesn’t speak English, but things aren’t always what they seem.

  8. TELL TALE

    Alex Zou / USA / 2016 / 15 mins
    On a journey to warmer lands, a girl kills her lover and hides the truth from their friend. Shot completely in the outdoors, Alex Zou’s directorial debut touches on themes of betrayal, trust, and the unknown.

  9. RULE OF THREES

    T.L. Quach / USA / 2016 / 10 mins
    Haunted by the murder of their leader in this post-apocalyptic world, the remaining three friends struggle to maintain enough resources to survive. As secrets are revealed, tensions and desperation rise within the group, putting their friendships and their lives on the line.

Dates & Times

SHORTS: MAD MAD WORLD

Village East Cinema
August 3, 2017 9:15 pm