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2018 Asian American International Film Festival

THE FLIP SIDE

Directed by Val Wang

SHORT FILMS / Canada, China, USA / Documentary, Sports / 25 mins / English

Plays In:
ART BEYOND THE SCREEN

Village East Cinema
August 2, 2018 8:30 pm Not Available

Description

Q&A to follow with filmmakers

The artistic coming-of-age story of a Chinese circus artist who leaves his parents at 9 to train and goes on to perform with Cirque du Soleil. Ending up at the cutting-edge Montreal circus troupe 7 Fingers, he finds a strength in his story that he never dreamed of. THE FLIP SIDE presents the increasingly globalized circus world, where disparate people and acrobatic cultures come together, clash, and ultimately transform each other.

Won Best Short Documentary at DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon

 

Post Screening Panelists:

Val Wang, Director


Director's Bio

Val Wang is an author and filmmaker interested in the intersection between the personal and the global. She is the author of the memoir Beijing Bastard, as well as the director of the documentary short The Flip Side and the interactive, multiplatform documentary Planet Takeout. An Assistant Professor in the English and Media Studies Department of Bentley University, she lives in Cambridge, but her heart is still partly in Beijing.


Credits

Producer: Tracy Zhang
Director of Photography: Michael Henriques
Editor: Patrick Flynn
Composer: Paul Hogan
Sound Supervisor: Omar Juarez
DaVinci Color Correction: Evan Anthony


Plays in

  1. ART BEYOND THE SCREEN

    SHORTS PROGRAMS / 95 mins
    Going beyond the cinematic talents of our community, the following shorts showcase and explore other art forms. How do Asian talents from around the world transform and use art to expand what it means to be an artist?

    In This Program: TIGERSTYLE, THE LION, DRAWN TOGETHER: COMICS, DIVERSITY AND STEREOTYPES, THE FLIP SIDE


Dates & Times

Plays In:
ART BEYOND THE SCREEN

Village East Cinema
August 2, 2018 8:30 pm Not Available