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2018 Asian American International Film Festival

KILL GREEN

Directed by Chelsie Pennello

SHORT FILMS / USA / 9 mins / Chinese (Mandarin) / East Coast Premiere

Plays In:
FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH

Co-Presented by Asia Society
August 4, 2018 1:00 pm Not Available

Description

Q&A to follow with filmmakers

“A young Chinese woman experiences the joy, lust, and heartbreak of a relationship through the practice of her culture’s long-held tradition: the art of drinking tea.”

Told from the point of view of a mixed-race, second-generation Asian American woman, this film is an examination of the contradicting and confusing nature of biracial identity and the influence of tradition, culture, and a strong immigrant mother on a daughter’s experience with love.

 

Official Selection Seattle Asian American Film Festival
Official Selection Miami Independent Film Festival July Competition

 

Post Screening Panelists:

Chelsie Penello, Director 

Corbett Blair, Music 


Director's Bio

Chelsie Pennello is a director, writer, producer, and actor. KILL GREEN is the first of two films she has written and directed while attending Syracuse University, where she received a dual degree in film and international relations. As an artist, Chelsie’s work is inspired by her Chinese biracial identity and themes of women empowerment. She is currently working on writing her first feature film inspired by her parent’s love story.

Credits

Producer: Jeff Spivack
Music: Corbett Blair


Plays in

  1. FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH

    SPECIAL EVENTS, SHORTS PROGRAMS / 86 mins
    The FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH shorts program celebrates works by media makers of Asian descent under the age of 21. Those in this category are in competition for the One to Watch Award.

    In This Program: MIYAKO, KILL GREEN, Religion for Dummies, PICNIC PERFECT, KITE (GABUL), Stupidly Happy, DISTANT SELF-PORTRAIT, 12.10.2016 (Tawareekh), LILANKO (sincere)


Dates & Times

Plays In:
FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH

Co-Presented by Asia Society
August 4, 2018 1:00 pm Not Available