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2018 Asian American International Film Festival

THE LION

Directed by Jon Chiang

SHORT FILMS / Canada / Documentary / 8 mins / English / International, United States, East Coast, New York City Premiere

Plays In:
ART BEYOND THE SCREEN

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

Description

Q&A to follow with filmmakers

After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Vancouver hip-hop artist, Francis Arevalo, is stuck in limbo for over a year. THE LION tells the story of Francis finding healing, closure, and community through music.

 

2018 Vancouver Short Film Festival Selection, 2017 VAFF People’s Choice Award – Shorts Category

 

Post Screening Panelists:

Jon Chiang, Director

Peter Planta, Cinematographer


Director's Bio

Jon Chiang is a director based in Vancouver BC. His work focuses on creating intimate and moving branded content for his clients. The Lion is the first short documentary that he has directed and produced. The personal project was inspired by Francis’s courage to chase his dreams.


Credits

Producer: John Chiang, Francis Arevalo
Director of Photography: Peter Planta


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