Program 22
October 25, 4:00pm 

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Pier 35

United States / Drama / 9 mins

Director/Writer: Raina Liwen Yang

Producer: Michael Kim

Cast: Margaret Yuen

A senior Asian dancer from Chinatown lives her life with humor and lightness, even as loneliness and old age catch up with her.

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All the Lines

China / Drama / 9 mins

Director/Writer: Xiuzhe Mou

Producer: Zixin Chen, Zixuan Wang

Cast: Lizhe Kan, Yanru Ma, Lingxi Ji

Guoguo tries to realize his and his mother's dreams in his own way.

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So Long/The Womb, My Home

United States / Drama / 13 mins

Director/Writer: Shuyuan Liu

Producer: Yongxi Tan, Alexa Yichen Zhang

Cast: Josephine Chiang, Wendy Zhang, Forrest Sassaman

After the death of her mother, Adeline, a 30-year-old Chinese American, frequently visits her mother's old house to relive the time she had with her mother. She slowly realizes everything is but her imagination and, in fact, she has to face the inevitable farewell with her mother and the house.

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CrazyLaugh

United States / Documentary / 18 mins

Director/Writer: Chloe Chen

Producer: Chloe Chen

Cast: Mian La, Yinan Zhaijiang, Siqi Tao

CrazyLaugh is the first Chinese stand-up comedy club in New York. It was established only a few months ago, but they have already gained a lot of audiences. Three core members are interviewed: Baries, Nicholas, and Rachel. They were not professional stand-up comedians; they all had their own job in New York. Nicholas is a real estate agent. Rachel and Berries are marketers.

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Rehearsal

United States / Drama / 7 mins

Director/Writer: Junting Zhou

Producer: Junting Zhou

Cast: Nancy Ma

Rehearsal is an experimental short film exploring performance for the intimate self. It follows a woman stuck in a rut pulled into a new act.

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Removable

United States / Drama / 15 mins

Director: Shu-Ying Chung

Writer: Shu-Ying Chung, James Rosenthal

Producer: James Rosenthal

Cast: Yi Liu, WooJae Chung, Chun Cho

An immigrant struggles with guilt after calling the police on her abusive husband, which results in his deportation.

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Déjà vu

United States / Drama / 4 mins

Director/Writer: Michael P DeMinico

Producer: Michael P DeMinico

Cast: Gardiner Comfort, Liz Wisan

Mr. Stephenson mysteriously awakes in an office that seems awfully familiar to him.