XXX Shorts

XXX Shorts

In celebration of SFIAAFF’s 30th (XXX) anniversary, CAAM presents a “triple-X” program of pure hedonism. It is a collection of this year’s most explicit, confrontational, and jaw-dropping short films. From cheap thrills and raw, grisly horror to delightful camp comedies, XXX promises a fun-loving, galvanizing night sure to produce sharp reactions and lively post-program conversation. Fasten your seat belts!

March 11, 2012 9:50 pm
SF Film Society Cinema at New People
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March 14, 2012 8:30 pm
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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Shorts

  1. Looking For Jiro

    Tina Takemoto / USA / 2011 / 6 min / San Francisco Premiere

    This high-camp musical satire strings together baked goods, Japanese internment history, Madonna and deplorable American domestic policy, all while bumping some dance-worthy remixes.
  2. Fortune Cookie Magic Tricks

    Alex Chu / USA / 2011 / 10 min / San Francisco Premiere

    Rising star Derek Lui shines in this campy, outlandish action flick that showcases a fusion of our favorite pop-culture tropes. From zombies to Chinese exorcists, this comedic short offers a slew of characters and playful social commentary that transcends every conceivable social boundary.
  3. GREEN PLASTIC SANDALS

    Stephanie Wu and Andres Rosende / USA / 2011 / 11 min / World Premiere

    This winner of the 2010 Syfy Imagine Greater Development Award offers a brilliantly nightmarish take on the politics of interracial marriage. The values, conscience and inner conflict of a young Chinese American bride turns what is supposed to be her perfect day into something entirely different.
  4. 38-39

    Kangmin Kim / USA, South Korea / 2011 / 8 min / San Francisco Premiere

    This quixotic animated short explores the relationship between a father and son, as a man enters a public bathhouse and swiftly falls into a dream. Official Selection, 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
  5. Down Under

    Ray Arthur Wang / Taiwan / 2011 / 8 min / World Premiere

    The award-winning director of CARMA offers yet another grisly, tantalizing thriller on par with the likes of Eli Roth. Leah Bateman stars as an unassuming torture victim facing off against a mysterious assailant.
  6. Bleached

    Jess dela Merced / USA / 2011 / 14 min / San Francisco Premiere

    San Francisco native Jess dela Merced directs and stars in this dark comedy about a former Beauty Pageant winner who resorts to desperate measures to please her mother and attract a high-school crush. Winner, 8th annual Chicago Filipino American Film Festival.
  7. The Arrival

    Narissa Lee / USA / 2011 / 4 min / World Premiere

    A close-knit Asian American church community is rattled by a queer invasion in this hilarious take on LGBT issues.
  8. Nisa

    Doug Archibald / USA / 2010 / 12 min / San Francisco Premiere

    Nisa is a young Thai female sex worker who lives and works in a brothel. When a dreadful secret threatens to materialize, Nisa must resort to creative means to elude her fate.
  9. Modern Family

    Kwang-Bin Kim / South Korea / 2011 / 18 min / North America Premiere

    An entirely new dimension of family dynamics develops when a hardworking father returns home to an eye-widening set of circumstances in this thrilling South Korean exploration of public image, collective conscience and deplorable morals.
  10. Why I Write

    Masahiro Sugano / USA / 2011 / 7 min / USA Premiere

    Vehement Khmer American spoken word artist Kosal Khiev delivers a passionate personal narrative in this engaging, head-on collision between the political and personal.

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