SHorts: Bright Lights
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:00 PM | FREE
Bright Family Screening Room, The Paramount Center
559 Washington Street, Boston MA
(T: Park Street, Downtown Crossing, or Boylston)
2017 | USA | 52 mins | Documentary
Directed by Harleen Singh
Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes looks at the pervasive culture of racist stereotyping in U.S. society through the lens of comics and their dynamic creators.
FLIP THE RECORD
2017 | USA | 15 mins | Drama
Directed by Marie Jamora
A little-known but lasting explosion of hip-hop culture grew out of the Filipino-American community of 1980s San Francisco. This film takes us into the beat of an aspiring mobile DJ crew in '84. Vanessa, sick of the constraints and boring piano lessons in her conservative Filipino-American household, starts teaching herself on the sly how to scratch on her older brother’s turntables. We follow Ness as she discovers her talents and place in the local music scene of the era.
2017 | USA | 19 mins | Drama | New England Premiere
Directed by Christine T. Berg
Wonder Buffalo is a live action coming of age story following Ann, an overweight first generation Thai American teen, dreading her impending arranged engagement. Ann runs away from home to attend the local cosplay con at her favorite comic book store. There she finds a community that allows her to accept her body and her choices for leading her own life. Along the way she slips into her imagination to battle monsters, superheroes, and annoying school bullies all preparing her for her impending final battle against her most powerful nemesis -- her mother.