Scissors: Shorts III
Sunday, October 27, 1:00PM
Bright Family Screening Room, The Paramount Center
559 Washington Street, Boston
(T: Boylston or Downtown Crossing)
A fascinating showcase of seven short films exploring
the human experience through the lens of identity, career, friendship, love, and family.
|| SO ARE YOU CHINESE? (dir. Yvonne Ng) || KEYE LUKE (dir. Timothy Tau) ||
|| WILD WILD WEST (dir. Todd Seligman) || AT YOUR CONVENIENCE (dir. Raymond C. Lai) ||
|| ...OR DIE (dir. Gregory Bonsignore & John Petaja) || COLOR THEORY (dir. Minhae Shim & Daniel Roth) || ADVANTAGEOUS (dir. Jennifer Phang) ||
So Are You Chinese? A Story from the Boston Busing Crisis
2013 | 4 mins | Documentary
Directed by Yvonne Ng
Cynthia Yee is an alumnus and was a teacher at the Josiah Quincy School. During the Boston Busing Crisis, children from different communities were forced to learn outside of their own in the name of desegregation. This story shares an experience of how students bused to Chinatown were able to understand their new community.
2012 | 12 mins
Directed by Timothy Tau
"A mix of stage play, Hollywood re-enactment and historical lesson" as well as "a quality short film, period" (Film Threat), KEYE LUKE is an examination and celebration of the life and early career of Keye Luke, an artist, painter and pioneering actor most known for playing the original Kato in the 1940s Green Hornet, the All-American "Number One Son" in the Charlie Chan films, and Detective James Lee Wong in the Phantom of Chinatown.
2013 | 5 mins | Experimental
Directed by Minhae Shim & Daniel Roth
COLOR THEORY weaves together concepts of memory, visuality, and racial identity through the lens of one couple’s relationship. The film emerges from a 33-day cross-country road trip through the United States, and subsequent aftermath of reconstructing the experience.