Nov 4: Program 6 – International Shorts: How To Make Lemonade
(Comedy, Romance, Drama, Crime, Documentary Shorts) A small-time hustler and a serenading street knife-sharpener. A dyslexic student and a suspicious gum-toting taxi driver. An elderly couple in the twilight of this life, on the cusp of the next. Our eclectic INTERNATIONAL SHORTS program highlights how we all do whatever it takes to deal with life’s lemons—often with unexpected and bittersweet, sometimes deliciously beautiful results.
Admission to VAFF screenings is limited to those over 18 years of age holding a valid VAFF membership card.
Co-Presented with Community Partners:
Khalid Ali / November 4 / China, USA / 2017 / Documentary / 19 minsA young knife sharpener from rural China uses his penetrating voice and songs to attract customers as he tries to make ends meet on the streets of Beijing.
Chi Him Yuen / November 4 / Hong Kong / 2016 / Drama / 6 minsYu-Cheung has dyslexia. His teacher complains about him and warns that he may be asked to quit school if his “poor behavior” continues.
Dinh Thai / November 4 / USA / 2017 / Crime, Drama / 19 mins“What can I get you?” is the question driving a conflicted young hustler who sells everything and anything to make money.
Dandrin Dorje / November 4 / China / 2016 / Drama / 35 minsTwo elderly people meet, connect and care for one another in this poetic meditation on life and love set against the stunning landscape of the Tibetan plateau.
Joonha Kim / November 4 / South Korea / 2015 / Drama / 20 minsA man rides a taxi late at night. When the taxi driver offers him chewing gum, he remembers his mother’s “Drugged Gum” story.