The Space Between

Filmmakers in attendance.

It’s more than a lyric in a Dave Matthews song – it’s the name of a short film program line-up! More importantly, it defines the emotional rhythms and themes reverberating through these films; each featuring mysterious forces that attract and repel us, sometimes affecting disparate beings in the most unlikely ways. – Faroukh Virani

Co-presented with Community Partners: Silent River Film Festival

In this program


AYESHA

Directed by Yanyu Dong

An imaginary biography of Yanyu Dong’s mother who, in her youth, dreamed of being a Bollywood dancer.

CARE LESS

Directed by Tuan Quoc Le

When Wyatt’s girlfriend Rainey awakes up from a year-long catatonic state, he discovers that their relationship may not be as stable as he thought.

HANDS IN THE AIR

Directed by Reginald Espiritu

An African-American teenager must sneak out of his girlfriend’s house without getting caught by her cop-father.

MY FRIEND MICHAEL JONES

Directed by Ian Leaupepe, Samson Rambo

A high school misfit with severe OCD forms an unlikely bond with a popular classmate through a shared passion for music and dance.

SECRET LIVES OF ASIANS AT NIGHT

Directed by Keff

A half-real, half-imaginary romp through a rich, stylized whirlwind world of Asian nightlife in America.

TIDES

Directed by Masami Kawai

TIDES is a glimpse into a family’s attempt to repair their estrangement with an outing to the beach.

TUNDRA

Directed by Carol Nguyen

A mother dreams and hallucinates about her daughter, trying to cope with her loss.

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