Hard to Heart
- Shorts Programs
- 108 mins
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A
From reconciling with a sibling to envisioning a parenting plan with a partner, the hardest conversations are with the ones you love. — Eseel Borlasa
In this program
Directed by Jenn Ravenna Tran
Two artists serendipitously meet over and over again in the vibrant nightscape of Tokyo.
Directed by Samantha Futerman
Amidst the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, Jess must face what it means to be a transracial adoptee in America.
NOOR & LAYLA
Directed by Fawzia Mirza
Noor & Layla are breaking up. Is it the end of the road for these two Muslim women, or is it just the beginning?
PINK & BLUE
Directed by Carmen LoBue
After a surprise first-time pregnancy, a trans couple of color wrestles with how to raise their child in a binary world.
Directed by Gerard Elmore
When an addict sees someone struggling in the ocean, he is devastated to realize he’s incapable of saving them.
Directed by David Liu
Three siblings walk along the LA River, reminiscing about their late mother. One of them remembers her dream about a river.
SOFT SOUNDS OF PEELING FRUIT
Directed by So Young Shelly Yo
A rebellious Korean American teenager discovers the complexities of her mother’s love.
THINGS WE CARRY
Directed by Bo Yoon Ha
A closeted Korean woman returns home for her father’s funeral, and uncovers a secret that reconnects her to her grandmother, a traditional deep sea diver.