REEL ROMANCE

Romance these days. #AMIRITE

From relationships with Artificial Intelligence to the unspoken fight with your crush, these films give glimpses of the awkwardness and rush of modern romance.

 

In this program


LOVE IS REAL!

Directed by Calvin Sang

Feuding couple Jamie and Millie are brought back together with the help of their AI home-assistant Ada and a musical extravaganza.

DENTURE ADVENTURE

Directed by Azumi Hasegawa

An elderly widow combs the beach in search of treasure and discovers a gold tooth that magically changes her lonely life.

MY AI LOVER

Directed by Chouwa Liang

During their special “dates” with their artificially intelligent companions, three young Chinese women reflect on the uniqueness and boundaries of such intimate relationships.

FIRSTS

Directed by Jesse Ung

A closeted Chinese international student living in New Zealand plans to lose his virginity to a stranger that he meets online.

SUNRISE IN MY MIND

Directed by Danech San

A young beautician working late at night gives into her restrained interest in a deliveryman who spends his evenings driving Phnom Penh’s streets by motorbike.

AND WE COLLIDE

Directed by Lanca Li

An unexpected tropical encounter sparks a fragile romance between a wanna-be astronaut and a village farm boy.

Dates & Times
Past
Directors Guild of America

Sun, May 8
4:30 pm