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CINEMA MUSICA

  • 90 mins

WYD? Want to come over and watch music videos? This year’s opening reception will be a call back to watching music videos at home with friends. This will be a no frills zone; where you can party with friends, grab a drink,  and check out 8 new music videos that range from hip hop to lofi pop and beyond.  There may also be few surprises from the VC team, too! Bring your friends, it’s going to be a party!

In this program


CINEMA MUSICA: FESTIVAL LAUNCH PARTY

Kickoff the Festival by celebrating the sonic and visual elements of cinema. Featuring music from the VC Archives and a selection of music videos and short films.

ALWAYS IN MY HEAD

Directed by Randal & Malou Kamradt

Rising popstar Garth gets in way over his head when he falls in love with a mysterious woman and gets tangled in a net of deception, mind-inhabitation, zombies, and beer.

ART OF WORK

Directed by Patrick Cruz

Art of Work is a compelling exploration of self-discovery, cultural identity, and healing through Hip Hop dance and film.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Directed by Anisha Adusumilli, Mukesh Vidyasagar

A woman collects blessings from mother LA and gives them to her ancestors.

KALYAN

Directed by Adnan Hussain

Kalyan is an animated short film about the wonders of the universe, the pain of separation and what it means to love.

LULLABY/EKO

Directed by Shin Kawasaki

A visual synopsis of my grandmother’s life, a nonagenarian who immigrated to Japan-occupied Manchuria, fled at the end of WWII to return home and raise four children alone in the chaos of post-war Japan.

NO CLOUDS IN MY SUMMER

Directed by Jason Poon, Mood Infinite

During a heated argument with his girlfriend, Tom’s memories begin to splinter & merge with his present.

SLOW DOWN – ALANMICHAEL FEATURING DAWN RICHARD

Directed by Vanessa Marzaroli

Slow Down transports us to a distant realm, offering a visual journey of resilience and self-discovery, portraying a captivating struggle between light and dark through stunning imagery and dance.

UNDOCUFORCE BY SOULTREE

Directed by Josef Akira

Expressions of Asian Pacific Healing and Martial Arts weave and dance beautifully between the artist, Soultree, and their community telling the story of the “UndocuForce”.