http://www.baaff.org/shorts21_cathemeral.html Online event
Boston, MA 02110
Festivals & Fairs, Film, University, Virtual & Streaming
Thu, Oct 21 @ 12:00 am – Sun, Oct 31 @ 10:00 pm
When it feels like the whole world is in flux and nothing is certain, we can start to reorient ourselves by accepting the cathemeral aspect of our lives. Constantly evolving, we find ourselves changing expectations of love in Romantics or confronting longstanding trauma head-on in Red House. These Cathemeral films explores the irregular cadences that are the heartbeat of society and our day to day now.
Have You Eaten?
Directed by Lina Li
Documentary | 6 minutes
In Chinese with English subtitles
Filmmaker Lina Li and her mother engage in an intimate conversation about immigration to Canada, misunderstandings, barriers to communicating, love and the taste of home.
Red Junior and the Wolf
Directed by Winnie Wu
Animated | 4 minutes
In a fairytale world, Red Riding Hood’s granddaughter is best friends with Wolfie, a young wolf. Granny Red doesn’t like wolves because of her past experience, but Wolfie is nothing like the infamous Big Bad Wolf.
An Essential Delivery
Directed by Shane P. Liao
Drama | 15 minutes | 13+ (Violence, language, racism)
When a down on her luck young woman is laid off due to COVID-19, she takes a food delivery job to pay rent, exposing her to the challenges and unexpected blessings of life.
Directed by Jamie Lam
Comedy | 8 minutes
In English and Chinese
After a date with her boyfriend makes Olivia question whether or not her immigrant parents have ever shown each other any affection, she goes on a quest to make them do so—despite their utter lack of cooperation.
Anything For You
Directed by Matt Ferrucci
Comedy | 12 minutes | 13+ (Language)
“It wouldn’t be cheating, it would be experimenting.” Richard desperately wants to have an affair and needs his best friend George to help him. What starts out as a lunch date between friends soon escalates to a test of their friendship.
Directed by Allan Zhang Tran
Drama | 9 minutes | 13+ (Strong language, suggestive trauma)
An estranged couple recollects—or do they relive?—their traumatic final moments together.
Directed by Ben Kim, Lillian Kollross
Drama | 9 minutes | 13+ (Domestic violence)
In Korean with English subtitles
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves (Matthew 7:15)
A Cure for All Things
Directed by Katherine Chou
Drama/Sci-fi | 7 minutes
In English and Chinese with English subtitles
Jiawei finds a mysterious vial amongst her late mother’s things, transforming her into their ancestors and descendants.
Directed by Gerard Elmore
Drama | 20 minutes | 13+ (Strong language)
Only the ghosts from Scotty’s past can make him confront his terror, and push through toward redemption and self-forgiveness.