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2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

ADVANTAGEOUS

Directed by Jennifer Phang

Feature, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Sci-fi / 97 mins

ADVANTAGEOUS

Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
February 21, 2016 6:00 pm

Description

This Sundance jury award-winning film is set in a near-future when opulence overshadows economic hardship. Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite instability surfacing in their world.

Co-Presented By: Reel Grrls


Director's Bio

Jennifer Phang’s ADVANTAGEOUS won a Sundance 2015 Jury Prize and her award‐winning debut feature Half-Life premiered in 2008 at the Sundance and Tokyo International film festivals. It screened at SXSW and was distributed by Sundance Channel. She was invited to Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab and was awarded a San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation FilmHouse Residency and Sundance Institute Feature Film Grant. The Berkeley-born daughter of a Chinese Malaysian father and Vietnamese mother, Phang graduated from the MFA directing program at the American Film Institute.



Preceded By

  1. JEANNIE WONG WANTS TO DO EVERYTHING

    Jeff Man / Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 10 mins
    A portrait of the multi-talented Jeannie Wong: filmmaker, artist, writer, party host, marathoner, dancer, and musician. Jeannie does it all and yet still finds that her life is missing something. Director Jeff Man scheduled to attend.

    Precedes: ADVANTAGEOUS


  2. OUR PLACE IN THE SKY

    Yoko Okumura / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Experimental / 4 mins
    Starla knows a place where pigtails are on animals and schoolgirls are educated. A visually inventive slam poetry film that pulls back the curtain on fetishization.

    Precedes: ADVANTAGEOUS


  3. TO DIE OR TO DREAM

    Peilin Kuo / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Experimental / 3 mins
    Chinese American actress Anna May Wong is caught in a dark alternate celluloid reality. She relives her cinematic past over and over while deciding how she wants to be portrayed as an actress and a person. Director Peilin Kuo scheduled to attend.

    Precedes: ADVANTAGEOUS


Dates & Times

ADVANTAGEOUS

Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
February 21, 2016 6:00 pm