Directed by Jennifer Phang
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
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.
Jeff Man / Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 10 minsA 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.
Yoko Okumura / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Experimental / 4 minsStarla 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.
Peilin Kuo / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Experimental / 3 minsChinese 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.