OUR PLACE IN THE SKY
Directed by Yoko Okumura
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.
Yoko Okumura is an award-winning writer, director, producer, and performer. Born in a Buddhist temple in Japan and raised in the frostbite of Minneapolis, Yoko now lives and works under the blazing sun of Los Angeles. She is the 1st place winner of the 2014 DGA Student Film Awards in the west region Asian American category for her AFI thesis film Kimi Kabuki. She has a unique educational background having been taught by top experimental filmmakers at CalArts, as well as the top film/television directors/writers of Hollywood through AFI’s prestigious directing program.
Jennifer Phang / Feature, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Sci-fi / 97 minsThis 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.