Get Your Free DVDs at the Slant Film Fest

July 18, 2007

Now, the Aurora Picture Show is a pretty innovative arts venue known for showing avant-garde work. They specialize in short films. They've hosted the likes of artists like Miranda July. Me? I have zero film training. But they let me get away with curating a show. Seven years later, I'm still doing it.

This year, Aurora is starting a video label so that people outside of Houston can see the interesting films and videos they screen. The Best of Slant will be one of their first releases and contains eight audience favorites from past years of the festival. I'm throwing a party for the DVD tomorrow night at Kearny Street Workshop. It's a pre-release party because the real DVDs won't be ready and for sale until the fall. (And might I add that they'll be very beautifully packaged.) But the first 30 people who walk in the door tomorrow night get a free preview copy of the DVD. Soon you'll be able to watch films from up-and-coming Asian American directors from the comfort of your own home. Nice, eh?

This Saturday, the films that screened at Slant in Houston are traveling to San Francisco. Two different programs are screening at the 4 Star Theatre, an independent theater owned by Asian Americans. (We profiled them in the last issue of Hyphen.) So come out and support these filmmakers and a cool venue. Some filmmakers will be in attendance and there will be a Q&A after the screenings.

To find out more about the screenings and films, go here.

To buy tickets, go here.


Melissa Hung

Founding Editor

Melissa Hung is the founding editor of Hyphen. She was the editor in chief for the magazine's first five years and went on to serve in many other leadership roles on the staff and board for more than a decade. She is a writer and freelance journalist. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR, Vogue, Pacific Standard, Longreads, and Catapult, among others. A native Texan, she lives in California. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.