HollyShorts Short Film Festival in L.A.

August 6, 2009


Opening night honors cinematographer Darren Lew by presenting three of his films: Moore's "Streak", Dunst's "Welcome", and Carter Smith's "Bugcrush".

Also playing is Diane Crespo and Stefan C. Schaefer's "Arranged" which follows the friendship between two women (one Muslim Syrian and one Orthodox Jew) facing arranged marriages while working in New York City. "Arranged" is not to be confused with "Arranged: The Musical", Suraj Das's Bollywood-inspired tale of Ashok, a young Indian man who meets (and loses) his dream girl on the eve of his arranged marriage to a stranger.

Also check out Ken Ochiai's "Half Kenneth" (photo above) about a Caucasian/Japanese American boy hatching a plan to escape from the Manzanar War Relocation Camp.

Check out the HollyShorts schedule to find showtimes and buy tickets.

HollyShorts runs from August 6 to August 13.


Sylvie Kim

contributing editor & blogger

Sylvie Kim is a contributing editor at Hyphen. She previously served as Hyphen's blog coeditor with erin Khue Ninh, film editor, and blog columnist.

She writes about gender, race, class and privilege in pop culture and media (fun fun fun!) at www.sylvie-kim.com and at SF Weekly's The Exhibitionist blog. Her work has also appeared on Racialicious and Salon.